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Watch: 37-year-old Paul Robinson makes wonder save to stop Sergio Aguero

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There were more than a few raised eyebrows when news filtered through this morning that Paul Robinson would be in goal for Burnley against Manchester City.

But, playing his first competitive game in over two years, the former England shot-stopper has had quite the first half between the sticks.

The 37-year-old had a role to play in Burnley's opening goal courtesy of a route one punt up field and, whilst he could do nothing to stop Sergio Aguero scoring the equaliser, he then produced a truly world-class save to stop the Manchester City striker grabbing his second before the half-time whistle.

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Considering Robinson hasn't played a game since September 2014 when he was at Blackburn, Man City fans' eyes probably lit up when they learned the veteran would be in goal for the early Premier League kick off after Burnley's number one, Tom Heaton, had to pull out with a calf injury.

However, the former Tottenham and England 'keeper has shown little signs of rust after putting in an assured performance during the first 45 minutes.

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The crowning moment, though, was undoubtedly Robinson's exceptional save to keep out Aguero just before the half-time whistle.

Diving full length to his right, Robinson stunned Aguero and likely everyone watching on by tipping the ball wide of the post after the City striker's strike from outside the box.

As you can imagine, it didn't go unnoticed on social media where the ex-England 'keeper is becoming something of a cult hero.

With Pep Guardiola's men unlikely to be happy with a draw away to Burnley, Robinson will have to brace himself for plenty more action in the second half.

Judging by his efforts so far, though, it might not be quite as easy to find a way past the veteran as some fans thought before kick off.

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