On this day in 2018, West Bromwich Albion suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Burnley and set a Premier League record for successive defeats. They became the first club to suffer eight straight losses in the top-flight and ended the day 10 points adrift from safety with six games left to play.
Alan Pardew was the manager at the time but was on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City (January 31), 3-2 defeat to Southampton (February 3), 3-0 defeat to Chelsea (February 12), 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town (February 24), 1-0 defeat to Watford (March 3), 4-1 defeat to Leicester City (March 10), 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth (March 17) and 2-1 defeat to Burnley (March 31) (Transfermarkt).
Pardew was sacked two days after the loss to Burnley. And despite Albion picking up an impressive 11 points from their last half-dozen games under successor Darren Moore, the Baggies failed to beat the drop and ended up in the Championship.
Sadly, it appears they’re heading back to the second tier as Sam Allardyce’s men currently sit 19th in the table and 10 points off safety. They’ve managed just one win since mid-January and have picked up only one point from their last three games (WhoScored).