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Revealed: Manchester City’s dismal penalty record under Pep Guardiola

Manchester City have an awful penalty record under their current manager, Pep Guardiola.


Manchester City faced off with FC Copenhagen on Tuesday evening in a Champions League clash.

It was a tie City were expected to win with ease, which is perhaps why Pep Guardiola opted to bench Erling Haaland for the game, looking ahead to City’s weekend league meeting with Liverpool.

However, Guardiola may regret that decision after the first half of action.

Manchester City started well and nearly took the lead after 11 minutes when Rodri smashed the ball into the back of the net.

But the goal was ruled out as Riyad Mahrez was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up to the goal.

Man City then won a penalty shortly after for a soft handball of their own. However, Riyad Mahrez stepped up and missed.

This was followed by Sergio Gomez being shown a straight red for denying a goalscoring opportunity.

Man City have now gone in at the break a man down and without a goal.

Elsewhere, the Sky Blues’ dismal record from the penalty spot under Pep Guardiola has been revealed.

As per Opta, Man City have missed 24 penalties in all competitions under Pep Guardiola, nine more than any other Premier League side since the Spaniard took charge:

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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