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Video: Is this why Pep won’t let Ederson take penalties?

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A video of a goalkeeper being humiliated shows why Guardiola may not be using Ederson to take penalties.

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Manchester City have missed eight penalties since the start of last season, so why not have a change in penalty-taker?

Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, and Ilkay Gundogan have each missed from the 12-yard spot this season alone. The latter’s miss against Liverpool last weekend, in fact, prompted Pep Guardiola to suggest he could use goalkeeper Ederson instead.

“When I commented on this six months ago, it was a joke. Now it’s a half-joke,” the City manager admitted after the 4-1 win on Sunday.

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“I will consider (whether) this will not be a joke and he will be a taker. We don’t have a real specialist in this area.”

But Hans-Jorg Butt is perhaps proof of why Pep should probably stick to his joke.

The former Bayer Leverkusen keeper had a memorable moment in 2004. He buried a penalty-kick into the back of the net against Schalke but left his own goal unguarded as he celebrated his goal – leaving Mike Hanke an open invitation to equalize from the halfway line.

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