EPL: Pickford and De Gea show 'the life of the goalkeeper'
LIVERPOOL: United Manchester 's David De Gea & Everton 's Jordan Pickford experienced the highs & lows of being a goalkeeper after their mistakes led to both goals in the 1-1 draw in Goodison Park Sunday before making peace with good saves.
De Gea gifted Everton a third minute lead when he casually hung on to the ball, allowing Dominic Calvert-Lewin to close him down & then drilling his attempted clearance into the striker -- with the ball flying into the unguarded net.
El United volvió a nivelarse con un esfuerzo de largo alcance de Bruno Fernandes que atrapó al goalkeeper de Inglaterra Pickford fuera de posición.
But both archers made crucial saves at the end of the game with Pickford, in particular, producing a brilliant double stop at the last minute of normal time.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said he would not be speaking to Pickford about the mistake & said the ups & downs were part of the goalkeeper 's fate.
"He did well. I don't want to judge individual performances. He tried to do his best - sometimes it was good & sometimes he could do better, but this is the life of the goalkeeper ," said the Italian.
De Gea was sharp for the rest of the game & kept out a Gylfi Sigurdsson effort just before the controversial disallowed Everton effort in stoppage time.
Pero su error aseguró que el jefe del United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, se enfrentara a preguntas posteriores al partido sobre si el español podría enfrentar un desafío para su lugar la próxima temporada por parte de Dean Henderson, el goalkeeper del United que está disfrutando de una excelente temporada en préstamo en Sheffield United.
"We want the best possible squad for United Manchester & Dean is our player. He is doing really well at the moment & the day he comes back he will be fighting to play but David has shown here his reaction, the way he made amends & saved Sigurdsson’s shot at the end," said the Norwegian.
"David is for me the best goalkeeper in the world. We want a squad that is full of quality & competition. If you want to survive at the top you need to bounce off competition right left & centre.
He went through a difficult patch last season, but it has been very good this season. I trust David 100%.