A lot of Southampton fans are loving a clip posted by the club on Twitter of former goalie Kelvin Davis’ heroic performance against Leeds United back in 2012.
The Saints won the fixture 1-0 but only due to a great goalkeeping performance by Davis in which he made a great double save before the ball was cleared away. Indeed, Southampton finished second in the Championship that season and have stayed in the Premier League ever since.
They were automatically promoted along with Reading but only finished 2 points above West Ham so without performances like the one by Davis, there’s a chance that the Saints might have had to battle it out in the playoffs.
The English goalkeeper made 298 performances for the side, keeping 95 clean sheets and was a fan favourite during his time on the South Coast. Davis retired after the 2014/15 season and his time at Southampton was rewarded when he had a special testimonial match in May 2016 to celebrate his 10 years at the club. (Southampton)
Here is what some fans said on that terrific performance:
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 3, 2020
Absolutely iconic display. Genuinely one of the best ever GK performances in a Saints shirt#SaintsFC
— Oh When The Saints (@OWTSaintspod) March 3, 2020
Best keeper performance I’ve ever seen #HugeKelv
— NathSummers (@nathsummers) March 3, 2020
Blokes a legend!!! Few weeks after this game In a west quay lift he look at my baby daughter and said what a princess she is…. must get her looks from her mum!!! Cheers super Kelv!!! 🤣💓🤛
— Danielthebionicviking🦿🦾 (@OstenstadEgil) March 3, 2020
I remember it well, and Tadanari Lee’s knockdown for Rickie’s winner. I think that was the win that got us promoted. Magic times!
— Mark Baldwin (@markswan52) March 3, 2020
This is the game where i finally 100% new we were going back to where we belong. Never forget one on the best goalkeeping performances I’ve ever seen! Great assist by Tadanari Lee that night to! 🔴⚪️
— Sam Dowthwaite (@SamD_dappy) March 3, 2020
Proud to say I was there and will never forget that performance from Super Kelv!
— Lee Powell (@leeapowell) March 3, 2020
Southampton fans, was this one of your favourite goalkeeping performances? Comment below!
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