Carney Chukwuemeka enjoyed a fine cameo off the substitute’s bench for Aston Villa in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in midweek.

Chukwuemeka came on for the final 23 minutes of the Premier League battle with Pep Guardiola’s side and could have equalised only a few minutes after his entrance into the game.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 24: Carney Chukwuemeka of Aston Villa during the FA Youth Cup Final between Aston Villa U18 and Liverpool U18 at Villa Park on May 24, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

But for a superb save from Ederson, ranked among the best goalkeepers in the world, Chukwuemeka would have been the Villa Park hero on a night when Steven Gerrard’s side ran their opponents close.

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