West Ham United goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had his fair share of troubles during the 2019/20 campaign.
The most obvious is his injuries, which saw the Poland international miss a total of 13 Premier League games, having initially come off against AFC Bournemouth.
This coincided with the club’s downfall under Manuel Pellegrini that term, but things weren’t completely rosy when he took up his place between the sticks once again.
One of the enduring memories of his season comes against Liverpool. He didn’t cover himself in glory in that game, as he could have done more to stop Georginio Wijnaldum’s opener and let Mohamed Salah’s tame strike go through his legs, before Sadio Mane scored the winner.
If there were any doubts about how important Fabianski can be for West Ham, he has answered them this season.
How would rate Fabianski's performance against Man City?
First of all, there are the clean sheets that he managed to keep against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City, helping us beat them 3-0 and 4-0 respectively.
While he wasn’t able to keep out Phil Foden’s effort during the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, the 35-year-old put in a superb performance across the 90 minutes.
He made a total of six saves, including a one-on-one with Raheem Sterling which many fans of both clubs will have been expecting to result in the ball landing in the back of the net.
The stopper looked dominant in his box and also made one high claim. All of these contributions undoubtedly played an integral part in the Hammers getting a well-earned point from Pep Guardiola’s side.
Goalkeepers can be harshly critiqued at times, but Fabianski definitely deserves appreciation from our fanbase following his performances so far.