Man City boss Pep Guardiola makes penalty promise after Sergio Aguero miss

Pep Guardiola has promised that Manchester City will score their next penalty after he saw his side miss again from 12 yards against Leicester.

Sergio Aguero had a spot-kick saved by Kasper Schmeichel at the King Power though it didn’t matter too much with Gabriel Jesus going on to score the only goal of the game.

Aguero’s miss means City have now missed their last four penalties with the Argentine having failed with 13 of 49 spot-kicks during his career.

He follows Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan as City players who have missed attempts since December.

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But Guardiola is adamants his side will be successful the next time they are handed a penalty.

Guardiola said: “We have missed four penalties in a row, but maybe we will shoot a penalty when we need it to win something.

“The keepers are good too, but the next one we are going to score."

Guardiola had previously said that goalkeeper Ederson was the best penalty taker at Manchester City.

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Last month the Spaniard revealed: "We are not safe. In that level it's so important, it makes the difference most of the time.

"I have to take a decision with the guys over who is going to take the penalty.

"Ederson is the best. Believe me, Eddie is the best taker we have on the penalties.

"He has no blood in his brains, he's so calm, so he could do it."

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In the end, Aguero’s miss did not matter with Jesus netting a winner late on after coming off the bench.

The Brazilian forward said: "Always when I go on I try to help my team-mates and find space.

“[Riyad Mahrez] has a lot of quality and I thought 'go' because I know he has the quality to give me the ball, he gave a very good ball and I can score."

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