Pires manages to laugh off Highbury penalty fiasco

October 24, 2005
LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has tried to laugh off the bizarre penalty fiasco during the Premier League victory over Manchester City at Highbury on Saturday.

Pires and fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry bungled a cheeky penalty attempt in which Pires was supposed to roll the ball forward for Henry to convert.

However Pires, who had already scored from the spot in the 1-0 win, scuffed the ball twice allowing City's defenders to clear before referee ...

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