13 Facts About Sheffield United

1. Sheffield United missed the chance to head into the weekend as Championship leaders after the.

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2. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder praised his side's dominant performance in the goalless draw with "powerful" Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on Friday night.

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3. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder praises dominant performance against 'powerful' Sheffield Wednesday.

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4. Sheffield United have been linked with a shock move for Bournemouth's former England international Jermain Defoe.

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5. Sheffield United were denied the chance to go top of the Sky Bet Championship by rivals Sheffield Wednesday as the Steel City derby finished goalless at a rain-soaked Bramall Lane.

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6. In January 2006, Sheffield United became the first foreign club to take over a Chinese team when they purchased the football club Chengdu Wuniu, based in the city of Chengdu, China.

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7. Sheffield United are referenced by Brian Blessed's character in a third series episode of the BBC post-apocalyptic drama series Survivors from the 1970s.

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8. Sheffield United were, along with Arsenal, the first team to be featured in a live radio commentary.

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9. Sheffield United now turned to the colourful character of Dave Bassett who had most recently had a short, unsuccessful spell as manager of Watford.

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10. Sheffield United have, along with many other sports teams across Yorkshire, a strong rivalry with Nottingham Forest.

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11. Sheffield United have not won a trophy since 1925, bar those associated with promotion from lower-leagues, their best performances in the cup competitions being several semi-final appearances in the FA Cup and Football League Cup.

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12. Sheffield United formed on 22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield by the President of the Cricket Club Sir Charles Clegg.

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13. Sheffield United won the original Football League in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925.

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