Ederson, Manchester City's goalkeeper, sidelined for crucial Premier League finale and FA Cup match

Manchester City have confirmed that Ederson, their goalkeeper, will be sidelined for their last two games of the season due to an injury.

The 30-year-old player was selected to play for the Citizens in their match against Tottenham Hotspur in North London on Tuesday night, marking his 43rd appearance in the starting lineup this season across all competitions.

Nonetheless, during the second period, Ederson was substituted after a powerful clash with Cristian Romero, a Tottenham defender, near the goalpost.

After a long time of undergoing treatment on the field, Ederson was declared ready to continue playing by the club’s medical staff. However, shortly after, they had a change of heart and concluded that it would be in the best interest of the Brazilian to be substituted off in the 69th minute.

Ederson appeared visibly angry when he was substituted, expressing his frustration as he made his way to the bench. However, his replacement Stefan Ortega proved to be a source of inspiration for Man City, leading them to a crucial 2-0 victory over Spurs with a series of significant saves. Meanwhile, at the other end of the field, Erling Haaland scored both goals for the visitors in their pursuit of the title.

Following the game, Pep Guardiola the manager stated that Ederson does not have a concussion, but rather he is experiencing “an issue with his eye” as reported by the club’s doctor. The substitution of the goalkeeper was necessary as he was having difficulty with his vision.

According to a statement released on their official website, Man City has confirmed that Ederson will be unable to play for the remainder of the season due to a “small fracture of his eye socket.”

According to a statement released by Manchester City, Ederson will be absent from the last two matches of the season due to a minor fracture in his eye socket.

On Tuesday evening, our goalkeeper from Brazil sustained an injury while we were playing against Tottenham Hotspur and we won 2-0. After the incident, he underwent scans on the impacted area which showed a minor fracture in his right eye socket.

Ederson’s injury will render him unable to participate in the remaining matches of the 2023-24 season.

On May 14, 2024, Stefan Ortega from Manchester City was seen with coach Pep Guardiola before being substituted into the game.

Which games will Ederson be absent for? Who will take his place?

On Sunday, Ederson will not be able to participate in Manchester City’s crucial Premier League match at home against West Ham United.

According to the latest table, The Citizens are currently leading and have a two-point advantage over Arsenal who are in second place. Guardiola’s team is aware that a win against the Hammers at the Etihad Stadium will secure their fourth consecutive title, setting a new record.

The upcoming FA Cup final between Manchester City and Manchester United on May 25 will be without Ederson for the second time in a row. This could potentially affect Man City’s attempt to defend their title and potentially achieve another domestic double.

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Ortega will be stepping in for Ederson and taking up the goalkeeper position, as stated by his manager and teammates. His impressive performance as a substitute in the crucial win against Spurs earned him plenty of praise, according to sources.

During the current season, Ortega has played in 18 games for Man City in various competitions. Out of these, he has been substituted in 4 times and has successfully defended 11 out of 13 shots on target in the Premier League. This impressive record amounts to an 85% success rate. In fact, he has managed to save each of the last 11 shots on target that he has faced as a substitute.

In the meantime, Manchester City will be evaluating the condition of their playmaker Kevin De Bruyne before their upcoming match against West Ham. De Bruyne sustained an injury to his Achilles during the week, and the team wants to assess his status before the game on Sunday.

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