Friday, 20 March 2009

Penalty shoot outs

Three! In a season! Surely a record. (Readers, prove me wrong).

One interesting fact:

For all three penalty shoot-outs we've been involved this year, Ched Evans has been on the pitch at the end of extra time. In all three occasions he has stepped up to take our first penalty. And he has scored every time.

The only other player to have taken more than one shoot-out penalty this year is Elano, who took after Evans and scored at both Brighton and Aalborg. (He also scored in the home and away league games against Aston Villa - he is probably our best penalty taker).

Other players to score in shoot outs this year: Martin Petrov, Didi Hamann, Vedran Corluka, Vincent Kompany, SWP and Richard Dunne. The missers were Michaels Johnson and Ball.

Two other penalties this year - Robinho scored at SJP and Sturridge scored in the 3-0 Arsenal win. Any that I've missed?

2 comments:

Gary Nolan said...

Think only one you missed is Ched Evans against Stockport in preseason, but I am guessing you might not be including friendlies.

TPB said...

Elano has scored two penalties in shoot outs, two against villa, and last season in the away games at sunderland, birmingham and bolton (carling cup). that s 7 out of 7 - really impressive