Wayne Rooney must be starting to think his days of taking penalties are over.
The Everton star took another spot kick this weekend and the chance to wrap up a comfortable win over Brighton.
With the Blues already 2-0 up, Shane Duffy brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin with minutes left on the clock to give the hosts a chance to make the final scoreline more emphatic.
With Leighton Baines , Gylfi Sigurdsson and Cenk Tosun all viable penalty takers – one might have been hoping they would be given the chance to take it.
However, Rooney pulled rank and stepped up – having scored three spot kicks already so far this campaign.
That now gives Rooney the rather unwanted statistic of having the worst penalty record in the Premier League .
The Everton man has missed the same amount of spot kicks as former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United man Alan Shearer , the most in the competition’s history, but has done so in far fewer attempts.
Both have missed 11 penalties in the Premier League across their careers, but Shearer managed to score 67 to leave his record at an impressive 84% success rate, whilst Rooney’s is left at 68%.
Teddy Sheringham is just behind the pair on 10 Premier League penalty misses, with Steven Gerrard not far behind on 9.
The Blues did, however, have one of the Premier League’s most successful penalty takers on the pitch at the time report the Liverpool Echo .
Baines has a success rate of 91%, only ever missing two spot kicks in the division.
With Sam Allardyce claiming after the match that Rooney is now off penalties, perhaps the left-back’s return to fitness is very timely…