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Penalty miss costs Pats the points in Sligo

Christy Fagan skied a penalty at the Showgrounds last night, costing visitors St Patrick's Athletic three points against Sligo Rovers.

The former Manchester United striker will be fuming with himself. Handed the opportunity to secure victory when Jason McGuinness pushed Dean Kelly in the box with the score at 1-1, Fagan's effort went high and handsome, landing in the front garden of a house on the Church Hill road.

Pat's manager Liam Buckley said: "To win 2-1 here would have been great and I thought we played well. When you miss a penalty with three minutes to go, you're disappointed.

"Look, Ronaldo missed one, (Lionel) Messi missed one -- but that said it would have been a great three points, but we'll move on."

The Saints probably deserved the win more, having fought their way back from the league leaders' fortuitous first-half opener, which saw Brendan Clarke attempt to punch Joseph Ndo's corner clear, only for the ball to cannon off Kenny Browne and into the net.

Pat's responded well with John Russell creating the equaliser in the second half by crossing for Sean O'Connor to nod home.