Pickford has won the Premier League's Save of the Season award, sponsored by Castrol.
The award was given to Pickford for his stunning goalline stop from Cesar Azpilicueta in the win against Chelsea on 1 May 2022.
After a shot from Mason Mount had hit both posts and bounced back into play, Pickford raced across his line and then dived in the opposite direction to keep out Azpilicueta's fierce strike of the rebound as Everton beat Chelsea 1-0.
It was a save of added significance as it moved the 18th-placed Toffees two points from safety as they ultimately went on to avoid relegation.
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1 Posted 28/05/2022 at 16:30:52
2 Posted 28/05/2022 at 16:34:58
A stunning save, and a massively important one too. I thought it was curtains when that shot was fired in, superhero stuff from Jordan to keep it out.
3 Posted 28/05/2022 at 16:37:36
4 Posted 28/05/2022 at 16:46:03
5 Posted 28/05/2022 at 16:47:56
7 Posted 28/05/2022 at 20:21:10
8 Posted 28/05/2022 at 21:08:43
I've been reading on here all season that the Premier League don't want Everton in the Premier League, and would do everything they could to get us relegated.
And yet here they are, rewarding the remarkable save that arguably kept us in the Premier League... for another season!!!
They could easily have found a Big Club save to celebrate if there was even a scintilla of truth in what so many have claimed.
9 Posted 28/05/2022 at 22:49:59
10 Posted 29/05/2022 at 10:09:11
Somewhat eccentric at times but I can't think of another keeper in the league who would have done better.
11 Posted 29/05/2022 at 11:33:48
Im not sure if this was the one voted for by all fans. I know when I went on Everton website recently, I pressed a link to vote for save of season and I think this was it. I vaguely remember seeing Castrol on webpage.
12 Posted 29/05/2022 at 23:53:07
It was the massive tonic needed when the Media Hounds and the rest, were praying for Everton to get beat and leave the EPL.
It didnt happen, and Thursday 19/05 2022, will be as close to anEverton Holy Day, in any century, of Everton playing English top flight football.
Made up for EFC, Pickford and all Evertonians.
That save and the desire to make that save, should be the minimum, every game for the Everton squad next season.
Nothing more and nothing less, “Whats Our Name?”
13 Posted 30/05/2022 at 13:54:10
14 Posted 30/05/2022 at 13:59:29
15 Posted 30/05/2022 at 14:04:43
16 Posted 30/05/2022 at 14:07:39
Iwobi's 10-man goal.
Richarlison's 92nd-minute against Leicester that had eyes.
Calvert-Lewin's diving header.
Without this save, as well as the events above, I think we go down. Thank God this miraculous save was made.
17 Posted 30/05/2022 at 15:28:02
The Banks save was in a game that England eventually lost, and was therefore of limited importance to the outcome of the game – and yet it is so revered because it was a moment of extraordinary excellence by one of the world's great goalkeepers against arguably the greatest player of all-time.
It was not bound up in emotion or framed by its importance to the result – as the Pickford save was – it was just pure out-and-out brilliance that almost seemed to defy the laws of physics.
There is a tendency for the best of the current era to equal or even leapfrog the best of all-time, presumably due to the power of immediacy. Pickford's save will be remembered by Evertonians for many many years, but I do not think that makes it comparable with the Banks save.
18 Posted 30/05/2022 at 15:52:30
From down on the ground to back across the goal to the save, accelerated to average 8 mph, including getting up off the grass.
19 Posted 30/05/2022 at 18:32:33
Exactly. Just amazing. I still can't get over how it even was possible, never mind actually happened.
Filthy. Sick. Sublime.
20 Posted 31/05/2022 at 15:52:52
We have England's goalie, a smattering of Internationals, a famous ex-player at our helm, and the best fans in the Premier League. All good reasons to keep us in the top flight and add value to the Premier League brand.
21 Posted 02/06/2022 at 17:26:14
David Jones: What a top save from Pickford
Carra: Erm, yeah, great save. He's come into his own since that clanger against Liverpool in December 2018, here it is and again from another angle...
David Jones: His decision making has also improved over the last couple of years as well
Carra: Yeah, erm, I mean just look at this tackle on Van Dijk in the derby, dreadful, should've been banned for life, compare that to Gerrard on Naysmith, which was just purely accidental but Pickford's come good and kept a clean sheet against a very weak and unmotivated Chelsea side probably reserving their best for the FA Cup final against Liverpool.
David Jones: Everton just two points from safety now, what about neighbours Liverpool? They played yesterday and had a day off today, Sky's viewership went down 3,750% in the process... can they do the quadruple?
Carra: No doubt abar it. They're doin the quad, Mane and Salah staying until at least 2026, dynasty, blah blah blah. Can we have a graphic of their run in? Do it or I'll spit on yer!
22 Posted 08/06/2022 at 17:20:31
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