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Shot count keeps rising for Karl Darlow who faced another 28 against on Saturday and has been tested more than any other keeper in the Premier League... the Magpies have been riding their luck Newcastle were beaten at home 4-1 by on Saturday evening Karl Darlow faced 28 shots overall, including saving Bruno Fernandes' penalty He has made 86 stops since the start of the season, more than any other keeper The Englishman was on the losing side, but the defeat was certainly not his fault 

By Craig Hope for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:53 BST, 18 October 2020 | Updated: 23:51 BST, 18 October 2020

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It has long been said that goalkeepers are mad - but keeping goal for Newcastle United is enough to drive even a sane stopper to insanity.

On Saturday night, Karl Darlow faced 28 shots on his goal. Across five Premier League games this season the efforts against column reads a staggering 86 - a divisional high.

Yes, not all of them find the target, but it is an indicator of a team riding its luck - and needing a very good goalkeeper with it.

Karl Darlow (right) faced 28 shots as Newcastle lost 4-1 by Manchester United on Saturday

Karl Darlow (right) faced 28 shots as Newcastle lost 4-1 by on Saturday

Darlow has made more saves (28) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season

Darlow has made more saves (28) than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season

Newcastle had that last season when they again conceded the most shots in the top flight and Martin Dubravka recorded 140 saves, more than any other keeper.

At least it is a means to improvement, for they certainly get plenty of practice. And that has been evident with Darlow this term, deputising for the injured Dubravka after two-and-a-half years without a Premier League appearance.

His confidence was

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