With the score still goalless after 36 minutes at Bramall Lane, the Brazilian fluffed a golden chance to put Pep Guardiola’s men ahead after missing from 12 yards.
Goalkeeper Dean Henderson guessed the right way to save the striker’s kick after Chris Bashman’s clumsy tackle on Riyad Mahrez.
What. A. Keeper 👏 pic.twitter.com/Su0JYj640u— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) January 21, 2020
Following that miss, Jesus has now missed three of his five English top-flight penalties – matching El Hadji Diouf and Stewart Downing’s terrible success rate from the penalty mark.
5 - Gabriel Jesus has failed to score three of his five Premier League penalties (60%) - of all players to have taken at least five in the competition, no-one has a worse success rate than the Brazilian (level with Stewart Downing and El Hadji Diouf). Nervy. #SHUMNC pic.twitter.com/r0R5Vr1HtT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 21, 2020
His replacement, Sergio Aguero, saved his blushes after tapping in from close range to help Manchester City silence the resilient Blades.
Thanks to this win, the Citizens remain in second position – 13 points behind Liverpool, who have two games in hand.
After that, they are guests of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in their next outing in the English elite division on February 2.