Can Sheffield United break this 120 year old record against Bolton this weekend?

Leon Clarke and Billy Sharp
Leon Clarke and Billy Sharp

If three points wan’t enough motivation for Chris Wilder’s side when they play Bolton Wanderers in the Championship on Saturday, they could break a 120 year old record if they beat the Trotters at home.

Should the Blades win at the University of Bolton stadium, it will be the first time since 1898 that United have inflicted back-to-back home league defeats against Wanderers.

It’s not the only impressive record that could be broken in the match though.

If things don’t quite go to plan and the match results in a goalless draw it will be the first time since 1969, so fans can expect goals.

It’ll be nearly two years since the Blades won two away league matches in a row – the last time that happened was in September 2017.

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