2006–07 Sheffield United F.C. season

During the 2006–07 English football season, Sheffield United competed in the FA Premier League, after being promoted from the Football League Championship the previous season.

Sheffield United
2006–07 season
ChairmanTerry Robinson
ManagerNeil Warnock
StadiumBramall Lane
FA Premier League18th (relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerHulse (8)[1]
Highest home attendance32,604
(vs. Wigan Athletic)
Lowest home attendance27,368
(vs. Charlton Athletic)
Average home league attendance30,684[2]

Kit

The kit was manufactured by French company Le Coq Sportif and sponsored by American bank Capital One.

Season summary

Several good results, including a home draw against Liverpool on the first day of the season and wins over Arsenal and Newcastle United saw Sheffield United keep ahead of the relegation zone for much of the season. However, West Ham United's late run of good form, combined with a broken leg suffered by top scorer Rob Hulse against Chelsea that left the Blades lacking firepower up front, saw Sheffield United sucked into the relegation battle and they were relegated on the final day of the season on goal difference after losing at home to Wigan Athletic; a draw would have been good enough to keep United up. Wigan Athletic's win kept them up at United's expense and in a twist of fate, David Unsworth, who had started the season at Sheffield United and had been let go in January 2007 on a free transfer, scored the goal that sent down former club Sheffield United, whilst simultaneously saving Wigan Athletic from relegation, 3 minutes after arriving on the pitch as substitute.[3]

Players

First-team squad

Squad at end of season[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Paddy Kenny
2 England DF Leigh Bromby
4 Jamaica DF Claude Davis
5 England DF Chris Morgan (captain)
6 England MF Phil Jagielka (vice captain)
7 Jamaica FW Luton Shelton
8 England FW Jon Stead
9 England FW Rob Hulse
10 England FW Danny Webber
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
13 England GK Ian Bennett
14 Guadeloupe DF David Sommeil
15 England DF Rob Kozluk
16 England DF Matthew Kilgallon
17 Scotland MF Nick Montgomery
18 England MF Michael Tonge
19 Northern Ireland MF Keith Gillespie
20 England DF Chris Armstrong
No. Position Player
21 England MF Mikele Leigertwood
22 England DF Chris Lucketti
23 Egypt MF Ahmed Fathy
24 England DF Craig Short
25 England DF Alan Wright
26 Republic of Ireland DF Derek Geary
27 France FW Christian Nadé
28 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Quinn
29 England GK Paul Gerrard
30 China MF Li Tie
31 England MF Nicky Law
32 Turkey FW Colin Kazim-Richards
33 England GK Jamie Annerson
34 England MF James Ashmore
37 England FW Colin Marrison
38 England MF Kevan Hurst
39 Senegal DF Mamadou Seck
44 Iran MF Sharu Naraji

Left club during season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 England DF David Unsworth
7 Barbados MF Paul Ifill
8 Nigeria FW Ade Akinbiyi
11 England FW Steve Kabba
No. Position Player
23 England FW Neil Shipperley
England MF Ian Ross
England FW Geoff Horsfield

Reserve squad

The following players did not appear for the first-team this season.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Canada MF Ryan Gyaki

Transfers

In

Out

Final league table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Fulham 38 8 15 15 38 60 −22 39
17 Wigan Athletic 38 10 8 20 37 59 −22 38
18 Sheffield United (R) 38 10 8 20 32 55 −23 38 Relegation to the Football League Championship
19 Charlton Athletic (R) 38 8 10 20 34 60 −26 34
20 Watford (R) 38 5 13 20 29 59 −30 28

Results

Sheffield United's score comes first[16]

Legend

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 10 8 20 32 55  −23 38 7 6 6 24 21  +3 3 2 14 8 34  −26

Last updated: 25 January 2019.
Source: 11v11

Results per matchday

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 2006 Liverpool H 1-1 31,726 Hulse
22 August 2006 Tottenham Hotspur A 0-2 35,287
26 August 2006 Fulham A 0-1 18,362
9 September 2006 Blackburn Rovers H 0-0 29,876
16 September 2006 Reading H 1-2 28,288 Hulse
23 September 2006 Arsenal A 0-3 59,912
30 September 2006 Middlesbrough H 2-1 27,483 Hulse, Jagielka
14 October 2006 Manchester City A 0-0 42,192
21 October 2006 Everton A 0-2 37,900
28 October 2006 Chelsea H 0-2 32,321
4 November 2006 Newcastle United A 1-0 50,188 Webber
11 November 2006 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 28,294 Hulse, Kazim-Richards
18 November 2006 Manchester United H 1-2 32,584 Gillespie
25 November 2006 West Ham United A 0-1 34,454
28 November 2006 Watford A 1-0 18,887 Webber
2 December 2006 Charlton Athletic H 2-1 27,368 Morgan, Gillespie
11 December 2006 Aston Villa H 2-2 30,957 Quinn, Webber
16 December 2006 Wigan Athletic A 1-0 16,322 Hulse
23 December 2006 Portsmouth A 1-3 20,164 Hulse
26 December 2006 Manchester City H 0-1 32,591
30 December 2006 Arsenal H 1-0 32,086 Nadé
1 January 2007 Middlesbrough A 1-3 27,963 Jagielka (pen)
13 January 2007 Portsmouth H 1-1 30,269 Quinn
20 January 2007 Reading A 1-3 23,956 Nadé
30 January 2007 Fulham H 2-0 27,540 Stead, Tonge
3 February 2007 Blackburn Rovers A 1-2 20,917 Stead
10 February 2007 Tottenham Hotspur H 2-1 32,144 Hulse, Jagielka (pen)
24 February 2007 Liverpool A 0-4 44,198
3 March 2007 Everton H 1-1 32,019 Hulse
17 March 2007 Chelsea A 0-3 41,897
31 March 2007 Bolton Wanderers A 0-1 24,312
7 April 2007 Newcastle United H 1-2 32,572 Nadé
14 April 2007 West Ham United H 3-0 31,593 Tonge, Jagielka, Stead
17 April 2007 Manchester United A 0-2 75,540
21 April 2007 Charlton Athletic A 1-1 27,111 Stead
28 April 2007 Watford H 1-0 30,690 Powell (own goal)
5 May 2007 Aston Villa A 0-3 42,551
13 May 2007 Wigan Athletic H 1-2 32,604 Stead

FA Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2007 Swansea City H 0-3 15,896

League Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 19 September 2006 Bury H 1-0 6,273 Nadé
R3 24 October 2006 Birmingham City H 2-4 10,584 Akinbiyi, Montgomery

Statistics

Appearances and goals

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Republic of Ireland Paddy Kenny 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK England Ian Bennett 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
29 GK England Paul Gerrard 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF England Leigh Bromby 20 0 12+5 0 1 0 2 0
4 DF Jamaica Claude Davis 22 0 18+3 0 0 0 1 0
5 DF England Chris Morgan 25 1 21+3 1 0 0 1 0
6 DF England Phil Jagielka 38 4 38 4 0 0 0 0
14 DF France David Sommeil 7 0 4+1 0 1 0 1 0
15 DF England Rob Kozluk 20 0 17+2 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF England Matthew Kilgallon 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
20 DF England Chris Armstrong 28 0 24+3 0 1 0 0 0
22 DF England Chris Lucketti 9 0 8 0 0 0 0+1 0
24 DF England Craig Short 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 DF England Alan Wright 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
26 DF England Derek Geary 28 0 26 0 1 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
12 MF Republic of Ireland Alan Quinn 21 0 11+8 0 1 0 1 0
17 MF Scotland Nick Montgomery 28 1 22+4 0 1 0 1 1
18 MF England Michael Tonge 28 3 23+4 3 0+1 0 0 0
19 MF Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie 31 3 27+4 3 0 0 0 0
21 MF England Mikele Leigertwood 19 0 16+3 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF Egypt Ahmed Fathy 3 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
23 MF England Kevan Hurst 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Quinn 17 2 15 2 0+1 0 0+1 0
30 MF China Li Tie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
31 MF England Nicky Law 7 0 2+2 0 0+1 0 2 0
Forwards
7 FW Jamaica Luton Shelton 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
8 FW England Jon Stead 14 1 12+2 1 0 0 0 0
9 FW England Rob Hulse 29 8 28+1 8 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Danny Webber 24 3 13+9 3 1 0 1 0
27 FW France Christian Nadé 28 4 7+18 3 1 0 1+1 1
32 FW Turkey Colin Kazim-Richards 29 1 15+12 1 0+1 0 1 0
37 FW England Colin Marrison 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
Players transferred out during the season
3 DF England David Unsworth 6 0 5 0 0 0 1 0
7 MF England Paul Ifill 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
8 FW Nigeria Ade Akinbiyi 5 1 2+1 0 0 0 2 1
11 FW England Steve Kabba 8 0 0+7 0 0 0 1 0

Last updated: 19 May 2007
Source: Competitions

References

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