6 Teams That Failed to Secure an Away Win in a Premier League Season

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HULL, ENGLAND - APRIL 24:  Dejection for Andy Dawson of Hull City  after the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Sunderland at the KC Stadium on April 24, 2010 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

​The Premier League is arguably the toughest league in the world. The league is famous for its unpredictable nature, with the most famous example being that of Leicester City, when they won the 2015/16 title.


However, that is not the case every time. The smaller teams struggle more often than not and frequently find themselves in the bottom half of the table, battling for Premier League survival.


While some teams bank only on home form to survive, winning those difficult away games is extremely important in order to achieve survival for others. 


However, a few clubs have put in miserable performances throughout the course of the league and fail to score all three points even once during their travels in the league's history.


We look at the six teams that failed to secure an away win in a Premier League season:

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1. Leeds United (1992/93)

​Leeds United finished the previous season as winners, with 82 points, four more than Manchester United. However, the club’s first season in the Premier League was something quite opposite.


The largely disappointing season was primarily due to their poor away form. 22 teams participated in the Premier League that season and the team from Leeds failed to win even a single game during their travels to 21 stadiums.


Interestingly, The Whites were a completely different team at Elland Road, losing only a single game. Their poor away form cost the team dearly as they finished the inaugural Premier League season in 17th place with 51 points, just two points away from relegation.

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2. Coventry City (1999/00)

​Coventry City was one of the best-performing sides at home during the 1999/00 Premier League season. The club won 12 games out of a possible 19 and secured 37 points at Highfield Road. 


However, the Sky Blues’ dismal performance on their travels cost the club a place in the top-half of the table.


Coventry failed to secure a win away from home and only managed to secure seven draws to finish their disappointing away campaign with seven points, which restricted the team to a lowly fourteenth place.


An away record equally good as their record at home that season would have helped the club challenge the top-four.

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3. Wolverhampton Wanderers (2003/04)

​Wolverhampton Wanderers were promoted to the Premier League for the 2003/04 campaign after winning the playoff final the previous season. This was Wolves’ first season in the Premier League and their first season in the top-flight since 1984.


However, the club’s stay in the top-flight was cut short after the team was relegated in the same year.


The Midlands outfit's campaign was a complete disappointment, with the club failing to secure even a single win away from home. The team's discouraging goal difference was largely due to the 42 goals they conceded on their travels. 


Seven draws away from home and 26 points at the Molineux saw them finish the year at the bottom of the table with 33 points.

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4. Norwich City (2004/05)

​Norwich City gained promotion to the 2004/05 Premier League after winning the Championship in the previous season. The club’s entry into the Premier League after nine long years lasted only one season as the Canaries were relegated the very same season.


Norwich’s disastrous away form was largely responsible for their short stint in top-tier football. The team could not manage an away victory and finished the season in 19th place with 33 points, just one point shy of safety.


They finished the first half of the league with only two wins as there was very little for the fans to cheer for with no relief coming in the club’s ill-fated season even after Christmas.


The then Norwich manager Nigel Worthington had something to cheer about in the month of April when his team won three games. However, this was not enough to battle their terrible away form. 


A 6-0 defeat to Fulham away from home in the final game of the season destroyed any hopes of survival and sealed Norwich City's fate.

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5. Derby County (2007/08)

​Derby County clinched promotion to the 2007/08 Premier League after winning the Championship playoff in the previous season. However, their time in the top-flight is something the club’s fans would not want to remember.


The catastrophic season saw Derby win only one game at home, along with five draws. The Rams were terrible on their travels too. The club never won a game away from home and managed to collect only three points in the form of three draws.


Dreadful performances both at home and away made sure that they was relegated from the Premier League in the month of March. With 11 points, Derby finished bottom of the league and set a humiliating record of lowest points tally in a Premier League season.

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6. Hull City (2009/10)

​Hull City finished the 2008/09 Premier League season in the 17th place, just one point above Newcastle United, who got relegated. The following season, in 2009/10, was not going to be kind to the Tigers as the team finished the league in 19th place with 30 points.


Hull were decent at home, with the team collecting 24 points that included six wins and six draws.


The Tigers' away form, however, would cost them dear. It was the second worst in the league, with the club not managing to win even a single away game as they collected only six points on their travels.


Hull City's terrible away form made sure that the KC Stadium would host Championship football next season.

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