The Penalty That Ruined Steve McClaren

The Penalty That Ruined Steve McClaren
By Donny Mahoney Updated

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From the Guardian

Yet McClaren appeared to have lost the support of key members of his team in recent weeks and stood by helplessly on Saturday as Diego flagrantly ignored his instructions that Patrick Helmes was to be the side's nominated penalty taker. The Brazilian took Wolfsburg's 80th-minute spot kick against Hannover and struck the crossbar, with the manager livid.

"We had agreed that, should we be awarded a penalty, Patrick would take it," McClaren said. "We announced that to the team but Diego defied the instruction."

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