Neil Etheridge saves Cardiff City in his first Premier League clean sheet

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 20, 2018 10:19 AM
Neil Etheridge records first clean sheet in Premier League
Neil Etheridge has saved two penalties in his first two matches in the English Premier League

Philippine Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge continues to impress in his first-ever English Premier League stint. 

After making history in his EPL debut by becoming the first-ever Filipino and Southeast Asian to play in the highest level of English football, Etheridge recorded his first clean sheet and saving Cardiff City from their second straight loss, holding Newcastle United to a 0-0 draw, Saturday. 

For the second straight match, Etheridge found himself needing to save a penalty, and for the second straight match, he came through for his club, this time around with what would turn out to be a game-saving penalty save in the sixth minute of injury time. 

Etheridge's defensive effort would once again put him in the historybooks as just the second keeper to successfully save two penalty attempts in his first two Premier League matches.

More importantly, it's earned him a lot of praise in just his first two outings. 

With the draw, Cardiff City is now on the board with their first point of the tournament.

Here's to hoping next time out, Neil and The Bluebirds can get their first three points. 

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