In the 91st minute of Manchester City’s 1-0 win against Brighton, the Citizens had the chance to come away with a two-goal win when Kevin de Bruyne won a penalty.
The playmaker was brought down by rushing Brighton stopper Roberto Sanchez after the tireless midfielder reached the ball first after a disastrous header backwards from Lewis Dunk.
In surprising scenes, De Bruyne – the usual penalty taker for Pep Guardiola’s side – did not step up to the spot, instead Raheem Sterling took the mantle.
The England international fired the ball well over the bar with a disastrous penalty attempt, marking shocking miss from the forward.
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Pep Guardiola will now likely face pressure from the media to explain why the England international took the spot-kick over De Bruyne.