Phil Jones' Terrible Penalty Flew over Bar and Hit a Fan Flush in the Face

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterJanuary 23, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22:  Phil Jones of Manchester United misses with his penalty attempt during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on January 22, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
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Phil Jones missed a penalty in Manchester United's shootout loss to Sunderland on Wednesday night. However, what he lacked in ability to put the ball where he intended, he made up for in unfortunate slapstick comedy.

First of all, the familiar old jokes came out about how far into space the ball had travelled.

Phil Jones penalty just landed..... pic.twitter.com/LbPjoCr0W9

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 22, 2014

Then someone noticed Jones' bizarre kicking technique.

What kind of penalty technique was that from Phil Jones. Bizarre. Waddled up like a drunk duck

— Paddy O' at Chroma (@PaddyOClery) January 22, 2014

No matter how many times I see that Phil Jones pen, I can't work out what kind of technique that was. Utterly bizarre

— PainInTheArse (@PainInTheArse) January 22, 2014

This Vine later revealed that the ball soared straight into the crowd and caught a fan flush in the face.

Keep your eye on the top left and you'll see for yourself.

Nerve and pressure... https://t.co/RTcio86lqd

— Alfonse Simone (@cosmicbaggy) January 22, 2014

There's always next time.

Vine via Cosmic Baggy