June 28, 2022

The England goalkeeper made a wonderful stop

Jordan Pickford produced a sensational save to deny César Azpilicueta as Everton secured a vital win against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Frank Lampard’s side opened the scoring in the 46th minute through Richarlison, with the Brazilian making the most of Azpilicueta’s defensive mistake to put the home side in front early in the second period.

Chelsea responded well and pushed for a quick equaliser, however, Everton goalkeeper Pickford produced a string of stunning saves to prevent Thomas Tuchel’s side from getting back into the tie at Goodison Park.

Mason Mount was unlucky to see his strike hit the post, before the rebound bounced at the feet of Chelsea captain Azpilicueta, who looked set to make it 1-1.

However, England shot-stopper Pickford was quick to his feet and was somehow able to scramble to the other side of his goal to deny the Spaniard from converting from inside the penalty area.

The home side were able to see out the reminder of the match, and moved two points behind both Leeds United and Burnley, with a game in hand over the two clubs.

How did social media react?

Fans were quick to praise Pickford for both his overall performance against Tuchel’s men, but also his spectacular save in the second-half.

One Twitter user wrote: “PICKFORD JUST GAVE HIS LIFE SO THAT EVERTON COULD LIVE”.

Another added: “OH MY GOD that is one of the all time greatest saves in Premier League history from Pickford.”

A third wrote: “Jordan Pickford mate. I actually love it that people keep doubting him.”

Another person said: “That Pickford save is one of the best saves I’ve seen.”

 

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Everton face-off against Leicester City on Sunday in their next Premier League match, hoping to move out of the relegation zone should results go the Toffees’ way.

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