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5 players with the longest active penalty scoring streaks in the Premier League

Bruno Fernandes ended an 18 match penalty scoring streak after his miss against Newcastle United.
Bruno Fernandes ended an 18 match penalty scoring streak after his miss against Newcastle United.
Varun Nair
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Modified 31 Oct 2020, 10:51 IST
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Penalties have been the order of the day in this year's Premier League season. A jaw-dropping 29 penalties have been awarded in the current season so far, according to the Transfermarkt. A report from The Telegraph also hinted about this season seeing the most number of penalties in Premier League history.

Now, getting a penalty is one thing, and but scoring from them is a much tougher task. While every team in the Premier League has a designated penalty taker, not everyone has been consistent from the spot this season. Recently, Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes ended his run of scoring six straight penalties after Karl Darlow saved the midfielder's shot.

We look at five current Premier League players with the most active penalty scoring streaks in the league.


#5 Raul Jimenez - 6 goals

Raul Jimenez has not missed a penalty in Premier League match.
Raul Jimenez has not missed a penalty in Premier League match.

Jimenez is one of those players who rarely misses his penalties. The Mexican so far has a flawless record in domestic leagues, a streak that stretches back to his days at Club America in Mexico. He has converted all of the 3 spot-kicks he has taken for the Mexican national team and has also converted 15 of 16 penalties he has taken at the club level.

The Mexican international has been Wolves' first-choice penalty taker since arriving at the club. Raul Jimenez started his streak against Tottenham Hotspur during a 3-2 loss to Spurs on the 3rd of November, 2018. He has successfully converted all six of his spot-kicks in the Premier League, with the latest one being against Everton last season. 

#4 Harry Kane - 8 goals

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Harry Kane has been devastating from the spot.
Harry Kane has been devastating from the spot.

Tottenham Hotspur and England captain has been very reliable from the penalty spot. Harry Kane has been the North London team's penalty taker since breaking into the team in 2014.

The England international has missed just three penalties in his entire Premier League career and has not missed one since 2018. The striker's hot penalty streak started the same day he missed his last one, against Liverpool on the 4th of February in 2018.

Kane went on to score the next seven penalties he was awarded and recently scored another during Spurs' 6-1 mauling of Manchester United.


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Published 21 Oct 2020, 20:23 IST
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