York City’s perfect penalties set new English record

First published in Sport

YORK City’s incredible 13-12 penalty shoot-out victory over Kidderminster has set a new English record.

According to FA sources, no two teams have converted the first 25 spot-kicks in a cup tie in this country. The Minstermen and Kidderminster will, therefore, take their place in the history books but still fell short of UEFA’s European record.

That honour belongs to Galatasaray and Genclerbirligi, whose players hit the target 33 times before their Turkish Cup quarter-final tie was concluded.

Tunbridge Wells and Littlehampton claim the longest shoot-out for a first-class match in this country when 40 penalties settled their FA Cup preliminary round replay 16-15. But in that match some players missed their kicks before the sudden death stage.

City’s longest previous shoot-out was 22 for an Associate Members’ Cup tie at Blackpool in 1998.

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10:02am Fri 13 Feb 09

Sir Alex says...

Thought so!!
Thought so!! Sir Alex
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10:04am Fri 13 Feb 09

Alan Fetish says...

At least now we have something to show for the season!
At least now we have something to show for the season! Alan Fetish
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10:19am Fri 13 Feb 09

rogue84 says...

surely we get a mention on Soccer AM or Football Focus for this?!
surely we get a mention on Soccer AM or Football Focus for this?! rogue84
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10:34am Fri 13 Feb 09

Sir Alex says...

I'd sacrifice this record for conversions of Farrell's pen at Wrexham and Brodie's at Alty!

What's the betting we miss one on Saturday!
I'd sacrifice this record for conversions of Farrell's pen at Wrexham and Brodie's at Alty! What's the betting we miss one on Saturday! Sir Alex
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