EPL: Wayne Rooney confident of taking penalty shot again after missing first

Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 09:34 IST | PA Sport

Wayne Rooney admits he never contemplated handing Everton's second penalty to somebody else after he had missed one at the end of the first half against Swansea on Monday

Wayne Rooney admits he never contemplated handing Everton's second penalty to somebody else after he had missed one at the end of the first half against Swansea on Monday. Rooney's penalty came off the post and was turned into the net by Dominic Calvert-Lewin to make it 1-1, cancelling out Leroy Fer's opener for Swansea as Everton went on to win 3-1. It was the second time in Everton's last five league games the Toffees scored with the rebound following a missed Rooney penalty, but there was never any chance of him passing up the opportunity from the spot in the 73rd minute against Swansea. "I'm a confident person and I believe in myself," Rooney told Sky Sports.

Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring against Swansea on Monday. Pic/Getty images
Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring against Swansea on Monday. Pic/Getty images

"If you've noticed the two penalties I've missed we scored the rebound because I've put a bit of topspin on the ball knowing if I miss it will come back and we'll score. "I was never going to give that second penalty up. "I was frustrated to miss the first one. I picked a corner for the second one and put my foot through it and thankfully it's gone in."

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