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Elite FA Cup, Group D Game 3

Celtic FC 3 - 1 Manchester City

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 3, Celtic FC vs. Manchester City (Thu Nov 30)


                            Celtic FC  |  Manchester City
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-3-3 A
                       Stuart Neilson  |  Scott Matthews
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK S_Scuffet
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF K_Rekik
                          M_Britos DF  |  DF M_A_Nastasic
                       C_Metzelder DF  |  DF W_Reid
                         K_Femenia DF  |  DF M_Rojo
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF L_Diame
                       B_Bjorksson MF  |  MF Jinky
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF Eduardo
                        C_Makelele MF  |  FW G_Botti
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW A_Langlitz
                       M_Phisbaena FW  |  FW M_Skiba
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB P_Out
                     Fernando_Mera SUB |  SUB P_Zabaleta
                          P_A_Cocu SUB |  SUB V_Anite
                      Paas_De_Boll SUB |  SUB Quintero
                         G_Puciato SUB |  SUB J_Pozo

Referee: O_Bundy (USA)


Min. 3  :(cfc) C_Makelele barges K_Rekik off the ball
          ...  C_Makelele with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 5  :(cfc) B_Howedes beats K_Rekik
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves O_Bundy
          ...  B_Howedes hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  That puts Celtic FC ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-0 Manchester City ...
Min. 5  :(mnc) M_Skiba runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  M_Skiba hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  T_Flowers won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  All square, that should make things interesting!
          ...  Celtic FC 1-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 6  :(mnc) A_Langlitz volleys it forward. He finds M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  T_Flowers with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 8  :(cfc) M_Phisbaena takes advantage of a mistake by W_Reid
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  An audacious effort from M_Phisbaena !
          ...  S_Scuffet won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 9  :(mnc) M_Skiba heads the ball back to A_Langlitz
          ...  C_Metzelder reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 14 :(cfc) P_McGowan with the mazy run
          ...  M_Skiba with the high feet
          ...  O_Bundy gave him a strong warning
Min. 15 :(cfc) K_Mizuno fires over a low cross to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira with a stunning strike !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  S_Scuffet dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The deflection beat S_Scuffet!
          ...  Lets see if Celtic FC can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Celtic FC 2-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 25 :(mnc) L_Diame runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of K_Rekik
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  K_Mizuno with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 25 :(cfc) P_McGowan steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs K_Rekik
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  M_Skiba tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  O_Bundy has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by O_Bundy!
          ...  O_Bundy calls him over
          ...  O_Bundy tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  B_Bjorksson swings it in
          ...  P_McGowan takes control of it!
          ...  P_McGowan has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  S_Scuffet gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makelele plays it towards the near post!
          ...  S_Scuffet catches it!
Min. 28 :(mnc) Eduardo finds G_Botti on the edge of the box
          ...  B_Bjorksson clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 29 :(cfc) C_Metzelder runs forward
          ...  C_Metzelder hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  S_Scuffet is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by B_Bjorksson!
          ...  K_Mizuno with the header
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away
Min. 30 :(mnc) M_Skiba sidesteps K_Femenia
          ...  M_Phisbaena fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Scott Matthews looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 32 :(cfc) C_Makelele runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  K_Mizuno latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  K_Mizuno curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 33 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena runs at W_Reid
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from K_Rekik
Min. 35 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson with a glorious long pass to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But flies wide of the post!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by M_Phisbaena
          ...  S_Scuffet makes the catch!
Min. 35 :(mnc) M_Skiba takes advantage of a bad back pass from C_Metzelder
          ...  M_Skiba with the header !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 40 :(cfc) B_Howedes with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from K_Rekik
          ...  W_Reid with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira swings it in
          ...  P_McGowan gets on the end of it
          ...  P_McGowan tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  The shot slips through S_Scuffet's hands
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a terrible mistake
          ...  Scott Matthews looks gutted
          ...  Celtic FC 3-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 41 :(cfc) K_Mizuno sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  K_Mizuno tries to chip the ball over S_Scuffet!
          ...  S_Scuffet blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 42 :(mnc) L_Diame runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs C_Metzelder
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  C_Metzelder does well to get the tackle in
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Phisbaena keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_A_Nastasic

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 3-1 Manchester City

Min. 50 :(cfc) B_Howedes runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena bears down on goal!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 52 :(cfc) C_Makelele finds the run of M_Britos
          ...  M_Britos strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 53 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  S_Scuffet with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 58 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan with a terrific drive !
          ...  S_Scuffet with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 62 :(mnc) M_A_Nastasic with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets on the end of the pass
          ...  P_McGowan pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 63 :(mnc) Eduardo flicks the ball through
          ...  A_Langlitz runs onto it!
          ...  The ball comes in high
          ...  A_Langlitz beats the defender to the ball and heads it into his path
          ...  He just has T_Flowers to beat
          ...  He slips it underneath T_Flowers
          ...  He hits it towards goal!
          ...  wide!!
Min. 64 :(mnc) M_Skiba finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  C_Metzelder belts it clear
Min. 66 :(cfc) P_McGowan spots M_Phisbaena who is in acres of space
          ...  M_Phisbaena curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  S_Scuffet with a great save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 67 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past W_Reid
          ...  He knocks it to P_McGowan!
          ...  P_McGowan with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  S_Scuffet pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It is kicked away by K_Rekik
Min. 69 :(cfc) K_Mizuno gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside M_A_Nastasic!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But M_Rojo will cut out the threat
Min. 70 :(cfc) P_A_Cocu will replace K_Femenia and play DF
Min. 70 :(cfc) G_Puciato is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Phisbaena is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 70 :(mnc) A_Langlitz has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past B_Howedes!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  A_Langlitz flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 71 :(mnc) G_Botti pushes it past C_Metzelder
          ...  T_Flowers with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  M_Rojo floats it forward
          ...  L_Diame latches onto the end of it
          ...  L_Diame curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  But T_Flowers palms it behind
          ...  O_Bundy has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 72 :(cfc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Paas_De_Boll will come on for C_Makelele and play MF
Min. 74 :(cfc) K_Mizuno slumps to the ground!
          ...  He gets up again though
          ...  He signals to the bench he is ok to continue
Min. 77 :(cfc) G_Puciato takes advantage of a mistake by L_Diame
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  G_Puciato attempts a lob!
          ...  The shot slips through S_Scuffet's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 79 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira hoists the ball across to G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  S_Scuffet falls over
          ...  But S_Scuffet is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 82 :(mnc) M_Skiba takes on P_A_Cocu
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  G_Puciato rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's O_Bundy going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 120,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : A_Ben_Hatira (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Howedes (5), A_Ben_Hatira (15), P_McGowan (40)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_Mizuno (25), M_Phisbaena (30), T_Flowers (71)
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : M_Skiba
Scorers              : M_Skiba (5)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Skiba (25), W_Reid (40)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Celtic FC     | Manchester City
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       6
Off target           :           7        |       3
On target            :          12        |       3
Possession           :          62        |       38
Corners              :           4        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           9        |       10
Key Tackles          :           6        |       3
Key Passes           :          11        |       6
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 3 - 1 Manchester City
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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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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  93   2   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  -2   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
C_Metzelder    DF   2  26   8   8  30 |  93   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
K_Femenia      DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  32  10  28 |  93   0   0   1   1   3   0   1   0   0  -2  23   9
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  11  29   7  31 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  40  20
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  93   0   0   4   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  55  30
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  74   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  93   0   1   1   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  10  50
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  32  32 |  72   0   0   0   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   6
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_A_Cocu       DF   2  29   7  11  30 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
Paas_De_Boll   MF   2   9  26   9  31 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  21   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   6

Player Statistics - Manchester City
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  93  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  29   5  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Eduardo        MF   2   7  27   8  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  26  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   1   1   0   0  -2   8  34
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
V_Anite        MF   2   7  21   9  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Quintero       MF   2   9  20  16  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Pozo         FW   2   9   6  22  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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