Huddersfield record equalling relegation

Huddersfield, who have been rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table since December, were officially relegated on Saturday which equalled the league’s earliest ever relegation.

The Terriers join Derby County and Ipswich Town as the only teams in Premier League history to be relegated with six games left to play.

Quickest relegations in Premier League history:

Team: Points: Date of Relegation: Manager(s) Time it took to get back to the Premier League Games left
Derby County 2007/08 11 29th March Billy Davies/ Paul Jewell N/A 6
Sunderland 2005/06 15 14th April Mick McCarthy/Kevin Ball 1 season 4
Aston Villa 2015/16 17 16th April Tim Sherwood/Remi Garde N/A 3
Sunderland 2002/03 19 13th April Peter Reid, Howard Wilkinson, Mick McCarthy 2 seasons 4
Watford 1999/2000 24 15th April Graham Taylor 6 seasons 4
Sunderland 2016/17 24 29th April David Moyes N/A 2
Wolves 2011/12 25 23rd April Mick McCarthy, Terry Connor 6 seasons 3
Ipswich 1994/95 27 (42 games played) 11th April John Lyall, Paul Goddard, George Burley 4 seasons 6
Huddersfield 2018/19 14 at time of writing 31st March

 

David Wagner, Jan Siewert N/A 6
Fulham 2018/19 17 at time of writing TBD

 

Slavisa Jokanovic, Claudio Ranieri, Scott Parker N/A N/A

A contributing factor for this has been Town’s inability to score goals, from the 32 games played this season, they have only found the net 18 times.

Huddersfield defending
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Huddersfield have also scored just once away from home in 2019, and have failed to score in 38 of their 70 Premier League games which is the highest percentage in the history of the competition.

Terrier’s captain Christopher Schindler told the press after Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace that he feels “empty”.

“Nobody wants to have that on their CV, we could not bring the quality on the pitch. It is really hard to accept at the minute.

Huddersfield flag
Photo; pixabay

“We have to work as hard as we can and make the last weeks as positive as possible, as we can use this as preparation for next season.”

Since Jan Siewert replaced David Wagner as boss in January, he has lost eight of his last nine games but sees the experience as a learning curve for the club.

“It is hard to say what I’m feeling…disappointment, of course.

“For me in life there is failure and success and it belongs together. We’ve got to go through all the details and come back strong.”