Premier League Side Records Unwanted Stat Last Seen 115 Years Ago After Latest Defeat

Premier League Side Records Unwanted Stat Last Seen 115 Years Ago After Latest Defeat

Rene Otinga
updated at May 4, 2024 at 7:45 PM
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  • Sheffield United were beaten 3-1 by Nottingham Forest on Saturday
  • The Blades set an embarrassing Premier League stat after that defeat
  • Chris Wilder’s side have conceded 100 goals in English top flight

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Sheffield United set a stat that will be very difficult to match after another defeat in the Premier League.

The Blades, who will play in the Championship next season, hit a new low after a 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

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Ben Brereton Diaz lies on the floor as he reacts after a missed chance against Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane on May 04, 2024 in Sheffield, England. Photo by George Wood.
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Ben Brereton Diaz gave the hosts the lead with a goal from the penalty spot before Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a delightful curler to level matters midway through the first half, as reported by the BBC.

Sheffield United were guilty of missing a host of chances and were made to pay as Ryan Yates put Forest in the lead six minutes after the break.

Hudson-Odoi put the game beyond doubt with his second goal of the afternoon as he bent a shot past Wes Foderingham to boost his team’s hopes of survival.

The hosts’ day went from bad to worse as Anel Ahmedhodzic was sent off in the dying stages of the game to pile more misery on the home fans.

Sheffield set unwanted record

The Blades’ latest defeat confirmed an embarrassing stat for the club, as they have now conceded 100 goals in the Premier League.

According to Opta, this has not happened in a 38-game English top-flight campaign since 1908/09, when Leicester City conceded 102 goals.

Swindon Town also conceded 100 goals in 1994/94, but the division had 42 teams at the time.

The bottom-side club has suffered embarrassing results this season, including a 5-0 defeat to relegation-threatened Burnley.

Brighton, Aston Villa and Newcastle United have also scored five goals against the Blades since February 2024.

Fans divided on Kai Havertz's foul

Sports Brief also reported on fans’ reaction to Kai Havertz’s penalty incident during Arsenal’s game against Bournemouth.

The German international was awarded a penalty after a VAR review acknowledged he had been fouled by goalkeeper Mark Travers, although it appeared he had dived into a challenge.

The penalty decision, converted by Bukayo Saka just before half-time, has sparked debate among football fans.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.