“Let’s be honest, one of the most fun things in football is a goalkeeper being sent off and an outfield player having to go in goal.”
BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Chapman hit the nail on the head as he summed up the excitement which swept across the watching footballing world when Kyle Walker went between the posts for Manchester City.
First-choice goalkeeper Ederson was replaced at half-time of the Champions League match against Atalanta – and stand-in Claudio Bravo was then sent off.
Who would City turn to? Step forward defender Walker, who said he half volunteered, half was pushed into taking over the gloves.