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Elite League Cup Match 2

Aston Villa 2 - 3 Tottenham

Elite League Cup Groups Match 2, Aston Villa vs. Tottenham (Wed Nov 21)


                          Aston Villa  |  Tottenham
                              4-4-2 P  |  3-3-3-1 E
                    Pierre Van Rossum  |  Levi Stephen
                                       |
                         Dino_Zoff GK  |  GK R_Ceni
                     P_Livingstone DF  |  DF W_Morgan
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF A_Hinkel
                      M_Demichelis DF  |  DF G_Weah
                             Ayala DF  |  DM A_Wisdom
                          G_Driver MF  |  DM P_Henrique
                         C_Ronaldo MF  |  DM Doriva
                        S_Nakajima MF  |  MF A_Johnson
                         M_Laudrup MF  |  MF E_Gabor
                        Ricardinho FW  |  MF R_Pires
                       Del_Vecchio FW  |  FW R_Sharp
                                       |
                       F_Eggington SUB |  SUB C_Poenaru
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB A_R_Essien
                        M_Verratti SUB |  SUB S_Howey
                        Ze_Roberto SUB |  SUB T_Manniman
                             Sobhi SUB |  SUB J_Vardy

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 2  :(tth) R_Pires with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He knocks it to A_Johnson!
          ...  A_Johnson lobs Dino_Zoff!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Dino_Zoff got his hand to it, but couldn't keep it out
          ...  That's given Tottenham the lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 0-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 3  :(asv) Ricardinho turns past G_Weah
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  Ricardinho curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A quality strike
          ...  Equaliser, the crowd goes wild!
          ...  Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 3  :(tth) A_Johnson beats G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But M_Demichelis with the fine tackle
Min. 4  :(tth) A_Johnson watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  A_Johnson throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But Dino_Zoff tips it behind
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 6  :(asv) Ricardinho knocks the ball past A_Wisdom
          ...  W_Morgan gets to the ball first
Min. 10 :(asv) S_Nakajima knocks it forward
          ...  W_Morgan slips
          ...  Ricardinho gets to it!
          ...  Ricardinho cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  R_Ceni with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 11 :(asv) S_Nakajima with the header on
          ...  He finds Del_Vecchio in space
          ...  But E_Gabor wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 12 :(tth) R_Pires is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to A_Johnson
          ...  M_Demichelis wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Johnson chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  W_Morgan makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  Dino_Zoff fists it away
Min. 13 :(asv) Del_Vecchio controls the ball with ease
          ...  Del_Vecchio flings a shot at goal !
          ...  R_Ceni gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 14 :(asv) M_Demichelis takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  M_Demichelis with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  R_Ceni parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And R_Ceni recovers to save!!
Min. 15 :(asv) Ricardinho with the kinky dribble
          ...  W_Morgan tackles cleanly
Min. 16 :(asv) M_Laudrup reads the run of Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But R_Ceni punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 16 :(asv) Del_Vecchio sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  P_Henrique with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He deserved that! And was lucky it wasn't more!
Min. 18 :(asv) M_Laudrup looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to S_Nakajima
          ...  Doriva plays the back pass
          ...  R_Ceni can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Driver chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Ricardinho gets something on it!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 18 :(asv) C_Ronaldo plays the early ball across the box to find Ricardinho in space
          ...  E_Gabor is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Levi Stephen looks relieved
          ...  Pierre Van Rossum is far from happy with that decision
Min. 19 :(asv) G_V_D_Wiel controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs A_Wisdom
          ...  He puts in Ricardinho!
          ...  Ricardinho looks to see where R_Ceni is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  R_Ceni catches it!
Min. 21 :(tth) R_Pires takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into E_Gabor
          ...  E_Gabor with the goal bound shot!
          ...  Dino_Zoff tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 22 :(asv) S_Nakajima with a probing pass to Del_Vecchio
          ...  Del_Vecchio with a terrific drive !
          ...  R_Ceni parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 23 :(asv) Ricardinho turns past W_Morgan
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  A_Hinkel stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  Del_Vecchio drives it under the wall
          ...  It's just over!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 24 :(asv) G_Driver gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Del_Vecchio is unmarked
          ...  Del_Vecchio tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 25 :(asv) M_Demichelis with a pinpoint pass to Ricardinho
          ...  W_Morgan reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 27 :(asv) Ricardinho beats E_Gabor
          ...  Ricardinho cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 28 :(asv) G_V_D_Wiel with the through ball to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 29 :(tth) Doriva flicks it over M_Demichelis's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Doriva pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 29 :(asv) Ricardinho gets possession in his own half
          ...  A_Hinkel with an awful challenge
Min. 36 :(tth) R_Sharp flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Ayala clears with a diving header
Min. 38 :(tth) A_Johnson controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  R_Pires gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by Ayala
Min. 39 :(asv) S_Nakajima with a precise ball to Ricardinho
          ...  But A_Wisdom wins the ball
Min. 42 :(tth) G_Weah runs at P_Livingstone
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Del_Vecchio rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  G_Weah fires it towards the goal
          ...  Dino_Zoff with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(asv) C_Ronaldo jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ricardinho
          ...  Ricardinho drives the ball low !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  And Aston Villa are leading in the game now
          ...  Aston Villa 2-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 43 :(tth) R_Sharp takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  Intercepted by M_Demichelis
Min. 44 :(asv) Ricardinho flicks it past Doriva
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Ricardinho strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  R_Ceni makes a fine save
Min. 45 :(tth) S_Howey comes on for G_Weah and takes up a DF role
Min. 45 :(asv) C_Ronaldo controls it with ease
          ...  A_Hinkel beats him to the ball

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

Min. 47 :(asv) G_Driver hits a hard pass to C_Ronaldo
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by C_Ronaldo !
          ...  R_Ceni has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  R_Ceni reacts well to save!!!
Min. 48 :(asv) G_Driver finds Del_Vecchio with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  A_Hinkel hits it out for a throw
Min. 50 :(asv) Ze_Roberto comes on for M_Laudrup and takes up a MF role
Min. 52 :(asv) G_Driver volleys it forward. He finds Ze_Roberto
          ...  W_Morgan anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 53 :(tth) Doriva with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Ayala
          ...  He knocks it to E_Gabor!
          ...  E_Gabor with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But Dino_Zoff punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 55 :(asv) Sobhi takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Del_Vecchio
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 55 :(tth) P_Henrique sidesteps Ze_Roberto
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Demichelis takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 57 :(asv) Sobhi plays the early ball across the box to find S_Nakajima in space
          ...  P_Henrique makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Nakajima floats the ball in!
          ...  It comes to C_Ronaldo
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  R_Ceni with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 57 :(tth) P_Henrique is through on goal
          ...  Ayala steals the ball of off him
Min. 62 :(tth) A_Johnson sidesteps G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  A_Johnson with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled home!
          ...  Tottenham have squared things up with that goal!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-2 Tottenham ...
Min. 65 :(asv) K_Femenia will replace the useless P_Livingstone and will play DF
Min. 65 :(tth) J_Vardy is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Sharp is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 66 :(tth) S_Howey is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  A_Johnson latches onto the ball
          ...  A_Johnson with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Dino_Zoff parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by A_Johnson!
          ...  The ball comes to A_Wisdom
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 67 :(asv) Ze_Roberto moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ayala
          ...  The ball comes in high
          ...  Ayala beats the defender to the ball and heads it into his path
          ...  He just has R_Ceni to beat
          ...  He tries to slide it past R_Ceni
          ...  R_Ceni gets a foot to it !!
Min. 72 :(tth) A_Johnson miskicks!
          ...  He finds J_Vardy though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  J_Vardy fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Aston Villa fans taunt him!
Min. 74 :(asv) Ze_Roberto with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows S_Howey a clean set of heals
          ...  Ze_Roberto with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But R_Ceni dives to his left
          ...  I think R_Ceni just got a hand on that one
          ...  K_Ippi has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 74 :(tth) A_Johnson sidesteps M_Demichelis
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  A cheeky lob from A_Johnson !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  Thats his hat trick!
          ...  The Tottenham players congratulate him!
          ...  Tottenham have snatched the lead!
          ...  Aston Villa 2-3 Tottenham ...
Min. 75 :(tth) A_R_Essien is going to be brought on
          ...  P_Henrique is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DM
Min. 75 :(tth) Tottenham restructured their strategy to D
Min. 75 :(asv) Ricardinho turns on a sixpence
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by A_Hinkel
          ...  He made it look easy
Min. 81 :(asv) Ayala with a flicked pass to Sobhi
          ...  A_Hinkel with the tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(tth) J_Vardy nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  Ricardinho gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 94 :(asv) S_Nakajima threads the through ball to Ricardinho
          ...  A_R_Essien fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Villa Park
Attendance           : 81,271
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : Ricardinho
Scorers              : Ricardinho (3,43)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : A_Johnson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Johnson (2,62,74)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_Henrique (16), A_R_Essien (94)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Aston Villa   |    Tottenham
Attempts on Goal     :          18        |       12
Off target           :           7        |       2
On target            :          11        |       10
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           5        |       10
Key Tackles          :           8        |       12
Key Passes           :          19        |       7
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Final Score          : Aston Villa 2 - 3 Tottenham
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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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Dino_Zoff      GK  32   2   2   3  30 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
P_Livingstone  DF   2  28  10   8  31 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  27  11   5  20 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
M_Demichelis   DF   2  27   9   7  18 |  95   0   4   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  80  10  10
Ayala          DF   2  26  11   5  11 |  95   0   3   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10  10
G_Driver       MF   1  11  29   5  25 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Ronaldo      MF   3   7  27   8  21 |  95   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  40  20
S_Nakajima     MF   2   8  25   9  21 |  95   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
M_Laudrup      MF   2  13  23   7  22 |  51   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
Ricardinho     FW   3   5  12  27  40 |  95   0   1   0   0   9   2   0   0   0  20   0 104
Del_Vecchio    FW   3   5   8  24  20 |  56   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  13
F_Eggington    GK  27   3   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  26   8   6  32 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Verratti     MF   2   2  26   2  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ze_Roberto     MF   1  10  23  15  11 |  44   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Sobhi          FW   2   6   6  23  21 |  39   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0

Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  34   2   2   7  30 |  95  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
W_Morgan       DF   3  25  11   6  10 |  95   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0  10
A_Hinkel       DF   1  25  10  10  44 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
G_Weah         DF   1   9   7  26  22 |  45   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
A_Wisdom       DM   2  28  22   8  34 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
P_Henrique     DM   1  18  24   7  18 |  76   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  18
Doriva         DM   2  22  23  10  21 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
A_Johnson      MF   2   6  25  18  27 |  95   0   0   2   0   5   3   0   0   0   0  20 125
E_Gabor        MF   2  18  25   5  21 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  20
R_Pires        MF   3   9  25  17  31 |  95   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  25  22 |  66   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
S_Howey        DF   2  22  19   5  36 |  50   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_Manniman     DM   2  18  24   5  25 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  25  30 |  29   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  21
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