Guardiola lauds keeper

Guardiola lauds keeper

10 Sep 2017, 18:00

Pep Guardiola praised Ederson's bravery after the goalkeeper was injured following a nasty collision with Sadio Mane.

The Brazilian summer recruit from Benfica was caught by a high boot from Mane in an accidental but high-speed clash during the first half of Saturday's convincing 5-0 victory for Manchester City over Liverpool. Mane was shown a straight red card while Ederson received treatment for eight minutes before being stretchered off for further assessment which revealed he did not suffer concussion and was cleared of serious injury.

-We play so high the goalkeeper has to play on the 18-yard box to help us with these forward balls, Guardiola said.

The incident occurred late in the first half as the 24-year-old rushed out of his area in an attempt to beat Reds forward Mane to a high bouncing ball which pleased Guardiola, who demands his goalkeeper to provide extra cover to the defense. 

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