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WATCH: Riyad Mahrez Has Penalty Disallowed For Taking Two Touches

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WATCH: Riyad Mahrez Has Penalty Disallowed For Taking Two Touches

It's a sight rarer than a hen's teeth but during Leicester City's visit to Manchester City this afternoon, Riyad Mahrez has seen a penalty disallowed after he accidentally took two touches to put the ball in the back of the net.

Mahrez stepped up to take the spot kick that would bring the Foxes level at 2-2, having been 2-0 down, when he seemingly converted the penalty without an issue.

However, the Algerian winger's celebrations were short lived as referee Bobby Madley correctly adjudged Mahrez to have taken two touches as he slipped taking the kick.

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It was a scene reminiscent of Wednesday night, when Antoine Griezmann successfully converted a penalty during Atletico Madrid's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg. However, like Mahrez's effort today, the Frenchman's spot kick should not have stood as he too made contact with the ball twice before it entered the net.


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Bobby Madley deserves a lot of credit for noticing the extra touch, as it's often an occurrence that goes unnoticed by match officials.

It's going to be a long time before we see a penalty miss as strange as this one.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, Football

Joe Baiamonte
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