Sheffield United continued their fine start and built on their impressive away record with a draw at Wolves yesterday.
The Blades drew 1-1 at Molineux to stay seventh in the Premier League table. A fifth goal of the season for Lys Mousset was cancelled out by Matt Doherty for the home side. However, it was another good performance away from home for Chris Wilder’s men.
The point meant that United’s unbeaten run away from Bramall Lane now stretches to seven games. That record puts them in the Premier League record books as being the only promoted side ever (in the 27 PL years) to go their first 7 away games unbeaten in the PL.
Within that record, United have actually only won one game. A 2-0 win at Everton being the only three points the Blades have taken on the road. However, within that, there has been impressive draws at the likes of Chelsea and Spurs. The Blades have also only failed to score in one away game. That came at Watford, as Dean Henderson kept Chris Wilder’s men firmly in the game.
The winning run sees United eclipse Nottingham Forest. The Reds went six unbeaten in the 1994/95 season following promotion. There is a caveat with this stat, however.
Blackburn Rovers did go eight unbeaten in the inaugral Premier League campaign. Although, Rovers were in the newly introduced Premier League after winning promotion from the old Division Two the season before.
More on the Blades’ brilliant away record
Remarkably, Sheffield United’s impressive away record stretches back way beyond this season. Their last loss away from home came way back in January, when they lost at Swansea in the Championship.
Since then, they have remained unbeaten. This means the Blades have gone nearly a year without loss away from Bramall Lane.
This also means United have eclipsed their previous unbeaten away record which was done in 2009.
It’s quite a brilliant away record really for Sheffield United to hold and represents a big reason behind why the club are taking the Premier League by storm.