Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois wins Premier League Golden Glove award
LONDON -- Thibaut Courtois has won the Premier League Golden Glove award for the 2016-17 season, holding off competition from Tottenham's Hugo Lloris.
Chelsea's No. 1 went into the final day of the season against Sunderland with 16 clean sheets to his Tottenham rival's 15, and hopes of a 17th were dashed inside three minutes at Stamford Bridge as Javier Manquillo lashed in for the visitors after a scrambled free kick.
A Tottenham clean sheet away against Hull City would have seen Courtois and Lloris share the award, but Sam Clucas' 66th-minute consolation in a 5-1 victory for Spurs was enough to see the Belgium international confirmed as the sole winner.
Courtois becomes only the second Chelsea goalkeeper to win the Golden Glove, though predecessor Petr Cech claimed it in 2004-05, 2009-10 and 2013-14.
Premier League champions Chelsea's 5-1 win over Sunderland also set a record for wins in a season.
Elsewhere, Tottenham's Harry Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot for a second year in a row after scoring a hat trick on the final day of the season.
Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Liam_Twomey.