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These latest astonishing Martin Dubravka stats are the story of Newcastle United season so far

11 months ago
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Martin Dubravka quickly became Mr Reliable when he arrived at St James Park.

Stepping up to a major European league for the first time at the mature age of 29, he excelled from the off when making his debut at home to Manchester United with Newcastle deep in relegation trouble.

Martin Dubravka kept a clean sheet and was man of the match as NUFC beat the Mancs 1-0 in February 2018.

He has never looked back and last Sunday started his 66th Premier League match in a row for Newcastle United.

The keeper only conceded 11 goals in 12 Premier League matches in 2017/18, only two clubs outside the top four conceded less than Newcastle that season.

Seamlessly moving into 2018/19, Martin Dubravka made it 50 Premier League appearances in a row.

The NUFC keeper conceding only 48 goals in 38 games despite it being yet another relegation fight. Once again only two clubs outside the top four conceded less goals than Newcastle.

Fast forward to 2019/20 and goals have been conceded at a faster rate by Martin Dubravka, with 23 in 16 PL games so far.

His average goals per game conceded for Newcastle being:

2017/18: 0.91 goals per game

2018/19: 1.26 goals per game

2019/20: 1.44 goals per game

An overall NUFC record of 82 conceded in 66 PL matches, an average of 1.24 goals per game.

What is the true story of this season though?

Here are some extra newly updated helpful statistics to give a more complete picture.

New updated stats from The Other 14 on number of saves this season:

As you can see, out of the 14 non-big six clubs, no goalkeeper has saved more shots (7) from inside their own six yard box than Martin Dubravka.

Out of the 14 non-big six clubs, no goalkeeper has saved more shots (45) from inside their own 18 yard box than Martin Dubravka.

Steve Bruce’s very negative tactics inviting the opposition to attack and inevitably have more chances.

Overall, only Mat Ryan making more saves than Dubravka, including shots from outside the box.

Without Martin Dubravka you would really wonder wonder where we would be, with such limited creativity and goals at the other end.

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