Arsenal keeper Peter Cech cemented his place in Premier League history by claiming a record 170th clean sheet in his side's 2-0 defeat of Bournemouth.
The 33-year-old finally surpassed former England No 1 David James - who held the previous record before ending his career with Portsmouth in 2010 - earning the record in just 352 appearances for both Chelsea and Arsenal.
Another mesmeric performance from Mesut Ozil, which included an assist for Gabriel's opening goal and scoring the second himself, ensured the Gunners returned top of the table and enhance hopes of winning a first title since 2004.
Cech had equalled James' tally, which took 562 appearances to collect 169 clean sheets, earlier this month but was denied the record on several occasions - including a late Yaya Toure goal in the 2-1 defeat of Manchester City - before he eventually crossed the line against the Cherries.
Speaking about the record on the club's website, he said: 'When I came over, people started talking about the clean sheets and the records, and I thought 169 was impossible.
'I would have to be here a long time, play every game and you don't get a clean sheet in every game. The fact that I managed to come to that point is a great achievement.'
The Czech international, who joined Arsenal this summer after 11 years at Stamford Bridge, reportedly broke James' record earlier this season but then used Twitter to clarify that he did not finish the game in four of his clean sheets.
On September 13, he wrote: ''I have 171 Premier league clean sheets in total but can't count 4 because I didn't play full 90 minutes.'
TOP PREMIER LEAGUE CLEAN SHEETS HOLDERS
1. Petr Cech 170 (352)
2. David James 169 (572)
3. Mark Schwarzer 152 (514)
4. David Seaman 142 (344)
5. Nigel Martyn 138 (372)
6. Pepe Reina 134 (285)
6. Edwin van der Sar 134 (314)
8. Brad Friedel 132 (450)
9. Tim Howard 130 (389)
10. Peter Schmeichel 129 (310)