From Liverpool to Arsenal: A look at the 5 biggest unbeaten streaks in Premier League history
There have been numerous streaks in football, ranging from winning to losing. However, one of the most meaningful streaks is the unbeaten run. Over the years, there have been countless occasions of teams staying unbeaten in some way or the other, as we take a look.
Football clubs play for the sole purpose of winning. However, it is not always possible, as the clubs then look to level terms with the opponent and draw the tie to stay unbeaten.
Consequently, there have been numerous instances of a side staying unbeaten, by winning or drawing on a long run, creating a streak for the same. We take a look at the longest unbeaten streak in the English Premier League history, in the identical light.
Manchester United (29): We start the list with the record champion of the EPL. Under the reign of its legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, United scripted numerous such streaks. However, the most significant one happened to be the 29-game unbeaten run between December 1998-September 1999 and April 2010-February 2011. The first one happened to be a treble-winning season, eventually ended by Chelsea. At the same time, the latter, too, was a title-winning season, for the streak to be concluded by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City eyes third spot: City is not having the best of the season so far, as it is struggling at the eighth spot. Meanwhile, it hosts 12th-placed Newcastle United, on Sunday. A win here would give City a chance to rise to the third spot, while a loss could see it dropping to 10th.
Chelsea (40): Next up is Chelsea, 40-game unbeaten between October 2004-November 2005, under then manager, Jose Mourinho. Having remained unbeaten for 12 months and three weeks, the streak was finally ended by Manchester United. However, The Blues managed to win both seasons, as 2004-05 happened to be its maiden EPL title win.
Liverpool (44): The latest and most notable streak by the defending champion, Liverpool was unbeaten for 44 games between January 2019-February 2020. The streak was eventually ended at Watford, who punished the side 3-0, as The Reds fell five short of levelling the record feat. Nonetheless, it went on to win the title the very season after 30 years, under Jurgen Klopp.
Arsenal (49): The best of all was produced by the most unpredictable team in the EPL currently, as Arsenal stayed unbeaten for 49 games in the tournament, between May 2003-October 2004. Arsene Wenger's side seemed unstoppable at the point, as the club was earned the nickname, The Invincibles. And, guess what, who ended its run? It was none other than EPL giant, United.