Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has leapfrogged Manchester United custodian David de Gea to become the shotstopper who has made the second most number of saves in the ongoing Premier League season.
The Philippines goalkeeper, who saw his side go down 2-1 to Chelsea the other day, now has 105 saves in the 2018-19 Premier League campaign — one more than United’s Spanish star de Gea.
West Ham United’s Polish custodian Lukasz Fabianski is at the top of the stats table — the former Arsenal man having made an incredible 126 saves for the Hammers who are 11th in the English top flight standings.
Etheridge has started all 31 of Bluebirds’ Premier League games this season keeping eight clean sheets in the process. He has also saved there penalties — level with Everton and England keeper Jordan Pickford at the top.
Cardiff City will now face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on April 4 with the Sky Blues looking to return to the summit of the Premier League table.
Etheridge’s side are, meanwhile, battling relegation and sit 18th in the table with 28 points from 31 games. Neil Warnock’s side are 11 points above Fulham and five points behind Burnley who have played one game more.