Goalkeeper assists are an extremely rare commodity. In fact, in the history of the Premier League, goalkeepers have registered less than 60 assists in total. While keepers can play wonderful roles in the buildup to goals (see Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen), it’s uncommon to see a goal scored directly after the goalie relinquishes possession.
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Here are 3 players you need to pick up:
Kevin De Bruyne:
First place hosts last place on Saturday when goalless Crystal Palace visit the Etihad to play Pep Guardiola’s assortment of twinkle-toed maestros, and you could really put money on anyone scoring for the Citizens. However, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been sensational for City this season without scoring a goal. He’ll get his first against the Eagles.
The USWNT steamrolled New Zealand 5-0 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati last night in front of an announced crowd of 30,596. Goals from Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Lynn Williams and a brace for Alex Morgan saw the States claim their second victory over the Kiwis in the space of five days following their 3-1 win in Commerce City, Colorado last Friday.