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Division 1, Week 4

Aberdeen 2 - 2 Newcastle

Division One League Match, Aberdeen vs. Newcastle (Sun Dec 01)


                             Aberdeen  |  Newcastle
                              4-5-1 C  |  4-4-2 P
                          Malky McKay  |  Tony Glendinning
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK T_Conner
                          M_Britos DF  |  DF A_Hanson
                          A_Ramsey DF  |  DF B_Benson
                          M_Pierce DF  |  DF L_Inagzij
                             Balde DF  |  DF I_Hart
                        R_VD_Vaart MF  |  MF F_Moussa
                         J_Shaddix MF  |  MF Robinho
                          T_Finder MF  |  MF W_Zaha
                        J_McArthur MF  |  MF D_Ginola
                            J_Ross MF  |  FW Ivica_Strok
                          D_Baggio FW  |  FW Y_Van_Der_Vu
                                       |
                          C_Gordon SUB |  SUB W_Hunt
                        P_Thompson SUB |  SUB C_Moreno
                        M_Pavlovic SUB |  SUB K_Fasan
                         J_Afolabi SUB |  SUB E_Huws
                         R_Bentley SUB |  SUB J_Maddison

Referee: S_Farina (Italy)


Min. 2  :(abn) J_Ross with a smart pass to T_Finder
          ...  Ivica_Strok muscles him off the ball
          ...  Looked like a good tackle but the referee has awarded them a free kick
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 3  :(abn) T_Finder has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past L_Inagzij
          ...  He puts in M_Britos!
          ...  L_Inagzij recovers to win the ball back
Min. 4  :(nwt) Robinho holds the ball up
          ...  He sees A_Hanson in space!
          ...  D_Baggio clears with a diving header
Min. 6  :(abn) T_Finder controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Balde gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  A_Hanson goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 6  :(nwt) W_Zaha plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  F_Moussa keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Pierce cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 7  :(abn) A_Ramsey with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  J_Ross gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Hanson cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 8  :(abn) Balde flicks it over the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  F_Moussa with a terrible tackle
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 11 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok sidesteps T_Finder
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  Ivica_Strok attempts a lob!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A classy finish
          ...  That's given Newcastle the advantage!
          ...  Aberdeen 0-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 12 :(abn) Aberdeen's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 13 :(nwt) W_Zaha with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  W_Zaha hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  G_Buffon makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 14 :(abn) T_Finder is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to J_Shaddix
          ...  A great volley from J_Shaddix !
          ...  T_Conner gathers it easily
Min. 17 :(abn) The ball is passed in from J_McArthur, he finds D_Baggio
          ...  Y_Van_Der_Vu cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 22 :(abn) J_Ross looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Finder
          ...  T_Finder with a thundering shot!
          ...  But T_Conner punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that T_Conner got a touch
Min. 24 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok is first to the ball
          ...  Ivica_Strok tries to beat G_Buffon from outside the area!
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 25 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  I_Hart is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Malky McKay looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 26 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart bursts forward
          ...  F_Moussa with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  An early bath or him then!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  S_Farina signals that it is indirect
          ...  J_Shaddix plays it short to D_Baggio
          ...  D_Baggio tries to beat G_Buffon from outside the area!
          ...  T_Conner watches it sail wide!
Min. 27 :(abn) J_McArthur with a one-touch layoff to D_Baggio
          ...  Y_Van_Der_Vu with a bad challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  S_Farina signals that it is indirect
          ...  J_Ross swings it in
          ...  Balde gets on the end of it
          ...  Balde rifles it at the goal !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 31 :(nwt) D_Ginola lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  Ivica_Strok latches on to it
          ...  A left-footer by Ivica_Strok !
          ...  But G_Buffon makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 34 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Baggio latches onto it!
          ...  D_Baggio with the cheeky shot!
          ...  T_Conner falls over
          ...  But T_Conner is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 35 :(abn) J_Ross with a simple pass to M_Britos
          ...  M_Britos with the side footed shot!
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 35 :(nwt) L_Inagzij with a 50-yard pass to Y_Van_Der_Vu
          ...  A cracking drive from Y_Van_Der_Vu !
          ...  But G_Buffon makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 36 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Baggio gets on the end of it
          ...  D_Baggio hits the ball first time!
          ...  But T_Conner punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 39 :(abn) A_Ramsey is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  R_VD_Vaart latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Ginola with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
Min. 40 :(nwt) Robinho plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Y_Van_Der_Vu decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  Y_Van_Der_Vu curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(abn) J_Ross with the first time flick to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix with a blistering shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Aberdeen 1-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 45 :(abn) It looks as though Aberdeen is now playing C

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aberdeen 1-1 Newcastle

Min. 46 :(abn) J_McArthur with a probing pass to J_Shaddix
          ...  J_Shaddix controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  But T_Conner palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 46 :(nwt) Robinho hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Ginola collects the loose ball!
          ...  T_Finder tackles from behind
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 48 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart beats his marker
          ...  R_VD_Vaart hits the ball first time!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  Aberdeen go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-1 Newcastle ...
Min. 49 :(nwt) D_Ginola chips the ball over the defence and finds Y_Van_Der_Vu
          ...  Y_Van_Der_Vu attempts a chip!
          ...  But G_Buffon palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 50 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok with a burst of pace
          ...  Ivica_Strok with a stunning strike !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ivica_Strok hits it into the box!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of G_Buffon
Min. 53 :(abn) M_Pierce takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past B_Benson
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  B_Benson reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 55 :(abn) D_Baggio with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves A_Hanson behind
          ...  A_Hanson reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 55 :(abn) G_Buffon is clutching his leg!
          ...  He gets to his feet
          ...  He signals to the bench he can't carry on
Min. 55 :(abn) Up goes the substitution board - C_Gordon on for G_Buffon as a GK
Min. 55 :(abn) M_Britos runs at the defence
          ...  Ivica_Strok body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 56 :(abn) J_McArthur with a glorious 60-yard pass to T_Finder
          ...  T_Finder runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  T_Conner gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 57 :(abn) J_McArthur with an in swinging cross to D_Baggio
          ...  D_Baggio attempts the shot!
          ...  T_Conner gets his fingertips to it
Min. 58 :(abn) J_Shaddix takes advantage of a mistake by A_Hanson
          ...  J_Shaddix with the header !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  T_Conner grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 60 :(nwt) B_Benson with a slick pass to Ivica_Strok
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  M_Britos picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 61 :(abn) J_Ross crosses to D_Baggio
          ...  I_Hart hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Baggio hits it towards the far post!
          ...  T_Conner jumps well to claim it!
Min. 63 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart drives it across the face of the goal D_Baggio
          ...  D_Baggio fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  T_Conner goes down well to save
Min. 64 :(nwt) W_Zaha has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Shaddix
          ...  He puts in Y_Van_Der_Vu!
          ...  M_Britos tackles cleanly
Min. 65 :(abn) P_Thompson is ready to come on to replace Balde
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 66 :(abn) J_Ross has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past I_Hart
          ...  He puts in M_Britos!
          ...  M_Britos pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_VD_Vaart plays it into the danger area!
          ...  B_Benson belts it clear
Min. 68 :(abn) D_Baggio plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  D_Baggio hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  T_Conner falls over
          ...  But T_Conner is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 69 :(abn) J_Shaddix runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Shaddix aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_McArthur drives it into the box!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by I_Hart
Min. 70 :(abn) R_Bentley is coming on for D_Baggio and will play FW
Min. 70 :(nwt) C_Moreno is coming on for I_Hart and playing DF
Min. 73 :(abn) J_Shaddix skips the challenge from C_Moreno
          ...  J_Shaddix aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But T_Conner dives to his left
          ...  I think T_Conner just got a hand on that one
          ...  S_Farina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 74 :(abn) T_Finder with a short pass to find J_McArthur
          ...  J_McArthur attempts the shot!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 75 :(nwt) Ivica_Strok with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Ivica_Strok uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Newcastle fans to celebrate!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Aberdeen 2-2 Newcastle ...
Min. 76 :(abn) P_Thompson moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Britos
          ...  M_Britos with the side footed shot!
          ...  T_Conner makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 78 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_Bentley
          ...  R_Bentley gets up high for the header !
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 79 :(abn) J_Shaddix jumps over Ivica_Strok's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  J_Shaddix aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But lands on the roof of the net !!
          ...  T_Conner looks relieved there!
Min. 80 :(abn) J_Ross chips the ball over the defence and finds R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  T_Conner with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 80 :(nwt) W_Zaha makes the tackle
          ...  M_Britos wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 82 :(nwt) J_Maddison takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Y_Van_Der_Vu
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 82 :(nwt) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  E_Huws will come on for W_Zaha and play MF
Min. 82 :(abn) J_Ross plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Britos decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  B_Benson slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 82 :(nwt) J_Maddison sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Shaddix gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(nwt) E_Huws is through on goal
          ...  E_Huws hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Huws drives it into the box!
          ...  A_Ramsey reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away

*************  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          : J_Ross (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Shaddix (44), R_VD_Vaart (48)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Finder (46)
Injured              : G_Buffon (55)
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Newcastle Match Info
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Best player          : Ivica_Strok
Scorers              : Ivica_Strok (11,75)
Sent Off             : F_Moussa (26)
Booked               : I_Hart (25), Y_Van_Der_Vu (27), Ivica_Strok (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Aberdeen     |    Newcastle
Attempts on Goal     :          23        |       10
Off target           :           9        |       4
On target            :          14        |       6
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       11
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :          23        |       9
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Final Score          : Aberdeen 2 - 2 Newcastle
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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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G_Buffon       GK  35   2   3   1  22 |  56   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  30   6   8  22 |  92   0   3   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  60   0   7
A_Ramsey       DF   2  29   9   6  31 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Pierce       DF   3  29   7   8  31 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Balde          DF   3  28   7   8  22 |  66   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  30   9  24 |  92   0   0   4   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  40  35
J_Shaddix      MF   3  12  29  18  31 |  92   0   1   0   0   7   1   0   0   0  20   0  48
T_Finder       MF   3   7  29   8  23 |  92   0   0   4   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  38   8
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  29   7  12 |  92   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   1
J_Ross         MF   1   8  28   7  27 |  92   0   0   8   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  95   0
D_Baggio       FW   2   7   9  27  21 |  71   0   1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  20   0  26
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |  36   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
P_Thompson     DF   2  27  12   6  30 |  26   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Pavlovic     DF   3  27   6   7  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Afolabi      MF   2  14  26   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Bentley      FW   3   8   8  27  21 |  21   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

Player Statistics - Newcastle
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Conner       GK  34   3   3   2  32 |  92  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
A_Hanson       DF   2  29   9  10  22 |  92   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
B_Benson       DF   1  29   8   7  12 |  92   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
L_Inagzij      DF   1  28  11   6  11 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
I_Hart         DF   3  26   7   6  23 |  71   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
F_Moussa       MF   1   6  27  19  23 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
Robinho        MF   1   7  27   8  23 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
W_Zaha         MF   2   8  26  19  12 |  83   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
D_Ginola       MF   1  10  26   8  20 |  92   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Ivica_Strok    FW   3   9   8  29  32 |  92   0   0   0   0   5   2   1   0   0  -2  -2  65
Y_Van_Der_Vu   FW   3   8   7  25  32 |  83   0   1   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  -2   9
W_Hunt         GK  29   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Moreno       DF   2  25  10   9  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Fasan        DF   3  25  10   6  13 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Huws         MF   2   7  25  19  38 |   9   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Maddison     FW   2   7   8  25  30 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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