Ikeme is an exceptional goalkeeper – Lambert, Hughes

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Nigerian first choice goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has been praised by Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Paul Lambert for his world class display against Stoke City which helped them secure a 2-0 away win against the Premier League side in the Third Round of the FA Cup on Saturday.


Helder Costa and Matt Doherty scored each in the 27th and 80th minute respectively, to put Stoke to the sword.

The Nigeria international was his side’s saviour in the second part of the encounter as he made series of applaudable saves to prevent Stoke from getting back into the game.

Afterwards, his manager, Lambert describes the Eagles short stopper as an exceptional goalkeeper.

He told Wolvea official website, “There were some world class saves from Carl.

“He is a terrific goalkeeper and also a terrific lad and that is important.

“He didn’t have too much to do in the first half, but in the second half we came under a barrage which we knew would happen.

“His performance was exceptional.”

Also Stoke’s boss Mark Hughes, credited Wolves victory over his side to the Nigerian.

“You need luck, their keeper made several saves, but ultimately we weren’t good enough on the day and we have to give them credit”, he added.

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