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Nobody deserved to celebrate Burnley’s goalless draw against Manchester United on Saturday more than shot-stopper Tom Heaton.
The former United goalkeeper returned to Old Trafford to haunt the Red Devils, making 11 saves as Jose Mourinho’s men peppered him with shots; United finished the contest with an incredible 37 efforts total.
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One particular stop stole the show.
Heaton’s acrobatic effort to turn aside a close-range venomous volley from Zlatan Ibrahimovic was easily his best moment of the contest, and it almost came at a great cost.
“In the second half, a ball was chipped up to Ibra at the back stick,” Heaton said, as quoted by the Daily Mail’s Joe Bernstein. “I saw two lads were on the line so I thought come out and close the space.
“His shot almost broke my arm.”
No pain, no gain.