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Best for 22 years...

Posted on 20 April 2009  - 12:00

Our current run of five consecutive clean sheets is the best since the 1986-87 season.

Best for 22 years...

Our current run of five consecutive clean sheets is the best since the 1986-87 season.

That team - including the likes of Gary Mabbutt and Richard Gough, with Ray Clemence in goal - kept seven-successive clean sheets at the Lane between January 24 and April 18, 1987 and went on to finish third in the old First Division.

The club record stands at eight games from February 3 to April 30, 1921.

There was a six-match run in 1970 and two previous five-match runs in 1914 and 1908, so this current run stands equal fourth in our league history.

Meanwhile, the team is chasing the club's record of fewest home goals conceded in a league season.

That stands at 11 in 21 games in the old Second Division in the 1919-20 season. The best in the top flight is 13 in 21 games in the old First Division in 1971-72 and the best in the Premier League is 16 in 2001-02 and 2005-06.

We've conceded nine goals at home with two matches remaining against West Brom and Manchester City.

With thanks to Club Historian, Andy Porter...