Matt Turner shows his quality with top class performance to stop England scoring

After England’s six goal mauling of Iran, it looked like qualification for the knockouts would be easily confirmed when the Three Lions took on Matt Turner’s under-rated USA team last night.

But the Americans were certainly no pushovers and were mostly dominant in the first half, in fact they came closest to winning the game when Christian Pulusic hammered his shot against the crossbar.

At the other end, no matter what England threw at Matt Turner, he proved equal to it, and after 180 minutes of this World Cup, the Arsenal reserve keeper has only had his goal breached once, by an unstoppable Gareth Bale penalty.

This clean sheet for Turner means that the Group is still poised on a knife edge, with England set to face a nervy finale against their neighbours Wales needing to not lose to ensure progression, while the USA will have to beat the surprise package of Iran to join them in the play offs.

If Turner continues to play this well, the USA could still have many games to play in this tournament…

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9 Comments

  1. Arteta – once again has been proved right for the umpteen number of times. Any Mat any day over Leno. Mat Ryan, Mat Turner. Arteta knows best!

  2. In my opinion,Aaron Ramsey is no match for Turner’s goalkeeping abilities cos it’s too late in his career to ditch being a midfielder for being a goal keeper 😛

    1. @Terrah,hahahahaha i thought i was the only one that noticed the Aaron Ramsey name instead of Aaron Ramsdale. In any case,we forgive the writer as we know who he referred to. But you are a savage mate. Hahahaha.

      1. I can tell you i have made that mistake SOOOO many times. My fingers have always automatically gone from Aaron Ram….. to the natural conclusion. This worries me that Alzheimers is coming. Short term memory stuff…

  3. He’s a good keeper but i don’t think he’s at ramsdale’s level. Not as good with his feet and occasionally makes the wrong decision with crosses (not that ramsdale is always perfect either). In any case, I think he’s a very reliable keeper and definitely at the level you’d want for a number 2 at a top level side as he’s good enough to keep the no 1 on their toes.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he moved on relatively soon to be a starter somewhere else, though. He’s building his reputation nicely.

  4. He is our number two, and his chance will come, don’t think he commands the defence as well as Ramsdale, Turner is a bit too quiet, but he is at the right club and he had a good performance last night

  5. Wet your bread Matt, would really like the USA goes far in this competition.

    Although school children in England knows Brazil is my team, it is development of football in the west why am disappointed America and Canada lost the chance to host this tournament.

    One can just imagine if football is able to dominate sports in the US as it now does in England.

  6. My man of the match! Everything started from him, playing out from the back, long kicks to team mates, great all round keeping.

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