United have the chance to match historical record in 2020/21

Sunday 11 April 2021 21:30

Manchester United extended our unbeaten Premier League away run to 23 games, with victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now have the chance to make history should we avoid defeat in the final three away games of the 2020/21 season.
Only two clubs have ever stayed unbeaten away from home for a full top-flight campaign in the 133-year history of English football: Preston North End (1888/89) and Arsenal (2001/02 and 2003/04).
United have three league fixtures to play away from Old Trafford before the end of the season and so only trips to Yorkshire and the West Midlands stand between United and the historic achievement which will be sealed if we can win - or just avoid defeat - in all those games.
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90 in 20: Tottenham 1 United 3

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 Leeds United - 25 April
Aston Villa - 8 May*
Wolverhampton Wanderers - 23 May*

*Dates TBC.

Furthermore, the Reds would extend the run as a whole to 26 games - only Arsenal have completed a longer sequence (27 games) and United's opportunity to trump that would come early next season.
Arsenal – 27 (April 2003 – September 2004) 
UNITED - 23 (February 2020 - present)
Arsenal – 23 (August 2001 – September 2002) 
Nottingham Forest – 21 (December 1977 – November 1978) 
Liverpool – 21 (January 2019 – February 2020) 
At various points this season, it has seemed inevitable that the run would come to an end but Solskjaer's side have demonstrated a fantastic ability to come from behind. 
Having headed in at half-time trailing 1-0 on Sunday, United dominated the second period and eventually won the game with goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.
It was the eighth time this season that United have come from behind to win a game away from home in the league.
On the 178 occasions in the Premier League this season that a team has trailed at half-time, in only 11 of those games has the losing team come from behind to win. Four of those victories have come courtesy of United - no other side has done it more than once - and two of those wins have come since the start of April. 
Yet for now, United's squad won't be focusing too much on completing a season unbeaten away from home, but instead on closing the gap to league leaders City and progressing in the Europa League. The second leg of United's quarter-final tie against Granada takes place at Old Trafford on Thursday night.