Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes issues heartfelt apology after what he did v Crystal Palace

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Bruno Guimaraes admitted it was a ‘horrible feeling’ to miss the first penalty of his career in Newcastle United’s 3-2 Carabao Cup shootout win over Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.

Guimaraes was a second half substitute for Newcastle as the match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes. And after Nick Pope had made two penalty saves in the shootout, the Brazilian had the chance to but the home side through at St James’s Park.

The midfielder skied his penalty over the crossbar but his blushes were saved by Pope shortly after as he made a third save to see United progress to the last-16 of the competition.

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It was a miss that proved Guimaraes is human after all following his consistently impressive displays since signing for Newcastle back in January.

But no one was harder on the 24-year-old than the player himself as he tweeted afterwards (translated from Portuguese): “It's about being a hero and a villain, always living the good side of history, I'm tired of taking decisive penalties and doing and today for the first time I had the misfortune of missing my first penalty, horrible feeling!

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"Anyone who knows me knows how much I charge myself and how hard I work not to make mistakes. But so is football. I will continue to train and do my best to minimise mistakes. I would like to apologise to my teammates and the fans and congratulate them.

"[Nick Pope], that's why you are one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League! We continue together in pursuit of our goals.”