Can Aston Villa set longest home winning run in the Premier League?

11 Dec 2023
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We take a look at the best home records in the competition and how Villa compare

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With their 1-0 victories over Manchester City and Arsenal in the space of four days, Aston Villa set a club record for consecutive home wins in the league, extending their victories run to 15 matches.

Here are their results over that time.

Aston Villa's 15-match winning run
Date Opp. Date Opp.
04/03/23 CRY 1-0 16/09/23 CRY 3-1
18/03/23 BOU 3-0 30/09/23 BHA 6-1
08/04/23 NFO 2-0 22/10/23 WHU 4-1
15/04/23 NEW 3-0 29/10/23 LUT 3-1
25/04/23 FUL 1-0 12/11/23 FUL 3-1
13/05/23 TOT 2-1 06/12/23 MCI 1-0
28/05/23 BHA 2-1 09/12/23 ARS 1-0
20/08/23 EVE 4-0  

But where does this run rank in Premier League history?

Beating Arsenal moved Villa into joint-fourth place in the rankings for the longest winning home runs in the competition’s history. They moved past the 14 match-winning streaks compiled by Tottenham Hotspur (19 November 2016-20 August 2017) and Newcastle United (14 May 1995-4 March 1996).

Here are the four other times that a club have had at least a 15-match run.

4. Man City - 15 matches (19 Jan 2023-4 Nov 2023)

Pep Guardiola's team recorded 23 consecutive victories in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium from the start of this year, one short of Sunderland's English record set in 1892.

The record ended with a 1-1 draw with Liverpool that Guardiola blamed on the early kick-off time: "It's 12.30, we were still in the sheets, sleeping."

3. Man Utd - 19 matches (30 Oct 2010-23 Oct 2011)

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were imperious at Old Trafford for almost a year, in a run that included the 8-2 victory over Arsenal and the 2010/11 title.

But the end came in shocking fashion at the hands of “noisy neighbours” Man City, who thrashed their closest rivals in a memorable 6-1 win.

2. Man City - 20 matches (5 Mar 2011-31 Mar 2012)

That Man City team who ended Man Utd’s longest winning cycle at Old Trafford in the Premier League were on course to go one further themselves.

The match after the beating the record, the run came to end when Sunderland claimed a dramatic 3-3 draw which required a late Aleksandar Kolarov equaliser. That did not stop Roberto Mancini’s team from claiming their first title.

1. Liverpool - 24 matches (9 Feb 2019-11 Jul 2020)

Liverpool demolished anyone who came to Anfield from early 2019 through the start of the COVID-19 pandemic which meant that when the run ended it took place at a deserted stadium at the hands of Burnley in a 1-1 draw, courtesy of Jay Rodriguez’s 69th-minute equaliser.

Having beaten two of the toughest teams in the land last week, who’s to say that Villa cannot continue to march on.

Here are their next 10 home matches that they would need to win to set a record.

Villa's next 10 home matches
Date Opp. Date Opp.
22/12/23 Sheff Utd 09/03/24 Spurs
30/12/23 Burnley 30/03/24 Wolves
30/01/24 Newcastle 06/04/24 Brentford
10/02/24 Man Utd 20/04/24 Bournemouth
24/02/24 Nott'm Forest 27/04/24 Chelsea

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