So it seems Howard Webb can slot penalties as easily as he can give them, depending on who you support. Here’s some footage from 2012 that’s just come to our attention which shows the referee taking part in a charity match at Barnsey FC’s Oakwell ground. It might not have been a panenka in the textbook sense, but it was some pretty confident execution all the same.
For the record, the goalkeeper was TV actor and fellow Yorkshireman Dean Andrews.
Speaking of referees in the spotlight over spot kicks, Martin Atkinson was responsible for this unmitigated howler at the Emirates yesterday.