What a return to form Sunday proved to be for Newcastle United.
Despite a mixed start for Newcastle at Bramall Lane, Eddie Howe’s side put eight past a sorry Sheffield United team, making history in the Premier League.
No team has ever had eight different goal scorers within the same game (excluding own goals) in the division’s history as the Magpies turned on the style in South Yorkshire.
Bruno Guimaraes was one of those who notched and the Brazilian had Sandro Tonali purring after the game.
Sandro Tonali sends four-word message to Bruno Guimaraes after the Sheffield United game
Indeed, Tonali was among the first to congratulate Guimaraes for his goal on social media.
The Brazil star posted an image of himself celebrating on Instagram along with the caption: “Great match and happiness for my first goal of the season!
“I take this opportunity to announce the arrival of another little boy in our family! Welcome Pietro ! Daddy and mommy already love you so much.”
In response, Tonali responded: “Bruno, Bruno, Bruno, Bruno” accompanied by a number of love hearts.
Hopefully the start of something special
While Tonali did not start on Sunday, he did at least come on alongside Guimaraes for the closing stages.
So far, it would be fair to say things have not really worked out with both of PIF’s big midfield signings operating in the middle thus far.
Clearly, tougher tests will come but even the brief time they played together with the pressure off may help the pair develop a much better understanding going forward.
Quality players should be able to play together and if Newcastle are going to scale the heights of last season, they need both firing.
With Burnley up next in the Premier League, perhaps that rather favourable-looking test will provide another chance for them to shine.