Robin van Persie and the Most Embarrassing EPL Penalty Misses in Recent History

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Robin van Persie and the Most Embarrassing EPL Penalty Misses in Recent History
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There must be something in the water. The season is less than 3 weeks old, and we have already seen three shocking attempts at the dreaded penalty kick.

First it was Shane Long, then David Silva and then, last but not least, Robin van Persie.

For fans there are few moments as exciting.

In a team sport, it is one of the rare times a player must go "mano et mano" with an opposing player.

When they step up to that penalty spot, they are all alone. It's just them and the goalkeeper.

It can cause even the greatest players to falter.

Here are some of the most embarrassing penalties I can remember from recent times.

There have been so many that some have slipped my mind. I encourage people to add their own memories in the comments section.

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