Mahrez’s Missed Penalty Costs Manchester City a Win

Mahrez reacts after missing the penalty
Mahrez takes the penalty which skyrocketted over the crossbar.

Manchester City were on Sunday night held to a barren draw at Anfield by their top slot rivals Liverpool. Although both teams were relaxed and composed in their passes and possession of the ball, it was a disappointing evening for the City after Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty. The penalty was awarded by referee Atkinson as a result of a needless challenge from Van Djik on Leroy Sane in the last minutes (85th minute) of the second half. This came after Sergio Aguero (the usual Manchester City’s penalty taker} had been substituted. Jesus wanted to take the penalty but Mahrez did. What followed was unbelievable as the man trusted to lead City to a one goal win missed the penalty which skyrocketed over the crossbar and into the crowds. This penalty didn’t only warrant a barren draw but also denied City a vital win that would see them two points clear at the top of the table. Manchester City stand at the top of table followed by Chelsea and thirdly comes Liverpool all with twenty points but placed according to goal differences. On the same Manchester United managed a comeback down from two goals to 3 – 2 win against Newcastle United on Saturday. Thanks to goals from Juan Mata (70’) Anthony Martial (76’) and Alexis Sanchez (90’). Manchester United are now eighth placed with 13 points


Munene Erick
Munene is a top-notch and passionate economist who is confident in his ability to derive clarity, insights, and knowledge from data. He has a vast interest in the economics field. The courses he cares about include: Economic empowerment, poverty alleviation, Education, Environment and Community service. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and statistics of Kenyatta University with an on-going Master of Economics (Policy and Management) in the same institution.

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