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Elite League, Week 9

Ajax 1 - 0 Everton

Elite League Match, Ajax vs. Everton (Sun Dec 03)


                                 Ajax  |  Everton
                              4-4-2 C  |  5-3-2 C
                          James Maund  |  John O Brien
                                       |
                       E_Van_d_Sar GK  |  GK I_Casillas
                      Alvaro_Rubio DF  |  DF D_Oleary
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF D_Santon
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF T_Roberts
                       T_Vermaelen DF  |  DF J_Knoxville
                          J_Crujff MF  |  DF D_Shittu
                     Oscar_Serrano MF  |  MF M_Ozil
                          P_Vieira MF  |  MF D_Vazques
                        M_Overmars MF  |  MF Y_Abdessadki
                        Ian_Wright FW  |  FW A_Carroll
                        A_Arshavin FW  |  FW Yeboah
                                       |
                        G_Langerak SUB |  SUB S_Mignolet
                      C_dos_Passos SUB |  SUB M_Kelly
                         V_Kompany SUB |  SUB S_Kjaer
                       R_Pletikosa SUB |  SUB H_Rutland
                        D_Bergkamp SUB |  SUB Rolando_Silva

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 2  :(aja) Ian_Wright has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Ian_Wright controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  I_Casillas heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 4  :(aja) P_Vieira hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  J_Stam latches onto it!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by A_Carroll
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Oscar_Serrano crosses it in!
          ...  Ian_Wright tries to place the shot!
          ...  I_Casillas parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 9  :(aja) P_Vieira controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Ian_Wright gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Ian_Wright heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But I_Casillas palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 9  :(evn) A_Carroll has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Oscar_Serrano
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Roberts hits it towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily claims the ball!
Min. 13 :(aja) T_Vermaelen spits at Y_Abdessadki
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  J_Eriksson calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 17 :(evn) Yeboah picks up a loose ball
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 18 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio beats his marker
          ...  J_Knoxville with a late tackle
          ...  He certainly didn't mean it
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  Oscar_Serrano hoists it forward
          ...  Ian_Wright gets on the end of it
          ...  D_Oleary with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 28 :(aja) J_Crujff curls the ball out wide to Ian_Wright
          ...  The cross hits Ian_Wright on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  I_Casillas catches it!
Min. 29 :(evn) Y_Abdessadki has it now
          ...  He takes on Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in A_Carroll!
          ...  But J_Stam with the fine tackle
Min. 31 :(aja) P_Vieira with a smart pass to T_Vermaelen
          ...  Cleared by J_Knoxville
Min. 33 :(aja) J_Crujff picks out Ian_Wright with the cross
          ...  J_Knoxville clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 36 :(aja) J_Crujff controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Yeboah
          ...  He puts in M_Overmars!
          ...  M_Overmars has a dig at goal!
          ...  But I_Casillas reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 36 :(evn) Yeboah knocks the ball past the lunge of Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  Yeboah tries to beat E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar tips it over
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 39 :(aja) M_Keown swings at T_Roberts
          ...  J_Eriksson has seen it!
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
Min. 39 :(evn) Everton switch to playing A
Min. 40 :(evn) D_Vazques hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Yeboah latches onto it!
          ...  Yeboah with the overhead !
          ...  It floats over E_Van_d_Sar
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(evn) M_Ozil has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Yeboah collects the loose ball!
          ...  J_Crujff wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 46 :(aja) J_Crujff runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Ian_Wright latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  Ian_Wright with the side footed shot!
          ...  I_Casillas with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !

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

Min. 46 :(evn) Y_Abdessadki with the through ball to Yeboah
          ...  J_Stam reads the play well
Min. 48 :(aja) R_Pletikosa replaces an unhappy M_Overmars and will play as a MF
Min. 49 :(aja) C_dos_Passos takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace T_Vermaelen
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Arshavin is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 51 :(aja) P_Vieira with an incisive pass to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  J_Eriksson talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Ajax fans celebrate the goal
          ...  And Ajax are leading in the game now
          ...  Ajax 1-0 Everton ...
Min. 52 :(aja) R_Pletikosa holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  I_Casillas is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Stam drives it into the box!
          ...  I_Casillas reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 55 :(evn) M_Ozil runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to D_Vazques
          ...  R_Pletikosa with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 58 :(evn) D_Santon with a slick pass to M_Ozil
          ...  C_dos_Passos with the block
Min. 59 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows D_Santon a clean set of heals
          ...  D_Shittu reads the play well
Min. 60 :(evn) D_Vazques runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Stam
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  J_Stam does well to get the tackle in
Min. 63 :(evn) Y_Abdessadki runs at Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  J_Stam takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 66 :(evn) D_Santon takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  C_dos_Passos hits it out for a throw
Min. 67 :(aja) P_Vieira has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_Shittu
          ...  He knocks it to Ian_Wright!
          ...  But T_Roberts reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 68 :(aja) Ian_Wright runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs J_Knoxville
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  A cracking drive from Ian_Wright !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 69 :(aja) P_Vieira takes advantage of a mistake by T_Roberts
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  T_Roberts with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  J_Eriksson warns him
Min. 70 :(evn) M_Kelly replaces D_Oleary and will play DF
Min. 70 :(aja) Ian_Wright with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  Ian_Wright attempts the shot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by J_Crujff!
          ...  It comes to J_Stam
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  I_Casillas with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 77 :(evn) M_Kelly with a probing pass to D_Shittu
          ...  J_Stam reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 80 :(evn) S_Kjaer is being brought on
          ...  D_Santon is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 80 :(evn) Rolando_Silva replaces A_Carroll and will play FW
Min. 81 :(aja) J_Stam has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  But D_Shittu sweeps up the threat
Min. 81 :(evn) Yeboah gains control of the loose ball
          ...  Yeboah looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Vazques chips the ball into the area!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 82 :(aja) Oscar_Serrano with a short pass to find D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  I_Casillas gets up well to catch that one
Min. 83 :(aja) R_Pletikosa is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to Ian_Wright
          ...  Ian_Wright with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Everton fans taunt him!
Min. 86 :(evn) Rolando_Silva cuts inside Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Stam cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 87 :(aja) Ian_Wright takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  S_Kjaer fouls badly
          ...  J_Eriksson will want to speak to him
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(aja) R_Pletikosa unselfishly heads the ball back to Ian_Wright
          ...  D_Shittu with a reckless challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Amsterdam Arena
Attendance           : 150,000
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : J_Stam (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Ian_Wright (51)
Sent Off             : M_Keown (39)
Booked               : T_Vermaelen (13)
Injured              : N/A
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Everton Match Info
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Best player          : Yeboah
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Shittu (90)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Ajax       |    Everton
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       3
Off target           :           6        |       1
On target            :           7        |       2
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       9
Key Tackles          :          12        |       7
Key Passes           :          13        |       8
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Final Score          : Ajax 1 - 0 Everton
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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 |  94   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  28   8  10  36 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  30 -10 -10
J_Stam         DF   2  26   8   7  29 |  94   0   6   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 120   0   5
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  26   8   6  31 |  51   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  29  10  28 |  94   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  60  20
Oscar_Serrano  MF   2  16  28  12  19 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  28   9  20 |  94   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  26  13  32 |  50   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Ian_Wright     FW   2   6   9  28  22 |  94   0   0   0   0   9   1   0   0   0   0   0  50
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  26  32 |  52   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_dos_Passos   DF   2  33  11   9  46 |  43   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
V_Kompany      DF   2  29  11   8  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Pletikosa    MF   3  10  30   8  40 |  44   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  50  20
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  28  21 |  42   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6

Player Statistics - Everton
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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I_Casillas     GK  35   3   1   3  42 |  94   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
D_Oleary       DF   1  30  10   6  24 |  72   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Santon       DF   2  29  11   6  24 |  82   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Roberts      DF   2  27  11   9  27 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Knoxville    DF   3  27  10   9  11 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
D_Shittu       DF   3  26   8   9  22 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
M_Ozil         MF   2   8  30   7  18 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Vazques      MF   1   7  29  15  22 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  28   8  29 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Carroll      FW   2   8   7  27  38 |  82   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Yeboah         FW   1   7   7  27  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
S_Mignolet     GK  27   3   3   3  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Kelly        DF   2  28  14  14  33 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Kjaer        DF   1  23   7   7  41 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
H_Rutland      MF   1   8  27  12  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Rolando_Silva  FW   3  10   9  26  41 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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