Edwin Van der Sar, veteran goalie, today beat Death.
The announcement came up during the online match comments on the BBC website as Man Utd played Everton as follows:
1905: It's official. The 72 minutes are up and Edwin van der Sar has beaten Death. The United keeper reaches 1,104 minutes without conceding a league goal, beating the previous mark set by Reading's Steve Death in 1979.
Not quite eternal life then. But twelve games without conceding is a phenomenal achievement. Which makes the next game the 13th in the run.
Does anyone know if Dutch goalkeepers are superstitious?