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Elite League Cup Match 3

Arsenal 1 - 1 Aberdeen

Elite League Cup Groups Match 3, Arsenal vs. Aberdeen (Wed Nov 28)


                              Arsenal  |  Aberdeen
                          4-1-3-1-1 E  |  5-4-1 E
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  Malky McKay
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK L_Fabianski
                         G_Collins DF  |  DF J_Simunovic
                           S_Ramos DF  |  DF J_Zanetti
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF J_Knoxville
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF W_A_Glen
                          I_Falque DM  |  DF A_Rami
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                            Bebeto MF  |  MF R_Baggio
                          R_Savage MF  |  MF Almen_Abdi
                     N_Ben_Khalifa AM  |  MF J_McArthur
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                                       |
                        Pepe_Reina SUB |  SUB C_Gordon
                         R_Holding SUB |  SUB G_Fotheringam
                        D_Rocastle SUB |  SUB D_Gaitnat
                          D_Murphy SUB |  SUB N_Piere
                           Ricardo SUB |  SUB Emerson

Referee: P_Graham (Wales)


Min. 1  :(abn) Almen_Abdi with the heel pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor hits a crisp volley!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 2  :(arn) P_Crouch flicks it over J_Zanetti's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  P_Crouch attempts to drive it home!
          ...  L_Fabianski saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 5  :(abn) J_Zanetti looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Rami
          ...  Good sliding challenge from P_Crouch and it had to be
Min. 9  :(abn) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  Almen_Abdi seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Almen_Abdi aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  D_James tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 19 :(arn) Bebeto runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to S_Ramos
          ...  R_VD_Vaart fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 23 :(arn) P_Crouch takes advantage of a mistake by J_Zanetti
          ...  P_Crouch from 20 yards !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  L_Fabianski grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 23 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  E_Adebayor is clean through!
          ...  E_Adebayor beats the offside trap!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  D_James comes towards him
          ...  He nutmegs D_James
          ...  D_James does well to save it !!
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Crouch sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  A_Rami cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 24 :(abn) R_Baggio with a 50-yard pass to E_Adebayor
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by C_Blewitt !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 32 :(arn) Bebeto works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Savage
          ...  But J_Simunovic sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 36 :(abn) J_Zanetti finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled the defender
          ...  Good sliding challenge from N_Ben_Khalifa and it had to be
Min. 37 :(abn) W_A_Glen plays the back pass
          ...  L_Fabianski can't get to it!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a terrible mistake to make!!
          ...  Look at the fury on the managers face!!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Aberdeen ...
Min. 38 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart has it now
          ...  He takes on D_Burn
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in R_Baggio!
          ...  T_Cruise fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  P_Graham calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  R_Baggio swings it in
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of it
          ...  E_Adebayor with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  D_James blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 40 :(arn) D_Burn with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Almen_Abdi
          ...  He knocks it to T_Cruise!
          ...  T_Cruise with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But L_Fabianski parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 40 :(abn) R_Baggio sidesteps N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  R_Baggio with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  Now they are back in the game!
          ...  Arsenal 1-1 Aberdeen ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Burn
          ...  J_Zanetti takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 45 :(arn) T_Cruise is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  R_Savage latches onto the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Simunovic
Min. 46 :(arn) Bebeto holds the ball up
          ...  He sees T_Cruise in space!
          ...  But R_Baggio slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 46 :(abn) J_McArthur chips the ball over the defence and finds R_VD_Vaart
          ...  R_VD_Vaart with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It goes wide for a goal kick

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

Min. 47 :(arn) D_Burn with an intelligent ball to G_Collins
          ...  J_Zanetti with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  P_Graham lectures him
Min. 51 :(abn) J_Zanetti kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of the pass
          ...  S_Ramos fouls
          ...  That was disgusting
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  J_McArthur knocks it forward
          ...  E_Adebayor gets on the end of it
          ...  S_Ramos cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 52 :(arn) R_Savage knocks it forward
          ...  W_A_Glen slips
          ...  P_Crouch gets to it!
          ...  J_Knoxville intercepts the pass
Min. 52 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart with the mazy run
          ...  How he got through those defenders I don't know
          ...  He sets himself up for the shot
          ...  T_Cruise goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
Min. 52 :(arn) D_Rocastle is being prepared to come on
          ...  P_Crouch is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 52 :(arn) R_Holding is coming on and N_Ben_Khalifa is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 52 :(abn) A_Rami runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  A_Rami swings in the shot!
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 57 :(arn) D_Rocastle with a slick pass to D_Burn
          ...  R_VD_Vaart makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 58 :(abn) E_Adebayor sidesteps C_Blewitt
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  E_Adebayor shapes up for a shot!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 59 :(arn) I_Falque looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  I_Falque with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But L_Fabianski just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  P_Graham has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 62 :(arn) D_Rocastle back heels to find I_Falque in space
          ...  I_Falque with a thundering drive!
          ...  But L_Fabianski just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Rocastle hits it towards the far post!
          ...  L_Fabianski easily claims the ball!
Min. 63 :(arn) D_Rocastle pushes it past the defender
          ...  A powerful header from D_Rocastle !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 63 :(abn) R_Baggio spits at D_Burn
          ...  P_Graham will just give him a speaking to
Min. 64 :(arn) D_Rocastle 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!
          ...  D_Burn receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  D_Burn blasts it at the goal !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 64 :(arn) D_Rocastle finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  Almen_Abdi stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 65 :(arn) C_Blewitt cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to I_Falque
          ...  J_Zanetti robs him of the ball
Min. 66 :(abn) J_Zanetti takes advantage of a bad back pass from S_Ramos
          ...  J_Zanetti fires the shot in!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Baggio chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Collins clears the danger
Min. 67 :(arn) D_Rocastle with an incisive pass to D_Burn
          ...  J_Knoxville gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 69 :(abn) E_Adebayor runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs G_Collins
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  S_Ramos fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  P_Graham calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 70 :(abn) Emerson is being brought on
          ...  E_Adebayor is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 71 :(arn) D_Rocastle runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  D_Rocastle flings a shot at goal !
          ...  L_Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 71 :(abn) R_Baggio sidesteps G_Collins
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Bebeto with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  P_Graham just wants to lecture him
Min. 73 :(arn) Arsenal altered their play to a A strategy
Min. 74 :(abn) R_VD_Vaart gets to the by line and finds Emerson with a beautiful cross
          ...  Emerson goes for the top corner !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by R_Baggio!
          ...  J_McArthur gets something on it!
          ...  D_James parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And D_James recovers to save!!
Min. 74 :(abn) W_A_Glen is down clutching his leg
          ...  He is ok to carry on though
Min. 75 :(abn) Up goes the substitution board - G_Fotheringam on for A_Rami as a DF
Min. 75 :(abn) N_Piere is coming on for J_McArthur and playing MF
Min. 77 :(abn) Almen_Abdi hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_Knoxville latches onto it!
          ...  J_Knoxville hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  D_James gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 80 :(abn) R_Baggio with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past S_Ramos
          ...  He knocks it to Emerson!
          ...  I_Falque with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 83 :(arn) A defence splitting pass from D_Rocastle to S_Ramos
          ...  J_Simunovic rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's P_Graham going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 85 :(abn) R_Baggio kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Emerson aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  D_James blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(abn) W_A_Glen spits at D_Rocastle
          ...  P_Graham warns him
Min. 90 :(arn) Bebeto loses W_A_Glen
          ...  W_A_Glen reacts to stop the move going any further

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 125,000
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Rocastle
Scorers              : W_A_Glen (37 og)
Sent Off             : T_Cruise (52)
Booked               : S_Ramos (69), I_Falque (80)
Injured              : N/A
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Aberdeen Match Info
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Best player          : R_Baggio (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Baggio (40)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Almen_Abdi (64)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Arsenal     |    Aberdeen
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       13
Off target           :           4        |       6
On target            :           4        |       7
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :          14        |       11
Key Tackles          :           4        |       11
Key Passes           :          14        |       10
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Final Score          : Arsenal 1 - 1 Aberdeen
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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  34   2   2   3  26 |  92   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  29   9   7  19 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  28   7   7  40 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
C_Blewitt      DF   3  27   7   6  22 |  92   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  92   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
I_Falque       DM   3  15  28  10  19 |  92   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  18
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  53   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10   0   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |  92   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
R_Savage       MF   2   7  27   6  15 |  92   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  AM   1  12  28  12  25 |  53   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  27  21 |  53   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  39   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  50   2
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |   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

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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L_Fabianski    GK  39   8   4   7  14 |  92   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
J_Simunovic    DF   3  30   7   7  21 |  92   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Zanetti      DF   1  28  11  10  41 |  92   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
J_Knoxville    DF   3  28  11   9  11 |  92   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  92   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0
A_Rami         DF   3  28   5   7  20 |  76   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  29   9  24 |  92   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   1
R_Baggio       MF   1  10  29   7  21 |  92   0   1   3   0   1   1   0   0   0  20  30  35
Almen_Abdi     MF   1  10  28  11  30 |  92   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18   8
J_McArthur     MF   3   7  28   7  12 |  76   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
E_Adebayor     FW   2   8   7  30  35 |  71   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  22
C_Gordon       GK  32   4   1   5  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  26   8  11  30 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  28  10  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  24   7  30 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  28  21 |  21   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
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