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Costel Pantilimon

Goalkeeper     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Nationality:  Romania    

December 13, 2014    Costel Pantilimon News

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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.

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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.

December 3, 2014

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Pantilimon had a very rough day Wednesday as Sunderland lost to Manchester City 4-1, while recording no saves on the day.

The line for Pantilimon is about as bad as it gets for a goalkeeper, giving up four goals with making no saves. He has looked good prior to this game, so we can just chalk up the bad performance to a brutal matchup. It doesn't get much easier as Sunderland travel to Anfield to face Liverpool this weekend.

November 29, 2014

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Pantilimon recorded his second-consecutive clean sheet by making six saves in scoreless draw with Chelsea on Saturday.

Sunderland have notched scoreless draws in back-to-back matches in what appears to be a change of tactics. Their 4-5-1 has become far more defensive the past three weeks and it seems to be working its magic. Much like last season when Vito Mannone replaced Kieran Westwood, the team has gotten a spark from the goalkeeper change to Pantilimon. Sunderland have another brutal matchup Wednesday hosting Manchester City in what will be a tough task for a third-straight clean sheet.

November 22, 2014

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Pantilimon got his third consecutive start Saturday and got his first clean sheet in a scoreless draw with Leicester City.

Pantilimon has only allowed two goals in his first three starts which bodes well for the Romanian. He has definitely stolen the goalkeeper role for Sunderland and has looked good in the process. Unfortunately, his next two matches are against Chelsea and Manchester City.

November 9, 2014

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Pantilimon got his second start Sunday and converted six saves in the 1-1 draw to Everton.

Pantilimon took over the starting job last weekend for a struggling Mannone and looked solid in his second match against a potent offense. Sunderland travel to Leicester in two weeks after the international break, so Pantilimon may be a cheap value in daily formats.

November 3, 2014

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Pantilimon got his first start for Sunderland Monday in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Pantilimon replaced the struggling Vito Mannone and looked solid in his debut, giving up a lone own goal. He clearly hasn't lost his goalkeeper tactics getting a yellow card for time wasting as well. It looks as though Pantilimon has moved up the pecking order and will start for the time being. He may be a good buy right now in fantasy as his value will be that of a backup goalkeeper. Look for him to start next weekend against Everton.

June 16, 2014

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Pantilimon signed a four-year contract with Sunderland on Monday, joining on a free transfer from Manchester City, the club's official web site reports.

Pantilimon was used as Joe Hart's backup for a majority of last season, although he did see some Premier League starts when Hart struggled in the first half. It's unclear if he was promised any first team looks, as Vito Mannone is coming off an excellent season for the Black Cats.