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Costel Pantilimon

Goalkeeper     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  Romania    

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Pantilimon had an eventful game Saturday, making six saves en route to a 2-1 loss to Tottenham.

Pantilimon was on his heels all game long as Spurs' dominated and out-shot Sunderland 25-8. This is quite the theme for Sunderland as they have been out-shot an incredible 78-17 in their last three matches. The one positive here is that Pantilimon has plenty of opportunities to makes saves as Sunderland sport one of the worst defenses around. If the defense doesnt improve, Sunderland could be relegated at the end of the season. Pantilimon and Sunderland have a nice matchup in two weeks after a short break when they host Burnley in whats a crucial game for both squads.

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January 10, 2015

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Pantilimon made three saves but allowed the only goal of the game in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool Saturday.

It was a solid performance as Pantilimon was tested all afternoon, with his team getting outshot 21-5. Pantilimon looks like a solid keeper with his lengthy wing span and ability to make tough saves. He'll be a reliable source for saves for the remainder of the season and will likely have to make another 3+ in their next match against Tottenham next Saturday.

January 2, 2015

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Pantilimon had an extremely busy day Thursday, allowing three goals, but making nine saves in the 3-2 loss to Man City.

In a game Sunderland were out-shot 32-4, Pantilimon had to play well to keep them in it. It's quite the stretch for Pantilimon as he has made 29 saves in just his last five matches. Pantilimon is an interesting fantasy option because of the saves he can provide, but clean sheets are far and few between. Sunderland take on Liverpool next Saturday in what should be another good opportunity for Pantilimon to pick up more saves.

December 28, 2014

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Pantilimon played well Sunday making four saves en route to a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw to Aston Villa.

After a rough Boxing Day performance, Pantilimon bounced back and played well against a poor offense in Aston Villa. Villa also had an early red card right after half, which also made things much easier for Pantilimon and Sunderland. Sunderland have a brutal matchup Thursday when they travel to the Ethiad to take on Manchester City.

December 26, 2014

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Pantilimon had a rough day on Boxing Day, conceding three goals and making two saves in the 3-1 loss to Hull City.

After a clutch clean sheet last weekend against arch-rivals Newcastle, Pantilimon and Sunderland had a bit of a let down in a bottom of the table battle. He made a big mistake that led to an easy goal for Hull in a disappointing performance. Sunderland were thoroughly outplayed after their opening minute goal and will look to bounce back this Sunday against Aston Villa.

December 21, 2014

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Pantilimon had seven saves and grabbed a clean sheet against Newcastle in Sunderland's 1-0 win Sunday.

Against Sunderland's biggest rivals, Pantilimon had his best game of the season. In just eight games, he has recorded a clean sheet in four and has turned Sunderland's defense around. Pantilimon has a solid shot to start a shutout streak, as Sunderland host Hull City on Boxing Day before facing Aston Villa next Sunday.

December 13, 2014

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Pantilimon had a solid game Saturday recording seven saves in the 1-1 draw to West Ham.

Against a potent offense, Pantilimon showed up in a big way making seven saves and single-handedly salvaging a draw for his Black Cats. Pantilimon has been solid since taking over for Vito Mannone and has secured the starting role with his strong play. Sunderland travel to Newcastle next weekend in a big rivalry game.

December 6, 2014

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Pantilimon made two saves to pick up a clean sheet during Sunderland's scoreless draw with Liverpool on Saturday.

After giving up four goals last weekend, Pantilimon showed some resiliency by making two saves and recording the relatively easy clean sheet Saturday. Pantilimon has another tough test next weekend against the breakout West Ham side.