Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Sheffield United means they have won ten consecutive away games – the third team to do so in Premier League history and the fourth team in top flight history – including the old League Division One.
Spurs (10 consecutive games between April & October 1960), Chelsea (11 between April and December 2008) and Manchester City (11 between May and December 2017) are the only other teams to perform the feat.
10 – Manchester United are the fourth side in English top-flight history to record 10 consecutive away league wins, after Spurs (10 between April & October 1960), Chelsea (11 between April & December 2008) and Manchester City (11 between May & December 2017). Marching. pic.twitter.com/KErNCybCN3
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United also created a record of their own as they became the first team ever to win six away games after conceding first in a single Premier League season – and after only twelve games.
For the first time in history, a Premier League side has won 6 consecutive away fixtures after conceding the first goal in each game. ✅ pic.twitter.com/69AGXGxNsu
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The three points lift United to sixth in the table and if they were to win their game in hand, they would go second.
It is an encouraging picture for the Red Devils, who know they can improve their home form and general consistency to mount a title challenge.
Defensively, there is a lot of work to do and it must be borne in mind that the Red Devils conceded two goals to a side that had only scored five in eleven games before today.
On the other hand, to be in such a strong position in the league without hitting top gear is reminiscent of some of the great Sir Alex Ferguson sides, which often started off slowly before peaking at the right time to win thirteen Premier League titles.
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