Man City GK receives highest possible praise from Leicester boss for thwarting Nigerian star
Published: September 12, 2021
 Man City GK receives highest possible praise from Leicester boss for thwarting Nigerian star
Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers hailed goalkeeper Ederson for his phenomenal display during Leicester City's 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bernardo Silva netted the winning goal when he poked home from close range after Cancelo's strike deflected into his path off Caglar Soyuncu in the 62nd minute.

The Foxes did everything to get an equaliser but were thwarted by Ederson, with the Brazilian glovesman denying Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman from pointblank range in the 76th minute, three minutes after the introduction of the RB Leipzig loanee for his debut.

It would have been a great introduction but the new Leicester City number 37 couldn't find the bottom corner as Ederson came off his line to make a super save.

Rodgers has praised Ederson for his shot-stopping abilities by labeling him a 'world class goalkeeper'.

In quotes relayed by LeicestershireLive, the former Liverpool boss said on Ederson : "That's why he is top class.

"That first opportunity when the ball is coming in, he's very brave, and then the speed off his line for Ademola, because by the time he gets his head up, he's there. That’s why he's a world-class keeper."

Ederson was able to play yesterday's game after the Brazilian Federation withdrew their complaint in relation to the goalkeeper not reporting for international duty earlier this month. 

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