David Villa takes awful penalty for New York City FC

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David Villa and his New York City FC teammates endured yet another frustrating outing on Sunday as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Orlando City SC.

Heading into the game, Patrick Vieira's side had hoped to produce the required response after being thumped by seven goals to nil at the hands of city rivals the New York Red Bulls.

And they were on course to claim all three points thanks to goals from Frederic Brillant and Villa.


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But then things all started to go horribly wrong. With 21 minutes remaining, former Barcelona striker Villa had the opportunity to well and truly put the game to bed from the penalty spot. He failed miserably. 

Indeed, as you can see in the video below, the ex-Spain international slipped over and spooned the ball way, way over the crossbar.

New York nightmare 

It's safe to say that Villa's woeful miss was a huge turning point; Julio Baptista halved the deficit to set the game up for a frantic climax. 

And things once again turned sour for New York City FC as they failed to keep out Kevin Molino in the 94th minute of the contest. 

Luck is most definitely against them at the moment and it's going to take a great deal of courage and belief to put things right. 

Anyway, you can see Villa's nightmare penalty here: 

Do you expect New York City FC to get back to winning ways soon? Have your say below! 

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