Manchester City have taken the lead over Tottenham from the penalty spot. Unfortunately, Ederson didn’t get the green light to step up to the mark.
For a side of City’s standard, they have been really poor from the penalty spot in recent seasons. Pep Guardiola has struggled to settle on a player capable of finding the back of the net from 12-yards.
After Ilkay Gundogan missed the target against Liverpool at the weekend, Guardiola opted against letting him take the spot-kick he won himself against Tottenham this evening at the Etihad.
Instead, Rodri stepped up to the mark, rather than Ederson, who as Sky Sports report, was mentioned by Guardiola as a potential solution for City in that situation.
Rodri managed to find the back of the net, just, but it was a pretty poor penalty, one which Hugo Lloris will be disappointed he didn’t keep out. This has done the Ederson argument no harm at all…
Man City lead… JUST ?
Rodri scores from the spot after Højbjerg brought down Gundogan in the box…
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