Five Newcastle United stars make Team of the Week but Anthony Gordon beaten by Everton and Man City stars

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Eight different Newcastle United scorers hit the back of the net at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Newcastle United stunned the Premier League with an emphatic 8-0 trouncing of Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.

An underwhelming start to the top flight season combined with preparations for last week's Tuesday night meeting with AC Milan in the Champions League had some questioning whether the newly promoted Blades could cause an upset as Eddie Howe's Magpies visited Yorkshire last weekend.

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However, that wasn't to be the case as an inspired Newcastle United saw eight different scorers hit the back of the net in a historic win for the club as the side go three unbeaten in all competitions.

It was a slow start to the match and injury to Harvey Barnes proved cause for concern for the Magpies with Eddie Howe forced to hook the winger off early and replace the summer signing with Anthony Gordon.

The former Everton man seized his opportunity and was the catalyst in the Newcastle United goal glut which started with a Sean Longstaff goal in the 21st minute. Defenders Dan Burn and Sven Botman then hit the back of the net to put the side 3-0 up at halftime.

The second half proved more of the same with Callum Wilson, Gordon, Miguel Almiron and Bruno Guimaraes all joining the goalscoring party before Alexander Isak hit the eighth in the 87th minute.

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Given the performance, it's no surprise to see five Newcastle United stars named in the WhoScored Premier League Team of the Week. The outlet uses player ratings from across the league to generate the most impressive starting XI for each round of fixtures.

Bruno Guimaraes starred against Sheffield United (Image: Getty Images)Bruno Guimaraes starred against Sheffield United (Image: Getty Images)
Bruno Guimaraes starred against Sheffield United (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kieran Trippier is included in the side after his sterling performance, registering three assists as well as a clean sheet against Sheffield United. He's joined by goalscorer Burn in the opposite full-back role.

Youngster Elliot Anderson takes a spot in midfield next to Guimaraes, who is the highest-rated player this week at an impressive 9.7. Gordon is perhaps unlucky to miss out as Manchester City's Phil Foden and Everton's Dwight McNeil make up the rest of the midfield. Callum Wilson also gets a place in the Team of the Week up front.

WhoScored Team of the Week -

GK - Sam Johnstone

RB - Kieran Trippier

CB - Virgil Van Dijk

CB - James Tarkowski

LB - Dan Burn

RM - Phil Foden

CM - Bruno Guimaraes

CM - Elliot Anderson

LM - Dwight McNeil

ST - Callum Wilson

ST - Son Heung-Min

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