In the most shocking moment of 2019, Martin Dubravka made a mistake in a Newcastle shirt.
The goalkeeper spilled a powerful free-kick from Marcus Rashford, only for Romelu Lukaku to react quickest and put Manchester United ahead.
Before this blunder, Newcastle were in the game and competing with the Red Devils. It even looked like they could get a point or three.
However, Dubravka’s slip up inevitably cost the Magpies, but that’s not something we’ve said too often since he arrived a year ago.
The 29-year-old has been an inspired figure in between the sticks since he joined the club.
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Barely anyone had heard of him when he arrived on loan from Sparta Prague. Now we wonder how we ever lived without him.
Ironically, his debut came against Manchester United last season, where he put in one of greatest goalkeeping displays I’ve ever seen. However, on the same stage this season, it was Dubravka’s error that cost Newcastle.
But while his mistake led to another defeat for Rafa Benitez’s side, fans have refused to blame the Slovakian stopper, and rightly so.
Fans react to Dubravka’s mistake
It would have been easy for fans to pounce on him. However, it’s great to see supporters unite and appreciate the fact that everyone can make mistakes, even someone as faultless as safe hands Martin Dubravka.