The disastrous Premier League season of Winless Sheffield United continued as the Blades dropped to a 1-0 loss on Tuesday to Burnley at Turf Moor.
In the 32nd minute, Burnley captain Ben Mee rose to head home a Robbie Brady corner as Sean Dyche’s side sealed a win that lifted them to 16th place on 16 points, five points above the relegation zone.
Bottom placed United have just two points from their 16 opening matches—the worst ever start in English football to a top-flight season.
The closest side of Chris Wilder, who had five people testing positive for COVID-19, came to an equalizer in the 50th minute was a David McGoldrick shot that was saved at his near post by Nick Pope.
Before Mee’s shot, United forward Rhian Brewster had a header cleared off the line by Josh Brownhill, while the visiting goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale had kept out an early effort from Ashley Barnes and a header from Chris Wood.
The majority of possession was enjoyed by the Yorkshire side but failed to break down a resilient Burnley defense, superbly marshaled by Mee.
In their last four home games, the Clarets are now unbeaten and have fought the way out of the bottom three ahead of American company ALK Capital’s imminent takeover of the club, which reports have suggested could be completed before their next game on Sunday.
Dyche, who said that information about the planned shift in club ownership had not been given to him, praised the efforts of his side.
Working hard without a ball saw us through a difficult game. “We were playing against the Sheffield United side, which I think is a good side, talking about a team that’s fighting, fighting, and in the second half putting us under pressure,” he said.