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Safe Hands: Ranking All 24 Starting Goalkeepers At Euro 2020

The build-up to every major international tournament is the same: who has the best striker? Or, this is why x midfielder is going to dominate or why this winger is the key to this country getting out of its group. 

But no one ever talks about the goalkeepers. In such a short tournament, where three matches decide a team's fate, the importance of the goalkeeper becomes magnified. 

So let's give the goalkeepers the spotlight for a little bit, because often they're the ones that end up deciding the tournament.

Pulisic, Chelsea Back Into Champions League Thanks To London Rival On Lively Final Day

Needing a win to be absolutely sure of being one of four Premier League Champions League qualifiers, Chelsea was garbage against Aston Villa on Sunday. But thanks to London rival Tottenham, the Blues clinched UCL qualification, backing into the top four to ensure Christian Pulisic will return to Europe’s premier club competition next season. 

Con Un Exquisito Gol De Agüero, El Manchester City Se Prepara Para Descorchar El Champagne

El título de la Premier League roza los dedos del Manchester City. Hoy los Cityzens, con un exquisito Sergio Agüero, necesitaron apenas 82 segundos para liquidar su duelo ante Crystal Palace y ahora solo necesitan dos puntos en los próximos cuatro encuentros para poder abrazarlo con confianza y destapar las botellas de champagne.

¡Ah! Y no es la única ruta: si Manchester United cae mañana ante Liverpool, el título será para Pep Guardiola y sus jugadores.

Pep Guardiola Declares Love For Sergio Agüero After Palace Goal

LONDON — Sergio Agüero's glittering Manchester City career is in its final weeks but the 32-year-old Argentine provided evidence of just how much he will be missed on Saturday.

Injury, illness and manager Pep Guardiola's preference for a line-up featuring no orthodox striker have limited Agüero's appearances in his final season, a decade after joining.

But given a rare start at Crystal Palace he produced a stunning strike to send City on their way to a 2-0 win and to the brink of a fifth Premier League title in 10 seasons.

Captain America’s Flying Again: Christian Pulisic Has First Multi-Goal Game Since 2019

Thomas Tuchel is finally giving Christian Pulisic some playing time and the American is responding. Pulisic scored twice in a rampaging 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, his second straight Premier League appearance with at least one goal. 

Exploring Possible Destinations For This Summer's Biggest EPL Free Agents

Manchester City announced on Monday that iconic striker Sergio Agüero would be leaving the club at the end of the season. The Argentine joined Man City from Atlético Madrid in 2011 on a $44 million transfer, winning four (and possibly one more this year) Premier League titles in the process. 

He is the highest-scoring non-Englishman in Premier League history and will be a highly sought-after transfer target come the summer when his contract expires.

The18 Decides Which Premier League Teams Deserve To Be Relegated

Watching March Madness over the weekend has made me realize that the world of sports is incredibly cruel. Talent is often not enough to defeat an opponent, and sometimes outplaying the other team isn't even good enough to earn a victory. 

In the Premier League, the teams on the receiving end of this bad luck are usually found in the lower reaches of the league table. Generally speaking, the relegation zone contains three of the worst teams in the league, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the three clubs that deserve to be relegated. 

Why Palace’s Zaha Refused To Kneel In Protest Of Racism

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha became the first Premier League player not to take a knee in protest against racism when he stayed standing with his hands behind his back before kickoff in Saturday's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Ivory Coast international said last month he would stop taking a knee before matches because he believes the meaning of the gesture, which he called "degrading," has been lost.

Harry Kane Hits Contender For Goal Of The Season And Gareth Bale Scores Twice

Harry Kane scored two and assisted two, Gareth Bale got a brace of his own and Son Heung-min provided one assist as Tottenham’s in-form front three fueled a 4-1 hammering of Crystal Palace on Sunday. 

It was a complete performance from Spurs, who opened the scoring in the 25th minute after Lucas Moura poked it off Luka Milivojević and into the path of Kane. The English striker advanced towards goal before squaring to Bale for the tap-in. 

The Numbers Don't Lie When It Comes To Ranking Premier League Goalkeepers

Life as a goalkeeper is difficult. A keeper can have fantastic game, but if one ball gets past them, they receive all of the blame.

Stats like goals against or save percentage have been used haphazardly to evaluate goalkeepers for years, but they fail to paint the whole picture.

For instance, if a goalkeeper plays behind a good defense they will be expected to allow fewer goals. Conversely, if opposing teams keep hitting top-corner screamers, the keeper allows goals that they can do little to prevent.