Mo Salah closes 2021 with a bitter aftertaste. His miss from the spot heralded a painful defeat for Liverpool against Leicester. Leader Manchester City laughs in his fist.
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The key moment came after fifteen minutes of play. Salah was hooked by Ndidi and the ball landed on the spot.
The Egyptian ball artist aimed for the left corner, but bumped into Kasper Schmeichel. In the rebound, Salah headed into the crossbar to make matters worse.
A blow for Salah, who had beaten his last 15 penalty kicks one by one for today. His last penalty miss in the Premier League dates back to October 2017, against Huddersfield.
Leicester smelled blood. Just before the hour, substitute Lookman kicked in the 1-0. The perfect way to fast-forward the spectacular 6-3 defeat to City from 2 days ago.
City itself will be grateful to Leicester for the beautiful year-end gift. De Bruyne and his playmates are 6 points above first pursuer Liverpool.