This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 17 September, 2019
Advertisement

Stekelenburg: Will Phil Jagielka buy me dinner?

“It’s not only guesswork for the penalties, you do the analysis as well.”

Maarten Stekelenburg celebrates a penalty save.
Maarten Stekelenburg celebrates a penalty save.

MAARTEN STEKELENBURG WILL ask Phil Jagielka to buy him dinner after the goalkeeper saved two penalties given away by the centre-back in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City.

Jagielka tripped David Silva in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, but Kevin De Bruyne was unable to beat Stekelenburg from 12 yards.

Everton took the lead through a Romelu Lukaku goal on the counterattack and perhaps thought they were on their way to an impressive victory when the Dutch goalkeeper repelled Sergio Aguero’s spot-kick, the substitute having been clumsily felled by the unfortunate Jagielka.

Nolito then equalised to earn a point for City, but Everton’s England international centre-back can at least feel relieved his errors did not cost Ronald Koeman’s team directly, with former Ajax shot-stopper Stekelenburg the man he must thank.

“When you go 1-0 up you hope you can get the three points but I think you have to be thankful for a point,” Stekelenburg was quoted as saying by the BBC.

“It’s not only guesswork for the penalties, you do the analysis as well. Will Phil Jagielka buy me dinner after that? I will ask him!”

The draw leaves Everton sixth in the table, with a home game against Burnley coming up next weekend.

The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add!

Drogheda and Cobh Ramblers make First Division playoffs on dramatic final day>

Messi scores on return, Atletico hit 7 to stay top>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

The42 Team

Read next:

COMMENTS (6)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel