Manchester City striker, Gabriel Jesus is definitely a fine finisher and one of the best in the Premier League as his goal tally for his club shows. However, the Brazilian struggles in one aspect and that is from the penalty spot.
Jesus struggles once again continued during City’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the league on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old fluffing a golden chance to put Pep Guardiola’s men ahead, when presented with the opportunity to score from the spot.
Sheffield goalkeeper, Dean Henderson guessed the right way to save the striker’s kick after Chris Bashman’s clumsy tackle on Riyad Mahrez and the miss means that Jesus has now missed three of the five penalties he has taken in the league so far.
5 – Gabriel Jesus has failed to score three of his five Premier League penalties (60%) – of all players to have taken at least five in the competition, no-one has a worse success rate than the Brazilian (level with Stewart Downing and El Hadji Diouf). Nervy. #SHUMNC pic.twitter.com/r0R5Vr1HtT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2020
He has now equalled former Liverpool wingers, El Hadji Diouf and Stewart Downing of having the worst success rate when it comes to scoring a spot-kick as the trio have a 60 percent miss percentage.
However, that miss did not prove too costly for City in the end as his replacement, Sergio Aguero scored the winner in the 73rd minute to give Guardiola’s men all three points on the night.
The win also ensures that they remain in second place in the league table, with 51 points from 24 games, 13 behind leaders Liverpool who have played two games lesser than their rivals.