Debate rages on about whether Werner’s miss against Iceland was that bad

Chelsea striker Timo Werner got his name on the scoresheet during Germany’s 4-0 win over Iceland in World Cup qualifying last night – but missed an opportunity from close range.

The 25-year-old failed to make a full connection with a Lukas Klostermann cross, with the goal seemingly beckoning.

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It perhaps looks like a bad miss from the Germany striker, but the ball is slightly behind him, meaning he has to adjust his feet to make contact.

And from a different angle, it actually looks like an decent effort to even divert it towards goal in the first place.

Was the miss a ‘sitter’, or a more difficult chance than it might have looked? Debate raged on Twitter:

As mentioned, Werner did eventually manage to get on the scoresheet in a comfortable 4-0 win for Hansi Flick’s side.

He struck Germany’s fourth goal in the victory, assisted by Chelsea team-mate Kai Havertz.

The result keeps Germany top of Group J in World Cup qualifying, four points ahead of second-placed Armenia with four games remaining.

German team “fine” after emergency plane landing

After the game, the team’s plane from Reykjavik was forced to make an emergency landing in Edinburgh as a “precaution”.

The Germany national team’s official Twitter account later tweeted that the team was “fine” and each team member would be flying home individually.

Werner, Havertz and Germany team-mate Antonio Rudiger will all be returning to Chelsea ahead of their Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.

Rudiger and Havertz have featured in all three of Chelsea’s opening league games this season (Rudiger has started all three, Havertz two), with Werner appearing twice off the bench.

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