Kyle Walker stars in goal for Manchester City against Atalanta: 'Lads! Don't worry, I've got this'

The defender took over between the posts after Claudio Bravo's red card in the Champions League

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Don't fear, Kyle Walker's here.

The Manchester City defender proved an unlikely hero in his side's Champions League clash with Atalanta on Wednesday night.

With No 1 goalkeeper Ederson having gone off injured at half-time, and his replacement Claudio Bravo sent off in the 81st minute, it was Walker who stepped forward to don the gloves.

And, having become only the third outfield player to go in goal in the competition's history, he went on to keep a clean sheet, with the score remaining 1-1.

He certainly looked the part during his short spell between the sticks, making a comfortable save from Ruslan Malinovskyi's free-kick.

He responded on social media afterwards, saying "Lads! Don't worry, I've got this!!!" The post was liked by England teammate Dele Alli and former City keeper Joe Hart.

Walker then added on Twitter that he thinks his time in goal will be shortlived and he'll happily go back to playing in defence for City.

"Wasn’t expecting the night to end like this. Think I’ll stick to playing outfield though. Good point in the end and still unbeaten in the Champions League," he said.

City took the lead through Raheem Sterling after seven minutes, but Chelsea loannee Mario Pasalic equalised just after half-time.

Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty in the first half for City in what turned out to be a dramatic encounter.