De Gea breaks the record set by Gordon Banks

Following Spain’s 3-0 win over Turkey yesterday evening in the Euro’s, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has broken a record set by English shot stopper Gordon Banks.

The record set by Banks was that in his first four games, the Three Lions went without conceding.

Banks streak was broken as he conceded to Eusebio da Silva penalty in the fifth game.

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However, after starting Spain’s opening two games in France despite the sexual assault allegations made against him, the last five times that the Manchester United star has started inbetween the posts for Vincent Del Bosque, they’ve not conceded.

That now means that De Gea has kept five consecutive clean sheets in Spain colours. The closest to come to the record for Spain was Iker Casillas, who saw two goals go past him in the same number of games.

In this current tournament, the only other two shot-stoppers who are yet to concede a goal are Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon and Germany’s Manuel Neuer.


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