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Soccer: De Gea moves level with Barclays Golden Glove rivals

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

GoalkeeperClean sheetsFixtures
Kasper Schmeichel15CHE (A)
Joe Hart15SWA (A)
Petr Cech15AVL (H)
David De Gea15WHU (A), BOU (H)

*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.

Barclays Golden Glove history

SeasonPlayerClubClean sheets
2004/05Petr CechChelsea21
2005/06Pepe ReinaLiverpool20
2006/07Pepe ReinaLiverpool19
2007/08Pepe ReinaLiverpool18
2008/09Edwin van der SarMan Utd21
2009/10Petr CechChelsea17
2010/11Joe HartMan City18
2011/12Joe HartMan City17
2012/13Joe HartMan City18
2014/15Joe HartMan City14


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