It was an afternoon to forget for Ederson as he was culpable for both goals as Manchester City lost the Manchester derby against local rivals United.
The Brazilian’s throw out in the final moments of the game was collected by Scott McTominay, who found the empty net from 40 yards, however his error for the first had a bigger effect on the game. Much as Jordan Pickford had against United, Ederson conceded a shot at his near post, as Anthony Martial’s shot squirmed under his hand.
Pep Guardiola stood by his goalkeeper after the game, saying: “He saved one or two, he’s an exceptional goalkeeper. I don’t come to judge my players, mistakes are part of the game. He will recover and is an exceptional goalkeeper. He’s an extraordinary keeper. That’s the only thing I can say. It’s part of the game so next time he’s going to be better.”
Anytime a goalkeeper concedes at his near post, there are calls that he should be doing better, so we examine how exactly Ederson could have done better to make the save.