England goalkeeper Mary Earps has been widely hailed for her punditry on Sky Sports for Thursday’s Carabao Cup last-16 clash between Manchester City and Liverpool. Certainly one of the summer’s Lionesses heroines swapped the gloves for the TV camera on the Etihad Stadium as Man City dumped the holders out with a 3-2 win.
Kevin De Bruyne bounced back from World Cup disappointment with a sensational display, supplying two sublime assists for Erling Haaland and Nathan Ake on either side of Riyad Mahrez’s superb touch and finish. Fabio Carvalho and Mohamed Salah equalised twice for Liverpool, but it surely wasn’t enough as either side resumed their seasons with a bang.
Earps joined Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Mark Chapman within the Sky studio to cover the mammoth clash. It marked the most recent highlight of an incredible 24 hours, during which she was named within the BBC Sports Personality of the 12 months’s Team of the 12 months and placed forty eighth in The Guardian’s best female footballers of 2022 list.
And she or he impressed viewers together with her insight, evaluation and quietness in a recent setting before, during and after Man City’s triumph. Many took to social media to send the Manchester United stopper messages of support and praise for her performance before whisking away to finish the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw.
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@TheyCallHimR wrote: “Rattling. Mary Earps smashing it on Sky Sports together with her evaluation.”
@sydneyeden_ tweeted: “Love Mary Earps doing the post-match evaluation with Micah, especially for one in all her first punditry jobs.”
@ChloeJBeresford drooled: “Absolutely loving Mary Earps’ evaluation on the Sky coverage of Man City-Liverpool tonight.
@AJamesF90’s post read: “I do not know if that is Mary Earps’ Sky punditry debut, but she has been excellent. Insightful and appears to be a natural speaking on camera.”
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Earps is among the finest goalkeepers in women’s football and was one in all the celebs of Sarah Weigman’s European Championship-winning England side. She kept 4 clean sheets and conceded just twice as she was named within the Team of the Tournament, boosting her stocks.
The 29-year-old has made 67 appearances since joining United from Wolfsburg in 2019, and supporters have been clamouring for her to increase her contract before its 2023 expiry. But she may be pressured to delve deeper into the world of punditry after garnering mass plaudits for his showing on the Etihad.
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