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Edwin Van Der Sar: Manchester United's Record Breaking Goalkeeper

CarlyluvsunitedCorrespondent IJanuary 27, 2009

Having not conceded a goal since Arsenal's Samir Nasri scored the second of his two goals on 8 November against Manchester United, Edwin Van Der Sar needed to survive 84 minutes against West Bromwich Albion tonight to break Petr Cech's record of 1025 minutes without conceding a goal, and he did it with consummate ease.

Whilst he didn't concede, his team mates scored five at the other end.

Van Der Sar is now unbeaten in 1032 minutes!

Chelsea's Petr Cech held the record at 1,025 minutes, which he took from United's Peter Schmeichel in 2005.

However, this is still short of Steve De'Ath's Football League best of 1,103 minutes for Reading and the British record for all competitive games, held by Chris Woods of Rangers, who once went unbeaten for 1,196 minutes (19 hours and 56 minutes).

Van Der Sar can reach 1122 minutes if he can keep Everton at bay next weekend.

This game also means Manchester United are the first team ever to go 11 consecutive games without conceding a goal.

Two records broken tonight. The half century of points is reached and United now have the best goal difference in the Premier League. 

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