Claudio Bravo was Manchester City’s hero as they beat Wolves on penalties to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Bravo, who made three key saves against the Championship leaders in normal time, continued his heroics to deny Alfred N’Diaye and Conor Coady in the shootout after the game finished goalless.
City scored all four of their spot-kicks, with Sergio Aguero coolly sealing their victory with a Panenka penalty.
Defeat was harsh on a Wolves side who had become the first team to stop the Premier League pacesetters from scoring this season.
Roared on by more than 6,000 travelling fans, the visitors had not only frustrated City for long periods, they created the best chances in open play too.
But the much-maligned Bravo came to his side’s rescue on three occasions in one-on-one situations, denying Helder Costa in between two saves from Bright Enobakhare.
“Last season was not easy for Bravo, but he is a goalkeeper of a high level. He deserved that performance,” said City boss Pep Guardiola.