World Cup: Belgium rob superb Tim Howard of his Hollywood ending
Jul 02, 2014
The numbers at the end of it all were incredible -- 39 shots, 26 on target, 15 saves. After a point, though, Tim Howard must have seemed like Fort Knox to the Belgians, who attacked in speedy waves for the best part of 90 minutes. They hit the crossbar once (an Divock Origi header) from open play and went past the post a couple of times, but anything and everything that went close to the American goalkeeper was collected, punched or palmed out of play.It was the most stunning display of goalkeeping. The 15 saves are a record for a World Cup game (the records stretch back to 1966 -- that's when...