Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his players will have to practice penalty kicks after losing the Premier League Asia Trophy to Wolves. Raheem Sterling blazed over from 12 yards in normal time and City players then saw three penalties saved as they were beaten by Wolves in a shoot-out in Shanghai.
Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva and Lukas Nmecha all failed to beat Rui Patricio from the spot as Wolves prevailed 3-2 to claim the trophy in a poor-quality shoot-out at the Hongkou Stadium. After sweeping almost all before them to win a domestic treble last season, it seems the Premier League champions have at least one area to brush up on.
And Guardiola says they will be made to practice before the season gets underway. “We didn’t expect that,” the City boss said after the loss. “I see my players take a penalty and I am always looking forward to scoring a goal but we have to practice. “We’re going to practice to be better takers next time.”