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Mexican 'keeper pulls off Gordon Banks wonder-save copy

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Banks & Pele reminisce on the former's wondersave (©GettyImages)
Banks & Pele reminisce on the former's wondersave (©GettyImages).

We're all familiar with Gordon Banks' wonder save from Pele's header at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.

Held up as the greatest save ever made, Banks somehow managed to scoop Pele's powerful header over the bar with the ball behind him and seemingly destined to hit the net.

Such was the power and direction of Pele's header that the great Brazilian shouted 'goal' as soon as the ball left his head - only for Banks to intervene in spectacular fashion.

While it would take a brave man to suggest Cruz Azul 'keeper Jose Corona's save against America was on par with Banks' legendary effort, ther was certainly an air of the England legend's efforts as he scooped a seemingly goal-bound header away from danger.

Demonstrating similar lightning reflexes which allowed him to get a hand to the ball despite the fact it was at shin height, Corona's wonder save was then headed clear and away from danger.

The save proved to be vital as his side ran out 1-0 winners against America.

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