So often the villain last season, Claudio Bravo was the hero for Manchester City on Tuesday night, as the Citizens beat Wolves on penalties to progress to the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
Pep Guardiola fielded a mix-and-match 11, with youngsters Tosin Adarabioyo and Oleksandr Zinchenko joining the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
Aguero had the chance to become the outright top-scorer in Man City’s history. However it was the Championship side who provided the greater goal threat.
Chilean ‘keeper Bravo was in inspired form during the game, making pivotal one-on-one saves from Helda Costa and Bright Enobakhare.
City struggled to break down the Wolves backline and the game would ultimately go to extra-time and then penalties, making the Championship high-flyers the first side this season to stop the Citizens from scoring.
Despite all their good work during the game, the shoot-out would prove a step too far for Nuno Santo’s side.
Léo Bonatini converted the first spot-kick before Kevin De Bruyne and then Yaya Touré put City ahead in the ABBA shoot-out.
Bravo then produced two more fine saves, from Alfred N’Diaye and Conor Coady, to put the Premier League side in the driving seat.
Leroy Sané and finally, Sergio Agüero via a cheeky panenka, fired home to win the shoot-out for the hosts.
City, thanks to Bravo, move into the last eight
Wolves on the other hand, despite a superb performance, go back to focusing on their battle to get themselves into the top-flight next season.