As it happened: Newcastle United 1-0 Sheffield United in the Premier League
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That's all for now!

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The stats

Newcastle United 1-0 Sheffield United


Possession: 50%-50%


Goal attempts: 16-12


Shots on target: 5-2


Shots off target: 9-9


Blocked shots: 2-1


Free-kicks: 11-9


Corners: 5-2


Offsides: 2-4


Goalkeeper saves: 2-4


Fouls: 7-7


Tackles: 8-16


Yellow cards: 0-2


Red cards: 0-0

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FT: Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United

It's all over on Tyneside and those 10,000 Newcastle fans in attendance at St James' Park will leave with a spring in their step as they win against Sheffield United in their final home match of the season.


Joe Willock's header – his sixth goal in six straight league games – on the stroke of half-time was enough to seal The Magpies all three points.

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The free-kick is averted away from danger – but Newcastle have ANOTHER injury to worry about.


Gayle is the next person to go down with a knock.

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Sheffield United have a free-kick from around 30-yards out...
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Dubravka is receiving more treatment on his hamstring, which is currently being strapped up for the final few minutes of the game.


In the mean time, Sheffield United make their second substitution, with Seriki on for Bogle.

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There will be five minutes of additional time...


Can Sheffield United find a late equaliser?

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Willock comes off to a standing ovation and is replaced by Andy Carroll.
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Dubravka continues on, despite still holding his hamstring.
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Dubravka now goes down injured for Newcastle, holding his hamstring.
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McGoldrick works space on the edge of the box and rattles the top of the crossbar.
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Willock immediately comes back on and stings the palms of Ramsdale with a shot from distance.
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Another Newcastle player goes down – this time Willock receives treatment.
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Sean Longstaff replaces Saint-Maximin.
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Saint-Maximin hobbles off and it looks like his night is over.


Newcastle are currently playing with ten-men.

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Saint-Maximin goes down injured, which will be a concern for Newcastle's fans...
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Brewster replaces Osborn in Sheffield United's first change of the game.
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Gayle is free in the middle of the goal for Newcastle but Saint-Maximin's attempted cross to him is intercepted by a full-stretch Ramsdale.
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A Blades corner falls out to Norwood whose strike sails over the top.
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Bogle's header from a Fleck cross is headed wide of the goal.
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McGoldrick lashes the free-kick miles away from Dubravka's goal. 
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Free-kick to Sheffield United right on the edge of the penalty area as Shelvey is adjudged to have fouled Basham.
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Saint-Maximin lashes one from distance and it sails over-the-bar.
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The away side get us underway in the second half.


One change at the interval as Gayle replaces Joelinton for Newcastle.

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Willock the history maker!

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HT: Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United

We've reached the interval at St James' Park and Joe Willock's header right on half-time has ensured Newcastle go in with the lead.
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45+4 – GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United (Willock)

Joe Willock has done it again as he gives Newcastle the lead right on the stroke of half-time!


Saint-Maximin's pinpoint pass picks out Murphy, who crosses the ball directly onto the head of Willock – who nets his sixth goal in six straight games!

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Murphy's cross picks out Joelinton in acres of space inside the box, but he cannot steer his header on target!
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Four minutes added on at the end of the half.
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Joelinton is back on the field and seems fine to continue.
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Another pause in play here as Joelinton goes down holding his knee.
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Ritchie's free-kick is nowhere near from testing Ramsdale.
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A sensational run from Saint-Maximin from well inside his own half is halted by a foul from Stevens who is booked.
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Ramsdale is back to his feet, but still looks in discomfort with his shoulder.
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What a save by Ramsdale to stop Shelvey's header!


He's hurt himself in the process, but I'm sure he'll feel it's worth it as he keeps the game goalless!

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Murphy's free-kick is collected by the Sheffield United wall.
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A free-kick in a good position for Newcastle is awarded as Norwood is booked after cynically bringing down Willock.
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Shelvey is back on the pitch and play continues.
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A pause in play as Shelvey goes down with a head injury.


On further analysis, it looks like he's lost a tooth after a collision with Ben Osborn.

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McGoldrick wastes another opportunity – this time his shot in a crowded box sails over Dubravka's goal.
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More good play from the away side as Bogle fizzes a ball right across the Newcastle penalty area – but there's no Blades player in the box to steer it in.
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A huge chance by McGoldrick goes begging!


Sheffield United should have the lead as Stevens – on the edge of the box – picks out McGoldrick in acres of space, but right-footed shot from 12-yards out goes wide of the post.

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An early corner for Newcastle is headed to safety.


Oh how we have missed the St James' Park atmosphere this season...

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The home side get us underway!
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Here come the teams!

The two sides enter the pitch at St James' Park & kick-off is now imminent!
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Starting XI – Sheffield United

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Starting XI – Newcastle

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Newcastle players arrive for their final home game of the season

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Two hours to go!

We are officially two hours away from kick-off at St James' Park – stay tuned for team news at 17:00 BST.
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Previous meeting

The last time these two teams met was in January of this year where Sheffield United beat Newcastle 1-0 at Bramall Lane.


On the stroke of half-time, Ryan Fraser was dismissed for The Magpies after he picked up a second yellow card.


Chris Wilder's side were awarded a penalty, which Billy Sharp expertly dispatched on 73 minutes – a goal that delivered The Blades their first league win of the season.

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Stat attack

- Newcastle have won five of their last six games against Sheffield United.


- Sheffield United are looking to complete their first league double over Newcastle since the 1978-79 season.


- Newcastle have won five of their last seven final home league games of the season.


- Sheffield United have lost their final away game of the season in each of their last three top-flight campaigns.

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Form guide

Newcastle: WDLWL


Sheffield United: LWLLW

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It's matchday (and the fans are back!)

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Paul Heckingbottom on the return of fans tomorrow

"I'm looking forward to it. You are stood in the Premier League, on the sidelines, looking at the best players and best managers with no fans.


"St James' Park will be a fantastic noise, passionate fans and we are really looking forward to it."

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Steve Bruce on the return of supporters to St James' Park

"I think we'll start feeling it when we arrive tomorrow and see supporters.


"We had a flavour of it with the cup final and the play-offs and all of a sudden it's a wonderful spectacle.


"We've all said it, if we ever need reminding what we play football for and what we're in it for is supporters.


"I'm sure people will go to the pub before and after and discuss all the things that make this great game what it is."

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Predicted line-up – Sheffield United

Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Jebbison, Osborn. (3-4-3)
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Predicted line-up – Newcastle

Dubravka; Murphy, Krafth, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie; Willock, Shelvey; Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton. (5-2-1-2)
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Team news – Sheffield United

Oli McBurnie (fractured metatarsal), Jack O'Connell (knee), Ethan Ampadu (groin), Oliver Burke (foot) and Billy Sharp (thigh) are all ruled out of the final two games of the season through injury.


It is unknown whether Sander Berge is fit to play – but rumours of a summer transfer could mean he is sidelined for tomorrow, as well as the clash with Burnley on Sunday as a precaution.

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Team news – Newcastle

Callum Wilson (hamstring), Jamaal Lascelles (ankle), Ryan Fraser (groin), Karl Darlow (knee) and Isaac Hayden (knee) are all ruled out of these final two games of the season through injury.


Youngster Elliot Anderson – who may have been in line to make his first senior start tomorrow – has a hip injury and is a doubt for the game.


Fabian Schar will serve the last of his three game suspension tomorrow after being dismissed against Arsenal.

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Sheffield United looking to do the double over Newcastle

The Blades' first win of their torrid 2020/21 season came against Newcastle in January – and a win over The Magpies tomorrow would be their first league double over a side this season.


Sheffield United have been relegated since mid-April, but will take confidence going into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park against European-chasing Everton.

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Newcastle searching for a win in front of 10,000 fans

It's been 15 months since Newcastle fans were last inside St James' Park – but tomorrow night 10,000 of them will return home for The Magpies penultimate game of the season.


Steve Bruce's side – who have already confirmed their Premier League status – will be looking to build on a promising, yet disappointing 4-3 home defeat to Manchester City last week.

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Kick-off time

Newcastle vs Sheffield United will be played at St James' Park, in Newcastle, England.


The kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 BST.

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