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Elite FA Cup, Group C Game 3

Arsenal 0 - 1 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 3, Arsenal vs. Ajax (Wed Jan 08)


                              Arsenal  |  Ajax
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-4-2 E
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  James Maund
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF Fazio
                          Henrique DF  |  DF M_Keown
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF M_Van_D_Hoorn
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                        S_Matthews MF  |  MF J_Cruijff
                          E_Spence MF  |  MF M_Overmars
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                          N_Anelka FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                          D_de_Gea SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                        C_Chambers SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                      P_Bouba_Diop SUB |  SUB C_Dos_Passos
                            B_Yaga SUB |  SUB P_Vieira
                           Edouard SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 6  :(aja) The ball is passed in from I_Muniain, he finds D_Bergkamp
          ...  D_Bergkamp fires a shot at goal !
          ...  D_James watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 12 :(arn) T_Cruise retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  N_Anelka gets on the end of it
          ...  N_Anelka cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had E_Van_d_Sar beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by T_Cruise
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of E_Van_d_Sar
Min. 15 :(aja) M_Overmars slides it through the middle to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott from 20 yards !
          ...  He has put it wide!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 18 :(arn) E_Spence crosses in from the wing, he finds N_Anelka in the box
          ...  N_Anelka with the punt towards goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 20 :(arn) S_Matthews 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 N_Anelka
          ...  J_Cruijff wins the ball
Min. 22 :(arn) P_Crouch looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  M_Keown brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 24 :(aja) M_Overmars flicks it over Henrique and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  C_Blewitt with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  Surely a Penalty!
          ...  A_Dali consults his assistant !!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Bergkamp is the man who takes it
          ...  He's converted it!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Lets see if Ajax can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Arsenal 0-1 Ajax...
Min. 25 :(aja) Ajax made the switch to a C strategy
Min. 26 :(aja) D_Bergkamp turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  T_Cruise leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 26 :(aja) T_Wallcott with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_Holding
          ...  Henrique knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But A_Dali just turns away!
Min. 27 :(aja) T_Wallcott beats Henrique
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  S_Matthews fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 28 :(arn) D_Rocastle nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  D_Bergkamp wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 30 :(aja) T_Vermaelen has it now
          ...  He takes on P_Evra
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  D_Bergkamp hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  D_James is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  F_Ljungberg makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  But D_James comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 32 :(aja) M_Overmars has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past R_Holding
          ...  He puts in M_Van_D_Hoorn!
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Arsenal fans taunt him!
Min. 33 :(arn) P_Crouch is too quick for the defence
          ...  P_Crouch sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gathers it comfortably
Min. 34 :(arn) P_Crouch sidesteps J_Cruijff
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  P_Crouch tries to beat E_Van_d_Sar from outside the area!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes an easy save
Min. 35 :(arn) P_Crouch crosses in from the wing, he finds P_Evra in the box
          ...  P_Evra with the cheeky shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 37 :(arn) P_Crouch flicks it over Fazio's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Keown takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 39 :(aja) M_Keown with a simple pass to J_Cruijff
          ...  J_Cruijff from 20 yards !
          ...  D_James gets his fingertips to it
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(aja) I_Muniain with the header on
          ...  He finds T_Wallcott in space
          ...  T_Wallcott aims for the top right corner !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  D_James never had a chance!
Min. 44 :(arn) N_Anelka leaves J_Cruijff standing
          ...  M_Overmars with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 47 :(aja) J_Cruijff jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  T_Cruise with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is warned by A_Dali
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 49 :(arn) R_Holding has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  S_Matthews collects the loose ball!
          ...  I_Muniain with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Dali ignores the protests for a card
          ...  James Maund looks relieved

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

Min. 46 :(aja) F_Ljungberg looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by S_Matthews
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by M_Overmars
          ...  D_Bergkamp swings a leg at it!
          ...  D_James is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 48 :(arn) T_Cruise finds P_Crouch with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  P_Crouch swings in the shot!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar catches it with style!
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is coming on for Fazio and will play DF
Min. 51 :(aja) M_Overmars plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  F_Ljungberg decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  F_Ljungberg drifts clear!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He is one on one with D_James
          ...  He nutmegs D_James
          ...  D_James does well to save it !!
Min. 52 :(aja) P_Vieira will replace the useless I_Muniain and will play MF
Min. 53 :(aja) G_Puciato is coming on and T_Wallcott is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 54 :(arn) P_Evra with the towering header to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 54 :(aja) F_Ljungberg lays the ball back to D_Bergkamp
          ...  The cross hits D_Bergkamp on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  D_James with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 56 :(arn) P_Crouch knocks the ball past the lunge of S_Kolasinac
          ...  P_Crouch attempts to drive it home!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 56 :(aja) T_Vermaelen hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  D_Bergkamp latches onto it!
          ...  D_Bergkamp fires a shot at goal !
          ...  D_James fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 57 :(arn) The ball is passed in from T_Cruise, he finds N_Anelka
          ...  D_Bergkamp bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 58 :(arn) P_Crouch barges D_Bergkamp off the ball
          ...  P_Crouch has a go!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 58 :(aja) J_Cruijff runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs R_Holding
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Good sliding challenge from C_Blewitt and it had to be
Min. 58 :(arn) T_Cruise with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  N_Anelka gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Puciato fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 59 :(aja) G_Puciato has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past T_Cruise!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Henrique brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But A_Dali waves play on!!!
Min. 61 :(arn) S_Matthews gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Henrique
          ...  Henrique with the drive!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  E_Spence plays it into the danger area!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes the catch!
Min. 63 :(arn) N_Anelka takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past T_Vermaelen
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  N_Anelka looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 63 :(aja) F_Ljungberg puts in D_Bergkamp
          ...  R_Holding hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira hits it towards the far post!
          ...  C_Blewitt reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 63 :(aja) G_Puciato swings at E_Spence
          ...  A_Dali has seen it!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  A_Dali had no choice there!!
          ...  Adrian Dalmedo appluads the decision
Min. 65 :(arn) S_Matthews bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 65 :(aja) T_Vermaelen chests it down
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by T_Vermaelen !
          ...  D_James saves it but to be fair he didn't have to move for that one
Min. 69 :(arn) N_Anelka turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  N_Anelka has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 70 :(arn) Edouard is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Spence is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 77 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop is being prepared to come on
          ...  C_Blewitt is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 77 :(arn) Edouard runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Edouard looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 77 :(aja) D_Bergkamp loses N_Anelka
          ...  R_Holding robs him of the ball
Min. 78 :(aja) D_Bergkamp beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  A glorious effort by D_Bergkamp !
          ...  But D_James tips it behind
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 79 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past R_Holding
          ...  He puts in P_Vieira!
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Holding
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira crosses it in!
          ...  The ball comes to S_Kolasinac
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  D_James watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 81 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past S_Kolasinac
          ...  He puts in P_Crouch!
          ...  P_Crouch with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  He hits the side netting
Min. 84 :(arn) D_Rocastle looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar tips it over the bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop floats the ball in!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily claims the ball!
Min. 85 :(arn) C_Chambers comes on for R_Holding and takes up a DF role
Min. 85 :(aja) D_Bergkamp turns past Edouard
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  D_Bergkamp has a go!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_James dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And D_James tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of D_James
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) J_Cruijff with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows D_Rocastle a clean set of heals
          ...  J_Cruijff sees D_James off his line !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 89 :(arn) P_Evra nutmegs M_Keown
          ...  P_Evra with the goal bound shot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Rocastle drives it into the box!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 89 :(aja) F_Ljungberg floats the ball in to find J_Cruijff
          ...  J_Cruijff hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  What agility from D_James
Min. 90 :(arn) T_Cruise finds his way through
          ...  T_Cruise runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 92 :(arn) T_Cruise miskicks!
          ...  He finds P_Evra though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  The ball hits S_Kolasinac in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 93 :(aja) S_Kolasinac runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  S_Kolasinac could have let it bounce!
          ...  D_James manages to turn it behind

*************  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          : P_Crouch
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Blewitt (24), T_Cruise (26)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : D_Bergkamp (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Bergkamp (24 pen)
Sent Off             : G_Puciato (63)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Arsenal      |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       19
Off target           :           7        |       8
On target            :          11        |       11
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           4        |       5
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :          14        |       13
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Final Score          : Arsenal 0 - 1 Ajax
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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  37   2   2   3  26 |  97  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  31   8   6  22 |  89   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Henrique       DF   1  30  12   9  29 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
P_Evra         DF   3  29  12  10  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
C_Blewitt      DF   3  29   7   6  22 |  81   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  97   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -1
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  29  10  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  29   7  32 |  97   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
E_Spence       MF   2  10  28  10  40 |  74   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   9   0   0   0   0   0  10  63
N_Anelka       FW   2   4  11  26  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Chambers     DF   2  28   8   8  22 |   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  29  10  12 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |  23   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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 |  97  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 135   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  29   8   8  33 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  11  12 |  97   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  20
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  56   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Cruijff      MF   1   7  28  11  11 |  97   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  21
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  97   0   2   0   0   7   1   0   0   0  40   0  78
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  57   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  31  11  10  11 |  43   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0  11
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
G_Puciato      FW   2   9  10  30  42 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
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