Sheffield United fans leave after just 16 minutes of Arsenal match as Blades branded 'the worst ever team'

Sheffield United fans leave after just 16 minutes of Arsenal match as Blades branded 'the worst ever team'

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 04/03/2024

- 20:33

Updated: 04/03/2024

- 21:57

Some home supporters had enough less than midway through the first half

Some Sheffield United fans saw fit to leave after just 16 minutes of their Premier League match against Arsenal on Monday.

The Gunners raced into a 3-0 lead at Bramall Lane and a section of supporters decided they had already seen enough.

It has been a miserable season for United since they were promoted back to the top flight last summer and relegation is almost a certainty.

They headed into the game with just 13 points from their 27 fixtures to date, 11 points from safety having won just three matches.

Sheffield United fans

Some Sheffield United fans decided to leave after just 16 minutes of their match against Arsenal

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Arsenal have been on fire in front of goal in 2024 and many United fans would have feared the outcome of their visit on Monday.

Martin Odegaard gave the visitors an early lead, sweeping home from close range in just the fifth minute.

Jayden Bogle turned into his own goal after fine work from Bukayo Saka before Gabriel Martinelli's deflected strike made it 3-0.

United boss Chris Wilder made the brutal decision to take off one of his players, with Oliver Norwood replaced by Ben Osborn.

Cameras then cut to the crowd and with just 16 minutes on the clock, fans were already heading for the exits.

Supporters watching at home made their feelings clear on social media.

One wrote on X: "Sheffield United are one of the worst teams I have seen in a long time. Definitely getting relegated."

A second user put: "This Sheffield Utd team is up there with one of the worst ever in the prem. Embarrassing club. Should never belong in the prem again."

A third put: "This Sheffield team is the worst team I’ve ever seen play in the prem in my 15 years of watching English football."

Arsenal were not finished there though and were shortly 4-0 up when Kai Havertz scored his third goal in as many games.

Declan Rice then got in on the act as Mikel Arteta's team netted their fifth before half-time.

United already know they will not break the record for the lowest points total in a top-flight season.


Oliver Norwood and Ben Osborn

Oliver Norwood was replaced by Ben Osborn after just 17 minutes at Bramall Lane


That belongs to Derby County, who managed to accrue just 11 points in the 2007/08 campaign.

But they are on course to concede more goals than Derby did in that season.

United have let in 70 and counting, with Derby's tally of 89 the current record for most goals conceded in a 38-game Premier League season.

Fans continued to express their opinions on the Blades online.

Arsenal celebrate against Sheffield United

Arsenal ran riot against Sheffield United on Monday


One fan wrote: "This Sheffield United team is the worst the Premier League has ever seen. They are a disgrace and SO BAD!"

And another put: "Sheffield united gotta be pound for pound the worst team the pl has ever seen."

While one more said: "Sheffield United may be the worst team to actually play in the Premier League. They are shocking."

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