Most Saves in a Game: How David De Geas Heroic Tottenham Display Compares to Premier Leagues Best

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea moved to joint third on the Premier League list for most saves in a single game while preserving a clean sheet as a result of his master class between the sticks that helped his team beat Tottenham on Sunday.

De Gea has previously made as many as 14 saves in a single Premier League game - famously keeping Arsenal at bay in a 3-1 United win against the Gunners last season - but this was his best ever tally while still also managing to record a clean sheet. 

Research from reveals that the Premier League record (since 2003/04) is still held by former Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul when he made 14 stops to successfully keep Tottenham at bay during a game in the 2013/14 season.

The Magpies snatched a 1-0 win that day and had the heroic Dutchman to thank for doing so.

Christian Eriksen,Tim Krul

The only other goalkeeper to make more saves in a Premier League game and keep a clean sheet than De Gea is the man he replaced at Old Trafford, Edwin van der Sar. His 12 saves while in action for Fulham back in 2003/04 frustrated eventual champions Arsenal in a 0-0 draw.

Alongside De Gea, Robert Green (West Ham), David James (Portsmouth), Boaz Myhill (Hull) and Mark Schwarzer (Middlesbrough) have all pulled off 11 saves to preserve a clean sheet.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton also managed 11, pulling off the feat in a 0-0 draw against former club Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2016/17, notably denying Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Scott Carson and Fraser Forster have both made 10 saves in Premier League games where they have kept a clean sheet for West Bromwich and Southampton respectively.

A rather bizarre fact is that of these 10 goalkeepers, six of them (Krul, Van der Sar, De Gea, Green, Myhill, and Forster) actually had their heroic day against either Arsenal or Tottenham.

Meanwhile, none of the goalkeepers were representing the home team in any of the fixtures.

Goalkeeper Match​ Date Saves​
Tim Krul​ Tottenham 0-1 ​Newcastle 10th Nov 2013​ 14​
​Edwin van der Sar ​Arsenal 0-0 Fulham 30th Nov 2003​ 12​
​David de Gea Tottenham 0-1 Man Utd​ 13th Jan 2019​ 11​
​Robert Green Arsenal 0-1 West Ham​ 7th Apr 2007​ 11​
Tom Heaton​ Man Utd 0-0 Burnley​ 29th​ Oct 2016 11​
David James​ Fulham 0-2 Portsmouth 7th Oct 2007​ 11​
Boaz Myhill​ Tottenham 0-0 Hull 16th Jan 2010 ​11
​Mark Schwarzer Man City 0-1 Middlesbrough 30th Nov 2003​ 11​
​Scott Carson ​Middlesbrough 0-1 West Brom 27th Sep 2008​ 10​
Fraser Forster​ Arsenal 0-0 Southampton 2nd Feb 2016​ 10​

Source : 90min