Saturday 16 December 2017

What a stop! What was the best save of the week in the Premier League?

Petc Cech of Chelsea saves a shot from Romelu Lukaku of Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge
Petc Cech of Chelsea saves a shot from Romelu Lukaku of Everton during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge

Damien Dunne

There have been some amazing goalkeeping feats this week in the Premier League. Can you choose which was the best?

1) David Ospina save

Spurs 2 Arsenal 1, February 7

The Colombian 'keeper proved why he should be on the team-sheet ahead of Szczesny with a fantastic double save.

After 64 minutes and at 1-1, Bentaleb unleashed a cracking shot from outside the box to try and nudge Spurs in front. It forced Ospina to dive to his left and parry the ball to Harry Kane but Ospina closed him down instantly, even though he was offside the Arsenal 'keeper made sure the ball wouldn't end up in his net'.

2) Simon Mignolet Save

Liverpool 3 Spurs 2, Anfield, February 10

Mignolet's brilliant save on Tuesday night showed he may have found his from again after suffering an alarming dip in form.

In the 55th minute, Lamela smashed the ball from the edge of the D, forcing the Belgian to tip the ball, which was heading for the top corner, over the top. This kept the game at 2-1, with the Reds going on to win the game 3-2. A vital stop.

3) Petr Cech save

Chelsea 1 Everton 0, February 11

Petr Cech may not be the number one choice anymore but he showed his great worth last night.

Bryan Oviedo sent a low cross into the box in the second half with the game at 0-0 and found unmarked Romelu Lukaku. The Czech showed amazing reflexes by saving the ex-Chelsea striker's shot after 68 minutes. His outstretched left leg prevented the ball from going in and Willian late strike earned the Blues an invaluable three points.

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