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Yaya EPL's Deadliest Penalty Taker

Yaya Toure Premier League's Deadliest Penalty Taker

By Keegan Kruger - Feb 17, 2017 06:00 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester City superstar Yaya Toure is the deadliest penalty taker in the Premier League's history – check out which other players trail the African midfielder's impressive record from the spot.

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In modern football, having somebody lethal on penalty duty is crucial as they can help determine the outcome of a game.

Toure is one of few footballers in the English top flight yet to miss a spot-kick in the prestigious competition.

The 33-year-old has taken 11 penalties in the league and scored all of them, giving him a 100% record from the spot.

The City midfielder has been in exceptional form since being recalled to his club's first team by Pep Guardiola – he was initially exiled from the senior squad this season after a public row erupted between his agent and the Spanish coach.

The Ivorian is not the only player who has never missed a penalty in the league, though. According to The Sun, there are 24 others who fall into the same category, but nobody has stepped up to the mark as much as Toure has.

In second place on the list is former Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham ace Dimitar Berbatov, whose 100% record came from nine attempts.

Former Southampton forward Rickie Lambert and former Liverpool ace Jan Molby are joint third, with seven out of seven strikes from the spot.

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Other footballers who also make this list include Mario Balotelli, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Fabio Borini, Callum Wilson and Marko Arnautovic – click through the gallery above to find out which 24 players have a 100% record from the spot in the EPL!

Are you surprised to see Yaya at the top of the EPL penalties list? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Anti Penaldo Joined: 07 Nov 2016
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Anti Penaldo Feb 19, 2017 03:33 AM
Penaldo scored 78 from 64 kicks and he missed few
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MR E Feb 18, 2017 09:10 AM
Yaya is the best
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X'Man(Khosificated) Feb 18, 2017 08:36 AM
Mxm am sure most of soccerladuma readers ar not interested in this article bcz it has got useless news
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onkerh Shusha Feb 18, 2017 12:19 AM
I'm not surprised at all because I never heard anyone saying Haha Toure missed a penalty
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Dlozi323 Feb 17, 2017 07:55 PM
Not forgetting James Milner
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mulaudzimasindi25 Feb 17, 2017 07:38 PM
best man
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tsimbo Feb 17, 2017 07:19 PM
The same applies to me. Don't like to see Barca winning.
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MATHEBULA6 Feb 17, 2017 06:09 PM
I salute him

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