Meanwhile, City goalkeeper Ederson has become only the third goalkeeper in the English Premier Leagues history to have won three successive golden gloves awards. It is the third season running that Manchester City’s Ederson has won a Premier League golden glove, and it is only the second time Liverpool’s Alisson has taken the award. Ederson has won the golden glove for a third straight season, according to Goal, while Alisson has won the honour for a second time. Ederson is just the third person to claim Castrol’s golden glove award for three successive campaigns, following Pepe Reina at Liverpool and Joe Hart at Manchester City.
Ederson became City’s first goalkeeper to claim the award after Joe Hart in 2014/15, as he kept 16 clean sheets. Goalkeeper Ederson won the Golden Glove for a second consecutive year, keeping 19 clean sheets, while fellow defenders Joao Cancelo, John Stones and Ruben Dias were also named. Two goalkeepers kept 20 clean sheets on the season, though none managed to record a clean sheet in the last days of this campaign. In soccer, the team’s defence or a Goalkeeper can be said to have kept a clean sheet if he prevented his opponents from scoring a single goal throughout an entire game.
Manchester City and Liverpool are also neck-and-neck in the competition for the Golden Glove, with the other Brazilians Ederson and Alisson both on equal footing at 20 clean sheets apiece heading into their last game. Below the title-chasers, the race for the Golden Boot also came down to the wire as local rivals Tottenham and Arsenal battled it out for the chance to join Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea for next season’s Champions League. The race for the Golden Boot is tense, with Liverpool looking to be the first contender in Champions League history to successfully leapfrog a team ranked top of the table on the final day of play. Manchester City’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in their last match of this season sealed the 2021/22 Premier League title. It saw them move within a point of Liverpool’s lead at the end of the exhausting race for supremacy.
If City had not already had their Aguero City moment ten years before, as they won their first Premier League title in the dying moments, this win would go down in their folklore. Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and Liverpool’s counterpart Alisson Becker have jointly won the 2021-22 Premier League Golden Glove. Between the two goalkeepers, Alisson and Ederson, Ederson has dominated FPLs golden glove rankings from 2018/19. Tottenham’s Heung-Min-Son scored twice in the second half against Norwich to move up to 23 goals, a goal above Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, but the Egypt international scored his 23rd in the 84th minute against Wolves, thus sharing the Golden Boot award with Son, the South Korean playmaker.