Portsmouth’s away record the best in English football

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Pompey can now lay claim to the best away record in English football.

Not only have the current Blues team registered the best away start to a Football League season in the club’s history, they can also proudly boast that they are the best-performing team on the road from English football’s top four divisions.

Pompey celebrate Gareth Evans' goal against Wimbledon Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey celebrate Gareth Evans' goal against Wimbledon Picture: Joe Pepler

Kenny Jackett’s side’s weekend victory at AFC Wimbledon reinforced an outstanding away record this term.

The success at Kingsmeadow means it’s now seven wins and a draw from their eight away games to date.

Six wins and a draw have been achieved in League One action.

And that is supplemented by last week’s victory at Crawley in the Checkatrade Trophy.

No team in English football has amassed more away points in the league than Pompey.

Their 19-point total is matched by fellow promotion rivals Peterborough, with League Two pacesetters Lincoln collecting 16 league points.

But both sides have suffered mixed results on their travels in cup competitions to date.

Peterborough have played two additional away fixtures to so far in the Checkatrade Trophy and Carabao Cup respectively.

Their Carabao Cup trip to QPR ended in a 2-0 loss, with the Posh drawing 3-3 at MK Dons in the Checkatrade Trophy, before missing out an additional point following a 6-5 penalty shootout loss.

Lincoln have five wins and a draw in the league, with three further cup matches played away from Sincil Bank.

That saw a win and a draw in the Checkatrade Trophy, with last week’s trip to Scunthorpe finishing all square before an additional point was collected with a 3-1 penalty shootout success.

Lincoln’s other away match saw them fall to a 4-1 defeat at Blackburn in the Carabao Cup.

The impressive away league form in English football is largely confined to League One.

Walsall have racked up 14 points with Doncaster, Southend and Barnsley all picking up a 13-point return.

But no one can surpass Kenny Jackett’s road warriors.

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