The new Stoke City goalkeeper made his first appearance for the side on Wednesday against Everton so what did Potters fans think of his performance?
When Stoke City signed Danish goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard it looked like he would be third-choice stopper at best. After all, even with Asmir Begovic gone that still leaves Jack Butland and Shay Given on the books.
But after the 23-year-old’s performance against Everton in the Asia Trophy on Wednesday, Mark Hughes may have another selection problem to unravel.
Haugaard was brilliant for Stoke against their Premier League opponents and if he was a bit better when it came to saving penalty kicks he could have proved to be the hero.
Ultimately Stoke lost 5-4 on penalties but Haugaard kept a clean-sheet in normal-time and looked like far more than just a reserve team ‘keeper.
He may have only featured 37 times for his former club FC Midtjylland, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process, but he looks like having a very bright future at the Britannia Stadium.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Stoke fans thought of Haugaard’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Arnie And Haugaard outstanding today. All played well. Bit of bad luck in the end— Roger Barnett (@potters30) July 15, 2015
From what I saw Haugaard seemed decent. Joselu didn't really have any chances but looks nice. Shenton was sound— Harry (@BojanCairkic) July 15, 2015
Haugaard has been brilliant on his debut! Not put a foot wrong #scfc— Liam Mullen ✌ (@L7Mullen) July 15, 2015
Haugaard really impressed me against Everton, showed great bravery and dealt with everything he was hit with— Calum Anderson (@CalumAnderson_) July 15, 2015
Wouldn't it be great if Haugaard also had tommy's penalty stopping abilities :D— Ryan Stokes (@RyanStokes18) July 15, 2015
I was really impressed with Haugaard and Shenton today. Haugaard looks to good to be a 3rd choice keeper. Maybe a loan spell next season— Tyrone Sidley (@stokemadsidders) July 15, 2015
Good first test for Stoke. Haugaard excellent but clearly not a penalty expert! Cameron and Arnautovic the pick of the outfielders.— Mark Holmes (@Homzy) July 15, 2015
Haugaard is quite good, isn't he— Oscar (@oscar_bwn) July 15, 2015
Ireland looks really good and Haugaard is doing very well but we definitely need to sign another winger.— Danny Bowers (@dannybowers10) July 15, 2015