Oman won their second Gulf Cup of Nations title after beating UAE on penalties in Kuwait ©Getty Images

Oman defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the most dramatic fashion by virtue of a penalty shootout after their opponents missed a last minute penalty to lift the title at the end of normal time.

The shoot-out followed a goalless draw as Oman claimed the Gulf Cup of Nations for the second time at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City.

Mohsin Al Khaldi scored the winning penalty to secure a 5-4 penalty shootout victory after Omar Abdulrahman missed the United Arab Emirates’ decisive fifth attempt from the spot, his second penalty miss of the game.

Although there were no goals in either regulation time or extra time, the statistics suggested Oman had dominated the proceedings, recording 15 shots to UAE’s six whilst they also enjoyed 53 per cent possession.

Despite being overrun for most of the game, UAE had a glorious chance to take the trophy when they were awarded a penalty in the 89th minute.

Omar Abdulrahman missed two penalties in the Gulf Cup of Nations final ©Getty Images
Omar Abdulrahman missed two penalties in the Gulf Cup of Nations final ©Getty Images

It came about after they had launched a quick counter-attack, which resulted in Kuwaiti referee Ali Shaban awarding a spot-kick to the 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations champions after Omani defender Mohammed Al Musalami was adjudged to have pushed forward Ali Ahmed Mabkhout in the back.

Abdulrahman, who impressed during the London 2012 Olympics, stepped up but saw his effort was well saved by Oman goalkeeper Faiyz Al Rashidi who dived down to his left.

This took the the match to extra time with the extra 30 minutes seeing a cagey affair with chances few and far between, meaning penalties were needed to decide the outcome.

Each of the first eight penalties of the shootout found the back of the net before Abdulrahman missed his second penalty of the match, allowing Al Khaldi to clinch Oman’s second Gulf Cup of Nations title, their first coming on home soil in 2009.