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Division 1, Week 13

Arsenal 1 - 0 Chelsea

Division One League Match, Arsenal vs. Chelsea (Sun Feb 10)


                              Arsenal  |  Chelsea
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-4-2 A
                       Adrian Dalmedo  |  James Houston
                                       |
                           D_James GK  |  GK J_Reina
                         R_Holding DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                            P_Evra DF  |  DF Balde
                         C_Blewitt DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                            D_Burn DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                          I_Falque MF  |  MF Drexler
                     N_Ben_Khalifa MF  |  MF Juarez
                          T_Cruise MF  |  MF D_Savicevic
                        D_Rocastle MF  |  MF Park
                          P_Crouch FW  |  FW K_Benzema
                          D_Murphy FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                                       |
                        Pepe_Reina SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                          K_Muscat SUB |  SUB M_Madl
                        S_Matthews SUB |  SUB P_Coutinho
                            Bebeto SUB |  SUB Mo_Diame
                           Ricardo SUB |  SUB M_Vucinic

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 3  :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa loses his marker
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 5  :(arn) D_Burn takes on Balde
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  A delicate header from D_Burn !
          ...  J_Reina collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 11 :(arn) P_Evra beats Balde
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  A cheeky lob from P_Evra !
          ...  But J_Reina makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 12 :(arn) D_Murphy finds a hole in the defence
          ...  D_Murphy blasts it at the goal !
          ...  J_Reina gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by J_Reina !!
Min. 14 :(arn) T_Cruise with a simple pass to D_Rocastle
          ...  D_Rocastle sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  J_Reina parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 15 :(chs) Park finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  C_Blewitt wins the ball
Min. 20 :(chs) Park looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Drexler
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 26 :(arn) D_Murphy is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  I_Falque latches onto the ball
          ...  But G_Burdisso puts the ball out of play
Min. 27 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa with a neat pass into P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch tries to chip the ball over J_Reina!
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 28 :(arn) D_Burn with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  P_Crouch gets on the end of the pass
          ...  L_Olsen with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll be off if he does that again
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  T_Cruise shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to P_Crouch instead
          ...  Drexler cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 29 :(arn) P_Crouch with a glorious long pass to D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 31 :(chs) Drexler looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Burn takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 34 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa chips the ball over the defence and finds D_Burn
          ...  A powerful header from D_Burn !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  J_Reina has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  J_Reina reacts well to save!!!
Min. 35 :(chs) D_Savicevic feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  D_Trezeguet runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_Burn is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  D_James misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Drexler hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to Park
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  D_James tips it round the post
          ...  Well saved
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Park plays it towards the near post!
          ...  It is cleared by P_Evra
Min. 36 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa takes advantage of a mistake by L_Olsen
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  L_Olsen does well to get the tackle in
Min. 38 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to R_Holding
          ...  R_Holding with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  J_Reina with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 41 :(arn) D_Rocastle crosses in from the wing, he finds D_Murphy in the box
          ...  D_Murphy with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  G_Reddy talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Arsenal fans celebrate the goal
          ...  That's put Arsenal ahead!
          ...  Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to D_Murphy
          ...  K_Benzema fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  G_Reddy refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 48 :(arn) D_Rocastle squares it to P_Crouch
          ...  P_Crouch with the side footed shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 48 :(chs) Drexler runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Balde
          ...  A skilful effort from Balde !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_James grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!

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

Min. 47 :(arn) D_Murphy looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to T_Cruise
          ...  T_Cruise attempts a low drive!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by T_Cruise!
          ...  J_Reina comes out and claims it!
Min. 47 :(chs) Drexler finds S_Pearce in the box
          ...  S_Pearce with a bicycle kick !
          ...  D_James gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 50 :(arn) D_Rocastle lobs it over G_Burdisso
          ...  Balde forces him off the ball
Min. 50 :(chs) Drexler looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Juarez
          ...  R_Holding is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  G_Reddy warns him
Min. 50 :(chs) Drexler with the header on
          ...  He finds S_Pearce in space
          ...  An audacious effort from S_Pearce !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 52 :(arn) T_Cruise with the first time flick to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  J_Reina makes a good save
Min. 56 :(arn) P_Crouch could get a shot on goal here
          ...  P_Crouch tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But J_Reina makes an easy save
Min. 57 :(chs) Balde with the first time flick to Drexler
          ...  Drexler has slipped behind the defence!
          ...  He is one on one with D_James
          ...  He nutmegs D_James
          ...  D_James does well to save it !!
Min. 60 :(arn) I_Falque with the first time pass to D_Burn
          ...  Balde takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 65 :(chs) The Chelsea manager shouts at them from the touchline to play L
Min. 65 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa takes advantage of a bad back pass from L_Olsen
          ...  Park fouls badly
          ...  G_Reddy will want to speak to him
          ...  G_Reddy called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 68 :(arn) T_Cruise crosses in from the wing, he finds P_Crouch in the box
          ...  D_Savicevic anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 69 :(arn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa is through!
          ...  A glorious effort by N_Ben_Khalifa !
          ...  J_Reina can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  J_Reina has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 75 :(arn) Arsenal altered their play to a D strategy
Min. 75 :(arn) T_Cruise turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  D_Savicevic plays it back
          ...  J_Reina slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Rocastle floats the ball in!
          ...  J_Reina reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 76 :(arn) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Ricardo will come on for P_Crouch and play FW
Min. 78 :(chs) D_Savicevic can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to K_Benzema
          ...  D_Rocastle with a nasty foul
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
Min. 79 :(arn) D_Rocastle sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Murphy
          ...  But G_Burdisso slides in
Min. 79 :(chs) G_Burdisso 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 Drexler
          ...  C_Blewitt tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  G_Reddy has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by G_Reddy!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  L_Olsen with the thundering drive
          ...  D_James with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 80 :(arn) K_Muscat replaces R_Holding and will play DF
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Madl comes on for G_Burdisso and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(chs) P_Coutinho will replace the useless D_Savicevic and will play MF
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Vucinic is coming on for D_Trezeguet and playing FW
Min. 82 :(arn) T_Cruise cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  L_Olsen fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(arn) T_Cruise whips the ball across to D_Burn
          ...  Drexler tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  G_Reddy wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Emirates Stadium
Attendance           : 119,731
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : D_Burn (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Murphy (41)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N_Ben_Khalifa (20), C_Blewitt (79)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : Drexler
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Olsen (28)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Arsenal      |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       6
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :          11        |       4
Possession           :          62        |       38
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       8
Key Tackles          :           3        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       10
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Final Score          : Arsenal 1 - 0 Chelsea
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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 |  94   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  29   8   6  22 |  83   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
P_Evra         DF   3  27  11  10  21 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
C_Blewitt      DF   3  27   7   6  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  78  18  18
D_Burn         DF   2  26   9  11  21 |  94   0   2   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  40  10  11
I_Falque       MF   3  15  28  10  19 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  28  12  25 |  94   0   0   4   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  38   9
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  28   9  39 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
D_Rocastle     MF   2   7  28  10  21 |  94   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   5
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  79   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  27  37 |  94   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  40  55
Pepe_Reina     GK  27   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Muscat       DF   1  24   8   8  23 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  28   7  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  35   2   3   1  18 |  94  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  27   7  10  18 |  94   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -14
Balde          DF   3  27   7   8  22 |  94   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   1
L_Olsen        DF   3  27   8   6  42 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
G_Burdisso     DF   2  26   5   9  39 |  83   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
Drexler        MF   3   8  29   9  12 |  94   0   1   5   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  50   5
Juarez         MF   3   7  29   7  21 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  28   9  21 |  83   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Park           MF   1   6  28   9  23 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  28  23 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  27  21 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  25   9   6  22 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  25  16  31 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  25   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  27  14 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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