Chris Wilder suffers relegation from the Premier League

Wilder was appointed Blades manager for the second time back in December, taking over with the club bottom of the table and four points shy of safety.

The Blades surrendered an early lead to suffer a 5-1 thrashing at Newcastle United, leaving them 10 points adrift with three games to go.

Anel Ahmedhodzic’s fifth minute opener at St James’ Park gave the Blades hope, but Alexander Isak’s second half brace, plus finishes from Bruno Guimaraes and Callum Wilson either side of a Ben Osborn own goal, inflicted a 25th league defeat of the season on the South Yorkshire club.

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The Magpies created a Premier League record of 13 goals scored across both fixtures, following September’s 8-0 victory at Bramall Lane.

Wilder told the press: “Listen, we were teetering on the edge and obviously have been put to bed.

“Yet again, this season can be epitomised in terms of the game today.

“First half, possibly Eddie [Howe, Newcastle head coach] will say his team was lethargic or not up to it. I would say that we were really good. We created some incredible chances and goals change the manner of a game.

“And then second half really is how it’s been. Physically they upped the tempo, they turned the heat on us and the goals we concede are really poor from a leadership point of view yet again.

“We go 2-1 down, we go three, four, five really quickly, which has happened too many times.”

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