A few people may have suspected Man City’s keeper would register an assist this season.
But they were probably thinking about Ederson, not Claudio Bravo.
Schoolboy defending from Shkodran Mustafi allowed City’s second-choice keeper to assist Sergio Aguero for the opening goal in the League Cup final at Wembley.
Bravo, retaining his place after some impressive displays in City’s run to the final, aimed his goal kick straight down the middle and it appeared the ball would land squarely on Mustafi’s head.
But the German defender appealed to the referee for a free-kick after bumping into Aguero.
The Argentine poacher simply stood his ground and you would expect a centre-back to be stronger under a dropping ball.
The bounce fell kindly for Aguero, who lifted the ball over David Ospina with a perfectly executed lob finish.
Typically clinical work from Aguero but Arsene Wenger will surely be asking questions of Mustafi.
One of the first lessons your taught as a centre-back is to not let the ball bounce — it literally is schoolboy stuff.
It’s probably worth a reminder to everyone that players can’t be offside from a goal kick.
Gary Neville on commentary for Sky Sports also questioned Ospina’s positioning and pondered whether Laurent Koscielny or Calum Chambers could have done more to cover their team-mate’s mistake.
Until today, Aguero had never scored in a cup final for City.
How gracious of Mustafi to allow him the honour of breaking that particular hoodoo.