Wolves just did something that they haven’t achieved in Premier League since 1972

Wolves won the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at Molineux, defeating Sheffield United 1-0 in a victory worth more than three points.

Wolves moved up to eighth in the rankings with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at Molineux on Sunday, bringing Gary O’Neil’s team closer to the European places.
Due to other outcomes on matchday 26 of the Premier League season, the Old Gold surpassed Newcastle United, West Ham United, and Chelsea to sit just one point behind Brighton in seventh position.

The hosts won the game thanks to Pablo Sarabia’s goal in the 30th minute, but the goal represented much more than that.

Wolves broke a Premier League record by scoring their 40th goal of the season against Sheffield United after only 26 games.

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The last time the Midlands club scored 40 goals in less than 26 top-flight games was in 1971/72, when the side did it in 23 games.

Bill McGarry’s side finished ninth in the first division that season, and with O’Neil’s XI presently in eighth place, the Midlands club’s league finish might skyrocket if their current run continues.

The goals were not the only notable aspect of Wolves’ victory over Sheffield United; the win was Wolves’ 11th of the season, matching the number of games Julen Lopetegui’s team won in the entire previous season.
What Gary O’Neil has done for Wolves
While Sarabia scored, O’Neil should be regarded as the pioneer at Molineux, as the Englishman continued to impress during his first season with the squad.

Wolves finished the season as the 2022/23 Premier League’s lowest scorers, with 31 goals in 38 games.

After scoring 40 goals on matchday 26 this season, O’Neil’s side has scored an incredible 21 goals more than they did at this stage last year, demonstrating the job the 40-year-old has done in such a short period of time.

The Englishman is getting the best out of his players all over the pitch by encouraging upbeat and free-flowing football, as evidenced tonight, even when the momentum dropped.

Sitting just one point below 7th place, which saw Aston Villa qualify for Europe this year, O’Neil might potentially lead Wolves to a European finish, capping off a very extraordinary season.

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