Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pass Master Ederson Can Be Key to City Trophy Hunt

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pass Master Ederson Can Be Key to City Trophy Hunt

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EDERSON'S passing against Napoli almost rendered ex-Blue Owen Hargreaves speechless as the City goalkeeper ensured a big win for his team.

The 24-year-old made a penalty save in the first half from Dries Mertens but was a composed figure throughout the match and regularly helped the team to break the first line of the Italians' pressing.

Kyle Walker said afterwards that the players needed to thank the keeper and Hargreaves was stunned at how much he adds to the team.

"For him it's simple but it wasn't for Claudio Bravo last season," he told BT Sport.

"He's been exceptional. His passing of the ball into midfield - he almost never takes a touch, does it first time, takes so much pressure off the centre-backs.

"I'm just amazed how good a passer he is. They're not all five or 10 yards. …

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