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Shut-out run third best in history

Posted on 21 January 2010  - 12:00

Our impressive run without conceding a goal stretched to 633 minutes before Dirk Kuyt's opener for Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Shut-out run third best in history

Our impressive run without conceding a goal stretched to 633 minutes before Dirk Kuyt's opener for Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Kuyt's sixth-minute strike was the first goal we've conceded since Kevin Doyle's third-minute header for Wolves at the Lane back on December 12.

The run of 633 minutes includes the 4-0 win in the FA Cup against Peterborough United and represents the third best in the club's history.

Meanwhile, the clean sheet spell is timed at 543 minutes in Barclays Premier League action alone and that is also our third-best mark in league football.

The record remains 690 minutes set in the 1970-71 season. That run started from the second of George Armstrong's two goals for Arsenal after 23 minutes at Highbury on September 5, 1970 and ended with Alan Hinton's 83rd-minute equaliser for Derby in a 1-1 draw at the Baseball Ground on October 3, 1970.

Meanwhile, the sequence represents the sixth time in the club's history we've managed to keep six-successive clean sheets in league and cups and the sixth time we've kept five-successive clean sheets in league action alone.

SIX CONSECUTIVE CLEAN SHEETS LEAGUE AND CUPS - TOTAL MINUTES

690 minutes September/October, 1970
639 minutes September/October, 1981
633 minutes December, 2009/January, 2010
632 minutes January/February, 1987
603 minutes December, 1994/January, 1995
600 minutes January/February, 1923

FIVE CONSECUTIVE CLEAN SHEETS LEAGUE ONLY - TOTAL MINUTES

602 minutes November/December, 1995
576 minutes January to March, 1987
543 minutes December, 2009/January, 2010
536 minutes January/February, 2001
534 minutes April/May, 1967
513 minutes December, 1994/January, 1995