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Man City’s Ederson Wants A Goal

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Keeper Determined To Score Before End Of Season

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Ederson has kept 15 clean sheets so far, can he add a goal too?
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He’s best known for stopping the opposition from scoring, but Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson wants to become the first goalkeeper to score a Premier League goal while playing for a title-winning team.

The Portugese keeper was urged forward by the fans to take a penalty on Sunday, and Ederson appears to have been up for it. “I heard them chanting my name, asking me to take the penalty but Gabriel went there. Unfortunately he missed it and Bernardo happily scored. But if the manager had asked me to go there, definitely I’d score.”

Ederson has had an incredible first season with City, winning the League Cup and the Premier League, but he has also made some outstanding saves, including a double save at Old Trafford with the blues 2-1 up. He also suffered injury at home to Liverpool when Sadio Mane’s right boot connected with Ederson’s face, leading to him being replaced by Claudio Bravo.

In his debut season, Ederson has kept 15 clean sheets in 34 appearances, attempted 759 passes with

Only five goalkeepers have ever scored in the Premier League, so will Ederson join Peter Schmeichel, Brad Friedel, Paul Robinson, Tim Howard and Asmir Begovic before the end of the season? There’s four games left for him to do it.

“If Pep (Guardiola) asks me to take it, I’m there. I’d like to score.”