Watch: Matt Turner makes incredible last-minute save vs. Manchester United to secure victory

Matt Turner came up big (and short) this Saturday when Nottingham Forest defeated Manchester United 2-1 in Matchday 20 of the Premier League.

The American was having an acceptable performance at City Ground while his team maintained a 1-0 lead, but a horrific pass out the back, intercepted by the United attack, ended in a goal conceded and the momentary draw.

Unfortunate scenes.

This horrible highlight quickly made its way onto social media, rebirthing critiques of the USMNT goalkeeper’s poor ability to play with his feet and as one of the reasons why he hasn’t been able to consolidate himself in the Premier League.

However, after Nottingham Forest managed to regain the lead and with the away side pushing for an equalizer in the closing minutes, a Bruno Fernandes volley deflected inside the box brought Matt Turner’s goal-saving abilities back to life.

Watch: Matt Turner makes amazing game-winning save vs. Manchester United

The 29-year-old had a fantastic reaction to the deflection, smacking the ball right at the goal line and out for a corner kick, meaning Nottingham Forest was going to keep the crucial three points at home.

You love to see a redemption story.

This was Matt Turner’s fifth consecutive start for Forest (after three consecutive games on the bench) and the second consecutive win under new manager Nuno Espírito Santo.

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The fresh managerial start with the Portuguese, along with the club’s recent good form, is nothing short of a good opportunity for a Turner who wishes to continue performing and playing ahead of the 2024 Copa America with the USMNT. 

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