In all the top leagues, when a player gets taken down in the box and the referee awards a penalty, fans automatically roar in elation, the player’s teammates all celebrate joyously and the rest of us watching the game on TV expect to see a goal.

Well, according to the stats, this is the case 80%+ of the time.

7-Eleven might be the name of your friendly convenience store – but, it also represents the disgraceful miss-rate of penalties taken in the first three weeks of the EPL this season.

Yes, outta 11 penalties awarded so far, a shocking 7 have been missed.

What the heck’s happening?

Is it just a blip, or are players really losing their bottle?

http://au.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2011-2012/prem-penalty-miss-mystery_sto2927427/story.shtml

This is how penalties should be taken.

Take a look at these videos and learn from them Mr Van Persie and Mr Suarez!