Kyle Walker ends up in goal for Manchester City as Ederson goes off injured in Champions League clash before Claudio Bravo gets sent off

6 Nov

Manchester City suffered a goalkeeping nightmare as Kyle Walker ended up in goal in their Champions League clash with Atalanta on Wednesday.

City had already lost Ederson to injury at half-time with Claudio Bravo replacing him.

Kyle Walker ended up in goal for Pep Guardiolas side
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Losing their goalkeeper was a blow ahead of their Premier League crunch with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Things then went from bad to worse for City as they had Bravo goalkeeper sent off.

Ilicic latched onto a through ball and beyond the visiting defence before Bravo raced outside the area.

Claudio Bravo was sent off against Atalanta
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The forward fell under a challenge from the goalkeeper, with Kulbakov brandishing the red card.

Bravo was adamant Ilicic dived and replays suggested the forward left his foot in order to make contact before VAR decided to make the decision stand.

After a lengthy delay, Kyle Walker came on for Mahrez wearing Bravo’s shirt and managed to keep out Ruslan Malinovsky’s resultant free-kick.


Incredibly, that save Walker made was more than either Ederson or Bravo made against the Italian club during the match. Bravo was also the first ever substitute goalkeeper to be sent off during a Champions League match.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw with Raheem Sterling’s opener cancelled out by Mario Pasalic.

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