All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|Sheffield United 6-0 Tottenham Hotspur||2nd March 1993||1992-1993|
|Sheffield United 3-0 Ipswich Town||16th January 1993||1992-1993|
|Sheffield United 3-0 West Ham United||14th April 2007||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 4-2 Chelsea||8th May 1993||1992-1993|
|Coventry City 1-3 Sheffield United||24th March 1993||1992-1993|
|Sheffield United 3-1 Swindon Town||14th August 1993||1993-1994|
|Sheffield United 2-0 Southampton||3rd October 1992||1992-1993|
|Sheffield United 2-0 Middlesbrough||9th February 1993||1992-1993|
|Sheffield United 2-0 Oldham Athletic||22nd February 1993||1992-1993|
|Nottingham Forest 0-2 Sheffield United||1st May 1993||1992-1993|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Newcastle United 4-0 Sheffield United||24th November 1993||1993-1994|
|Liverpool FC 4-0 Sheffield United||24th February 2007||2006-2007|
|Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United||18th August 1993||1993-1994|
|Sheffield United 0-3 Manchester United||7th December 1993||1993-1994|
|Arsenal 3-0 Sheffield United||29th December 1993||1993-1994|
|Arsenal 3-0 Sheffield United||23rd September 2006||2006-2007|
|Chelsea 3-0 Sheffield United||17th March 2007||2006-2007|
|Aston Villa 3-0 Sheffield United||5th May 2007||2006-2007|
|Everton 4-2 Sheffield United||21st August 1993||1993-1994|
|Leeds United 3-1 Sheffield United||17th October 1992||1992-1993|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
|Dave Bassett||2||12th December 1995|
|Neil Warnock||1||15th May 2007|
Highest Home Attendances
|Sheffield United 1-2 Wigan Athletic||13th May 2007||32,604||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City||26th December 2006||32,591||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United||18th November 2006||32,584||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 1-2 Newcastle United||7th April 2007||32,572||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 0-2 Chelsea||28th October 2006||32,321||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur||10th February 2007||32,144||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 1-0 Arsenal||30th December 2006||32,086||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 1-1 Everton||3rd March 2007||32,019||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 1-1 Liverpool FC||19th August 2006||31,726||2006-2007|
|Sheffield United 3-0 West Ham United||14th April 2007||31,593||2006-2007|
It has been over 12 seasons since Sheffield United’s last dalliance with Premier League football. Their relegation on the final day of the 2006-2007 season was the second time the supporters had to deal with this heartache, having had destiny in their own hands to survive as they had on a dramatic last day in 1994. The Blades though do have the honour of scoring the first-ever goal in Premier League history thanks to Brian Deane’s fifth minute header against Manchester United in August 1992.
It was Dave Bassett who was Sheffield United manager when the Premier League began and despite working on limited resources, he kept the Blades away from relegation as they finished the inaugural campaign in 15th position, ahead of the likes of Coventry City, Southampton and reigning English champions, Leeds United.
They made Premier League history by scoring the first-ever goal in the new league on day one. Brian Deane scored it and the Yorkshire club surprised Manchester United, beating Alex Ferguson’s side 2-1. They also recorded their biggest-ever Premier League victory when Tottenham Hotspur was demolished 6-0 in March 1993. Other highlights included a Deane hat-trick to beat Ipswich 3-0 in January and victories in their final three matches, including a 2-0 success at The City Ground in Brian Clough’s final home match as manager of Nottingham Forest.
Deane had finished as top scorer in the previous campaign with 14 goals. However, he was sold in the summer of 1993 to Leeds United and goalscoring became a major problem in his absence in the 1993-1994 season. Norwegian Jostein Flo was the only player to amass double figures.
With little money to spend, Bassett’s side spent much of the campaign at the wrong end of the table but a 3-2 victory over West Ham United at the end of March started an impressive run of just one defeat in seven matches. Liverpool FC and Newcastle United were among the sides beaten in this period and that meant the Yorkshire side came into the final day of the season needing just a point to avoid relegation.
They took the lead twice against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but were pegged back and in stoppage-time, Mark Stein scored a late winner for the home side. That goal was pivotal. Ipswich held on for a goalless draw at Blackburn and Everton’s dramatic comeback victory over Wimbledon meant Sheffield United were relegated to the First Division. They wouldn’t return to the Premier League for over 12 years.
Having finished runners-up to Reading in the Championship in the previous season, Sheffield United returned to the elite of English football with the charismatic Neil Warnock in-charge. An opening day draw with Liverpool FC was a good start and the Blades became tough to beat at Bramwall Lane. Their first victory back in the top-flight didn’t arrive until late September when a cracking Phil Jagielka shot beat Middlesbrough.
Jagielka was also the hero against Arsenal in the final match of 2006. He went in-goal after regular goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was injured but kept the Gunners out as the Blades recorded a 1-0 victory.
For much of the season, they were seven points clear of trouble but a torrid April and May meant they went into the final day still needing a point to guarantee safety. They played Wigan Athletic, who had to win or face relegation. Wigan took the lead but Jon Stead’s brave header saw the hosts equalise. However, a penalty was conceded in first half stoppage-time and David Unsworth, who had started the season as a Sheffield United player, scored for Wigan to put them infront.
Despite creating numerous openings in the second half, Sheffield United couldn’t find the goal they needed and they were relegated. The club then pursued a legal case against the FA for failing to deduct points from relegation rivals West Ham United for their part in the transfers involving Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano. Warnock resigned as manager three days after relegation.