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Six successive away wins - where the run stands in the Club's history

Posted on 27 September 2017  - 09:45

Our victory over APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday night represents our sixth successive away win - the second-best sequence of away wins in the Club's history dating back to joining the Football League in 1908-09.

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The best run remains 10 successive away wins achieved by Bill Nicholson's double-winning greats of 1960-61.

That run was across two seasons - the final two away matches of 1959-60 and the first eight of the double season, 1960-61 - and part of that team's incredible start of 11 straight wins in the old Division One, a mark yet to be toppled in the top flight. They went on to win the league championship and FA Cup.

The class of 2017 are now up to six away wins on the trot - five in the Premier League and the Champions League win at APOEL.

The run started with a bang - the record 6-1 win at Leicester on May 18 quickly toppled by the 7-1 win at Hull on the final day of last season just three days later.

10 CONSECUTIVE AWAY WINS - 1959-60/60-61
1 - 3-1 v Chelsea - Div 1 - April 15, 1960
2 - 3-1 v Wolves - Div 1 - April 23, 1960
3 - 3-1 v Blackpool - Div 1 - August 22, 1960
4 - 4-1 v Blackburn - Div 1 - August 27, 1960
5 - 2-1 v Bolton - Div 1 - September 7, 1960
6 - 3-2 v Arsenal - Div 1 - September 10, 1960
7 - 2-1 v Leicester City - Div 1 - September 17, 1960
8 - 4-0 v Wolves - Div 1 - October 1, 1960
9 - 4-0 v Forest - Div 1 - October 15, 1960
10 - 4-3 v Newcastle - Div 1 - October 29, 1960

Run ended with a 2-1 loss at Sheffield Wednesday - November 12, 1960

SIX CONSECUTIVE AWAY WINS - 2016-17/2017-18
1 - 6-1 v Leicester - Premier League - May 18, 2017
2 - 7-1 v Hull City - Premier League - May 21, 2017
3 - 2-0 v Newcastle - Premier League - August 13, 2017
4 - 3-0 v Everton - Premier League - September 9, 2017
5 - 3-2 v West Ham - Premier League - September 23, 2017
6 - 3-0 v APOEL - Champions League - September 26, 2017

FIVE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE AWAY WINS - LEAGUE ONLY
1948-49/49-50 - five - last game of 48-49, four in 49-50 - Division Two
1959-60/60-61 - 10 - last two games of 59-60, first eight of 60-61 - Division One
2013-14 - five - five in the Premier League
2016-17/17-18 - five - currently five in the Premier League...

FIVE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE AWAY WINS - ALL COMPETITIONS
1955-56 - five - three in Division One, two in FA Cup
2015-16 - five - three in the Premier League, two in the FA Cup
2016-17/17-18 - six - currently five in the Premier League, one in the Champions League