Sergio Aguero has issued an apology to his Manchester City teammates and fans of the club for his penalty miss in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea.
City’s wait to finally be crowned Premier League champions will be a little longer after the Blues fell to a late defeat against their fellow Champions League finalists, but it could have been so different.
Raheem Sterling opened scoring for City ahead towards the end of the first-half and moments later City had a perfect chance to double the lead after they were awarded a penalty.
Gabriel Jesus was fouled by Billy Gilmour and departing legend Aguero stepped up to take it, aiming to score another goal that seals City a title.
Yet things didn’t go to plan as the Argentine missed in embarrassing fashion after attempting a Panenka which was simply plucked out of the air by Edouard Mendy.
Hakim Ziyech would go on to equalise and Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea the win in the dying moments.
After the match, Aguero took to Twitter to apologise for his missed penalty.
“I would like to apologise to my teammates, staff and supporters for missing the penalty,” he wrote.
“It was a bad decision and I take full responsibility.”
Guardiola, however, moved to defend Aguero after the game.
“It’s his decision,” he told Sky Sports.
“The taker makes the decision. I always tell him take one decision and take it fully convinced.
“He tried to do it this way. Nothing to add.”
Following the defeat City will have to rely on Manchester United failing to win one of their next three games before they play again against Newcastle United on Friday, May 14, to wrap up the league.
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