BBC Sport pundit Garth Crook has heaped praise on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, and said he did something against Newcastle not even Kevin De Bruyne would have done.

City made it two wins in two on Saturday, beating the Magpies 1-0 at the Etihad.

It was a brilliant result given the quick turnaround from the Super Cup against Sevilla.

Phil Foden has been making a lot headlines since the game.

He looked absolutely superb operating between the lines as a number 10.

But Crooks has showered praise on Ederson, who was on fine form with his ball-playing.

Garth Crook mesmerised by Ederson against Newcastle

This week, Crooks has included Ederson in his Premier League Team of the Week.

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The Brazilian caught his eye, with some seriously impressive passing.

He wrote: “The moment it left his boot I was yelling “What a ball!”. Ederson is known for his ability to control the ball with his feet, especially in and around his own penalty area, and seldom kicks it long. But when he does it’s with purpose.

“The ball to Julian Alvarez in the first-half couldn’t have been better delivered if Kevin De Bruyne had made the pass. The ball was superb and set up Erling Haaland with a glorious chance against Newcastle.

“Ederson is as good with his feet as he is with his hands.”

Crooks was referring to one amazing long pass Ederson made in the 40th minute.

He floated a perfect ball out to the left wing for Alvarez, who then found Foden inside, who slipped in Erling Haaland who narrowly missed the target.

Ederson continues to amaze with his passing

For many City fans, watching Ederson ping passes will never get old.

The Brazilian is simply incredible at picking out his teammates wherever they may be on the field.

Ederson can do every kind of pass in the book.

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But of course he doesn’t just pass the ball well.

He is a brilliant all-round goalkeeper, but has recently put in performances that have help win City two trophies for the first time in their history.

He has truly been an incredible signing for the club.

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