Sheffield United: Goalscoring hero Danny Webber remembers Blades' last victory over Newcastle United, 13 years ago
The present-day Sheffield United squad are currently unbeaten in the Premier League but, in their last top-flight season in 2006/07, the Blades didn’t have things all their own way on the road.
In fact, it took until November 4, 2006 for the Blades to score their first goal away from Bramall Lane, after drawing blanks at Spurs, Fulham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton.
Danny Webber was the man who got it, heading home Nick Montgomery’s cross at Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park. And it was enough to seal all three points for Neil Warnock’s side; the last victory for the Blades over the Magpies, who they face tonight at the Lane.
“Newcastle were a big club; it was a huge stadium. We went up there though and did a job,” Webber remembers.
“I remember not training all week because of illness. I travelled; told the gaffer I would try and make it.
“I was given painkillers to get through, but I was still feeling weak. Neil pulled me though and said, 'Look Webbs, I need you.’
“As soon as he said that I knew I had to give it a go. We started quite well and then Monty put the assist on for me and I headed in.
“I turned around to find the fans and they were so high in the stand only NASA could reach them.”