UCL: Walker ends up in goal as Man City struggle at Atalanta

Manchester City survived for a Champions League point at Atalanta with Kyle Walker used as an emergency goalkeeper late on.

City beat Atalanta 5-1 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad. And Raheem Sterling’s early goal appeared to put Pep Guardiola’s side on track for a win at San Siro. However, Gabriel Jesus missed a first-half penalty, and Ederson then departed with an injury at half-time.

Things got worse for City after the break as Mario Pasalic soon headed the hosts level. Ederson’s replacement, Claudio Bravo, was sent off for a last-man challenge outside his box with nine minutes to go.

Following a lengthy delay, Kyle Walker came on for Riyad Mahrez and pulled on the gloves – and was forced into an immediate save from a free-kick.

Despite playing with a defender in goal for seven minutes of injury time, City sealed a point which keeps them five points clear at the top of Group C after Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk drew 3-3.

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