Gabriel Jesus’ dreadful penalty record is revealed as the Man City star misses yet another penalty against Swindon.


Gabriel Jesus’ dreadful penalty record is revealed as the Man City star misses yet another penalty against Swindon.

GABRIEL JESUS has a shocking penalty record.

Gabriel Jesus’ dreadful penalty-kick record was extended on Friday night when his effort was saved by Swindon goalkeeper Lewis Ward.

For almost three years, the Brazil international has failed to score from the penalty spot.

A closer examination of his career statistics reveals that he should avoid spot-kicks.

At the County Ground, City were cruising to victory in the FA Cup third round.

The visitors led 3-0 thanks to goals from Jesus, Bernardo Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan.

Just after the hour mark, City was awarded a penalty, and Jesus made sure he was first to the ball.

Kevin de Bruyne didn’t appear pleased that he wasn’t taking it, and he was probably correct in questioning his teammate.

By pausing in the middle of his run up, Jesus attempted to distract Ward.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper, however, was unfazed and dived to his right to push the weak attempt away.

Jesus has now missed seven penalties in his career, according to

On the surface, that record doesn’t appear to be too bad.

In his illustrious career, Lionel Messi, for example, has missed 29 times.

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However, Jesus has only taken 11 penalties in his career, scoring four of them.

The 24-year-old has now missed his last five attempts from 12 yards, including two for Brazil and three for City.

On January 14, 2019, he scored a penalty against Wolves in the Premier League.

In November 2018, he scored two penalty kicks in a 6-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

In a 2-1 win over Leicester in May 2017, Jesus scored his first penalty goal.

However, Swindon’s Ward joins a long list of goalkeepers who have stopped Jesus from scoring, including Hugo Lloris, Dean Henderson, and Lukasz Fabianski.

In January 2020, Jesus admitted that penalty kicks were something he needed to work on more on the practice field.

“I take them in training and score more than I miss,” Jesus explained.

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