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Brad Friedel and Marcus Hahnemann came into Saturday's EPL action as underdogs, with their respective clubs facing two EPL powers, but by the end of the day both American goalkeepers were standing tall with zeros on the scoreboard.

Friedel turned in a stellar performance for Aston Villa, leading his team to an improbable win vs. Manchester United at Old Trafford (just United's second loss in 38 league matches). Hahnemann also stepped up, recording seven saves to help Wolves knock off Tottenham, 1-0.

Friedel and Hahnemann weren't the only American-born (and bald) goalkeepers to enjoy impressive results on Saturday.

Tim Howard and Everton halted first-place Chelsea in a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge. Howard stopped four shots en route to pulling out the surprising result. 

Even American-born goalkeeper Boaz Myhill joined in on the fun, making six saves as he returned to Hull City's starting lineup in the club's scoreless draw against Blackburn Rovers. It was the Welsh international's first start since Oct. 24.

What did you think of the goalkeepers' performances? Think Hahnemann is looking like a lock for a World Cup spot?

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