Fulham’s penalty woes get even WORSE as Ivan Cavaleiro shoots against his OWN FOOT for another shocking miss – and it’s their first game back since Ademola Lookman’s embarrassing fluffed panenka!
Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro missed the club’s third penalty of the season as troubles from 12 yards remain at Craven Cottage.
Cavaleiro was the man to shoulder the responsibility against Everton but the 27-year-old fluffed his lines on Sunday.
Fulham were trailing 3-1 when Ben Godfrey fouled substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the penalty area but Cavaleiro lost his footing as he stepped up.
Fulham’s Ivan Cavaleiro missed the club’s third penalty of the season in defeat by Everton
Cavaleiro kicks his own foot after losing his footing, resulting in the penalty going well over bar
Cavaleiro stepped up with Fulham trailing 3-1 to Everton but he missed from 12 yards out
The winger’s standing left foot slipped resulting in his right-footed effort hitting off his own foot and the ball sailing well over the bar.
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw against Sheffield United last month while Ademola Lookman grabbed the headlines for a terrible panenka effort in defeat at West Ham on November 7.
Television presenter Gary Lineker reacted to another Fulham penalty miss, writing on Twitter: ‘This game is bonkers. Goals aplenty and another absurd penalty from @fulham.’
Admeloa Lookman took Fulham’s last penalty but fluffed his lines with a panenka effort
Lookman vowed to bounce back after last-minute penalty cost Fulham point at West Ham
Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed from 12 yards in a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United last month
Serbia’s Mitrovic saw spot-kick saved by Scotland keeper David Marshall in Euro 2020 play-off
While other fans claimed Scott Parker’s side are ‘cursed’ when it comes to penalty kicks.
One Tweet read: ‘OH MY GOD! WHAT A MISS! Ivan Cavaleiro slips on the penalty and skies it. Fulham are cursed man,’ while another said: ‘Fulham are cursed lads. Even Mitrovic missed against Scotland lol.’
Mitrovic saw his penalty saved by Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall in Serbia’s Euro 2020 play-off earlier this month.
BBC pundit Danny Murphy said: ‘The angle’s too narrow [on Cavaleiro’s approach]. We both know he slipped. It’s an unorthodox way of taking a penalty. Get your foot behind it. Whoever’s going to take the next one.’
Cavaleiro (right) appears dejected after missing a penalty in the second half on Sunday
Television presenter and former striker Gary Lineker reacted to Fulham’s latest penalty miss
While Lineker added: ‘I think Lookman should take the next one with a Panenka, that’s the last thing they would have expected.’
Lookman had the chance to earn a point for Fulham against West Ham in stoppage time earlier this month but his chipped effort was tame and floated straight into the arms of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.
The 23-year-old vowed to ‘put the next one in’ after the humiliating attempt but was not given the chance to make amends against Everton this weekend.
Loftus-Cheek pulled a goal back against the Toffees shortly after Cavaleiro’s miss to set up a nervy finish but Everton held on to seal a 3-2 victory.
Some fans claimed Scott Parker’s side are ‘cursed’ when it comes to penalty kicks