Micah Richards couldn't hide his embarrassment at watching Sergio Aguero miss a penalty against Chelsea.

City were already 1-0 up through Raheem Sterling when they were awarded a spot-kick shortly before half-time.

The Blues striker stepped up to take it knowing that converting it would put his side within touching distance of clinching the Premier League title.

But his weak attempt at a Panenka-style penalty dropped into the hands of grateful Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, and left Aguero sheepishly looking over to the bench, where manager Pep Guardiola was visibly annoyed.

Edouard Mendy of Chelsea saves Aguero's penalty

At half-time, former City defender Micah Richards said from the Sky Sports studio: “I was cringing in here. I thought he was just going to slot it home.”

Fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp said: “He looks over at the manager, like a naughty boy at school looking to the teacher.

“I don’t know what he’s thinking. Just finish it.”

Sterling's goal had also seemed a little embarrassing for Aguero, whose poor first touch in front of goal teed up Sterling to snatch the goal from the Argentinian.

Richards said: “Aguero takes an awful touch, and Sterling nips in like a thief in the night and gets the goal.”

Redknapp added: “He bails him out. He looks like he’s (Aguero) not happy here, he’s saying to him ‘why are you touching it in?’

“He’s helped him out. It was such a bad touch. Sterling’s done great for him. He should be thanking him.

“If they’re arguing about that I’d be surprised.”