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City held by Atalanta

Defender Kyle Walker was forced to play in goal for the closing stages as Manchester City held on to draw 1-1 with Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League.

Walker replaced substitute goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who was shown a straight a red card for a sliding tackle on Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic outside the box, having replaced first-choice keeper Ederson during the interval.

The 29-year-old defender, only the third outfield player to go in goal during a Champions League match, actually made more saves than both of Man City’s goalkeepers during the game.

England international Raheem Sterling had given the visitors a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute of their group stage game as Atalanta pulled one back through Mario Pasalic four minutes after the restart.

A win at the San Siro would have sent City through to the knockout stages but they remain five points clear at the top of Group C despite failing to secure a victory for the first time in the Champions League this season.

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