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Ederson does his best Claudio Bravo impression as Shakhtar take the lead against Man City

The City 'keeper made a howler in the first-half of their Champions League game against the Ukrainians

Manchester City are fortunate enough to be guaranteed a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners, no matter how badly they do against Shakhtar tonight. 

So if Ederson is going to choose a game to make a mistake in, it might as well be this one.


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You can relax, Pep

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You can relax, Pep

But Shakhtar are desperate for the win tonight, with the Ukrainian side competing with Napoli for the runners-up spot in Group F.

And things are looking good for them at half-time, as they lead Pep Guardiola’s boys 2-0.

Brazilian winger Bernard scored the opener with a lovely curler into the top-corner of Ederson’s goal.

There was nothing City’s No 1 could do about that one.

But he was very much at fault for the second goal, charging out of his box to challenge for the loose ball – and completely missing it.

Ismaily was then able to tap the ball into the open net from 16 yards.


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There was definitely shades of Joe Hart and Claudio Bravo there from the goalie.

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City have been pretty invincible this season, so Guardiola will be mildly concerned to see his goalkeeper giving him a slight headache between the sticks.

Last season, Bravo was a consistent liability in goal – making numerous errors, notably against Barcelona in the Champions League and in the 4-0 loss to Everton – and was eventually dropped by the manager.

Sigh.

Let’s not go back to that, eh?