What Mount missed after Allison’s penalty save in the FA Cup final

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Liverpool won the FA Cup final on Saturday and Allison’s penalty save off Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta played a crucial part. However, Mount’s penalty kick could’ve counted as a goal. But that was a possibility if Allison was not switched on.

An Allison save bettered Mason Mount’s low driven effort from the spot in the box in the FA Cup final. This resulted in Liverpool’s 2nd trophy this season, both domestic and came at the expense of Chelsea.

Both Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta missed their respective penalties. The Spanish international also talked about this miss at length. He said:

“For me as well, I missed my penalty as well. “It’s not just Mason, we are all together here. We had the list [of penalty takers] and we all feel confident and we want to shoot. This time it happened. I’m sure Mason will have a lot of chances, he’s a young player, I’m sure he will be okay.”

Mount now has lost his last 6 finals at Wembley. He lost the Championship play-off final in 2019, the Euro 2020 final, the 2022 Carabao Cup final and the last three FA Cup finals. Azpilicueta continued, “It’s part of football. Sometimes it’s true that it looks like it is, but of course we are the first ones who are hurt.”

“We want to do our best, we want to score the penalty and make our fans happy, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. We have to put our heads up and go for the next one. When we arrived to the penalty shoot-out, we tried to do the best we can. We were ready for it, but unfortunately, this time it didn’t happen again. It’s football, it is hard to take.”

“We got over the line in the Champions League, the Super Cup, the Club World Cup, it’s the highest level. There is a fine line where two centimetres can be the difference between hitting the post and going out, or hitting the post and going in. Sometimes it’s like this. It’s difficult to describe because now the level in football is higher and higher. The margins are shorter and every detail counts. Of course it hurts when you arrive to penalties after two such big games against Liverpool in the final and to lose.”

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