Beautiful Premier League moments: When Rondon 'saved Yedlin from serious injury' in 2015

There was a wholesome moment in the UEFA Conference League match between Maccabi Haifa and Dinamo Tbilisi last summer.

Nodar Kavtaradze looked like he was going to suffer a serious injury after a collision with Maor Levi.

Kavtaradze lost control of his body and looked as if he would fall in an awkward manner.

But Levi saved his opponent with some quick thinking. His actions were appreciated by Kavtaradze who immediately showed his gratitude.

There was a similar moment in England’s top tier back in 2015.

On October 17, 2015, West Brom welcomed Sunderland to The Hawthorns for their Premier League clash.

DeAndre Yedlin and Salomon Rondon competed against each other for a header.

Salomon Rondon and DeAndre Yedlin at Newcastle
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Deandre Yedlin of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Salomon Rondon of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Sunderland right-back won the ball but toppled over Rondon and looked as if he was going to fall awkwardly.

Recognising that Yedlin was about to fall headfirst, Rondon showed incredible strength to grab Yedlin and ensure he landed on his feet.

Yedlin had a beaming smile on his face as he recognised his opponent’s gesture. View the moment below…

You love to see it. One of the most wholesome moments in Premier League history.

Football fans on YouTube have been praising Rondon for his actions.

harrr53 said: “Fantastic sportsmanship. Well done!”

“Rondon needs a lifetime fair play award! Imagine Costa, Keane etc doing that!” Simon H said.

Ste 97 commented: “Saved him a potential serious injury”.

SebB stated: “That could have actually been a pretty bad injury. Fair play Rondon.”

“What a boss. Big guy with a big heart Rondon. Respect”, TooMuchTruth wrote.

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Twitter user @Tweeteronfire78 wrote: “Omg I forgot this happened and I love it”.

While @Collinsinho2000 noted: “Rondon saved him from breaking his neck there”.

Three years after the incident, Rondon and Yedlin became teammates at Newcastle. We wonder if they ever recalled that beautiful moment from 2015.

Yedlin, now 29, is currently back in Major League Soccer playing for Inter Miami.

Rondon, meanwhile, is still in the Premier League with Everton.

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