CRYSTAL PALACE are woeful when it comes to penalties.
Even at Selhurst Park, the Eagles could not discover the again of the web from the spot.
The recreation supplied loads of drama; an absolute sitter was missed by Andros Towsend, Gabriel Jesus left the sector in tears and Kevin De Bruyne additionally left injured, he was stretchered off after his knee was put in a brace.
But essentially the most dramatic second got here when Palace have been awarded a penalty, after Wilfried Zaha was taken down within the field by Raheem Sterling.
Luka Milivojevic stepped up to take the penalty which was tender and was subsequently saved by Ederson’s ft.
Christian Benteke was pressured to apologise to his staff-mates earlier this month due to his penalty blunder, after he insisted on taking the shot- maybe Milivojevic could have to do the identical.
Townsend had the world at his ft, well- the prospect to score against league leaders Manchester City.
Instead, the winger despatched the ball flying wayward and missed the purpose by a nation mile.
Jason Puncheon’s shot was blocked and the ball rolled to Wilfried Zaha, his cross finds an unmarked Townsend within the field.
In the 76th minute, Townsend facet-footed the ball along with his left foot and despatched it means over the bar.
The assault was Crystal Palace’s most threatening within the recreation and the gang concurrently groaned on the horrendous strike.
Crystal Palace, and soccer followers alike, reacted with hilarity on social media with some even calling for his week’s wages to be withheld for lacking an absolute sitter.