Video: Fan spots Spurs midfielder’s message to Lloris before Man Utd penalty

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has a decent record of saving spot-kicks over the past couple of seasons (transfermarkt).

Some Spurs fans would have been forgiven for hoping that he could pull off a save after Manchester United were awarded a late penalty during their clash against Spurs on Friday after Eric Dier was adjudged to have brought Paul Pogba down.

However, Fernandes sent the Spurs number one the wrong way and converted the spot-kick with ease to bring the away side level.

A football fan appears to have picked up on one potential reason why Lloris went the wrong way.

Just before Fernandes took the penalty, his compatriot and namesake, Gedson Fernandes, seemed to signal to the Tottenham skipper that the United star was going to hop just before taking his kick.

However, the 25-year-old changed his penalty technique up this time, denying Lloris the time to react to the spot-kick.

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Given that Bruno Fernandes has used the hop-penalty routine on multiple occasions recently, I am pretty sure Hugo would have been aware of his usual technique without Gedson informing him about it.

Goalkeepers these days do more than their fair share of research about the various penalty takers in the opposition. However, even though Gedson did not get the technique right, he did guess the direction correctly.

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