Sigurdsson joins Pogba in penalty woes

19 Mar 2019
Gylfi Sigurdsson, of Everton, and Paul Pogba, of Man Utd

Everton and Man Utd midfielders level on three misses this season and both one away from an unwanted PL record

His goal helped Everton to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea but Gylfi Sigurdsson also achieved an unwanted mark on Sunday.

The Icelander scored on the rebound after seeing his initial penalty saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga, but it meant that Sigurdsson has missed three of the five spot-kicks he has taken this season.

He also failed to score against Fulham and Watford.

Pogba mishaps

Sigurdsson is not alone in his penalty-taking woes. Paul Pogba has also missed from 12 yards on three occasions this season for Manchester United.

It is only the second time that two players have achieved a hat-trick of penalty misses in the same Premier League season.

Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy each failed three times from the spot in 2003/04.

In total, Sigurdsson is the ninth player to have missed three penalties in the same season.

Players to miss three penalties in a season
Player Club  Season Taken Missed
Newell BLB 1992/93 3 3
Sheringham TOT 1994/95 3 3
Sheringham MUN 1997/98 3 3
Shearer NEW 2003/04 10 3
Van Nistelrooy MUN 2003/04 4 3
Angel AVL 2004/05 3 3
D. Bent SUN 2009/10 8 3
Rooney EVE 2017/18 6 3
Pogba MUN 2018/19 8 3
Sigurdsson EVE 2018/19 5 3
Sheringham double

Wayne Rooney and Teddy Sheringham are two others. Indeed Sheringham has managed the feat twice.

No player has gone on to miss a fourth time in a season and Pogba and Sigurdsson will be keen to avoid this PL record.

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