Ramsdale scoops Premier League Save of the Month

Aaron Ramsdale with the Premier League Save of the Month trophy

Aaron Ramsdale’s superb stop against Bournemouth has been awarded the Premier League’s Save of the Month for March.

It is the first time one of our shot-stoppers has picked up the prize, having been introduced at the start of this campaign, and means we have won three of the four available monthly awards this time around after we won all four of our matches in March.

Aaron's big moment came in the 21st minute of the epic encounter against the Cherries. With us already trailing 1-0, a swift counter-attack saw Philip Billing break forward and centre for Dango Ouattara to seemingly tuck the ball into the net, but Rambo made himself big and managed to get a hand to his effort, and keep us in contention.

That would prove crucial as we ultimately went on to win 3-2, with Reiss Nelson netting the winner seven minutes into stoppage-time.

Speaking about his award, he said: "I'm very pleased, there's been a few months where I've been nominated and better saves have won to be fair, but the save enabled us to stay in the game and eventually win it.

"We do quite a lot of work with our goalkeeping coaches doing spreads and one v ones. The ball came across the box and Dom Solanke couldn't get on it, and the winger took it first time. I knew I needed to get on the end of it, and it managed to hit me on the forearm so it was a nice save.

"It's probably better than what it was given the timing in the game. We were 1-0 down and if it went to 2-0 it would have been difficult. With what happened with Reiss and the comeback heightens the save even more, so it was a pivotal moment in the game."

Our number one came out on top to beat Leeds United's Ilian Meslier, Jose Sa of Wolves, West Ham United’s Alphonse Areola, Tottenham keeper Fraser Forster and Brentford's David Raya.

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