Sheffield United was relegated to the Championship after Willian Jose’s first goal for the Wolves won.
Following Newcastle’s win over West Ham earlier on Saturday. The visitors knew that they should avoid a defeat at Molineux to delay their inevitable demise for a few days.
But it was the Wolves who stole the negative game for a few chances. As they demolished the pitch after Enda Stevens‘ shot got blocked.
Adam Traore created a room near the goal line and brought a low cross to the six-yard box, which Joseph swept home.
He broke the Brazilian Wolves duck in his 11th team game. As he signed on loan at Real Sociedad in January.
The Blades tried to respond. And Stevens had brought an excellent save from Rui Patricio with a powerful shot from the corner.
However, there has been no prevention of the relegation that has seemed inevitable. Since the most brutal start of the season brought just one point in their first 13 games.
And at the final whistle, many Blades players landed on their hips.
Sheffield United’s demolition took place on the same day as Norwich’s immediate return to the Premier League.
Interim Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom believes the club should follow the example of the Canaries. And keep as many teams together as possible.
“It should be a goal to come back directly,” he said.
“This amazing journey started in League One. Look at Norwich, Watford, Bournemouth, who did well after being relegated last season. Keeping the team together should be a priority.”
The sad but inevitable end of the Sheffield United
Suppose it was a night to celebrate the Wolves striker. There was only frustration for Rhian Brewster.
The 21-year-old has come amid high expectations from Liverpool at the start of the season. But the £ 23.5m striker is yet to beat the Blades.
He didn’t look like he was doing that in the game. Although he did well for Brewster, the service he received was not enough.
We can only hope that his confidence in Sheffield United can be restored by dropping the standard.
Norwich’s promotion to the top flight on Saturday a year after they were relegated underscores the potential for clubs to return to the starting line-up.
Some issues need to be addressed in Bramall Lane.
Heckingbottom has overseen four Premier League defeats since taking over from Chris Wilder last month. His team scored just one goal at a time.
Indeed, Sheffield United still has one goal to match the lowest prices in the English league season. With Loughborough scoring 18 goals in the second half in 1899-1900.
They are still three times away to match a total of 20 Derby goals from their 2007-08 campaign, which is not a few in Premier League history.
On Friday, chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud announced his resignation, leaving another vital role to play.
Suppose there is any consolation from the ongoing campaign of Sheffield United fans. They can find it in the hardships of their biggest rivals from all over the city.
Sheffield on Wednesday is also on the verge of relegation. And Tel City is committed to both club teams releasing the same season for the first time.
“There is a lot of damage seen in that dressing room,” added Heckingbottom. “That game covers our season.
“Everyone knows, and we have to look forward. We have to behave in the right way, inside and outside the stadium. Jobs are at stake. War is on, but we have won.”
Jimenez has lost a lot to the Wolf.
Wolves and Sheffield United failed to score in the first round of 47 league games before the meeting. So it was probably not surprising that the opening season ended without goals.
There was a bit of luck at about the same time either side threatened to break the barrier before half the time.
Willy Boly felt trapped between his legs following Willian Jose’s chest control and pushed us back to wipe.
Luckily, the direction sent the ball straight to the goalposts. And Oliver Norwood did not go back to the goal line and was well placed to leave the head had he entered.
The Wolves’ lack of goal-scoring prowess has only underscored how much Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has lost. Since breaking his skull at Arsenal in November.
Willian Jose received a slap in the back from his manager when he was sacked 12 minutes from time. But the 29-year-old is not a replacement for Jimenez, who has been a critical figure in Series’ seventh consecutive game.
“Willian always works very hard for the team,” said Nuno.
“You work really hard in the middle of the line, and the goal got lost. But today, you have got the goal and from there. The goal of scoring goals is not limited to the strikers.”
Finishing the top half is the only thing they have to focus on now. What will take the Wolves’ job has left four points for Arsenal and Leeds, as they have played an extra game.
However, a few steps were to please the Wolves, who won a third straight win this season. And they managed to double their opponents for the first time since 1964-65.
And strangely enough, all of the Wolves’ home victories came from teams from London and Yorkshire.