6 of the Worst Premier League Winless Streaks Following West Brom's Run of 18 Without Victory

To say West Brom are having a bad season is an understatement. 


The Baggies have gone a staggering 18 Premier League games without a win and their situation at the bottom is starting to look desperate, but believe it or not there are even worse winless runs in the English top flight. 


With a win for the Baggies looking more unlikely week by week, here's six of the worst Premier League winless runs in a single season that West Brom should aim NOT to emulate:

6. Wolves (12 Games, 2011-12)

Wolves may be bossing their way back to the top flight now, but fans of the Black Country club must still have nightmares about Terry Connor's interm tenure as boss at Molineux.  


After sacking Mick McCarthy 26 games in, assistant manager Connor stepped up but failed to win a single league game as Wolves lost 10 of their final 12 games, drawing twice as they were miserably relegated, sitting rock bottom as they did. Shocking. 

5. Nottingham Forest (16 Games, 1996-97)

The 1996-97 season looked good for Forest after an opening day 3-0 win over Coventry, but what was to follow set the tone for their season. Nine defeats and seven draws between August and December saw Frank Clark's side plummet down the table and eventually cost the manager his job.


The streak ended with victory over Arsenal, but it was too little too late as Forest were relegated in 20th position.

4. QPR (16 Games, 2012-13)

QPR owner Tony Fernandes clearly had a big vision for the Hoops by splashing out on big names such as Loic Remy, Esteban Granero and Stephane M'Bia. 


However, nobody expected the humiliation as a 5-0 opening day defeat to Swansea led the shambolic Hoops to a 16-game winless streak which saw then collect just four points from their first 12 games.


Mark Hughes was sacked and even Harry Redknapp couldn't save this dreadful side, who went down as the league's basement side with just four wins, the first of those coming on match day 17. 

3. Aston Villa (19 Games, 2015-16)

Yep. After winning their first game of the season, a dreadful Villa side full of rejects and second division players went half a season without winning, plummeting to the bottom of the table after struggling to do anything having sold Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph that summer.


Villa would have to wait until the new year to finally win, but it would be one of just three wins in the whole season as they went down in humiliating fashion with just 17 points and conceded over 70 goals. 


If West Brom fail to beat Arsenal on Sunday, they will indeed equal their Midlands rivals on the grand total of 19 winless games.

2. Sunderland (20 Games, 2002-03)

Sunderland are the only side in Premier League history to break the record for lowest points total twice, but their first time in 2003 was remarkable for all the wrong reasons. 


Having spent most of the season in the bottom three and already sacked one manager, Sunderland failed to win a single one of their final 20 games of the season.


Mick McCarthy took over roughly halfway through that run, but the damage was firmly done as the Black Cats went down in embarrassing fashion - having not tasted a league win since the 15th December. To put that into perspective; Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter and a May bank holiday passed. And they still didn't win once in that time.

1. Derby County (32 Games, 2007-08)

Considering how well Derby are doing now, Rams supporters must do everything in their mind to forget this tragic season. Favourites for the drop before a ball was kicked, Derby were optimistic after claiming their first win of the season with a 1-0 home victory over Newcastle in mid September. Fans at Pride Park certainly enjoyed it, because it was the only time they would taste a win that season.


32 games would pass, and both Billy Davies and new manager Paul Jewell would oversee a Derby side that would lose 25 times, and draw seven of those 32.


Officially the worst team in the league's history with just 11 points, Derby conceded four or more in a game seven times in that winless run as they limped out of the top flight as a laughing stock.

West Brom better win soon, or they'll be joining this list of shambolic winless runs.

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