Leeds United goalie Marco Silvestri breaks record for most saves in a Championship game this season

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The Italian was in fantastic form yesterday evening.

Leeds United defeated Cardiff City last night in a fantastic away performance in the Welsh capital.

Goals from Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci did the job for Steve Evans' side and the result against Brighton last week has been slightly forgotten about.

But the result could have been different, were it not for Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

The Leeds United stopper has his critics. He is undoubtedly a goalie with a calamity in him every now and again.

But he is also an outstanding shot-stopper, as he proved yesterday. Indeed - as reported by WhoScored - he made 10 saves last night. This is the best tally of saves from a goalkeeper in a single game in the Championship this season.

Here are his statistics from last night, compared to the next best duo in Championship action yesterday - courtesy of Opta.

  PositionTeamSavesTotal High ClaimAccurate Goal KicksAppearancesMins Played
Marco Silvestri GK Leeds 10 1 3 1 90
Dorus de Vries GK Forest 7 1 3 1 90
Bartosz Bialkowski GK Ipswich 6 2 2 1 90

Silvestri may have a mistake in him but when he is on form he can be unstoppable in the Leeds sticks.

That is a difficult quality to possess and Leeds fans are surely appreciative. If he could just be more dominant of his area and stronger in his aerial handling, Leeds would have a top-class keeper in their ranks.

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