Casemiro follows in Bernardo Silva’s footsteps with similarly awful penalty during FA Cup semi-final shootout against Coventry

  • Man United beat Coventry on penalties in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final
  • Coventry had come from 3-0 down to take the game to extra-time and spot-kicks
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Bernardo Silva took one of the worst penalties in recent times during Man City’s defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday and Casemiro produced a remarkably similar one against Coventry on Sunday.

Man United blew a three-goal lead in the FA Cup semi-final but managed to make their way into the final by way of a penalty shootout.

However, the shootout couldn’t have got off to a worse start with Casemiro stepping up first and proceeding to see his tame penalty saved.

The midfielder’s effort lacked any conviction and reminded fans of Silva’s against Real Madrid as he lofted it weakly down the middle.


Casemiro saw his tame penalty saved during Sunday’s penalty shootout with Coventry

United survived an almighty scare to progress to the FA Cup final on penalties after Coventry fell agonisingly short of a sensational comeback win at Wembley.

Sky Blues captain Ben Sheaf sent the crucial kick over the crossbar leaving Rasmus Hojlund to win it, but the game will be remembered for three goals in the final 20 minutes by the Championship side as they recovered from 3-0 down to force extra-time.

Erik ten Hag’s team were three up and cruising through to the May 25 final after goals from Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes put them on course for what at that stage looked a routine win.

But Mark Robins’ side, who are eighth in the second tier, roared back with a recovery that almost defied belief.

Casemiro cut a dejected figure after the saved penalty but his side spared his blushes

Casemiro cut a dejected figure after the saved penalty but his side spared his blushes

First, Ellis Simms converted a cross at the near post on 70 minutes to make it 3-1, then Callum O’Hare’s strike looped in off Aaron Wan-Bissaka to rattle United and spark a frantic finish.

Thereafter chaos reigned among Ten Hag’s defence as they clung on perilously to their lead, until three minutes into stoppage time Wan-Bissaka handled inside the box, giving Haji Wright the chance to write one of the great FA Cup stories from the penalty spot.

Sending Onana the wrong way, he coolly took the game to extra-time.

Coventry thought they had secured a stunning win when Victor Torp turned Wright’s cross into the net in the final minute of extra time before Coventry’s brief joy was extinguished a VAR review for offside.