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Imps rewrite history with victory at MK Dons

8 April 2019

With a mass away following at Stadium:MK on Saturday alongside the 2-0 victory, the Imps equalled and rewrote numerous records, some of which were held for more than 70 years.

Largest ever away league following (recorded)

Saturday's away following of 5,556 for the 200+ mile-round trip to Buckinghamshire was the largest recorded away following that the Imps have ever had in the league.

Previous record away followings were set at trips to Notts County over the last two seasons, and while official figures weren't given in more historic times, the MK Dons figure is the highest ever recorded for the Imps in the Football League.

Unbeaten Football League run equalled

Saturday's victory at MK Dons extended our unbeaten league run to 18 games, which levelled a record set by Colin Murphy's side over the 1979/80 and 1980/81 seasons.

City won nine and drew nine in that unbeaten run, which eventually saw the Imps promoted to the third tier in 1981. 

While a victory over Cheltenham Town on Saturday would secure promotion to Sky Bet League One, it would also make it our longest ever unbeaten run in the EFL.

Most away victories in a Football League season equalled

The 2-0 victory over Paul Tisdale's side levelled a previous record set in the 1947/48 season, where City won 12 games away from home in the league.

The Imps went on to win the title in 1948, holding top spot for almost the entirety of the second half of that season. City have two more away games to beat this record, starting at Carlisle United on Good Friday.

 


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