Goalkeepr Claudio Bravo was the hero for Manchester City last night as they knocked out a gutsy Wolves side in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
The Chilean goalkeeper saved Alfred N’Diaye’s effort and then Conor Coady’s effort, to allow City's joint record goalscorer Sergio Aguero to step and cooly slot home the winning penalty.
Wolves held City to their first goalless draw since April of this year when they drew at home to Man United, however manager Pep Guardiola took the unusual step of blaming last night's result on the match ball,
It is not acceptable, the ball was unacceptable for a high-level competition.
It is too light, it moves all over the place, it is not a good ball. It is impossible to score with a ball like that and I can say that because we won, I’m not making excuses. All of my players said: ‘What is that? I'm sorry Carabao Cup is not a serious ball for a serious competition. It’s [for] marketing, money, OK but it’s not acceptable – [it has] no weight, nothing.
Wolves put in a valiant efforrt, holding Guardiola's side to a goalless draw. City had previously scored 57 goals in 17 matches.