Former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham missed a penalty after winning a game of rock, paper, scissors against his team-mate to decide who would take the spot-kick.
The free-scoring AS Roma forward, 24, was representing England at youth level but with no dedicated penalty taker, it was left to the players on the pitch to decide who would step up from 12 yards. Both Abraham and then Manchester City starlet Patrick Roberts were confident they could despatch the spot-kick.
What came next was a bizarre game of rock, paper, scissors to determine which young Three Lions forward would have the responsibility. Abraham was declared the winner of the short contest but his glee soon turned to despair as the striker saw his penalty saved by Japan 'keeper Ryosuke Kojima.
Thankfully though the poor spot-kick did not come back to haunt the young Lions as England claimed a comfortable 5-1 win over their opponents. Despite having the penalty saved at 1-0 up, there was no bad blood between Abraham and Roberts.
The flying Sunderland winger laid the ball on a plate for Abraham to tap home, just a minute after his miss from 12-yards. Though the Roma forward did return the favour with Roberts also finding himself on the scoresheet. But that did little to prevent him having a slight dig at Abraham when he returned home from international duty.
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Roberts told the Man City website: "I was a bit annoyed because I lost rock, paper, scissors for the penalty! It’s probably not the usual to decide like that, but there isn't a designated penalty taker in this team, so that was the best and fairest way to decide.
"I think he felt a bit guilty because he won and then didn’t score the pen, so he laid the ball back to me and I was able to slide it in.
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