Schlupp and Eze seal points for Crystal Palace to deepen Sheffield United’s woe

Unfortunately for Chris Wilder, it could be the first of many to come. Defeat to Crystal Palace after Jeffrey Schlupp’s early goal and a flash of individual brilliance from Ebere Eze means Sheffield United have now surpassed QPR’s unwanted record for most Premier League games without a victory from the start of a season.

That run of 17 matches never looked like ending here, especially after Palace took the lead with their first serious attack. But with only two points and the season almost at its halfway point, their manager must be only too aware that his side remain firmly on course to succeed the 2007-8 Derby vintage as the worst team in Premier League history.

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