Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Fulham started with a sending off and then a penalty which was scored by Ilkay Gundogan. The spot kick was tucked right into the bottom left corner, despite the goalkeeper picking the right way to dive.
He took over penalty duties from Gabriel Jesus, who missed one last week against Sheffield United and has missed three out his last five. For a striker of the quality of Sergio Aguero, he’s not got the best record either, having missed 12 of the 46 he’s taken in his career. With both strikers not being penalty specialists, Pep Guardiola noted the team needs to “reflect” on who should take them.
Gundogan managed to keep up the German trend of being great at penalties as he slotted home the ninth of his career and kept up his 100 per cent success rate. When the club’s official account posted the news that he’d scored, many fans tweeted to hail the decision to let him take it instead of Jesus.
8. GOAL! @IlkayGuendogan makes no mistake from the spot! Rolling it into the bottom corner! Lovely!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2020
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
He’s our best penalty taker
— Kryme (@Kryme19) January 26, 2020
Gundo is so good at taking pens😍 keeper guessed the right way, but still doesn’t save it. Thats what we need
— Rick Hoek (@rmhoek) January 26, 2020
atleast somebody knows how to take a pen.
— Daniel Stefanovic (@Danny_the_dog_) January 26, 2020
Looks like Jesus is finally off penalty duties. Good news all round.
— SB_MCFC (@britman1356) January 26, 2020
Please take all City’s penalties.
— Stephen E Clarke (@Cl4RKl) January 26, 2020
Who must be the penalty taker after gundogan
— Karim B (@KB4000) January 26, 2020
Man City fans, who would your first-choice penalty taker be?
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