Ederson produces no-look pass vs Watford whilst under pressure from Troy Deeney


When Manchester City picked up 100 points in the Premier League last season, many believed we’d never see something like that again.

However, after 14 matches this season, Pep Guardiola’s side are well on course to repeat that feat. In fact, they could even better it.

Fourteen matches played, 12 won, two drawn and 43 goals scored, City have been dominant once again this campaign.

Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Burnley on Wednesday, City had the opportunity to go five points clear at the top of the table when they visited Watford.

City’s previous two games at Vicarage Road have ended 5-0 and 6-0 and were heavy favourites going into the clash.

So it’s no wonder the champions oozed with confidence during the opening stages.

City battered Watford early on and Ben Foster needed to be at his very best to keep them out.

Meanwhile, at the other end, Ederson was probably in danger of developing frostbite given his lack of involvement.

That was until he was passed the ball under pressure with Troy Deeney closing him down.

But Ederson was never going to panic.

Instead, he produced a rather cheeky no-look pass into Vincent Kompany’s feet with Deeney right in front of him.

That just sums up City right now.


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Ederson’s distribution is so key to the way Guardiola wants City to play and former club goalkeeper Shay Given believes the Brazilian is the best in the world with the ball at his feet.

“For me, Ederson is the best in the world with the ball at his feet and I’m not saying that lightly,” Given told the club’s official website.


“There are some great goalkeepers – [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen, [Manuel] Neuer – but for me he’s just so comfortable with the ball at his feet.

“It’s exactly how Pep wants to play and when City have the ball, Ederson basically becomes an outfield player, and he may as well chuck the gloves in the goal because he’s so good with his feet!”

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