Wednesday, February 26

Is English goalkeeping heading towards a golden era? | Alex Hess

A coaching revolution is bearing fruit in the progress shown by keepers such as Ramsdale, Gunn, Henderson and Woodman

As Gareth Southgate gathered his England squad this week, it is likely a handful of the players to excite him most this season were absent. At Southampton the 23‑year‑old Angus Gunn has established himself as first-choice goalkeeper under Ralph Hasenhüttl, his late heroics earning a point last Saturday against Manchester United. Along the coast Aaron Ramsdale, 21, has fought off competition to claim Bournemouth’s No 1 jersey and Dean Henderson, 22, has rejoined Sheffield United on loan from Old Trafford to build on his golden glove‑winning promotion campaign.

Goalkeepers have always been later bloomers than outfield players but a young keeper getting regular game time is doubly striking in today’s Premier League, where managers can rarely afford to plan much beyond the short term. For three to be doing so at once, all English, hints at a wider pattern.

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