Wolverhampton Wanderers star Jose Sa has seen his title take centre stage within the headlines late on Friday night time. Sadly for the shot-stopper, although, this has come for all of the mistaken causes.
Sa, as anticipated, was again between the posts from the off this night, as Wolves made the journey to St. James’ Park for a Premier League assembly with Newcastle United.
The guests headed into proceedings with confidence little question excessive within the camp, after making it three wins from 4 courtesy of a 2-1 downing of midlands rivals Aston Villa final weekend.
When all was mentioned and finished on Tyneside on Friday, although, Wolves have been introduced firmly again right down to earth.
A solitary objective – netted by January addition Chris Wooden – proved all that was required to see Newcastle emerge from the Premier League’s weekend opener with all three factors.
The sport’s decisive second was forthcoming simply contained in the closing 20 minutes of motion at St. James’, when the aforementioned Wooden dusted himself down after being felled by Jose Sa within the guests’ penalty space, earlier than slotting residence from 12 yards in assured style:
— Sky Sports activities Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 8, 2022
Sa’s new benchmark
As alluded to above, within the technique of costing his aspect pricey in taking Wooden out en path to the one objective of the night on Friday, Wolves no.1 Jose Sa additionally managed to safe for himself an altogether undesirable piece of Premier League historical past.
As per statisticians Opta, Sa has now been accountable for giving freely three penalties within the league over the course of the season to this point.
And, sadly for the Portuguese, this marks essentially the most ever totted up by a goalkeeper throughout a single Premier League marketing campaign.
3 – José Sá has given away three penalties within the Premier League this season, essentially the most ever by a goalkeeper in a single marketing campaign within the competitors’s historical past. Rush. pic.twitter.com/nd0qwPxP6e
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 8, 2022