Chris Wilder hits out at VAR and says Premier League ‘won’t have to put up with’ Sheffield United much longer

Chris Wilder has hit out at the choice not to hand Sheffield United a penalty of their defeat to Fulham on Saturday night time, and says the Premier League “won’t have to put up with us much longer”.

The Blades’ 1-0 loss to fellow bottom-three facet Fulham leaves them backside of the desk on simply 11 factors, 14 behind Seventeenth-placed Newcastle.

But Wilder believes they need to have had the possibility to earn some extent from the penalty spot after a late conflict between Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and United defender Jayden Bogle.

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Areola gained the ball when diving at Bogle’s toes however caught his opponent on the shin, leaving each gamers in ache. However, neither referee Martin Atkinson nor the VAR deemed it worthy of a penalty.


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A livid Wilder stated after the sport: “Where are these choices coming from? I’m simply not getting it.

“People speak about out of management and reckless – I’m undecided that goalkeeper was in management and knew every part about that problem. Whether it is dedicated, whether or not it is want, whether or not it is courageous… it’s reckless, no management.

“(I’m) delighted that my younger proper wing-back is again on the coach with us tonight and not some other place, as a result of he may fairly simply be.

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Graeme Souness was scathing in his opinion of referees within the Premier League after seeing Areola’s problem on Jayden Bogle go unpunished, which the pundit referred to as ‘an assault’

“We’ve just got a long list of decisions that have gone against [us] but they won’t have to put up with us much longer. There’ll be another promoted team that comes into the division and will get the rubbish decisions that we are on the end of.”

Has any workforce ever recovered from Sheff Utd’s place?

Dating again to the creation of the Premier League in 1992, solely 4 groups have had as few as Sheffield United’s 11 factors after 25 matches in a season.

Huddersfield have been the newest facet to match the Blades’ document, after they sat on 11 factors after 25 video games in 2018/19.

The solely groups to have had a worse document than Wilder’s have been the Derby facet of 2007/08 that had solely 9 after 25 video games, and the 2005/06 Sunderland facet that additionally had 9 factors at the identical stage of the marketing campaign.

Of these three sides, solely Sunderland’s margin of 16 factors from the workforce in Seventeenth was larger than the 14-point hole that United at the moment path Newcastle by.

Huddersfield, Derby and Sunderland all completed backside of their respective seasons, with Derby’s 11-point tally in 2007/08 being the bottom in Premier League historical past.

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