Martin Tyler sparks big goalkeeper debate after Ederson’s errors at Man Utd

Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler sparked a debate over the current standard of goalkeeping in the Premier League after Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson blundered twice against Manchester United on Sunday.

The £35m stopper has been hailed as one of the best in the business since arriving from Benfica in June 2017.

Usually supremely accomplished with the ball at his feet, Ederson almost allowed Anthony Martial to score his second goal of the game when the ball trickled under his foot.

He recovered to clear the ball off the line but had earlier allowed the United attacker's weak volley through his grasp to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side the lead.

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Tyler suggested that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would give Ederson a dressing down if his errors proved to be City's undoing.

Tyler said: “What is it with goalkeepers these days?”

But co-commentator Gary Neville was loathed to lay into Ederson over mis-control, prompting Tyler to respond: “So, if you’re Pep Guardiola and that costs Man City the game, you’re going to lay into him?”

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Fans watching the game took to social media to debate whether the standard of goalkeeping really is in decline at the top level of the game.

"The standard of goalkeeping in the league is so bad. Ederson, Kepa, Alisson, Lloris, DDG all make mistakes so often," wrote a viewer.

"What’s going on with the standard of some of the goalkeeping this season. So many basic errors," tweeted on Premier League fan.

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"Genuinely sickens me that Ederson > Alisson was ever an actual opinion that I had to argue against," commented one viewer.

"Never have I seen a more overrated goalkeeper. His shot stopping ability is average at best, he’s only rated because he plays for City and has great distribution."

"The standard of goalkeeping in this league has never been worse," stated a third, before adding: "Thankfully."

Ederson then rolled the ball directly to Scott McTominay who scored from 35 yards to add a second in injury time, meaning United did the double over City for the first time since 2009/10.

  • Manchester United FC
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Premier League
  • Manchester City FC

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