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Posted on 5 May 2009  - 12:00

Saturday's 1-0 home win against West Brom drew us closer to an 89-year defensive record.

For the record...

Saturday's 1-0 home win against West Brom drew us closer to an 89-year defensive record.

Our sixth-successive clean sheet at the Lane means we have conceded just nine home league goals this term.

The best in the Club's history is 11 home league goals conceded way back in the 1919-20 season. That was in a Second Division campaign while the best in the top flight is 13 in 21 games in the old First Division in 1971-72.

For the record, our best in the Premier League is 16 achieved in 2005-06 and 2000-01.

CLEAN SHEETS

The 1-0 win against West Brom was our sixth clean sheet on the trot at the Lane - the third-equal best run in our history.

That is our best sequence since 1986-87, when Gary Mabbutt, Richard Gough and co kept seven on the trot between January 24 and April 18, 1987.

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.

1-0 HOME WINS

Saturday's 1-0 win represented the first time ever we have won four consecutive home league games by a 1-0 scoreline.

The previous best was three in 1996-1997 against Leeds, Wimbledon and Middlesbrough.

Meanwhile, five 1-0 home wins - the current four plus Blackburn - equals our most ever in a season. There were also five in 1996-97, 1986-87, 1978-79 and 1912-13.

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