Krul Wins Points And Fans’ Vote
Excellent in his general play while those in front of him were all over the shop at times, the Dutch keeper made two world class saves in the first half to deny Romelu Lukaku as he defeated the striker twice in one on one situations, drawing comparisons with Shay Given at his very best.
Tim Krul walked away with top spot and 47% of the fan vote, while Davide Santon was second with 16% and Ba (9%) and Ben Arfa (8%) the only thers to really trouble the scorers.
Very relieved to have the keeper back and also worth mentioning that Santon is in the top three nearly every match when we do our man of the match poll, where generally you wouldn’t expect defenders to regularly figure.
The Italian full-back has been outstanding this season and one of the very few who kept it together after half-time against West Brom.
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