Sheffield United: Blades on hottest goal streak in nearly 30 years

Yesterday's 4-1 win away at Chesterfield capped a remarkable week for Sheffield United which saw Chris Wilder's team score 14 goals in three matches.

Monday, 14th November 2016, 3:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:15 pm
Kieron Freeman celebrating Sheffield United's equalising goal against Chesterfield

And you have to go back almost 30 years to 1988/89 season for the last time the Blades accomplished this feat.

Current United boss Wilder was a fresh-faced 21-year-old back then plying his trade in the red and white shirt under the management of Dave Bassett in the old Third Division.

The goal-fest started in a home clash against Chester City on Saturday September 17 - a match that will live long in the memory of Blades fans who were there.

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The club's new strike partnership of Brian Deane and Tony Agana ran riot that day and both bagged a hat trick in a 6-1 romp.

This was followed three days later with an emphatic 4-0 win over Northampton Town at Bramall Lane before Brentford were swept away in a 4-1 Blades win at Griffin Park the following Saturday.

Bassett's free-scoring Blades went on to clinch automatic promotion that season - bagging 93 goals and 84 points in the process.