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After years* of practice Thierry Henry finally got the tippy-tappy penalty right

*Or minutes, or none whatsoever. Take your pick.


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WHAT YOU SEE above is the fruit of Thierry Henry’s wildest dream.

Look at him, (sort of) fooling the silly goalkeeper to set up his mate Florent Malouda for an easy (well, actually it’s a pretty well-taken) finish.

As you may remember, big TH has tried this particular party-piece before. Only, eight years ago, Robert Pires was the one on the spot and he made an absolute hames of setting up his compatriot.

Thankfully, the Messi and Friends charity match at the weekend helped Henry finally lay that nightmare to rest.


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This is what it’s supposed to look like, but we’d still prefer it if footballers just picked a spot and stuck with it.


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