Challenge Dave #4
I think the last time we recorded three away wins on the bounce was in the 1985/86 season when over Xmas/New Year we beat Sunderland (3-1), Carlisle (1-0) and Wimbledon (3-1).
Funny how these stories keep crossing the same ground Tommy Christensen scored one of the goals at Sunderland and the referee was Keith Hackett current head of Refs.
Three away wins running - we have never done in Premier League. We did not do it in 2002/03 surprisingly despite having 12 away wins.
The last time Pompey won three away games in the top flight was 1950/51.
Pompey were defending champions and were in mid table coming towards the end of the season. On March 3rd they lost 3-0 at Blackpool. They then went unbeaten for the final twelve games pulling themselves up to finish seventh.
The first three away games of that run were all victories at Wolves (3-2), Arsenal (1-0) and Charlton (1-0). All three games were in March 1951 and started an unbeaten away run stretching nine games and defeat at Sunderland on 22 September. A run of over 6 months!! I was born during that run which is why I struggled to remember it!!
In the previous season 1949/50, when the championship was won for the second time, three consecutive away games were won in the run in at Stoke (1-0), Fulham (1-0) and Manchester United (2-0).
Written by eastneydave.
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