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Video: England U-19 Stars Play Rock, Paper, Scissors to Decide Penalty Taker

Video: England U-19 Stars Play Rock, Paper, Scissors to Decide Penalty Taker

England U-19 stars Patrick Roberts and Tammy Abraham played rock, paper, scissors to decide who would take a penalty vs Japan on Sunday night.

The age-old game has of course been used to settle tough decisions for generations.

But it has rarely been seen on the professional football pitch… until now.

Chelsea forward Abraham emerged victorious from the duel, meaning he stepped up to take the spot-kick with the score at 1-0.

Meanwhile Manchester City youngster Roberts was noble in defeat, respected the outcome and allowed his teammate the chance to take the glory.

Former England U-21 boss Stuart Pearce claimed he had hope it would be “a bit more scientific than that” at international level.

And Pearce was proven right when Abraham’s penalty was saved by the Japanese goalkeeper:

 

Luckily the young duo were able to put the blunder to one side and combined perfectly for England’s second goal.

Roberts showed great professionalism and that he didn’t hold a grudge against Abraham when he assisted the forward just a minute after the missed penalty.

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