Mahrez took the penalty
Manchester City missed a huge chance against Liverpool, as Riyad Mahrez missed a spot kick.
Gabriel Jesus also wanted to take the penalty, but Mahrez and the City bench wouldn’t allow it.
He seemed to argue with Gabriel Jesus, who also has a terrible penalty record of late.
Mahrez stepped up, and missed it.
Riyad Mahrez won’t want to see that again!
Him and Jesus argued who would take it before the penalty…
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 7, 2018
City fans were fuming.
Of course, there were other players on the field they felt could have scored the penalty.
That made it worse, along with how late it was in the game.
The penalty would have made bit 1-0 and probably sent all three points back with Man City.
That would’ve helped them in their quest for the title.
City are of course defending champions.
Riyad Mahrez’s last PL penalty before today was a miss for Leicester at Man City in May 2017 (Gabriel Jesus scored a penalty for Man City in the same match) pic.twitter.com/MnpTfD7Poc
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 7, 2018
Gabriel Jesus showing up at Mahrez’s locker after the game pic.twitter.com/U54zj4Waqv
— Zay (@dub_god) October 7, 2018
Mahrez taking the pen off Jesus. Religion of peace strikes again
— Billie (@Billie_T) October 7, 2018
Jesus literally said to Mahrez “Boyyyy that’s your business then” pic.twitter.com/UtCLwAMilh
— RCJ (@RasclartRico) October 7, 2018
Pep has some words with Gabriel Jesus at full-time. The Brazilian wanted to take the penalty before Mahrez claimed it. pic.twitter.com/D3zVmfS9qr
— City Watch (@City_Watch) October 7, 2018
Pep Guardiola confirmed he sent on a message for Riyad Mahrez to take the penalty kick instead of Gabriel Jesus. Says he will apologize to Jesus.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 7, 2018
Why didn’t someone step in on mahrez? Jesus should not have backed down, David Silva, Bernardo, fernandinho, sané, fucking ederson would have finished it…
— Lewis🕷 (@LewizC1) October 7, 2018
Mahrez has missed 4 of his last 6 penalties. Jesus has also missed his last 2. Even the best in the business misses them including Aguero. Mahrez actually had a very good game.
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) October 7, 2018
Mahrez, 3 penalty misses in his last 5, with David Silva, Sane, Jesus and Bernardo Silva on the pitch, I’m amazed he took it.
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 7, 2018
Forget Mahrez, what worries me more is the amount of times Gabriel Jesus gets caught offside or attempts a dribble but gets robbed off the ball. If you can’t dribble then just dont attempt it just hold the ball for a better option to arrive instead of giving away the ball.
— Shiva Chettri (@shivachettri) October 7, 2018
Gabriel Jesus chasing Riyad Mahrez in dressing room, after that penalty miss. pic.twitter.com/RfF7jjC0Yd
— Football Planet (@FoootballPlanet) October 7, 2018