Even with the bigger chunk of possession (Stoke City 55% to Sheffield United’s 45%) and more attempts in the match (9 to 8), The Potters weren’t able to hold off The Blades on Saturday with a 3-1 loss.
Stoke City’s latest loss now throws the club into 20th on the table with 30 points. To add to Stoke City’s issues on the table, The Potters after losing three straight Championship matches now sit just four points above relegation zone Huddersfield and Blackpool on the table. Plus, Stoke City are now only five points above last placed Wigan Athletic.
With that table position, Stoke City will have some crucial weeks ahead as the club looks to avoid relegation for the 2022-2023 season.
Another Match and Another Loss for Stoke City
Stoke City fell behind early this past Saturday against Sheffield United, when Iliman Ndiaye found the back of the net in the 9th minute of the match. From there Stoke City would go on to trail for the rest of the 81 minutes of the game.
In the 33rd minute of the match, The Blades Jayden Bogle would put Sheffield United up 2-0 with his first goal of the match. Bogle would go on to score his second of the game in the 90th minute as his brace put the game away for Sheffield United.
Saturday’s loss wasn’t without any fight from The Potters however — As Stoke City’s Nick Powell brought The Potters within one goal with a goal right before the end of the first half. From there Stoke City were unable to scratch across any goals and were on their way to a 3-1 loss.
Next up for Stoke City, the team will take on Reading this upcoming Saturday at Bet365 Stadium — Going into that match on Saturday, Reading sit at 14th on the table with 37 points.