Pep Guardiola praised 20-year-old goalkeeper Arijanet Muric after holders Manchester City reached the Carabao Cup semi finals.
They beat Leicester 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
City remain in the hunt for a quadruple this season as Oleksandr Zinchenko scored the decisive spot kick after Muric saved from James Maddison and Caglar Soyuncu.
Christian Fuchs missed for Leicester and Raheem Sterling was embarrassed after he chipped his spot-kick over, although Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan scored for City.
Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in the first half only for Marc Albrighton’s 73rd-minute leveller to send it to penalties, for a repeat of last season’s quarter final between the sides.
Guardiola said: “We got to the final last season and won so we played to win the game. It was quite similar to last season. The end was the same and last season Claudio (Bravo) was exceptional and this year it was Arijanet.
“I don’t know how the legs will be sustained for the rest of the season but it’s better to be in the semi final than to be out.
“Aro is so big, his reaction is so quick and he took the right decisions. It’s good experience for him. He is a young guy, he is so shy, it’s a nice moment. He deserve the big applause.”
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