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19-Year-Old Manchester City Goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu Makes Insane Save For Republic Of Ireland

Josh Lawless

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19-Year-Old Manchester City Goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu Makes Insane Save For Republic Of Ireland

Featured Image Credit: Image: RTE Sport

Manchester City's on-loan goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu pulled off an utterly outrageous save in the Republic of Ireland's 3-0 win away at Luxembourg.

Stephen Kenny's side won the World Cup qualifier convincingly courtesy of goals from Shane Duffy, Chiedozie, Ogbene and Callum Robinson.

Ireland only faced two shots on target but 19-year-old Bazunu ensured he kept a clean sheet with a stunning stop 20 minutes into the game.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Olivier Thill's strike from distance deflected off Josh Cullen and looked like it was nestling into the bottom corner.

But Bazunu, currently on loan at Portsmouth, sprawled to his right and palmed the ball past the post in incredible fashion.

The stunning piece of goalkeeping has gone viral on social media, with the camera angle on the clip seriously satisfying.

Bazunu is competing with Liverpool's Caoimhín Kelleher but looks to be winning the race to be No.1 with a series of stellar displays in between the sticks for the Boys in Green.


He dropped an absolute masterclass in the 1-1 draw with Serbia last month and followed that up with a penalty save against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The former Shamrock Rovers youngster is making serious waves as a goalkeeper but isn't getting ahead of himself and says he's merely doing the job.

Speaking to RTE Sport, Bazunu said: "The first half we struggled a bit, I had a bit more to do, had that one save to to make. That's my job in the team to make those crucial saves.

"I saw the hit from outside the box; it took a nick, but luckily it took a nick quite early so I was able to react to it and make a save.

"It's a case of putting the hard work in in training and hoping things come good in training.

"(In games) there is much going on, so quick, I can't think about it."


Topics: Manchester City, Republic of Ireland

Josh Lawless
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