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For the record...

Posted on 19 May 2009  - 12:00

The lads have set a record low mark for the amount of goals conceded in a home league season.

For the record...

The lads have set a record low mark for the amount of goals conceded in a home league season.

Saturday's 2-1 win against Manchester City meant we ended the season with just 10 goals conceded at the Lane in the Premier League.

It's the best home defensive record in the Premier League this season.

That beat the previous club best of 11 in the old Second Division back in 1919-20 and also toppled both the best mark for a top flight season, 13 in 1971-72 and the best in the Premier League, 16 achieved in 2000-01 and 2005-06.

COUNTING THE MINUTES...

Valeri Bojinov's 65th-minute goal for City brought to an end our six-match run without conceding a Premier League goal at the Lane.

James Beattie was the last visiting player to score on our home turf for Stoke City in the 57th minute on January 27.

The run lasted for 638 minutes normal playing time, plus a further 40 minutes in added stoppage time spread across the eight matches involved.

This ranks third in our all-time list, ahead of the six-match 1970 sequence between August 28 and November 7 which ran to a total of 562 minutes.

The club record stands at eight matches from February 3 to April 30, 1921, closely followed by seven matches between January 24 and April 18, 1987.

With thanks, as always, to Club Historian Andy Porter...

MEANWHILE...

Our goalless draw at Everton on May 9 means no Premier League team will complete the 'double' over us - beat us home and away - this season.

This is the first time in the 17 years of the Premier League that we've gone through an entire season without any team completing a double.

The last season when no other team completed a double over Spurs was 1982-83.

On the same subject, we have now completed the double over City and West Ham and can do it again over Liverpool with a win at Anfield on Sunday.

With thanks to Declan Mulcahy...