Jermain Defoe joins list of Premier League penalty miss-hits

07 December 2009 08:47
Frank Lampard, Cesc Fabregas and Aruna Dindane also had their spot-kicks saved. [LNB]Defoe blasted his effort straight at Tim Howard to cost Tottenham a 3-2 win, while Lampard squandered a chance to earn Chelsea a point when he failed to beat Shay Given at Eastlands. [LNB] Related ArticlesRedknapp bemoans defendingHarry Redknapp eyes top-four finishEverton v Tottenham Hotspur: match previewFootball agents go where even the best players fear to treadTottenham close in on Brazilian SandroBrazilian striker Welliton keen on Spurs moveFabregas had a tame effort saved by Stoke's Thomas Sorensen, while Portsmouth's Dindane was denied by Burnley's Brian Jensen, with Avram Grant furious that regular penalty-taker George Boateng did not have a go. [LNB]Only John Carew was spot on, the Aston Villa target man scoring their third at home to Hull with only two minutes remaining. [LNB]Lamenting his side's downfall in the last 10 miutes of the game, Harry Redknapp said: "There looked to be only one winner. [LNB]It was game over as we looked to be in control and I couldn't see any way we weren't going to go on and win. We had chances to go 3-0 up and then they pulled a goal back. It was poor defending, we got sucked in. [LNB]"They came on strong and it was a different game for 10 minutes. When you get it back to 2-1 you are going to throw the kitchen sink at the opposition and that is what they did. [LNB]"Then we get a great chance to win it with a penalty with the last kick of the game. Robbie Keane is our penalty taker but you'd fancy the little man (Defoe) to score with the form he is in - but it wasn't to be." [LNB]

Source: Telegraph