Aston Villa Stop Rot to Place 4th on Goal Drought Chart

Jores Okore

Jores Okore’s equaliser straight after half-time in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss at home to Chelsea today saw them end a run of 659 minutes without a Premier League goal.

Paul Lambert’s side went 10 hours and 59 minutes between scoring on 20 December in a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United and today’s home defeat.

This puts them third in the all-time chart of consecutive minutes without a goal.

The bad news for the Villans is that the top three in the chart were all relegated in their respective seasons.  Is Aston Villa’s run as one of the seven ever-present Premier League sides about to come to an end this season?

Lambert’s side are still above the relegation zone but their woeful form and lack of potency up front is a real concern to fans.

Here are the top seven streaks without a goal in Premier League history:

1. Crystal Palace – 839 minutes (ended 14 January 1995)

2. Derby County – 777 minutes (ended 8 December 2007)

3. Ipswich Town – 714 minutes (ended 15 April 1995)

4. Aston Villa – 659 minutes (ended 7 February 2015)

5. Everton – 641 minutes (ended 3 January 1994)

6. Sheffield United – 621 minutes (ended 1 January 1994)

7. Everton – 615 minutes (ended 23 October 2005)