The Blades would love nothing more than to turn things around with a great win on Sunday in front of their rabid fanbase. In their most recent season, Sheffield United made history by being the first team in Premier League history to win promotion automatically. On their return to the top division, though, they have started the season with two straight losses.
The Blades lost two consecutive games, one at home to Crystal Palace and another at Nottingham Forest in the final seconds, therefore they need to win their next home game to keep their Championship title hopes alive. However, in their previous Premier League stint, Sheffield United’s home record at Bramall Lane was 11 losses, 7 wins, and 1 draws. In game three of the new season, Manchester City, the toughest visitors, will be in town.
To the dismay of Paul Heckingbottom and the fans of Sheffield, their team has played Manchester City 18 times since 1993, losing nine times and drawing six times. The South Yorkshire club will also have to deal with Erling Haaland, who scored on his first touch of the season just four minutes in against Burnley and has continued his outstanding goalscoring form with another against the Clarets.
Manchester City are used to teams being highly motivated to play them, so their trip to Sheffield United will be seen as another early season litmus test. Despite this, Pep Guardiola’s squad has won their last five matches against Sheffield in a row without losing a single one.
The Citizens also got off to a winning start in their Premier League championship defense with a 3-0 road victory over newly-promoted Burnley. Man City have won 12 of their previous 20 league games on the road despite finishing their 2022/23 Premier League season with an away draw against Brighton and a loss to Brentford. In fact, no other side in the English Premier League has accumulated more away points (40) since the beginning of the previous season.
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Sheffield vs Manchester City Game Information
- Date: 08/27/2023
- Time: 09:00 AM ET
- Location: Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
- How to Watch: Sheffield vs Manchester City USA Network
- Live Stream: fubo.tv