Last season it was a common occurrence to have Martin Dubravka as our lone bright spot during many matches. He made the saves that kept matches close enough for some stirring late goals to grab unlikely points.
Karl Darlow mirrored his teammate at times this season when Dubravka was injured, especially early on. However, Dubravka regained his first-team place earlier this year and has slowly gotten back to his best.
Over the last few matches, Dubravka’s made some tremendous saves to give Newcastle a fighting chance. That was none more apparent than this past weekend at Anfield. Martin’s performance kept Newcastle just a goal down for Joe Willock’s dramatic equalizer.
In our recent polls for the Man of the Match, Martin’s been outpaced by the exploits of Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman has been nothing short of sensational since returning from his groin injury.
However, Dubravka has eclipsed Allan in our latest poll for the draw at Liverpool collecting 60% of the total vote. Allan did manage second in the poll for his performance which kept Liverpool on their toes. Joe Willock, with another dramatic late goal, comes in third.