Everton captain Phil Neville had not taken a penalty since he was a kid growing up in Bury - and he missed. Yet the ex-Manchester United defender scored to convert the second of four successful spot-kicks in Everton's shoot-out victory over Manchester United on Sunday.
His wife Julie told Neville to make sure he prepared for the possibility of a shoot-out.
"We played Middlesbrough three weeks ago and when I got home that night my wife said I needed to practise penalties," he recalled.
"She had a feeling that was how the semi-final was going to be settled so, for the last three weeks, I have been practising.
"I was 11 when I last took one and I missed. But I knew, as captain, against my old club, I needed to show my leadership qualities."