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Lewis Dunk, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand: 5 Outfield Players Who Became Goalkeepers During A Match

   Brighton and Hove Albion played a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on matchday 11. Although the match seem uneventful by looking at the scoreline, Brighton and Hove Albion's defender Lewis Dunk made history when the Seagulls goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez was red-carded in the 92nd-minute with Brighton having done all of their substitutions. The English man had to stay between the sticks for the rest of the match. 

   Lewis Dunk is, however, not the only player who has achieved this feat in recent memory. Let's take a look at four other players who also had to become goalkeepers in-game and why:

1. Rio Ferdinand

  The Manchester United legend had to wear the goalkeeper's gloves in 2008 after Manchester United's second goalkeeper, Tomasz Kuszczak, who had replaced Edwin Van der Sar, was sent off. He conceded a penalty as Manchester United lost 1-0. 

2. Kyle Walker

  Kyle Walker took over goalkeeper duties during Manchester City's match against Atalanta in the 2019/2020 Champions League group stage.  

   Ederson Moraes was subbed off at half time and second-choice goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo was red-carded. This left Pep Guardiola with no choice but to use Kyle Walker in goal. The English man stopped a free-kick and also kept a clean sheet in the 10+ minutes he spent between the sticks as Manchester City drew 1-1. 

3. Dani Alves 

  Dani Alves only had to stay in goal for a few seconds after Paris Saint-Germain's goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was shown a red card in the last minute of the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Sochaux in 2018. 

4. John Terry

   Chelsea legend, John Terry had to deputize in goal in 2006 after Chelsea saw their first and second choice goalkeepers go off injured. 

   Petr Cech was the first to go off after he collided with Stephen Hunt, which was the reason he wore a helmet for the rest of his Chelsea career. Second choice goalkeeper, Carlo Cudicini, who was brought on to replace Cech, was also subbed off after he was knocked unconscious. With Chelsea's first and second choice goalkeepers injured, John Terry took their place. The English man kept a clean sheet as Chelsea won the match 1-0. 

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