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Man City star Yaya Toure is best ever Premier League penalty-taker

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure's penalty against Hull City means that he now has the best penalty success record in Premier League history of players with more than ten spot kicks to their name.

The Ivorian's penalty opened the scoring on Boxing Day in the 72nd minute and was followed by two further goals as City ran out 3-0 winners at the KCOM Stadium.

The goal meant that Toure has scored all ten of his penalties in the Premier League during his time at City and boasts a 100% record from the spot during his time in English football.

The record puts him ahead of Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier, who has scored 25 of his 26 spot kicks (96%) and former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy's 18/19 (95%) record.

Of current players, Chelsea's Eden Hazard has the second-best record with an 11 from 12 (92%) record.

One of Toure's more memorable Premier League penalties was against Arsenal during the 6-3 2013 win at the Etihad and in March 2014 he scored two in one game - a 5-0 win over Fulham.

In total he has scored 13 penalties in his career, counting two in the league cup and one in World Cup qualification for Ivory Coast, scoring all 13 of them.

 

He didn't take a penalty for City until December 4, 2013 - which put his side 3-0 up against West Brom in an eventual 3-2 victory.

The 33-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave the club - maybe with his perfect penalty record still intact.

 

Manchester Evening News

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This guy is so underrated.Definately one of the best ever

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