Guardiola’s side were awarded a penalty with just a few minutes left on the clock and Gabriel Jesus was willing to take the spot kick. But manager Pep Guardiola decided against it as he wanted Riayd Mahrez to step up.
Guardiola later admitted that he was impressed by Mahrez’s penalty taking abilities in training.
But clearly, all that practice did not seem to help the Algerian who skyrocketed the ball and all Alisson had to do was – nothing.
And Riyad Mahrez’s penalty reminded everyone of Sergio Ramos who took a similar kind of spot-kick a couple of seasons back.
So naturally, the online gang was not to let this opportunity pass by.
Here are some hilarious reactions to Riyad Mahrez’s penalty miss:
You've got to feel for Riyad Mahrez…
Or do you? 👀
— Goal (@goal) October 8, 2018
If only Riyad Mahrez played a different variety of football… 🏈 pic.twitter.com/AqvNvxOLN0
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 7, 2018
When Pep Guardiola saw Riyad Mahrez miss the penalty. pic.twitter.com/O5jzKNhnjN
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 7, 2018
Mahrez penalty just landed in my back garden in Didsbury pic.twitter.com/laoNuQawwC
— Neil Custis (@ncustisTheSun) October 7, 2018
The Man City bus driver earlier this evening made a complaint to police, he stated that something hit the bus while he was parked up outside. It was revealed a short time ago, it was the match ball from Mahrez's penalty kick.
— Big Uncle Knobhead. (@ianwilson69) October 7, 2018
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) October 7, 2018
Riyad Mahrez’s penalty miss might be the talk of town currently but the 27-year-old has made it clear that the incident will not affect him in a negative way.
Mahrez said: “It won’t affect my confidence at all. Everyone misses penalties – even big, big, big players. I took the decision to shoot and the ball went up. I have to look forward, it is part of football. Sometimes you score, sometimes you miss.”
Read: Pep Guardiola reveals if he knew ‘this’ stat about Riyad Mahrez he wouldn’t have allowed the summer signing to take the penalty.