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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Ajax - Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match 1, Ajax vs. Arsenal (Wed Jun 12)


                                 Ajax  |  Arsenal
                              4-4-2 N  |  5-4-1 D
                          James Maund  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK D_James
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF G_Collins
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                      C_Dos_Passos DF  |  DF P_Evra
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF D_Burn
                          J_Crujff MF  |  DF J_Souttar
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF D_Rocastle
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF E_Spence
                         G_Puciato FW  |  MF S_Matthews
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW D_Murphy
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                             Fazio SUB |  SUB R_Holding
                           M_Keown SUB |  SUB N_Ben_Khalifa
                       F_Ljungberg SUB |  SUB P_Crouch
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: C_Cakir (Turkey)


Min. 5  :(arn) S_Matthews with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  S_Kolasinac knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But C_Cakir just turns away!
Min. 8  :(arn) E_Spence with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to D_Rocastle
          ...  Oscar_Serrano with an awful challenge
          ...  C_Cakir warns him
Min. 10 :(aja) T_Wallcott runs at S_Ramos
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  J_Souttar wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff chips the ball into the area!
          ...  P_Evra reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 15 :(arn) D_Rocastle plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  S_Ramos decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  S_Kolasinac with a bad challenge
          ...  C_Cakir will want to speak to him
Min. 17 :(arn) D_Rocastle bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to D_Murphy
          ...  C_Dos_Passos reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 19 :(aja) J_Crujff runs with pace at the defence
          ...  S_Ramos reads the play well
Min. 19 :(arn) The ball is passed in from S_Matthews, he finds D_Murphy
          ...  S_Kolasinac reads the play well
Min. 20 :(aja) J_Crujff lays the ball back to G_Puciato
          ...  P_Evra tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky crosses it in!
          ...  D_Burn wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 20 :(arn) D_Rocastle sidesteps Oscar_Serrano
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  G_Puciato with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 20 :(arn) D_Murphy with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows C_Dos_Passos a clean set of heals
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  T_Vermaelen hits it out for a throw
Min. 21 :(aja) Curled in dangerously from Tomas_Rosicky to Oscar_Serrano
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  P_Evra takes possession
Min. 28 :(arn) E_Van_d_Sar miss-kicks!
          ...  T_Cruise is through!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by S_Kolasinac
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 29 :(aja) T_Wallcott flicks it past P_Evra
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  A skilful effort from T_Wallcott !
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 31 :(arn) D_Murphy flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  D_Murphy shoots towards goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence drives it into the box!
          ...  It is kicked away by C_Dos_Passos
Min. 34 :(aja) P_Vieira retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  T_Wallcott latches onto the end of it
          ...  S_Ramos with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 35 :(aja) P_Vieira runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to S_Kolasinac
          ...  S_Kolasinac drives the shot in!
          ...  D_James just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 36 :(arn) D_Murphy picks up a loose ball
          ...  D_Murphy hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Ajax fans taunt him!
Min. 37 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  D_James comes towards him
          ...  He tries to beat D_James
          ...  D_James dives on the ball !!
Min. 37 :(arn) J_Souttar finds his way through
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(arn) E_Spence shoves Alvaro_Rubio in the chest!!
          ...  C_Cakir has seen it!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 46 :(aja) G_Puciato breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  D_Burn brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  C_Cakir calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  J_Crujff swings it in
          ...  S_Kolasinac gets on the end of it
          ...  G_Collins takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 48 :(aja) T_Wallcott beats T_Cruise
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  T_Wallcott with the strike !
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Ajax 0-0 Arsenal

Min. 47 :(aja) S_Kolasinac plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  S_Ramos is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 50 :(aja) Fazio is coming on and T_Vermaelen is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) M_Keown is coming on for Oscar_Serrano and will play MF
Min. 52 :(aja) D_Bergkamp replaces an unhappy G_Puciato and will play as a FW
Min. 53 :(aja) T_Wallcott chests it down
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from D_Rocastle
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 57 :(arn) S_Matthews brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  T_Cruise gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Cruise keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A quality strike
          ...  That's put Arsenal in front!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 62 :(aja) P_Vieira flicks the ball through
          ...  T_Wallcott runs onto it!
          ...  T_Cruise wins the ball well
          ...  C_Cakir has given a free kick
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  S_Kolasinac floats it forward
          ...  T_Wallcott latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Burn knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But C_Cakir just turns away!
Min. 63 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio with a smart turn
          ...  S_Ramos stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
Min. 64 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 64 :(arn) P_Evra with a precise pass to D_Rocastle
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Alvaro_Rubio and it had to be
Min. 74 :(aja) J_Crujff plays a long ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  A skilful effort from D_Bergkamp !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Keown hits it into the box!
          ...  D_James easily catches it!
Min. 75 :(aja) P_Vieira looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to M_Keown
          ...  A cheeky lob from M_Keown !
          ...  Looks like it should be D_James's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  D_James looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Crujff swings it in!
          ...  D_Burn heads it away
Min. 76 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio with a glorious long pass to J_Crujff
          ...  The defender is caught ball watching
          ...  J_Crujff takes advantage and races towards the goal!
          ...  Just D_James is between him and the goal
          ...  He rounds D_James
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  But it's been disallowed. There was a foul in the move
          ...  That looked like a harsh decision
Min. 77 :(aja) S_Kolasinac has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  T_Wallcott collects the loose ball!
          ...  D_Burn pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 82 :(aja) T_Wallcott pushes it past the defender
          ...  A powerful header from T_Wallcott !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs to the corner and gives the away fans the middle finger
          ...  An equaliser late in the game!!
          ...  Ajax 1-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 84 :(aja) P_Vieira looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Fazio
          ...  Fazio with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  D_James moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  D_James catches it with style!
Min. 85 :(arn) D_Murphy sidesteps C_Dos_Passos
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  D_Murphy sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a difficult save
Min. 86 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  P_Evra cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(aja) J_Crujff with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Wallcott
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Murphy

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 150,000
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : T_Wallcott (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : T_Wallcott (82)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Puciato (20)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : S_Matthews
Scorers              : T_Cruise (57)
Sent Off             : E_Spence (45)
Booked               : D_Burn (46), S_Ramos (47)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       4
Off target           :           5        |       2
On target            :           5        |       2
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           6        |       7
Key Tackles          :           7        |       11
Key Passes           :          13        |       5
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 1 Arsenal
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Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  95   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  95   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  95   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  27  11   5  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  53   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  30  11  28 |  95   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30  10
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  29  12  19 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  55   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  57
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  42   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
M_Keown        MF   3  28  12   7  21 |  41   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  29  21 |  40   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1

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  35   2   2   3  26 |  95   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  30   9   7  19 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  29   7   7  40 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
P_Evra         DF   3  28  12  10  21 |  95   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  78  -2  -2
J_Souttar      DF   3  25   7   8  33 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  45   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |  95   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  28  37 |  95   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  12
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  30   8   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  29  12  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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