Manchester United vs. Sunderland and the Worst Penalty Shootouts Ever

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Manchester United vs. Sunderland and the Worst Penalty Shootouts Ever
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Manchester United's hopes of a heavy defeat to their noisy neighbours in the League Cup final were dashed on Wednesday evening when they were unable to overcome relegation-threatened Sunderland. 

When a crazy period of extra time put the score level at 3-3, it was time for a penalty shootout.

What followed was one of the worst examples of professional footballers kicking the ball from 12 yards that many have ever witnessed. 

The first three attempts were unsuccessful. In fact, United managed to score only one penalty of five.

What's more, and perhaps most worryingly for England fans ahead of the World Cup, every single Englishman missed. 

You can relive the full shootout here.

Poor old David Moyes may take a quantum of solace from the fact that the shootout—which he called "terrible," per The Telegraph—was not an isolated occurrence. 

Here are some other dreadful low-scoring shootouts for your consideration. 

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