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Scott Carson Gets Swamped By His Man City Teammates At Full-Time And It's Incredibly Wholesome

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Scott Carson Gets Swamped By His Man City Teammates At Full-Time And It's Incredibly Wholesome

Ten years after his last appearance in the Premier League, Scott Carson was handed his Manchester City debut on Friday night against Newcastle - and it was a night to remember for all involved.

The 35-year-old, who is currently the club's third-choice keeper, has been at The Etihad for two seasons on loan from Derby County.

Despite his lack of minutes, Carson is one of the dressing room leaders at City, so after wrapping up the league title earlier this week, Pep Guardiola decided to reward the experienced goalkeeper with a much-deserved start.

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After not making a top-flight appearance in 3645 days, the Cumbrian shot-stopper was given a guard of honour for City's Premier League triumph alongside his teammates.

He was then tested throughout and although conceding three times, Carson produced a number of good stops, including a penalty save from Joe Willock - although the ball fell kindly for the Newcastle player to tap in.

It was a memorable evening made even more special at the full-time whistle, when a bunch of his Manchester City teammates surrounded the experienced keeper to celebrate his solid performance between the sticks.

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This is the wholesome content we need on a Saturday, that's for sure.

Moments later, Pep Guardiola explained his decision to give Carson his City debut on Friday night.

"Maybe people don't know it but he's a real leader for us," the Spaniard told Sky Sports.

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"He says straight away what he believes, he has a lot of experience, he has been in incredible locker rooms with big teams.

"He is an incredible person and we are delighted - not just me but Eddy (Ederson) and Zack (Steffen) and the players that today he could play."

Image credit: PA
Image credit: PA

Carson, meanwhile, was surprised to his name on the teamsheet ahead of kick-off.

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"I'm over the moon to get a chance to play," he said.

"There was a chance I could have played last season but Eddy was going for the Golden Glove. I think Norwich scored and it went to VAR and I was getting my shinpads on!

"Xavi the goalkeeping coach told me yesterday [he was playing], I thought my Premier League days were over but I've never given up and got my chance tonight."

Scott Carson for the Euros, anyone?

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Premier League, Newcastle United

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