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Sunday 21 September 2014

Brad Friedel and other incredible Premier League records

Most consecutive Premier League appearances: 310 Brad Friedel's incredible run, which stretched from 14 August 2004, ended this weekend when manager Andre Villas-Boas selected Hugo Lloris in goal, ahead of the American, for Tottenham's game against Aston Villa. However the all-time record for consecutive league appearances is held by Tranmere Rovers midfielder Howard Bell, who made 375 consecutive starts between 1946 and 1955 (401 including 26 FA Cup appearances).
Most consecutive Premier League wins: 14 Arsenal ended the 2001-02 season in style, with 13 consecutive league wins stretching from 10 February until the end of the season as they won a league and cup double. Their run ended in the second game of the next season when they drew 2-2 with West Ham. The 14-game streak equalled the all-time league record jointly held by Manchester United (Second Division, 1904–05), Bristol City (Second Division, 1905–06) and Preston North End (Second Division, 1950–51).
Longest unbeaten Premier League run: 49 games Unsurprisingly Arsenal's 'Invincibles' hold the record for the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League with a streak that started on May 7, 2003 and ended on October 24, 2004. However they are some way off the all-time longest unbeaten run in English senior football, which is AFC Wimbledon's 78 game streak, between 26 February 2003 and 4 December 2004 helping them to win back to back promotions.

Brad Friedel's incredible run of 310 consecutive starts in the Premier League, spanning eight-years and three clubs, came to an end at the weekend.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas instead opted to start Sunday's match against Aston Villa with summer signing Hugo Lloris.

Here, we reflect on the American's record and look at some other runs achieved in the Premier League era.

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