Thursday 20 Jun
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Fabianski: Save of the season was made on the training ground


Lukasz Fabianski reflected on the save which won the club's Save of the Season award by saying it was made on the training ground.

Fabianski picked up the trophy at the end of season Player Awards for his remarkable stop from Marouane Fellaini in September's 3-1 victory over Manchester United at London Stadium.

The Poland goalkeeper sprung to his right to repel Fellaini's powerful header from close range and help his team on their way to a famous victory.

The technique he used to make the save was one he works on every day on the Rush Green training pitches so he was delighted that the hard work paid off.

"I’m happy to have won it and happy with the save as well," the Hammers No1 said.

"If we look at the save, it’s something that we actually practice with the goalkeeping coach, Xavi Valero.

"He puts a lot of focus into this little movement where, first of all, you try to anticipate the cross with a little step, but as soon as you see you can’t come for the cross you have to readjust and set at the right time.

"That was basically how the save looked and obviously there needed to be a quick reaction to it because the shot was from a close distance.

"The save was in a big game as well so that’s always very pleasing."