Soccer: De Gea moves level with Barclays Golden Glove rivals

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Kasper Schmeichel, Joe Hart, Petr Cech and David De Gea are all tied on 15 clean sheets
Kasper Schmeichel, Joe Hart, Petr Cech and David De Gea are all tied on 15 clean sheets

Clean sheet at Norwich puts Man Utd No 1 alongside Hart, Schmeichel and Cech for 2015/16 prize
The race for this season’s Barclays Golden Glove will go down to the final day after the field was reduced from five to four after this weekend’s matches.   

The award for the goalkeeper with the most clean sheets in the season has four players tied on 15 clean sheets in 2015/16.
David De Gea drew level with the three leaders thanks to a shutout in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory at Norwich City on Saturday, while none of Manchester City’s Joe Hart, Arsenal’s Petr Cech and Kasper Schmeichel, of Leicester City, could add to their tally at the weekend.
The battle is in the hands of De Gea since the 25-year-old is the only one of the four with two BPL matches remaining, against West Ham United on Tuesday and AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Race for the Barclays Golden Glove

Goalkeeper Clean sheets Fixtures
Kasper Schmeichel 15 CHE (A)
Joe Hart 15 SWA (A)
Petr Cech 15 AVL (H)
David De Gea 15 WHU (A), BOU (H)
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*NB: In the event of a tie the prize will be shared. Clean sheets are only awarded for when the full 90 minutes have been played.

  • Man Utd’s David De Gea has a match in hand on his Barclays Golden Glove rivals
  • Pepe Reina won the Barclays Golden Glove award three years in a row
Hart can add to his clean sheet tally at Swansea City on Sunday, Schmeichel’s team travel to Chelsea, while Cech will be hoping to repeat the shutout he recorded at Villa Park earlier in the season when the Gunners host relegated Aston Villa.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris was in the fight this year’s Golden Glove award up until last week with 13 clean sheets but he now cannot catch the leaders after his side’s 2-1 defeat at home to Southampton at the weekend.
Of the contenders, two, Hart and Cech, are past Barclays Golden Glove winners, Hart winning it four times (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15) , while Cech claimed the award three times at Chelsea (2004/05, 2009/10 and 2013/14).
Should Cech win the award again, he will be the first goalkeeper to win it with two different clubs.
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Barclays Golden Glove history

Season Player Club Clean sheets
2004/05 Petr Cech Chelsea 21
2005/06 Pepe Reina Liverpool 20
2006/07 Pepe Reina Liverpool 19
2007/08 Pepe Reina Liverpool 18
2008/09 Edwin van der Sar Man Utd 21
2009/10 Petr Cech Chelsea 17
2010/11 Joe Hart Man City 18
2011/12 Joe Hart Man City 17
2012/13 Joe Hart Man City 18
2013/14 Cech/Szczesny Chelsea/Arsenal 16
2014/15 Joe Hart Man City 14

 
Source: PreimierLeague.com

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