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June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 3

Ajax 0 - 1 Arsenal

June Ridout Memorial Cup Match 3, Ajax vs. Arsenal (Wed May 27)


                                 Ajax  |  Arsenal
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-4-1 D
                          James Maund  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                         B_Friedel GK  |  GK D_James
                       S_Kolasinac DF  |  DF R_Holding
                             Fazio DF  |  DF Henrique
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF C_Chambers
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF D_Burn
                          P_Vieira MF  |  DF T_Mings
                     Tomas_Rosicky MF  |  MF P_Bouba_Diop
                        C_Fabregas MF  |  MF E_Spence
                        W_Sneijder MF  |  MF S_Matthews
                        D_Bergkamp FW  |  MF S_Wiltord
                        T_Wallcott FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                     M_Van_D_Hoorn SUB |  SUB P_Evra
                      C_Dos_Passos SUB |  SUB D_Rocastle
                       F_Ljungberg SUB |  SUB N_Anelka
                         J_Cruijff SUB |  SUB L_Suarez

Referee: G_Poll (England)


Min. 1  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop back heels to find S_Matthews in space
          ...  S_Matthews rifles it at the goal !
          ...  B_Friedel saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 2  :(aja) M_Keown has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Fazio gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But T_Mings sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 2  :(arn) D_Burn breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on B_Friedel!
          ...  C_Fabregas brings him down!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 2  :(aja) W_Sneijder with the first time flick to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Mings with a nasty foul
          ...  G_Poll reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(arn) E_Spence plays the early ball across the box to find P_Crouch in space
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Arsenal players
          ...  G_Poll reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(aja) M_Keown has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past S_Matthews
          ...  He knocks it to W_Sneijder!
          ...  C_Chambers fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
Min. 7  :(aja) P_Vieira has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Henrique
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But D_James is equal to it
Min. 8  :(aja) T_Wallcott beats R_Holding
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Henrique read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 9  :(arn) S_Matthews with a measured pass to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  S_Kolasinac tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Matthews
          ...  T_Vermaelen gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 10 :(arn) S_Matthews with the first time flick to P_Crouch
          ...  T_Vermaelen with the lunge!!
          ...  And the whistle goes, that's a foul
          ...  That's his second ! Sent off !
          ...  He is furious with the referee!
          ...  But his players drag him off!
Min. 13 :(arn) S_Wiltord with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past M_Keown
          ...  He knocks it to D_Burn!
          ...  S_Kolasinac with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  G_Poll refrained from booking him but had stern words
Min. 13 :(aja) W_Sneijder slides it through the middle to T_Wallcott
          ...  D_Burn had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 14 :(aja) C_Fabregas holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by P_Vieira!
          ...  S_Kolasinac gets something on it!
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 15 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop gets to the by line and finds C_Chambers with a beautiful cross
          ...  But S_Kolasinac spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 17 :(arn) Henrique with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Fazio
          ...  He knocks it to S_Matthews!
          ...  S_Kolasinac plays the back pass
          ...  B_Friedel can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  S_Matthews swings a leg at it!
          ...  B_Friedel falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 23 :(arn) R_Holding finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the foul
          ...  G_Poll wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  G_Poll points to the spot!
          ...  P_Crouch is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends B_Friedel the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Arsenal have snatched the lead!
          ...  Ajax 0-1 Arsenal...
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  E_Spence decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  E_Spence rifles it at the goal !
          ...  But B_Friedel makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 28 :(arn) E_Spence gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  T_Mings is unmarked
          ...  T_Wallcott with a well timed tackle
          ...  G_Poll didn't like it though
Min. 28 :(arn) E_Spence with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from M_Keown
          ...  M_Keown reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 30 :(aja) C_Fabregas squares it to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a terrific drive !
          ...  D_James catches the ball
Min. 32 :(arn) E_Spence squares it to S_Wiltord
          ...  P_Vieira is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  G_Poll will just give him a speaking to
Min. 35 :(arn) The ball runs loose!
          ...  C_Chambers seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  C_Chambers has a go!
          ...  B_Friedel can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  B_Friedel makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 37 :(aja) T_Wallcott beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  But E_Spence spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 39 :(arn) S_Matthews runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  The shot slips through B_Friedel's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 41 :(arn) D_Burn pass splits open the defence and finds P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop lobs B_Friedel!
          ...  The shot slips through B_Friedel's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky spots T_Wallcott who is in acres of space
          ...  T_Wallcott with the drive!
          ...  But D_James stops that one easily
Min. 45 :(arn) Henrique pass splits open the defence and finds P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  But B_Friedel punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 47 :(aja) C_Fabregas with a one-touch layoff to D_Bergkamp
          ...  Henrique reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 47 :(arn) D_Burn plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  D_Burn fires the shot in!
          ...  B_Friedel with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league

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

Min. 46 :(arn) E_Spence turns past M_Keown
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  E_Spence must beat B_Friedel!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 50 :(aja) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn will come on for S_Kolasinac and play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos will replace Fazio and play DF
Min. 52 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  F_Ljungberg will come on for P_Vieira and play MF
Min. 54 :(arn) C_Chambers latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  F_Ljungberg rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 55 :(aja) F_Ljungberg with a first time pass
          ...  T_Wallcott runs onto it!
          ...  R_Holding reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 56 :(aja) D_Bergkamp flicks it over S_Matthews's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  T_Mings wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 57 :(arn) P_Crouch nutmegs M_Van_D_Hoorn
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn does well to get the tackle in
Min. 59 :(arn) S_Wiltord can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  S_Wiltord rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  B_Friedel with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 69 :(arn) S_Matthews crosses into the box, finding Henrique
          ...  Henrique shoots towards goal !
          ...  B_Friedel is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 71 :(aja) T_Wallcott looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  C_Chambers reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 73 :(arn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  P_Crouch is through!
          ...  W_Sneijder gets to the ball first
Min. 74 :(aja) T_Wallcott pauses and waits for support
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  R_Holding bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 75 :(arn) N_Anelka is being brought on
          ...  P_Crouch is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 82 :(aja) D_Bergkamp takes advantage of a mistake by S_Wiltord
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  D_Bergkamp smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 84 :(arn) D_Rocastle is coming on for P_Bouba_Diop and playing MF
Min. 85 :(arn) P_Evra is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Holding is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 86 :(aja) T_Wallcott is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  T_Wallcott flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  D_James was lucky there
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) W_Sneijder takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past P_Evra
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Fine tackle by C_Chambers
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 91 :(aja) W_Sneijder loses T_Mings
          ...  W_Sneijder curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  D_James was beaten there!
Min. 92 :(aja) D_Bergkamp beats D_Burn
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  T_Mings with the high feet
          ...  G_Poll calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo looks relieved

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Johan Cruijff Arena
Attendance           : 143,389
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : S_Kolasinac
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : T_Vermaelen (10)
Booked               : C_Fabregas (2)
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : Henrique (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Crouch (23 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Mings (2)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |     Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       12
Off target           :           3        |       6
On target            :           5        |       6
Possession           :          35        |       65
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          15        |       12
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :           8        |       13
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Final Score          : Ajax 0 - 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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B_Friedel      GK  36   4   3   5  11 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  32  11  10  11 |  53   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
Fazio          DF   2  31   8  10  41 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Keown        DF   3  30  12   7  21 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  10   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  55   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   8  29   8  32 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Fabregas     MF   3   8  28   7  31 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  28  -2
W_Sneijder     MF   1   7  27   9  30 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  31  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20 -20   0
T_Wallcott     FW   3   9  11  29  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  30   9   8  33 |  42   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  29  11   5  22 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  11  12 |  40   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Cruijff      MF   1   7  28  11  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  32   8   6  22 |  88   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Henrique       DF   1  31  12   9  29 |  95   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  29   8   8  22 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
D_Burn         DF   2  28   9  12  21 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
T_Mings        DF   2  26   7   5  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  87   0   0   3   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
E_Spence       MF   2  10  29  10  40 |  95   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  10
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  95   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
S_Wiltord      MF   3  11  25   8  41 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  29  21 |  78   0   0   0   0   1   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
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  28  21 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
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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