Date: 12th February 2020 at 5:00pm
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Many Newcastle United fans have been reacting on social media after the club shared a throwback post to Martin Dubravka’s Toon debut.

Dubravka initially joined the Magpies in January 2018 on loan from AC Sparta Prague, but later became a permanent member of the side after the club agreed a £4million deal with the Czech outfit.

The Slovakian ace became Rafa Benitez’s first signing of the summer market having been a mainstay of his plans the previous season, and Dubravka has rarely been rested since with the 31-year-old opening our last 75 consecutive Premier League games.

He has kept 22 clean sheets over that period, and currently boasts the most saves from inside the box (71) and most saves overall (103) of all top-flight ‘keepers this season, per Sofa Score data, along with 12 high claims, 12 punches and seven successful runs out.

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Looking back at his debut performance at home to Manchester United in February 2018, it is no wonder that Dubravka has recorded so many saves and clean sheets with the Magpies having been kept busy throughout our 1-0 win.

The Red Devils produced a string of chances only to see Dubravka perform fantastically to deny the likes of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Michael Carrick.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s post reflecting on Dubravka’s debut…

In other Newcastle United news, a £20m midfielder’s agent has confirmed his client would consider joining the Magpies this summer.

 
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