Thursday 14 December 2017

Claudio Bravo's error sets Twitter alight

Claudio Bravo endured a tough time on his Manchester City debut
Claudio Bravo endured a tough time on his Manchester City debut

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo's debut gaffe was the most-tweeted about moment of the season so far, generating 33,000 posts per minute.

The campaign may only be in its infancy but Saturday's derby had social media alight with activity as Pep Guardiola's men triumphed 2-1 at Manchester United.

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring and then hit the post, from which Kelechi Iheanacho tapped home from close range - a moment that led to 24,500 tweets per minute.

However, that paled into insignificance compared to Bravo flapping at Wayne Rooney's free-kick, allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to thunder home.

That moment led to 33,000 posts per minute - the most tweeted moment of the season so far, 8,000 higher than the second-most spoken about incident.

In all, the Manchester derby was posted about 1.7million times on Twitter, with Paul Pogba, somewhat surprisingly, the most-mentioned individual.

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