We have had the Arsenal invincibles, now make way for Tottenham’s undrawables!
Spurs are now on a run of 25 League games this season without a single draw, with 29 games in total if you include the back end of last season.
This strange but remarkable run has been in doubt a few times over the past two weeks, as Spurs left it late to grab winners against Watford, Fulham, and Newcastle.
However, their record is still intact for now, as they look to become the first ever Premier League side to go a full season without a draw.
They just overtook Bolton as the previous record holders with 28 drawless games in the top flight back in 2011, however, 21 of their 28 matches were losses.
Spurs have won 22 of their 29 drawless games, a far more impressive achievement.
SkySports’ Martin Tyler has broken down the stat and explained the current records in his column this week.
Tyler said (SkySports): ‘Tottenham’s run of 29 games (25 this season) without a draw is now a Premier League record, so that tells you how unique this sequence of results is. The 1-0 win over Newcastle broke the previous Premier League record set by Bolton in 2011, who went 28 games without a stalemate. However, while Spurs have won 22 and lost just seven times in their run, Bolton won just seven and lost 21 of their 28 matches.
‘Spurs have been labelled the “Undrawables” by some on social media but they have quite a way to go to go through an entire season with no league draws on their record. The last team – in the top four leagues of English football – to not draw over an entire season was Darwen FC in the Second Division all the way back in 1897! And that was over a 30-game season.
‘In fact, since 1897, only Barrow in Division Three (North) in the 1931/32 season have drawn just one league game in a season.
‘It really is a remarkable run of results put together by Spurs.’
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