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Aberdeen 0 - 1 Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Aberdeen vs. Arsenal (Wed Jun 24)


                             Aberdeen  |  Arsenal
                              4-5-1 C  |  5-4-1 C
                          Malky McKay  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                      M_Ter_Stegen GK  |  GK D_James
                           K_Uddin DF  |  DF R_Holding
                          A_Ramsey DF  |  DF Henrique
                          M_Pierce DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                             Balde DF  |  DF P_Evra
                         J_Shaddix MF  |  DF C_Chambers
                         S_Pittman MF  |  MF P_Bouba_Diop
                          T_Finder MF  |  MF D_Rocastle
                          G_Fofana MF  |  MF E_Spence
                        J_McArthur MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                      Hakim_Ziyech FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                                       |
                           Higuita SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                        A_Arrondel SUB |  SUB D_Burn
                            Kelvin SUB |  SUB B_Yaga
                        S_Berghuis SUB |  SUB N_Anelka
                     R_Chamgerlain SUB |  SUB L_Suarez

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 2  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop races into the box
          ...  He sees P_Crouch lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  P_Crouch looks to see where M_Ter_Stegen is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 5  :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  But D_Rocastle clears the ball to safety
Min. 7  :(abn) T_Finder bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to K_Uddin
          ...  K_Uddin with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But D_James pulls out a save of the game
Min. 8  :(arn) S_Matthews with a slide rule pass to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch fires a shot at goal !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 9  :(abn) J_McArthur cuts the ball back to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech fires a shot at goal !
          ...  D_James with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 14 :(abn) S_Pittman takes advantage of a mistake by R_Holding
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  S_Pittman looks to see where D_James is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  D_James with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 14 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech runs at Henrique
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  E_Spence with a nasty foul
          ...  He had to endure a strong lecture from A_Dali
Min. 17 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  G_Fofana with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 23 :(arn) C_Chambers takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Ramsey
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Chambers drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen easily catches it!
Min. 28 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech plays the early ball across the box to find J_Shaddix in space
          ...  Henrique pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 31 :(arn) D_Rocastle controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  C_Chambers gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen with an over the top challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
          ...  What's A_Dali going to give?
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  It certainly looked like a dive from here!!
          ...  P_Crouch places the ball on the spot!
          ...  He sends M_Ter_Stegen the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  That's put Arsenal ahead!
          ...  Aberdeen 0-1 Arsenal...
Min. 35 :(abn) M_Pierce knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  A skilful effort from M_Pierce !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 37 :(abn) J_McArthur is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech must beat D_James!
          ...  D_James has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  D_James is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 39 :(abn) S_Pittman has it now
          ...  He takes on C_Chambers
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Pierce!
          ...  R_Holding wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 40 :(arn) E_Spence looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop hits a great shot !
          ...  M_Ter_Stegen with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) S_Matthews lays the ball back to P_Crouch
          ...  A_Ramsey wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 47 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop finds P_Crouch with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  G_Fofana with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  A_Dali tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 49 :(arn) P_Crouch knocks the ball past A_Ramsey
          ...  M_Pierce gets in the way of the ball and clears!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 0-1 Arsenal

Min. 50 :(abn) S_Pittman drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to A_Ramsey
          ...  P_Evra intercepts the pass
Min. 51 :(abn) J_Shaddix brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 52 :(abn) J_Shaddix can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to G_Fofana
          ...  Henrique read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 54 :(abn) G_Fofana drives it forward to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech beats the defender to the ball
          ...  He beats a second defender
          ...  He just has D_James to beat!
          ...  He nutmegs D_James
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 57 :(abn) J_McArthur has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past C_Chambers
          ...  He puts in Hakim_Ziyech!
          ...  Hakim_Ziyech with the strike !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 59 :(abn) Balde jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Intercepted by R_Holding
Min. 60 :(abn) A_Arrondel replaces M_Pierce to play as a DF
Min. 60 :(abn) Aberdeen are switching their playing style to A
Min. 60 :(arn) D_Rocastle slides it through the middle to P_Crouch
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  K_Uddin takes possession
Min. 60 :(abn) A_Ramsey breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  R_Holding brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  J_Shaddix bends it round the wall
          ...  D_James fists it away
Min. 63 :(arn) E_Spence plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  P_Crouch decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  P_Crouch blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 65 :(abn) A_Arrondel cuts the ball back to Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  R_Holding bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 67 :(abn) Hakim_Ziyech beats his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Henrique wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 67 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to P_Crouch
          ...  A_Arrondel with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 70 :(arn) D_Burn is going to be brought on
          ...  S_Matthews is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(arn) It seems Arsenal are making a tactical change to D
Min. 72 :(abn) The ball is passed in from S_Pittman, he finds J_Shaddix
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Blewitt and it had to be
Min. 75 :(abn) Kelvin is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_McArthur is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(arn) N_Anelka comes on for P_Crouch and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 78 :(abn) R_Chamgerlain takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Hakim_Ziyech
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 80 :(abn) Balde with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Henrique
          ...  C_Blewitt wins the ball
Min. 80 :(arn) N_Anelka brings it under control
          ...  He takes on K_Uddin
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in P_Evra!
          ...  K_Uddin reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 80 :(abn) J_Shaddix takes advantage of a mistake by D_Rocastle
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Henrique with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  A_Dali called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 81 :(abn) Kelvin runs at P_Evra
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_Burn
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ramsey curls it into the box!
          ...  D_James makes the catch!
Min. 82 :(arn) E_Spence sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to C_Chambers
          ...  But A_Ramsey barges him off the ball
Min. 84 :(arn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  B_Yaga will come on for P_Bouba_Diop and play MF
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) D_Rocastle finds N_Anelka in acres of space
          ...  K_Uddin with the foul
          ...  A_Dali warns him
Min. 89 :(abn) Kelvin hits a hard pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  C_Blewitt is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 91 :(abn) R_Chamgerlain jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  B_Yaga with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky it wasn't more
          ...  It's just a warning

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance           : 120,000
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : S_Pittman
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Ter_Stegen (31), G_Fofana (47)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : P_Crouch (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Crouch (31 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Holding (60), C_Blewitt (89)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       5
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           5        |       3
Possession           :          50        |       50
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          15        |       13
Key Tackles          :           7        |       11
Key Passes           :          13        |       12
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 0 - 1 Arsenal
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Player Statistics - Aberdeen
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Ter_Stegen   GK  39   1   2   2  30 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0
K_Uddin        DF   2  34  14   7  40 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
A_Ramsey       DF   2  30   9   7  31 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Pierce       DF   3  30   7   8  31 |  64   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
Balde          DF   3  29   7   8  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Shaddix      MF   3  12  30  19  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
S_Pittman      MF   3   9  30  11  40 |  96   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
T_Finder       MF   3   7  30   8  23 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
G_Fofana       MF   1  18  29   7  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  29   8  12 |  79   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Hakim_Ziyech   FW   2   6   7  28  32 |  82   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Higuita        GK  29   3   5   3  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Arrondel     DF   2  30   4   7  12 |  32   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Kelvin         MF   2   7  28  13  36 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Berghuis     MF   2   4  25  17  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  28  20 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20

Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  38   2   2   3  26 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  30   7   6  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
C_Chambers     DF   2  29   8   8  22 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  30  10  12 |  88   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  30  10  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
E_Spence       MF   2  10  29  10  40 |  96   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  74   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |  79   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  28   9  12  21 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  29   8  35 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Suarez       FW   2  10   6  26  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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