Werner was just outside the six yard box when he inexplicably directed his effort over the bar on Wednesday night.
It was the latest in a series of glaring misses for club and country.
Chelsea forward Timo Werner missed a sitter during Germany’s victory over Iceland
Werner somehow failed to put Lukas Klostermann’s pass into an empty net
Werner inexplicably directed his effort over the bar from around six yards out
And fans were quick to have their say on social media.
One said: ‘Timo Werner doing a Timo Werner.’
Another wrote: ‘Three guarantees in life: Death, taxes and Werner missing open goals.’
But Werner later made amends to net his third goal in three games during the international break.
Werner made amends for his early miss by adding a late fourth on Wednesday night
The Germans took the lead in the fifth minute on Wednesday night when winger Leroy Sane played in Serge Gnabry to score, and after a lengthy VAR review for a possible offside, the goal stood.
The visitors added a second 20 minutes later when Antonio Rudiger was left unmarked to score with a header from a Joshua Kimmich free kick.
Iceland almost pulled one back at the start of the second half when Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s curled effort hit the post and Albert Gudmundsson fired home the rebound, but he was offside in the build-up and the goal was chalked off.
A constant threat with his quick dribbling and precise passing, Sane effectively killed the game off when he rifled the ball into the roof of the net after another flowing German attack 11 minutes into the second half.
Winger Leroy Sane scored one goal and made another as Germany made it three wins in a row
After a shaky start to qualifying including a shock 2-1 loss to North Macedonia in March, the Germans have rediscovered their scoring touch, but were still guilty of a few glaring misses.
Kai Havertz wasted a three-on-one opportunity by firing narrowly wide with the goal at his mercy and Werner somehow failed to put Lukas Klostermann’s pass into an empty net.
Werner made amends by adding a late fourth that hit the left-hand post and bounced out before spinning back across the line to round off an encouraging team performance.
Germany top Group J on 15 points, four ahead of Armenia. Romania are third on 10 points with four games left to play, with Iceland fifth on four points.