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Why Adrian is still No.1

Everton v West Ham United - Premier LeagueAdrian was heavily involved in the action at Goodison park touching the ball 49 times which was three more occasions than midfielder Manuel Lanzini and ten more times than right wing-back Edimilson Fernandes. Of those 49 touches, four were saves. His first save was undoubtedly the best. It came on 26 minutes when Ross Barkley collected a Bryan Oviedo cut-back before lashing a shot goalwards, only for Adrian to thrust his right hand into the air and push the ball to safety.

The No13 was back in action eight minutes before half-time, tipping over a cross-shot from Kevin Mirallas that may have been sneaking under his crossbar. In the second  half there was still time for Adrian to impress on a fourth occasion, as he parried Lukaku’s volley after another superb piece of play from the Belgian.

Below is his world class save on 26 minutes to deny Ross Barkley

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Why Adrian is still No.1

  1. He might be number1 but he still has a lot of improvements to make, I like him as a personality and a presence but he needs to improve his communication with the back 4, he needs to try and palm the ball behind and he needs to improve how he deals with crosses, if he can do all that he will be a top keeper. As a shot stopper he is excellent but he often flaps at crosses, being harsh you could argue for the first goal he should have tried to palm it around the post and also could have been on his feet quicker. I realise this may sound negative and that is not the intention, I hope he improves because there are times we could do with a lot more decisiveness from him and an ability to clear out his own defenders aswell as opponent ones when coming for crosses.

  2. For me he’s not quite the full ticket but I love his passion so get’s my vote over Randy…just, typical we have two excellent keeper’s and can only play one, don’t suppose Randy has ever been a striker in s former life by chance,,,?

  3. Why can’t goalkeepers catch the ball anymore? So many goals are scored because of this now… 1st goal was a joke, catch the ball or either defender boot it in to row z…
    Punished because our strikers don’t know how to score goals again..

  4. Nothing wrong with Adrian.He gets knocked too much imho.
    So he is a little crazy,makes the odd gaff,what keeper doesnt.If we had Randolph in within a few matches he would be getting criticised for one thing or another.At the end of the day we have two very decent keepers as far as im concerned 😉

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