‘The only down side’ - Newcastle United star makes surprise admission after record win at Sheffield United

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One of Newcastle United’s goalscorers in Sunday’s 8-0 win at Sheffield United made a surprise comment as he assessed the performance at Bramall Lane.

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has insisted his side could have been ‘even more clinical’ despite breaking club records with an 8-0 demolition of Sheffield United.

The Magpies were in stunning form in front of goal after seeing off some early pressure from their hosts and they took a three-goal lead into half-time as Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn and Sven Botman all found the net ahead of the interval.

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Wilson got himself on the scoresheet ten minutes into the second-half with a well-taken header from a typically pinpoint cross from Kieran Trippier before Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron and Bruno Guimaraes were all on target in the space of 11 minutes.

There was still time for Alexander Isak to come off the bench and round off a remarkable away day for his side by becoming their eighth different goalscorer with his first goal since the opening day of the Premier League season.

Despite the record nature of the Magpies win, top goalscorer Wilson believes they could have been even more ruthless and taken their record-breaking exploits to even higher heights.

He told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t be able to explain it myself to be honest.

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“We did a lot of research on Sheffield United, we knew they had been in every game this season. It took Manchester City to get a late goal, Tottenham got late goals, so we knew it was going to be a difficult game.

“When the first and second goals go in, the way they play, they’re quite open, it just seemed like we had so much time and space and opportunities going forward. I think the only down side is we weren’t even more clinical.

“But we take the three points, we take eight goals and it’s an unbelievable day for the club.”

Wilson quickly turned his attention towards Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with treble winners Manchester City as the Magpies striker warned his side they will face ‘one of the best teams in the world’ at St James Park.

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“It’s a nice feeling, but then you have Man City, the champions, in a cup game in a competition where we got to the final. You come in against probably one of the best teams in the world so the focus quickly changes to that and it’s time to recover and go again really.”

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