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EPL Matchweek 22: 5 things we learnt

  • From goalkeeping masterclasses to injuries, we take a look at the week that was in the Premier League
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Modified 15 Jan 2019, 18:56 IST

The Premier League is a gift that keeps on giving. Even after 22 matchweeks, the drama and passion continue like we just got started.

Matchweek 22 of EPL action had everything — shock results, a goalkeeping masterclass, goalless draw, a red card, and a totally absorbing game at Wembley. This week has also marked the end of David Wagner's Huddersfield tenure.

Liverpool still sit on top of the league with a 4 point lead and have seen Manchester City chasing them viciously. Manchester United are level on points with Arsenal, while Huddersfield, Fulham, and Newcastle occupy the bottom three places.

Here's a look at 5 things we learned from matchweek 22 of EPL action:

#1 David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world

David de Gea put up a masterclass versus Tottenham Hotspur
David de Gea put up a masterclass versus Tottenham Hotspur

The argument that surrounds the question of whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world has been around for many years and will likely continue for many more to come.

Fans, pundits and even players have been torn over this argument and that will likely continue. However, there should be no debate, argument or even a discussion as to whether David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world.

For a number of years, Manuel Neuer was considered by many as the best in the world and this culminated in him taking the third spot in the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or rankings. A spell of injuries and loss of form now made the top spot available for another player, and De Gea has grabbed it with both hands.

It is a common football cliché that great goalkeepers save their teams a lot of points, but De Gea quite literally won the game for United at Wembley with his amazing reflex saves.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been named United's player of the year four times in the last five years and has shrugged off his early-season struggles to re-establish his claim to the best goalkeeper in the world.

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Published 15 Jan 2019, 18:56 IST
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