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Newcastle’s Elliot Anderson struck by bottle thrown by Sheffield United fan

Newcastle’s Elliot Anderson ended up getting struck by a bottle thrown by a Sheffield United fan as the Magpies won 8-0 at Bramall Lane.

Cameras caught the moment Anderson ran to celebrate Sven Botman’s goal, only to be hit by a bottle aimed at the players who went over to the corner.

But the celebrations were quickly muted as his teammate was struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd.

Footage of the incident shows a number of bottles were thrown.

Captain Kieran Trippier quickly checked on his teammate who was fortunately not seriously hurt by the incident and duly carried on with the celebrations after.

You can see a closer look at the incident by clicking HERE, seven minutes into the Match of the Day 2 episode.

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Cameras picked up Anderson being struck as he ran to celebrate Botman's goal

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe said following the game: “Elliot has not spoken to me about it. I did see things being thrown, which isn’t what we want to see. My thought initially was just for the welfare of the players.”

Sheffield United suffered their biggest home loss with Newcastle scoring eight at Bramall Lane; Sean Longstaff, Dan Burn and Sven Botman on target in first half before Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak piled on the misery to put Sheffield United firmly at the bottle of the Premier League table.

Player ratings (as per Sky Sports)

Sheff Utd: Foderingham (4), Bogle (3), Ahmedhodzic (4), Egan (4), Robinson (3), Hamer (4), Norwood (4), McAtee (5), Vinicius Souza (4), Thomas (5), Archer (4).

Subs: Traore (3), Tom Davies (3), Ben Slimane (3).

Newcastle: Pope (7), Trippier (9), Schar (7), Botman (8), Burn (8), Longstaff (8), Bruno Guimaraes (8), Anderson (7), Almiron (7), Wilson (8), Barnes (6).

Subs: Tonali (6), Gordon (9), Isak (7), Hall (n/a), Livramento (n/a).

Player of the match: Anthony Gordon.

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “It was very good. I don’t know whether it was the complete performance. We are always looking to find things to improve. It’s a really tough place to come, especially off the back of a European week for us, so I’m delighted with the players.

“If we didn’t turn up in the best condition Sheffield United would have beaten us. First of all, we had to attack the game in the way that we normally would. We had to be ready for what they would throw at us, try and quieten the crowd, and we started really well and got the goal early. That settled us down and we played some really good football after that.

“It shows you that the players were very motivated for the game. They were hungry for goals and for success. I do think we’ve got a really motivated group. I see really good character traits through the whole squad. It’s a long season for us, we’ve got a lot of challenges to come but certainly the last week has been a return to form for us.”

On Anthony Gordon: “He’s a top player, so our idea was just to rest him after two really big physical efforts. He comes on straight away and yes I think that’s his best game in a Newcastle shirt. I thought he was outstanding, he’s really found a good rhythm this season and hopefully that continues.”

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson speaking to Sky Sports: “Delighted to get the three points and get the goal. Especially having missed a few chances in the first half, I was frustrated at half-time that I hadn’t got on the scoresheet. Once Kieran [Trippier] put his head up, I knew there was no doubt. It was concentration and making sure.

“I wouldn’t be able to explain it [the result] myself. We did a lot of research on Sheffield United. We knew it was going to be a difficult game. Once the first and second went in, we had so much pace and the only disappointing thing is that we could have been even more clinical.”

On recovering from a shaky start to the season: “Hard work comes into that on the training field. The fans were there at the end of that game [against Brighton] even though we’d lost. Today it is nice to give back, with the same people who were there on that day, and give them something to cheer about.”

On rotation in the squad: “Frustrating at times, especially when you have scored. You want to get a bit of momentum going but you understand the reasoning and all you can do is respond to that and get the goal when you have the opportunity to.”

On kicking on: “We’ve got Man City in a competition [Carabao Cup on Wednesday] where we got to the final, and we want to get there again. You’ve got to try and progress and we’ve got to try and do everything that we can on the day.”

Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom speaking to BBC Sport: “A bad end to what has been a bad week for us. These results are going to come, we expect them, but it is the nature of the performance that we are upset about. We were undone by our organisation.

“We can’t afford to put ourselves behind in that sort of fashion if we want to compete. It is the second half I’m upset with, regardless of the errors that lead to goals. We need to make sure we learn from that. A lot of the things I saw in the second half, I’ve never seen here. There are certain things that aren’t acceptable, which they know.

“These games are not going to define our season. It is about accumulating the points. While there are huge things we have to learn from, we also have to keep a calm head about this sort of game.

“No-one wants to see that. The supporters were first class, you could hear them all the way through. It has been a tough week for everyone, we wanted to do our bit to change that but we’ve failed.

“You can’t feel sorry for yourself. We are ready to go tomorrow morning. There are things we have to address from that, we can’t shy away from it but the good thing is you always have another game.”

This is what Twitter users said after Newcastle’s Elliot Anderson get struck by a bottle thrown by a Sheffield United fan…

@DavidJG00615083: Anthony Gordon on his own had an entire stand rattled, played into our hands on the pitch I feel

@Nichol24060Dean: Fucking terrible. These are the things that the PL should make an example of….

@alanreay: Hit them, or any club doing it, with a points deduction. @NUFC @sufc absolutely appalling from a poor fan base #NUFC #SUFC ID them from footage and life ban

@ISimpson73: Classless club, booing an injured player, throwing bottles at players… obvious being classy is limited to the blue & white half of Sheffield.

@NicolaDolby5: Hope the police find who threw the bottle at Elliot Anderson after the third and lock him up. Some things are not acceptable.

@lewisdeeks73: Hope Sheffield united get a fine for being shit house fans throwing bottles!! #NUFC #NewcastleUnited #NUFCFans up the mags!!

@pfd999: D*ckhead Sheff Utd supporter throwing a bottle and hitting Elliot Anderson

@Dan_White2022: Scummy pricks those Sheffield lot! Throwing bottles man! Grow up!! @SheffieldU 0-8 going straight back down to where you belong! 🤣🤣

@reecemcdonald93: Sheffield fans throwing bottles of tears 😂 #NUFC

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