West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has been rewarded for his individual performance in the weekend’s clash with Manchester United.
How happy for Darren Moore are ya!???????? what a man.
— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) April 15, 2018
Heading to Old Trafford for the game against Jose Mourinho’s side, Foster put in another solid showing between the sticks to help us to an unexpected 1-0 victory and all three points.
His one-handed stop from Romelu Lukaku stuck out as his save of the day, and it was that moment that Garth Crooks leaned on when naming him in this weekend’s top eleven for the BBC.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 15, 2018
Here’s who Crooks picked alongside Foster in his full squad.
Ben Foster – West Brom
Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool
Kevin Long – Burnley
Vincent Kompany – Manchester City
Willian – Chelsea
Kevin de Bruyne – Manchester City
Mohamed Diame – Newcastle United
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
Olivier Giroud – Chelsea
Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
Speaking specifically about Foster, Crooks explained.
“Where was the Manchester United that blasted Manchester City off the park last week? While you ponder that, the save by Ben Foster from Romelu Lukaku’s header was nothing short of magnificent. This performance by the Baggies was also an enormous statement for new manager Darren Moore. Whether West Brom survive the drop or not, the players appear committed to a man who lives and breathes Albion. Beating United and handing City the title – what a way to start your managerial career.”
Nine points from safety with four games remaining. We’ll need Foster to be in the form of his life if we are to stage a late, great escape now. It’ll take more than just Foster though.
Two of the best saves ever BEN FOSTER
— Nick Clayton (@Nickcla71) April 15, 2018
Made some outstanding saves to day . Thanks @BenFoster ????????????????⚪️
— Carl Burkitt 1878 (@baggyboy1878) April 15, 2018
What a fantastic performance by Ben and the rest of the guys. Great Escape…
— Richard Davis-Foster (@BaggiesBard) April 15, 2018
— Stuart WBAFC Page (@stuartp2k14) April 15, 2018
What a man!
— Mike Campbell (@WBAcambolia) April 15, 2018