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The Spaniard’s open goal slice from six yards out during his side’s important Premier League clash with the Blues' title rivals has been voted as the most shocking miss ever

Goal.com readers have voted Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ open goal miss against Manchester United at the weekend as the worst ever.

The Spaniard failed to find the back of the net from six yards after rounding Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea, prompting 41.87 per cent of readers to vote it as the worst miss after taking the player and opposition into consideration.

The £50 million British transfer record signing from Liverpool has struggled to find the back of the goal since completing his move in January, netting just two goals.

A further 34.58% of readers think there have been far worse misses in the past, whilst 23.55% believe there have been others that have been equally as bad of Torres’ effort.

What the readers said…

On Torres’ miss being the worst ever

Jay from Kenya says: "Considering the impact and nature of the game at that time…the worse miss ever!"

Tenkler from Ghana says: "I think for a world-class striker like Torres to miss such a chance it will rank amongst one of the worst misses of all time by one of the best footballers in the world."

Uche from Nigeria says: "Fernando’s miss against Man United has been the worst miss so far for me."

On there being far worse misses in the past than Torres’


Agada Emmanuel from Nigeria says: "It is definitely not amongst the worst ten misses that I have seen."

Alpha Y Bah from Liberia says: "Yakubu from Nigeria did the worst miss against South Korea in the World Cup in South Africa."

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