Conor Coady has been speaking to talkSPORT after Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions for a fifth time.
The Wolves captain heaped praise on Pep Guardiola’s scintillating side, after Leicester’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford ended the title race for good.
When discussing Manchester City’s dominance, Coady recalled a bizarre incident in 2019 which left him and his teammates stunned.
In January 2019, Wolves were 3-0 down – and a man down – against the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium.
Then, Coady witnessed Ederson race out of his goal to challenge Morgan Gibbs-White, before deciding to stay in midfield and knock the ball around.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the England international said: “This is no word of a lie, we’re stood there going, ‘what is going on here? It’s the keeper!’ We were 3-0 down at the time, it was a tough day.
“Ederson was out in midfield playing with the ball and then running back and then you’re going, ‘this isn’t right’. When your head goes, your head goes.”
Of course, when you see the opposition goalkeeper standing in midfield knocking passes around, you know you’re probably not making life too hard for your opponents.
Coady and his Wolves teammates had every right to be baffled.
We rarely see a glovesman so comfortable with the ball at his feet like Ederson is.
He has revolutionised the goalkeeping position, to the point where he is almost a deep-lying playmaker with gloves on at times.
Ederson’s passing range and composure on the ball is simply superb – it’s no wonder Coady couldn’t believe what he was seeing.