Aston Villa’s long running goal drought reached the point where a group of fans brought arrow signs to Saturday’s match against Chelsea in order to point out the goal. And it seemed to work since Villa ended their 659-minute dry spell when Jores Okore equalized early in the second half.
659 – Aston Villa have ended their run of 659 mins without a Premier League goal; the fourth worst goalless run in PL history. Celebrations.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 7, 2015
The arrow signs are a proven remedy to goal droughts, though. In 2012, fans of German fourth-tier club Magdeburg did the same thing (but on a larger scale) in the hopes of ending a comparatively brief five-match streak.
They did end up scoring in that match, but still lost 2–1.
Coincidentally, Branislav Ivanovic put Chelsea up 2–1 on Villa 18 minutes after their goal.