Manchester City Will Have To Rely on This 36-Year-Old as Top Goalkeepers Enter Quarantine

Published 09/09/2021, 12:24 PM EDT


If there is one thing that both football clubs and fans can agree on, it is that International breaks are brutal. More often than not, players get injured or are overworked during the breaks. Manchester City is the latest victim of the international break syndrome with both their goalkeepers, Ederson and Zack Steffen out due to different reasons. 

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Pep’s usually stacked City squad is running thin as the Cityzens will have to rely on Scott Carson. The veteran looks set to start between the sticks when the Premier League reopens.  

 

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Manchester City Goalkeepers struck hard by the International break

Manchester City’s Brazilian goalie Ederson was handed a 5-day ban by the Brazilian FA as retaliation to clubs blocking their players from traveling to ‘red list’ countries. This restriction applies to even those players who were called up but did not fly. If any club acts against this judgment imposed by 211 FA’s, City will attract punishment from FIFA for their actions. Meanwhile, City’s Zack Steffen was infected with the Coronavirus on International duty with the USMNT. 

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36-year-old Scott Carson set to start against Leicester

One man’s misery is another man’s luck. The ‘keeper crisis at City has opened doors for the 36-year-old Scott Carson who will make his first meaningful appearance in the top flight in 10 years. He only played one game last season, a 4-3 win against Newcastle after the title was already wrapped up. He will be facing Brendan Rodger’s Leicester City this weekend.

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Carson has been a journeyman in his career. He started off at Leeds and then moved to Liverpool. At Liverpool, he was loaned thrice before settling in at West Brom. Carson made 100 appearances for West Brom and later on had short stints at Busaspor, Wigan, and Derby before joining City. The 36-year-old is unfortunately remembered as the goalkeeper whose mistake cost England a euro qualification. This mistake led to the ex English national player Steve McClaren calling him ‘The Wally with the Brolly’.

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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