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Brendan Rodgers laments ‘world class’ Ederson after late save helped Manchester City beat Leicester

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Brendan Rodgers laments ‘world class’ and ‘very brave’ Ederson after goalkeeper’s crucial late save helped Manchester City beat Leicester…











Pep Guardiola took advantage of his Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson being allowed to play at Leicester with a crucial late save that saw the champions win 1-0 at Leicester.

Ederson, who had previously suffered a cut in a collision with Harvey Barnes, boldly rushed from his goal to block Ademola Lookman late when Foxes’ substitute was clearly on target.

Manchester City did not receive confirmation until the morning of the game that Ederson and Gabriel Jesus could play after the Brazilian FA withdraw their request to withdraw a five-day suspension for the players who were unable to participate in the World Cup qualifiers due to Covid. withdrawn last week. quarantine restrictions.

Ederson’s brave late save of Ademola Lookman helped Manchester City beat Leicester

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said after Ederson’s match-winning save: “That’s why he’s top class.

“He had been very brave earlier in the game with Harvey Barnes and when the speed went off the line, when Ademola looked up, Ederson was there.

“He’s a world-class goalkeeper, but I’m proud of how my team kept fighting and how competitive they were. I was just disappointed that we couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities we got.’

Brendan Rodgers praised Ederson as 'world class' and praised the stopper for his performance

Brendan Rodgers praised Ederson as ‘world class’ and praised the stopper for his performance

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game for champions City, who kept a clean sheet

Bernardo Silva scored the only goal of the game for champions City, who kept a clean sheet

After losing the season opener to the Spurs, Manchester City have recorded three wins with clean sheets.

“All the players were brilliant,” Pep Guardiola said. “With Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester had the quality to put the balls in the right place. It was hard with Vardy behind it.

“We always suffer against Leicester. It was like the Community Shield game, but different because we could win.”

Both teams will start their European campaigns next week, Manchester City in the Champions League against RB Leipzig and Leicester in the Europa League.

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