The 35-year-old former Manchester United goalkeeper made a staggering 16 saves to keep the Belgians out, although Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku did make the breakthrough in extra-time to finally break USA’s resistance.
Howard’s shot-stopping heroics set a new record as he made the most saves at a World Cup since 1966, with #ThingsHowardCouldSave soon trending on Twitter in tribute to the Everton star.
Here are some of our favourites.
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 2, 2014
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 2, 2014
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 2, 2014
— Connor Neville (@ConnorNeville3) July 2, 2014
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 2, 2014
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