Scott Carson mobbed by his Man City team-mates after saving Newcastle’s penalty on his surprise debut for the club in a seven-goal thriller – fr

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Scott Carson mobbed by his Man City team-mates after saving Newcastle’s penalty on his surprise debut for the club in a seven-goal thriller – fr


After nearly two years at Man City, Scott Carson made his first appearance for the Premier League club and it was certainly a moment to remember.

The veteran goalkeeper was loaned out by Derby County as the third pick behind Ederson and Zack Steffen.

Scott Carson made surprise debut for Man City against Newcastle

Pep Guardiola is known for running his squad regularly, especially with a busy fixture list.

The 35-year-old striker started somewhat surprisingly against Newcastle United on Friday night.

City have been named Premier League champions before, with Guardiola perhaps keen to give Carson an appearance and also give Ederson a much-needed rest.

It was quite a memorable encounter as he conceded three goals as City won 4-3, but he was not at fault.

Carson was making his first Premier League appearance in a decade and was awarded an honor guard

His team did him no favors as they conceded two penalties, and he saved one before Joe Willock scored the rebound.

After the final whistle, he was mobbed by his city teammates and is clearly a popular member of the team.

Ahead of the game, Carson told Sky Sports, “I’m delighted to have a chance to play. There was a chance I could have played last season by Eddy (Ederson) for the Golden Glove.

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Carson’s last Premier League appearance was back in 2011

“I think Norwich scored and VAR ruled him offside. I was just putting on my shin guards.

“The goalkeeper coach told me yesterday that I am delighted and that I think my days in the Premier League are over.

“I never gave up and I have a chance tonight.

“I was surprised, but since being here I have tried to work as hard as possible and be there if necessary.

“Fortunately the manager saw that and gave me a game tonight. “

Carson’s last Premier League appearance came in 2011 while playing for West Brom.

The 3,645 days between Premier League appearances are the longest for a goalkeeper in the history of the competition.

He has made 520 career appearances in a career that started at Leeds and took him to Liverpool, Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, West Brom, Bursaspor, Wigan and Derby.



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