Scott Carson made his first debut for Man City after almost two years with the Premier League side, and it was an unforgettable one.
As the third choice behind Ederson and Zack Steffen, the seasoned goalkeeper has been on loan from Derby County. Pep Guardiola is known for rotating his squad regularly, particularly when he has a busy fixture schedule. On Friday night, the 35-year-old goalkeeper made an unexpected start against Newcastle United.
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Guardiola wants to give Scott Carson a chance to shine
Man City has already been crowned Premier League champions, so Guardiola will want to give Carson a chance to shine while also giving Ederson a well-deserved break. He conceded three goals in a 4-3 victory for City, but he was hardly to blame. His team did him no favors by giving up two penalties. One of which he saved before Joe Willock scored on the rebound. He was mobbed by his City teammates after the final whistle, indicating that he is a famous member of the group.
Carson told Sky Sports before the game, “I’m over the moon to get a chance to play Eddy (Ederson) was going for the golden glove. So there was a possibility I might have played last season. I believe Norwich scored, but VAR called it offside. I was just about to put my shin guards on.”
Carson last appeared in the Premier League in 2011, when he was a member of West Bromwich Albion. The longest gap in Premier League starts by any goalkeeper in the competition’s history is 3645 days.
He began his career at Leeds and went on to play for Liverpool. He played for Charlton, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Bursaspor, Wigan Athletic, and Derby County.