No team in Premier League history has ever hit double digits in a single match, with Eddie Howe's Magpies coming close at Bramall Lane as they fired eight past a sorry Sheffield United side in South Yorkshire.
bet365's Steve Freeth said: “Bramall Lane used to be a cricket ground and Paul Heckingbottom’s side must have been relieved that referee Stuart Attwell called stumps at 8-0 because it could’ve got a lot worse.
“The perceived gulf between the established sides and the newly promoted trio of the Blades, Burnley and Luton has already been highlighted with all three sides currently languishing in the relegation zone, and at 25/1, punters get a number of darts to test that theory out between now and the end of the campaign.”
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Taking advantage of a defensive horror show from a Sheffield United side devoid of confidence at Bramall Lane, Newcastle raced into a 3-0 lead at half-time courtesy of a controversial opener from Sean Longstaff and two set-piece goals headed home by Dan Burn and Sven Botman.
The goals started to come thick and fast for Newcastle as the match wore on as their hosts wilted, with remarkably eight different goalscorers for the Magpies on the day with Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak getting in on the act during the second period.
The biggest Premier League away win ever for Newcastle, Eddie Howe's side needed just one more goal to match Leicester City's overall league record with the Foxes having beaten Southampton 9-0 at St Mary's in October 2019.
This victory for Leicester is one of five occasions a Premier League side has notched nine goals in a single match, with Man Utd (twice), Spurs and Liverpool having also achieved this feat.
With newly promoted trio Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton appearing particularly vulnerable, with all three sides yet to pick up a win six weeks into the season, this could well be the year a Premier League side is able to create new history and hit the elusive 10-goal mark.