Goalkeeper Joel Pereira missed a penalty but saved three as Manchester United won a marathon shoot-out to beat AC Milan after a 1-1 draw at the StubHub Center during their pre-seaon tour of the United States. The 22-year-old, on at half-time, saved twice from former Liverpool players Fabio Borini and Suso as United won 9-8 on penalties in a shoot-out that lasted 13 rounds with all 11 players taking at least one. It was a repeat of the shoot-out between the same two teams in New York in 2004, with Milan running out 9-8 winners.
This is the longest penalty shoot-out the Old Trafford outfit has been involved in.
In a nail-biting finish, the final of the 2005 Namibian Cup had to be settled by a record-breaking 48 penalty kicks, with KK Palace holding their nerve to defeat the Civics 17–16 following a 2–2 draw in normal time, as recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. A number of players on each side had to take three spot kicks in the shootout, which lasted almost as long as the game.
The longest penalty shootout involving English teams was that between Worcester City and Scunthorpe. Non-league Worcester City came agonisingly close to the FA Cup third round when they they were felled by Scunthorpe in the longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history. After a match that ended 1-1 (despite an enormous 54 chances between the two sides) the League One side emerged victorious when Miguel Llera scored his second spotkick having missed first time around.
Liverpool 14-13 Middlesbrough, Capital One Cup, 2014
Liverpool’s epic penalty shootout victory over Middlesbrough was one that will live long in the memory of everyone who was at Anfield.
The 14-13 victory equalled the English record in professional football as Albert Adomah missed to send the Reds through.
Dagenham & Redbridge 14-13 Leyton Orient, Football League Trophy, 2011
A scoreline that was matched at Anfield, the only miss of the shootout came after 27 successfully converted penalties when Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper James Shea saved Ben Chorley’s effort.
“It didn’t look like a save was going to be made,” said Orient manager Russell Slade. “It’s our number one penalty-taker that’s missed the opportunity and probably the one you would put your money on.”
Macclesfield 11-10 Forest Green, FA Cup, 2001
The previous longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history saw Rickie Lambert miss his spotkick for Macclesfield.Fortunately for the now Liverpool-striker, Forest Green’s Kevin Langan missed to give Macclesfield an 11-10 victory.
Brockenhurst 15-14 Andover, Hampshire Senior Cup, 2013
It took 29 successful penalties – a total confirmed as an English record – for Andover’s Claudio Herbert to miss and give Brockenhurst victory.
Holland Under-21 13-12 England Under-21, European Championships, 2007
Finishing extra-time with just nine fit players after suffering injuries when all three substitutes had been used, England kept tabs with Holland to score 12 spot-kicks in the semi-final shootout. Anton Ferdinand then struck the bar with his second effort and England yet again suffered penalty heartbreak.
KK Palace 17-16 Civics, Namibian Cup Final, 2005
Officially the longest professional penalty shootout of all time saw 48 spotkicks taken before KK Palace triumphed.