Manchester City

Pep Guardiola may have revealed why City miss so many penalties


Pep Guardiola was left frustrated after Manchester City dropped two more points against Everton at the Etihad on Saturday.

After watching his side lose their unbeaten record at Spurs a fortnight ago, this should have been the perfect opportunity for Guardiola’s side to bounce back, but they were unable to defeat Ronald Koeman’s Toffees.

What will particularly irk City fans is that they were given victory on a plate, handed two penalties – even if the first was a little contentious.

Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both missed from the spot, meaning the game ended 1-1, and Guardiola has now admitted his side should probably be practicing.

City haven’t been taking penalties in training because the Sky Blues believes it’s impossible to replicate the pressure of taking one in the stadium on matchday.

However, De Bruyne’s and Aguero’s slip-ups were the fourth misses of the eight spot-kicks they’ve been awarded this season.


For Aguero, it was his second miss in less than a week after suffering the same misfortune for Argentina on international duty.

“I don’t have time to practise everything I want to with 80 per cent of the players on international duty,” Guardiola told the Sun.

“We were focusing on other points. You can practise them in training but in training nobody is there. There is no pressure.”

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