A Coventry City fan recently shared footage of a classic Lee Burge save via a tweet, which has caught the attention of some Sky Blues fans who have been reacting to this footage by sharing admiration for the ex-Coventry goalkeeper.
The tweet, which can be seen here, shares footage of a save Burge made during Coventry’s 2-1 win over Oxford United in the 2016/17 EFL Trophy final. The BBC described Burge’s save as a “superb one-handed stop” in their post-match report of the game.
Coventry City manager Mark Robins was full of praise for Burge’s performance in this EFL Trophy final, stating that the goalkeeper’s save “at the end was terrific” after the match, as reported by the BBC.
Some Coventry City fans have also been sharing praise for Burge in response to the tweet which shares footage of this classic moment. Read the reactions of some Coventry fans to this footage in the tweets below.
— nick (@NickDillam) March 23, 2020
Was absolutely waiting for the roar as soon as that ball fell in the 6 yard box knowing our luck that season, no one had a clue what was going on but went mad when we survived it #PUSB
— Dan Watson (@danwatson123) March 23, 2020
Burges v notts county in 2nd leg was also outstanding
— Rory Davies (@RoryDavies91) March 23, 2020
When burge stood up with that ball we all celebrated like we had just scored it was class ???
— Michael Friel (@michaellfriel) March 23, 2020
That intake of breath from 40k , met by cheers as if we scored when Burge regained the ball #PUSB
— Mike Hoban (@MhHoban) March 23, 2020
Burge was and probably still is a fantastic shot stopper, that was some save ???
— RichMoonCCFC (@Richard21437650) March 23, 2020
Don’t have a video, but I remember Burge making an outstanding save against Newport away, genuinely one of the best saves I’ve seen a Coventry Keeper make?. None of us could believe he saved it and that save kept us in the game.
— Joe Shaw (@JoeShaw41) March 23, 2020
What do we think?
Despite leaving the Sky Blues to join Sunderland on a free transfer in the 2019 summer transfer window, some Coventry fans have been full of praise for this recent tweet sharing footage of Burge’s 2016/17 EFL Trophy final save.
This save helped the Sky Blues to secure a 2-1 win in the 2016/17 EFL Trophy final, helping Coventry to earn their first-ever EFL Trophy. The 2016/17 EFL Trophy became just the second piece of major silverware that Coventry City have ever won, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk, joining their victory in the 1986/87 FA Cup in the club’s list of honours.
Considering that Burge, who is valued at £90k (as per Transfermarkt), played a notable role in helping Coventry to add a piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet, it may be understandable why some Sky Blues fans have been sharing appreciation for the current Sunderland goalkeeper’s shot-stopping ability in response to this footage.