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Pep Guardiola backs Claudio Bravo after serene start turns into horror show

As this 172nd Manchester derby began, the chief subplot centred on how Claudio Bravo would fare on his City debut as Joe Hart’s replacement. His £17m acquisition had been Pep Guardiola’s headline summer move as the England man was sent to Torino because his ball skills are not up to the Catalan’s desired standard. Bravo’s first appearance would offer clues about Guardiola’s judgment and the new keeper’s ability.