Neil Etheridge tops BR Football Goalkeeper Player Rankings
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 23, 2018 05:06 PM
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Neil Etheridge's English Premier League has gotten off to quit the impressive start, after having managed to save a pair of penalties in his first two matches.
The Filipino-British goalkeeper for the Philippine Azkals saved a penalty in Cardiff City's 2-0 loss to Bournemouth.
Against Newcastle United, Etheridge punched out a penalty attempt again, this time in the sixth minute of injury time, which proved to be the game-saving sequence for Cardiff as they managed to escape with a 0-0 draw.
Etheridge's defensive efforts have garnered him praise from fans and experts alike, so much so that he's topped Bleacher Report's Player Rankings for goalkeepers.
Prepared by Bleacher Report football writer Sam Tighe, the Fil-Brit EPL rookie has taken the top spot after two matchdays, ahead of Arsenal's Petr Cech, Tottenham's Hugo Lloris, and Liverpool's Allison Becker.