5 Reasons Why David Marshall is the Best Goalkeeper in the Premier League

David Marshall is the Best Keeper in the EPL

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In the EPL, Cardiff City continues to fight against relegation, but their goalkeeper is the best in the entire league. Many consider Marshall's save on Andreas Wiemann of Aston Villa in stoppage time the save of the year in the Premier League. It preserved a point for his team and showed great reaction and technique. It was a momentary example of his play this year.

5. Marshall is Becoming the 1st Choice for His Country

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5. Marshall is Becoming the 1st Choice for His Country

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The Scotland goalkeeping battle was supposedly settled long ago as Hull City's Allan McGregor was expected to step right in. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has said not only has Marshall's play been stellar, but he has shown his character with the ability to never quit.

4. Cardiff City Doesn't Score

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4. Cardiff City Doesn't Score

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Cardiff City has scored the second-lowest number of goals on the season in the EPL. Marshall comes into every game knowing that the pressure will be on him. He has to keep the opposing team out for his team to have a chance and he has met that pressure head on.

3. Numbers Don't Lie

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3. Numbers Don't Lie

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David Marshall has the most saves of any keeper in the Premier League this year. The closest competition, Norwich City's John Ruddy, is 20 saves behind Marshall. This is on a team with a -29 goal differential. Imagine if Cardiff City didn't have Marshall.

2. Cardiff City's Team Defense is Horrible.

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2. Cardiff City's Team Defense is Horrible.

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Almost 60 percent of the goals scored against Cardiff City have been inside 18 yards. That means the defense in front of Marshall is letting the opponent get into the dangerous areas. They are also the only team in the EPL to not record 1,000 interceptions and have the fewest successful tackles. Opponents are allowed to run at Cardiff City seemingly at will.

1. He Has Put in Numerous Stellar Performances This Season.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez said that the performance Marshall put in this weekend was one of the best he has seen. Martinez used the word phenomenal to describe Marshall in post-match interviews. He was only beaten on a deflection and a miscue from Seasmus Coleman. Tottenham and Aston Villa, among others, have controlled play, but had trouble with Marshall.

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