Was Mario Balotelli right to feel so confident?
Mario Balotelli confidently took on the responsibility of converting a late penalty for Liverpool, despite the protestations of his teammates, but was the Liverpool striker right to be so sure of himself?
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Here we rank the top penalty takers in Europe’s top five leagues since 2009/10 based on their success rate from twelve yards.
5th- Leighton Baines (Everton) 93.3%
The Everton full-back’s only miss from 15 attempts came at Old Trafford this season, when his effort was saved by David de Gea. He was involved in a similar incident to last night’s controversy, when Kevin Mirallas took the responsibility from Baines against West Brom in January. Unfortunately for Mirallas, he missed.