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The Netherlands goalkeeper staked his claim to be the Oranje's No.1 at the World Cup by making 14 saves in Newcastle's 1-0 win at Tottenham

World Player of the Week
Tim Krul
 
AGE 25
POSITION Goalkeeper
PLAYS FOR Newcastle
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (SAVES MADE) 1 (14)
TIME ON PITCH 90
PREVIOUS WINS 0

Tottenham
0-1 Newcastle

Goalkeepers don't usually get a look in when it comes to our World Player of the Week, but after Tim Krul inspired Newcastle to victory on Sunday, we decided to buck that trend.

The Netherlands keeper made no less than 14 saves, several of them right out of the top drawer, as the Magpies kept Spurs at bay after Loic Remy had put the visitors in front.

Goal's Miles Chambers said: "The Dutchman made 14 saves, many of them spectacular, to earn the Magpies three points at White Hart Lane - the same ground where Krul was on the receiving end of a 5-0 walloping 20 months ago.

"His performances this season have been consistently top-notch, although his display in north London on Sunday was stratospheric.

"It also provides the shot-stopper will an excellent example of why he deserves to be the Netherlands No.1 with the World Cup around the corner."

Congratulations to Tim Krul, Goal's 235th World Player of the Week winner!

The Shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

@daiana_xoxo: "The most complete player in the world #Ronaldo."

Goal's Miguel Churrucca: "Ronaldo is on fire. He scored twice at Juventus before his hat-trick stunned Real Sociedad."

Heung-Min Son - Bayer Leverkusen

 @RFC_NaraGalang: "#HeungMinSon. Three goals, one assist ;)."

Goal's Falko Bloeding: "Son scored a hat-trick and assisted Kiessling's goal in a 5-3 victory over Hamburg."

Hernane - Flamengo

@SeriousWanne: "#Hernane should be part of the Selecao squad for the 2014 WC #Flamengo."

Goal's Matheus Harb: "Mengo's top scorer continues to find more victims with goals in consecutive games against Goias."

David Mathebula - SuperSport United

@CTTurnbull: "Perfect response to doubters after a poor showing against Platinum Stars."

Goal's Ignat Manjoo: "Scored a fabulous long-range goal to cap off a fine showing in the 4-1 win over Golden Arrows."

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