Was This the Worst Penalty Kick in the History of Soccer?

What you’re about to see is quite possibly the best moment in 2013 football (soccer). Even though we’re not devoted soccer fans, this finish gives us goosebumps.

During the final moments of a playoff game between the Watford FC and the Leicester City FC, Watford goaltender Manuel Almunia prepares to receive a penalty kick.

If Leicester City makes the goal, the team would be sent through to the English League Championship at Wembley.

Unfortunately, the kick does not go as expected for Leicester City.

We don’t know what’s more amazing: Almunia’s double save, the phenomenal control by Watford’s players after the defender cleared the pen box or the finishing goal.

Taking a penalty kick is certainly the most nerve-racking duty a footballer can perform, and you can guarantee that Leicester City’s Anthony Knockaert still hasn’t lived this one down.

In case you missed the wild ending that culminated in a winning goal from Troy Deeney in the seventh minute of stoppage time, or would like to see it again, check out the video above.

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