FPL players rage as Salah wastes Liverpool penalty before blowing second chance

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Mohamed Salah's shocking penalty miss against Leicester City has left fantasy Premier League fans fuming at the Liverpool forward.

Liverpool were awarded a spot-kick after a needless challenge by Wilfred Ndidi on the Egyptian in the box in the 14th minute.

But Salah, who usually makes no mistake in slotting penalties away, struck the ball tamely within reach of Kasper Schmeichel, who sprung quickly to his right to deny the effort.

The 29-year-old was immediately given another golden opportunity to score as the ball sprung up for him to head, but he could only meet the crossbar as Leicester players cleared the rebound.

Viewers were understandably left shocked at how one of the most reliable goal-scorers in the Premier League missed two clear-cut chances in as many seconds.

Equally shocking was the fact that it was only Salah's third missed penalty across his entire career.

And FPL players who had captained the player couldn't believe their poor luck as they flooded social media immediately after the glaring misses.

One devastated fan took to Twitter to share his grievances, saying: "Took a -4 hit to get Salah back in my team," with face-palm emoji for emphasis.

A second fan tweeted: "My first week with Salah as captain," along with several crying faces.

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A third merely wrote: "Pain."

One hugely unlucky fan added: "Captained Salah and subbed Schmeichel. FML."

But there were also brave FPL managers who benefitted from not including Salah in their teams.

One lucky manager said: "Missed [transfer] deadline and forgot to put Salah in my team," alongside a picture of England manager Gareth Southgate and the caption 'tactical masterclass'.

The 'Egyptian King' will have to wait a little longer to reach 16 goals for the season.

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