Man City’s goalkeeper Ederson stepped forward and attempted to take their penalty against Tottenham on Saturday.

After Ilkay Gundogan became the third City player to miss from the spot this season in last week’s 4-1 win at Liverpool, questions were raised about the club’s best taker.

Ederson wanted to take the penalty

Ederson wanted to take the penalty

Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling have also blundered from 12 yards with City failing to convert EIGHT penalties since the start of last season.

The club’s top two spot-kick takers, Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne, are also both currently injured.

In response to the questions, manager Pep Guardiola responded in the week that Ederson was often successful in training and named him as an option.

It appears the Brazilian listened to his manager’s comments as he went forward when City won a penalty after 21 minutes against Spurs.

Bernardo Silva prevented him from taking

Bernardo Silva prevented him from taking

Gundogan was brought down by a clumsy challenge from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

However, Ederson was met at the halfway line by Bernardo Silva, who sent him back to his own goal.

Rodri took the spot-kick instead and fired it past Hugo Lloris, though the Frenchman would have been disappointed not to make the save as he did get a hand to the shot.

Guardiola previously said of Ederson: “He has to save them also, then after we see what happens.

Rodri found the net as Ederson watched on

Rodri found the net as Ederson watched on

“It depends on the players. Sergio [Aguero]’s not fit, Kevin is an incredibly good taker but is unfortunately not fit yet.

“We will see tomorrow [against Swansea in the FA Cup] – it depends on the line-up. But he is an option because I am pretty sure he’s a good taker.

“A penalty taker has to be the personality with huge confidence in himself.”

Ederson, who has kept 13 Premier League clean sheets this season, has previously claimed he is the best penalty taker at Man City.

Last November, he said: “I don’t train much free-kicks. I trained penalties and when I played for Ribeirao I took some free-kicks but that is in the past now.

“I am the best penalty taker but I am not chosen to take them!

“The most important thing is that we score goals and win the game.”


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