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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 1

Aston Villa 1 - 3 Celtic FC

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Match, Aston Villa vs. Celtic FC (Wed Jun 03)


                          Aston Villa  |  Celtic FC
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-1-3-2 P
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                        Ji_Han_Sun GK  |  GK H_Gomes
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF H_Bellerin
                          A_Hanson DF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                             Ayala DF  |  DF M_Cassetti
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  DM A_Pirlo
                      R_Nainggolan MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                         J_Butland MF  |  MF N_Chalobah
                         E_Barreto MF  |  MF W_Hughes
                           R_Sharp FW  |  FW M_McKay
                        S_Bergwijn FW  |  FW L_Griffiths
                                       |
                           G_Babos SUB |  SUB P_Dahlberg
                          R_Varane SUB |  SUB P_A_Cocu
                        A_Guardado SUB |  SUB C_Kabasele
                            M_Isco SUB |  SUB C_Makelele
                         S_Corchia SUB |  SUB P_McGowan

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 2  :(asv) S_Bergwijn leaves his marker standing
          ...  S_Bergwijn has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 6  :(asv) R_Sharp takes advantage of a mistake by B_Howedes
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  Blocked by M_Cassetti
Min. 9  :(asv) A_Cissokho knocks the ball past the lunge of H_Bellerin
          ...  A_Cissokho hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that H_Gomes got a touch
Min. 13 :(asv) S_Bergwijn with the dribble
          ...  R_V_Persie is easily beaten
          ...  S_Bergwijn lobs H_Gomes!
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 14 :(cfc) L_Griffiths breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He rounds Ji_Han_Sun!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun brings him down in the area!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He is lucky not to have seen red!
          ...  B_Kuipers gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  That's a scandalous decision!
          ...  L_Griffiths takes it
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Celtic FC go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Celtic FC...
Min. 18 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira slides the ball across to J_Butland
          ...  J_Butland drives it towards goal !
          ...  H_Gomes gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 18 :(cfc) A_Pirlo runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_McKay
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 18 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira with a slick pass to S_Bergwijn
          ...  H_Gomes tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  B_Kuipers looks across to his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  S_Bergwijn takes it
          ...  He sends H_Gomes the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 Celtic FC...
Min. 21 :(asv) R_Nainggolan looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira hits a great drive!
          ...  H_Gomes makes a great save
          ...  And he manages to hold onto it as well!
Min. 23 :(asv) R_Sharp beats R_V_Persie
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  R_Sharp attempts a lob!
          ...  But H_Gomes punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 23 :(asv) A_Hanson is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Ayala latches onto the ball
          ...  W_Hughes scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 26 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into A_Hanson
          ...  A_Hanson attempts to drive it home!
          ...  H_Gomes with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 27 :(asv) Curled in dangerously from E_Barreto to R_Nainggolan
          ...  B_Howedes tackles cleanly
Min. 35 :(asv) J_Butland kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  S_Bergwijn gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Howedes steals the ball of off him
Min. 35 :(cfc) M_McKay finds L_Griffiths with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  L_Griffiths unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun catches it with style!
Min. 40 :(cfc) W_Hughes is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to L_Griffiths
          ...  R_Nainggolan with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 40 :(cfc) M_McKay hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  H_Bellerin latches onto it!
          ...  H_Bellerin with a thundering volley!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  And goes wide!!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun looks relieved!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Chalobah plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Ayala gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira with a slick pass to S_Bergwijn
          ...  But J_A_Riise puts it in row Z!
Min. 46 :(asv) Ayala off the woodwork.
          ...  E_Barreto picks up the deflection
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by J_A_Riise
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 46 :(cfc) R_V_Persie picks up a loose ball
          ...  R_V_Persie with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun shouts at his defenders
          ...  Celtic FC go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-2 Celtic FC ...
Min. 47 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to E_Barreto
          ...  H_Bellerin anticipates the pass and cuts it out

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Aston Villa 1-2 Celtic FC

Min. 46 :(asv) J_Butland with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from R_V_Persie
          ...  J_Butland with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  The shot slips through H_Gomes's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 46 :(asv) The ball rolls free!
          ...  P_Livingstone takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  R_V_Persie with an awful challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 47 :(asv) A_Cissokho has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past H_Bellerin
          ...  He knocks it to E_Barreto!
          ...  J_A_Riise takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 48 :(asv) J_Butland cuts inside H_Bellerin
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  J_Butland has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 49 :(asv) E_Barreto changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Hanson
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  M_Cassetti takes possession
Min. 51 :(cfc) W_Hughes drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to M_McKay
          ...  A wicked drive by M_McKay !
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 54 :(asv) E_Barreto turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_Livingstone
          ...  B_Howedes reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 55 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira 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!
          ...  R_Sharp receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  M_Cassetti with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 55 :(cfc) L_Griffiths unselfishly lays the ball back to J_A_Riise
          ...  P_Livingstone slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 56 :(cfc) L_Griffiths finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  A_Cissokho cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 58 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira with a probing pass to S_Bergwijn
          ...  S_Bergwijn shapes up for a shot!
          ...  But H_Gomes makes a fine save
Min. 60 :(asv) R_Varane is being brought on
          ...  A_Cissokho is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 60 :(cfc) P_McGowan is coming on and M_McKay is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 61 :(asv) R_Sharp backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  S_Bergwijn gets on the end of it
          ...  But M_Cassetti slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 62 :(asv) R_Sharp with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  H_Bellerin reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 64 :(cfc) P_McGowan jumps over R_Sharp's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  S_Bergwijn is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Chalobah hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to L_Griffiths
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 65 :(cfc) C_Makelele is coming on for R_V_Persie and playing MF
Min. 65 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  H_Bellerin plays it back
          ...  H_Gomes slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Nainggolan drives it into the box!
          ...  R_Sharp gets a shot in
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  H_Gomes is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Ayala drives it into the box!
          ...  H_Gomes comes out and claims it!
Min. 66 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira finds S_Bergwijn with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  L_Griffiths with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  He received a good talking to from B_Kuipers
Min. 67 :(asv) E_Barreto is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to A_Hanson
          ...  But H_Bellerin slides in
Min. 67 :(cfc) M_Cassetti controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  B_Howedes gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  B_Howedes flings a shot at goal !
          ...  But Ji_Han_Sun gets down well to tip the ball wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo hits it towards the far post!
          ...  P_McGowan makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered home!
          ...  The Celtic FC fans chant his name!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-3 Celtic FC ...
Min. 68 :(asv) Ayala crosses to R_Varane
          ...  R_Varane swings in the shot!
          ...  H_Gomes makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 69 :(asv) S_Corchia comes on for R_Nainggolan and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(cfc) W_Hughes races into the box
          ...  He sees L_Griffiths lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  L_Griffiths pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 73 :(asv) J_Butland puts in S_Bergwijn
          ...  S_Bergwijn has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  H_Gomes guesses right
Min. 75 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu is being prepared to come on
          ...  B_Howedes is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 75 :(cfc) L_Griffiths finds the run of P_McGowan
          ...  P_Livingstone gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Hughes chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  J_A_Riise with the shot!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 77 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  H_Gomes just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 78 :(asv) M_Isco is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_Butland is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play AM
Min. 78 :(cfc) W_Hughes with a slick pass to L_Griffiths
          ...  L_Griffiths hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_McGowan drives it into the box!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun jumps well to claim it!
Min. 82 :(cfc) C_Makelele skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  C_Makelele with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 83 :(asv) M_Isco with a penetrating pass to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp with the goal bound shot!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 85 :(asv) M_Isco kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  R_Sharp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  R_Sharp chases it through, he must score !
          ...  H_Gomes takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 86 :(cfc) N_Chalobah brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  L_Griffiths gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Fine tackle by Ayala
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 87 :(cfc) W_Hughes is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball comes to M_Cassetti
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asv) A_Ben_Hatira holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to S_Corchia
          ...  S_Corchia aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  H_Gomes never had a chance!
Min. 90 :(cfc) P_McGowan with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  W_Hughes passes to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan with the strike !
          ...  It floats over Ji_Han_Sun
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 94 :(cfc) A_Pirlo plays a long ball to N_Chalobah
          ...  N_Chalobah aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Ji_Han_Sun makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 125,000
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : A_Ben_Hatira (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Bergwijn (18 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Ji_Han_Sun (14), A_Ben_Hatira (90)
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : L_Griffiths
Scorers              : L_Griffiths (14 pen), R_V_Persie (46), P_McGowan (67)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : H_Gomes (18), W_Hughes (23), R_V_Persie (46)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                           Aston Villa    |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       16
Off target           :           9        |       7
On target            :           9        |       9
Possession           :          45        |       55
Corners              :           2        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       11
Key Tackles          :           5        |       14
Key Passes           :          24        |       12
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 1 - 3 Celtic FC
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Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Ji_Han_Sun     GK  33   3   1   2  23 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  31  10   8  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Cissokho     DF   2  30  11   7  12 |  62   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
A_Hanson       DF   2  30   9  10  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -10
Ayala          DF   2  29  12   5  11 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  32   9  40 |  96   0   0  10   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  98   8
R_Nainggolan   MF   1   8  31   6  23 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  29  11  41 |  80   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
E_Barreto      MF   1   9  28   9  33 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  27  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  20
S_Bergwijn     FW   3   9   7  25  10 |  96   0   1   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  20   0  55
G_Babos        GK  29   1   3   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Varane       DF   1  29   9   4  11 |  34   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
A_Guardado     MF   2   7  27   6  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Isco         AM   2   9  24  21  31 |  16   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
S_Corchia      FW   1   6   5  27  45 |  25   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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H_Gomes        GK  39   2   3   7  41 |  96   9   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  33   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  36  12   9  23 |  77   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
H_Bellerin     DF   1  30  10  10  23 |  96   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0  10
J_A_Riise      DF   3  29   7   9  32 |  96   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  20  30
M_Cassetti     DF   3  27   8   6  30 |  96   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 100  30  30
A_Pirlo        DM   1  13  28   7  11 |  96   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  31  14  31 |  67   0   0   0   0   1   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  33
N_Chalobah     MF   2   7  29   4  24 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
W_Hughes       MF   1   8  26  10  41 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  38  -2
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  29  21 |  62   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Griffiths    FW   2  10   5  28  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  20  45
P_Dahlberg     GK  31   5   2   2  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  33   8  11  30 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Kabasele     DF   3  31   9   6  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  31  10  30 |  29   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   9  38  16 |  34   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
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