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Guardiola: Without Ortega's Save, Arsenal Would Be Champions

 Guardiola: Without Ortega's Save, Arsenal Would Be Champions

Stefan Ortega of Manchester City
Stefan Ortega of Manchester City is substituted on to replace teammate Ederson during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 14, 2024 in London, England.(Image-Getty) 

15 May 2024

 Pep Guardiola Praises Stefan Ortega's Crucial Save

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed goalkeeper Stefan Ortega for his pivotal save against Tottenham Hotspur, asserting it was a decisive moment in the title race. City's 2-0 victory over Spurs, secured by goals from Erling Haaland, saw them return to the top of the Premier League table.

 Match Details


 Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Manchester City

Key Moment:

Ortega replaced Ederson in the 69th minute and made several critical saves, most notably a one-on-one stop against Spurs captain Son Heung-min when City led 1-0.

 Guardiola's Reaction

Visibly stunned by Ortega's save, Guardiola fell to the ground in disbelief. He later emphasized the save's importance in the title race.

 Guardiola's Comments

“He defined, I would say, how the team is a team. Ortega saved the actions; otherwise, Arsenal will be champions,” Guardiola told the club’s official website.

Guardiola highlighted Son's historical impact against City, praising Ortega's talent in one-on-one situations and the German cultural approach to goalkeeping. He commended Ortega’s reliability and the club's decision to sign him.

 Statistical Insights

- **Ortega's Performance:** Ortega has been reliable in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, filling in for Ederson during injuries.

- **Key Stats:** Ortega's save against Son was critical in maintaining City's lead and ultimately their position at the top of the table.

 Match Implications

City’s win, coupled with Ortega’s heroics, keeps them in control of the title race, setting the stage for an intense final day of the Premier League season.

 Related Articles

- Guardiola: Ortega one of the best 'keepers I’ve ever seen in my life

- Rodrigo left speechless by Ortega Moreno's heroic Spurs display

- Why Ortega's save IS the defining moment in the title race

Upcoming Matches

Manchester City:

 City faces their final league match with confidence, knowing that their fate is in their hands.


 Arsenal will need to win their final game and hope for a slip from City to have a chance at the title.

 Closing Thoughts

Pep Guardiola’s praise for Stefan Ortega underscores the critical role of the goalkeeper in Manchester City’s title bid. Ortega’s standout performance against Tottenham may well be remembered as the defining moment in the 2023-2024 Premier League season.

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