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Video: Spurs loanee’s moment of magic helps side to hard-fought draw

Alfie Whiteman produced a world-class save to help his side, Degerfors IF, clinch a point away at Varbergs BoIS in the Sweedish Allsvenskan on Saturday.

Whiteman joined Degerfors on a season-long loan deal during the summer and the goalkeeper has been the club’s number one so far this season.

Degerfors have not had the best of starts to the campaign, with the club now sitting just two places off the bottom.

Whiteman has conceded 12 goals in the 6 games that he has played in the Sweedish top-flight so far but the 23-year-old managed to register his first clean sheet of the season on Saturday, as the club played out a 0-0 draw away at Varbergs.

The goalkeeper produced a moment of magic in the second half as he turned a header from close range over the bar to stop the home side from taking the lead.

Watch Whiteman’s reflex save below:

Spurs Web Opinion

It is very difficult to find appropriate loans for goalkeepers as the parent club needs to be sure that they would be playing regularly. That is perhaps why Spurs decided to loan Whiteman to a Swedish club rather than to an EFL club.

The experience of playing week in, week out, will do the 23-year-old a world of good. Even if he does not make it at Spurs, one would expect plenty of lower league clubs to show interest in Whiteman if he maintains his current form.

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