Sheffield United continued to impress as they won out 1-0 at Brighton yesterday, breaking records in the process.
The Blades ran out winners by a single goal at the Amex Stadium. Summer signing, Oli McBurnie got his third of the season with a fine individual effort. It could have been more for Chris Wilder’s men, too.
They twice saw efforts – rightly this time – ruled out by VAR. John Egan was first to see his effort chalked off before Jack O’Connell also had a tap-in ruled out in the second half.
However, there was no stopping United as they made it nine games without a loss away from home in the PL.
Chris Wilder’s team seem to keep breaking records as they go this season. That nine-game run is the best ever by a newly-promoted top-flight team.
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But, this isn’t the only impressive statistic Sheffield United hold at the moment.
Blades nearing a century of record-breaking games
Besides the aforementioned stats, there is a remarkable record the Blades hold when leading at half time.
Having led Brighton yesterday at the break and holding out for the win, it meant it’s now 92 games when leading heading into the second period of a game.
Within that run, which dates all the way back to 2014, the Blades have won a whopping 77 of those games. It’s a run which stretches back some six seasons. Chris Wilder has been in charge for nearly four of those years. That, somehow, means the record is partly held by Nigel Adkins and Nigel Clough.
Chris Wilder should be proud of his team. They’ve lost only once away in 2019. If they can manage to keep Man City at bay in a few weeks’ time, they’ll maintain that record.
This Sheffield United team have been exceptional thus far and more records will no doubt fall under the guidance of Wilder and Knill.