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Alex McCarthy | Goalkeeper | #13

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 174

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Southampton picked up a point from a goalless draw at Manchester United despite being without first-choice goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino was rewarded for his decision to rest Forster, as Alex McCarthy made three saves and kept a clean sheet on his first start of the season. The Saints were denied an early lead when David de Gea ranged low to deny James Word-Prowse's low strike after six minutes, before Juan Mata forced a save from McCarthy and Jesse Lingard headed wide. The start of the second-half presented Shane Long with the Saint's best chance to win the match, but De Gea fought off the strike with a superb leg save. Paul Pogba did have the ball in the net for the apparent match-winner on 82 minutes, but his goal was ruled out for offsides. Overall, it was a good result for Southampton, who remain 13th in the table despite a run of eight matches without a win. Sat, Dec 30, 2017 03:16:00 PM
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Southampton has officially announced the signing of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy this summer.

The 26-year-old joins the Saints on a three-year contract after just one season at Crystal Palace, where he began last season as the club's No. 1 before making only seven starts. McCarthy became surplus to requirements after Crystal Palace signed Steve Mandanda on a free transfer from Marseille and will now step in as the Saints' backup to Fraser Forster. Said McCarthy: "I'm over the moon to join a club like this. The club is known for producing young players and they've had successful seasons.There's the Europa League to look forward to this season, so there's going to be a lot of games.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Alex McCarthy played his first match since September and it showed as he gifted Liverpool their first goal and looked bad on the penalty that decided the match for the Reds.

Regardless of McCarthy's form, Crystal Palace supporters should be extremely disappointed in how their team played up a man and a goal against Liverpool at home on Sunday. The Eagles seemed to relax, perhaps thinking the match was won, only to see Jurgen Klopp's men come back. McCarthy's first mistake saw him slip as he attempted to clear a routine ball. The scuffed clearance landed at the feet of Roberto Firmino who slotted it home with ease to tie the match. It looked like that was how it was going to end until a last second Damien Delaney foul gifted Christian Benteke a penalty. McCarthy committed early to his right leaving Benteke to calmly slot to the keeper's left. Another loss for Palace who are fading quickly and potentially facing a relegation battle if they don't get things turned around quickly.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 10:35:00 AM

QPR have warned Crystal Palace that Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy will only be allowed to leave if the £3.5 million release clause in his contract is met…

McCarthy has made it clear his future lies away from QPR, following first-choice keeper Rob Green’s decision to commit his future to the club. Palace lodged an initial £2m bid for the 25-year-old as a potential replacement for Wayne Hennessey, who is attracting attention from West Brom. But QPR insist they will not accept anything less than the £3.5m release clause. McCarthy himself is desperate for game time and previously turned down an approach from Liverpool for that reason. Harry Redknapp described him as a future England keeper and he is unlikely to embrace a move that will see him as cover for Palace’s current number one, Julian Speroni.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 07:34:00 AM

Opportunities for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been limited since the summer signing arrived from Reading in August but the reserve stopper was afforded his first Premier League start against Liverpool in game week eight with Rob Green side-lined because of illness.

After a solid performance between the sticks Harry Redknapp was faced with a potential tricky decision on whether to stick with his number two keeper or revert back to Rob Green. However a training ground injury ruled Alex McCarthy [thigh] out of game against Aston Villa match paving the way for Rob Green to make a quick return having missed one match due to tonsillitis. During the interim period Brian Murphy is likely to take his place in the match-day squad.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:26:00 AM