The Argentine neglected to make the most of his chance, rather than spooning the ball directly at the thankful Edouard Mendy
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has given an expression of remorse for his punishment miss against Chelsea.
Aguero put forth a hash of his Panenka attempt on Saturday, spooning the kick straight into the arms of Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
It was an astounding slip from the normally unerring Argentine, yet it was with regards to a sweltering season for the Premier League pioneers from 12 yards out and added to a 2-1 loss that kept City from asserting the title.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID?
City manager Pep Guardiola wouldn’t scrutinize the forward after the game, however Aguero has taken to Twitter to give a conciliatory sentiment.
“I MIGHT WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO MY COLLEAGUES, STAFF, AND ALLIES FOR MISSING THE PUNISHMENT,”
“IT WAS AN AWFUL CHOICE AND I ASSUME FULL LIABILITY.”
Aguero’s Panenka bad dream was the fourth punishment City have missed in the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Just as Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, and Raheem Sterling have all cushioned their lines from the spot, with City shockingly inefficient whenever gave a chance from 12 yards out.
No opposite side has missed more spot-kicks than the pioneers this season – and they were also helpless last season as well.
In 2019-20, Guardiola’s charges missed five punishments, with Aguero, Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, and Sterling twice neglecting to track down the net from the spot.
In fact, City is the main group to miss at least four punishments in continuous missions in Premier League history.
THE MASTER PLAN
Fortunately for City, their battles from the spot have had little impact on what has been a splendid season in all cases.
Notwithstanding the 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday, Guardiola’s side could in any case win the Premier League title on Sunday, if Manchester United goofs against Aston Villa.
Undoubtedly, City is now Carabao Cup advocate subsequent to dispatching Tottenham in the last, and furthermore have a shot at their absolute first Champions League crown.
Chelsea, who have effectively beaten them in the FA Cup this season, lie on pause in the last of the European rivalry in Istanbul on May 29.