Manchester City scuppered a chance to qualify early for the Champions League knockout rounds following an eventful 1-1 draw at Atalanta, with supporters criticising Gabriel Jesus for an awful spot kick.
Manchester City were 1-0 up and cruising heading into the break after Jesus beautifully set up Raheem Sterling with a back heel, after some brilliant build-up play, to give City the lead.
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However, when given the chance to gain a two-goal advantage following a handball, the Brazilian striker scuppered the opportunity with what Gary Lineker described as ‘one of the worst penalties you’ll ever see.’
From then on, things just got worse and worse for Pep Guardiola’s side – with Ederson going off injured at the break and Claudio Bravo stepping in only to be dismissed ten minutes from full-time after taking out Josip Ilicic.
The headlines were then immediately drawn when Kyle Walker had to step in goal for the last portion of the game, managing to shut out Atalanta, with City then going on to earn a draw.
As a result, City supporters have since bemoaned the missed penalty opportunity as a crucial point in the match where they could’ve been cruising – taking particular aim at Jesus.
Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
— Lee McVey (@leejmcv2) November 6, 2019
He’s a complete waste of a striker. We need to pack iit in with him and get a proper striker.
— Michael Bateman (@welloldstem) November 7, 2019
Kev was on the pitch. Why on earth wouldn’t he take the penalty?
— Karl Dunkerley (@dunkerley21) November 6, 2019
Gundogan should be our penalty taker.
— David Adamson (@davidadamson938) November 6, 2019
Enough of these trials..
— Sambature (@Sambature) November 6, 2019
He must stop taking penalties and there’s nothing wrong in that. He must just focus on scoring from open play…
— Mow (@Momaverick83) November 6, 2019
Enough of these stupid trials.. he should be benched.. cost us 3points today.. nonsense
— Ezeugo Okechukwu David (@DavidEzeugo) November 6, 2019
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