Saints chasing clean sheet record

By Gordon Simpson Wed 05 Oct First team

If Southampton keep a clean sheet in their next match, at home to Burnley, it will be the first time in almost 100 years they have gone seven games without conceding.

Claude Puel’s men have kept six consecutive clean sheets and will be aiming to extend that run when they welcome the Clarets to St Mary’s on Sunday 16th October.

The last time the club went seven games without allowing a goal was in their final matches of the 1921/22 campaign.

Overall, that particular run extended to eight games, with a clean sheet on the opening day of the following season.

To this day, that remains a club record, with the streak reaching a total of 845 minutes.

Only three times since then have Saints managed six games in a row without conceding.

The first of those came in the 1922/23 season, with the next not until Fraser Forster and the rest of the team managed it last term, ahead of them replicating it again this campaign.

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Last season’s effort was made up entirely of Premier League games and saw Forster set a new top-flight record for the longest run without conceding, as he reached 708 minutes without allowing a goal.

If Puel’s side can blank Burnley, they will have an opportunity to match the club’s all-time record when they visit Internazionale, in the UEFA Europa League, on Thursday 20th October.


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