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Division 2, Week 21

Chelsea 1 - 1 Manchester City

Division Two League Match, Chelsea vs. Manchester City (Wed Mar 25)


                              Chelsea  |  Manchester City
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-4-2 E
                         Ian McNamara  |  Tony McCleary
                                       |
                         M_Kozakic GK  |  GK Hugo_Lloris
                        S_D_Gibson DF  |  DF C_Fuchs
                      J_A_Boumsong DF  |  DF D_Gallagher
                           L_Dixon DF  |  DF W_Reid
                            M_Manz DF  |  DF La_Huntellio
                         M_Laudrup DM  |  MF R_VD_Vaart
                        K_Magennis MF  |  MF Caoimhin_Og
                          E_Lamela MF  |  MF J_Gandolfini
                        S_Hamilton MF  |  MF Bebeto
                         C_Bellamy FW  |  FW F_Inzaghi
                           R_Field FW  |  FW L_Griffiths
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB Cloisten
                            Varane SUB |  SUB Kommper
                        C_McGregor SUB |  SUB F_Dimarco
                            H_Reed SUB |  SUB Kelvin
                           M_Skiba SUB |  SUB T_A_Flo

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 6  :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og fires over a low cross to C_Fuchs
          ...  C_Fuchs drives the shot in!
          ...  M_Kozakic saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 10 :(chs) K_Magennis plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  R_Field decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  R_Field smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 11 :(mnc) Bebeto with a measured ball to W_Reid
          ...  W_Reid with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But M_Kozakic comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 13 :(mnc) L_Griffiths gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside J_A_Boumsong!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  L_Griffiths rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  But M_Kozakic just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 14 :(chs) S_Hamilton with a slide rule pass to M_Manz
          ...  M_Manz uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 16 :(mnc) L_Griffiths with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past L_Dixon
          ...  L_Griffiths with a thundering drive!
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 19 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og with a measured ball to D_Gallagher
          ...  D_Gallagher smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  But M_Kozakic palms it behind
          ...  A_Barken has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 20 :(mnc) L_Griffiths with the Cruyff turn
          ...  L_Griffiths with the punt towards goal!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  M_Kozakic tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto chips the ball into the area!
          ...  J_Gandolfini gets a shot in
          ...  M_Kozakic tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 24 :(chs) R_Field beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  F_Inzaghi goes in studs first
          ...  A_Barken tries to calm him down
Min. 27 :(mnc) R_VD_Vaart takes advantage of a mistake by L_Dixon
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  R_VD_Vaart hits the ball first time!
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 30 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  J_Gandolfini decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  L_Dixon with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Tony McCleary looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 33 :(mnc) Bebeto beats his marker
          ...  Bebeto tries to beat M_Kozakic!
          ...  But he got that all wrong
Min. 33 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong runs towards the goal
          ...  R_VD_Vaart knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  A_Barken blows up for a foul
Min. 34 :(chs) R_Field has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  E_Lamela collects the loose ball!
          ...  E_Lamela attempts a lob!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Manchester City fans taunt him!
Min. 34 :(mnc) Bebeto with a simple pass to C_Fuchs
          ...  C_Fuchs with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 35 :(chs) M_Laudrup gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  C_Bellamy is unmarked
          ...  C_Bellamy sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Laudrup swings it in!
          ...  D_Gallagher wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 39 :(chs) E_Lamela takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Bellamy
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Bebeto
Min. 39 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og gets to the by line and finds F_Inzaghi with a beautiful cross
          ...  L_Dixon with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 40 :(mnc) Bebeto kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  F_Inzaghi gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A glorious effort by F_Inzaghi !
          ...  M_Kozakic gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 41 :(mnc) Bebeto bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Caoimhin_Og
          ...  Caoimhin_Og keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City

Min. 46 :(chs) C_Bellamy cuts inside D_Gallagher
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  D_Gallagher with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!! or f$k OFF!! cant make it out
          ...  A_Barken tries to calm him down
Min. 50 :(mnc) R_VD_Vaart gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds L_Griffiths
          ...  L_Griffiths with a thundering drive!
          ...  But M_Kozakic tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto plays it towards the near post!
          ...  J_Gandolfini gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Kozakic gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 52 :(mnc) J_Gandolfini has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past J_A_Boumsong
          ...  He knocks it to W_Reid!
          ...  E_Lamela wins the ball well
          ...  A_Barken has given a free kick
Min. 52 :(mnc) L_Griffiths runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  L_Griffiths from 20 yards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kicks the sponsor hoarding in delight!
          ...  Manchester City go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 53 :(chs) Chelsea switch to playing A
Min. 56 :(chs) C_Bellamy gains possession
          ...  C_Bellamy hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 57 :(mnc) F_Inzaghi finds his way through
          ...  He has tremendous pace
          ...  F_Inzaghi gets his head to the ball !
          ...  M_Kozakic fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 58 :(chs) R_Field sprints past C_Fuchs
          ...  A cheeky lob from R_Field !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by K_Magennis
          ...  R_Field gets on the end of it
          ...  Hugo_Lloris won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 59 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og finds F_Inzaghi with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  L_Dixon steals the ball of off him
Min. 61 :(mnc) D_Gallagher finds La_Huntellio in acres of space
          ...  Cleared by S_D_Gibson
Min. 64 :(mnc) J_Gandolfini plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  M_Manz dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 65 :(chs) R_Field takes on C_Fuchs
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  C_Fuchs recovers to win the ball back
Min. 66 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Field collects the loose ball!
          ...  R_Field with a bicycle kick !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the bench
          ...  He jumps on a delighted Ian McNamara
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City ...
Min. 68 :(chs) K_Magennis with a 50-yard pass to R_Field
          ...  La_Huntellio wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 69 :(mnc) The ball goes loose!
          ...  F_Inzaghi seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  F_Inzaghi attempts the shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og hits it towards the far post!
          ...  L_Dixon gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 70 :(chs) Varane is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Manz is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(chs) M_Skiba comes on for R_Field and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 71 :(chs) M_Laudrup lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  M_Skiba latches on to it
          ...  M_Skiba aims for the top right corner !
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 72 :(chs) M_Skiba picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  M_Skiba drives it low !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Hugo_Lloris catches it with style!
Min. 72 :(mnc) L_Griffiths has space to run with the ball
          ...  L_Griffiths sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  M_Kozakic makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 74 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  D_Gallagher rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's A_Barken going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 74 :(mnc) F_Inzaghi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  L_Griffiths decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But J_A_Boumsong clears the ball to safety
Min. 75 :(mnc) Kommper is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_Gallagher is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 75 :(mnc) Kelvin is going to be brought on
          ...  Bebeto is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 75 :(mnc) T_A_Flo is coming on for F_Inzaghi and will play FW
Min. 76 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og lays the ball back to C_Fuchs
          ...  C_Fuchs with the goal bound shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  M_Kozakic makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 77 :(chs) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  M_Skiba is through!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  A_Barken warns him
Min. 78 :(mnc) J_Gandolfini crosses in from the wing, he finds Kommper in the box
          ...  S_D_Gibson knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But A_Barken just turns away!
Min. 79 :(mnc) L_Griffiths takes advantage of a mistake by J_A_Boumsong
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  L_Griffiths looks to see where M_Kozakic is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But M_Kozakic smothers the ball.
Min. 81 :(mnc) R_VD_Vaart with the first time flick to J_Gandolfini
          ...  J_Gandolfini carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_A_Flo hits it into the box!
          ...  M_Kozakic easily claims the ball!
Min. 82 :(chs) C_McGregor comes on for M_Laudrup and will play DM to the delight of the fans
Min. 86 :(mnc) R_VD_Vaart with a measured pass to J_Gandolfini
          ...  J_Gandolfini sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  It floats over M_Kozakic
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(mnc) Kelvin looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_A_Flo
          ...  A well-placed shot from T_A_Flo !
          ...  M_Kozakic manages to turn it behind
Min. 90 :(mnc) J_Gandolfini has it on the edge of the box
          ...  A powerful header from J_Gandolfini !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 92,000
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : R_Field
Scorers              : R_Field (66)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : L_Griffiths (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : L_Griffiths (52)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      | Manchester City
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       24
Off target           :           4        |       10
On target            :           6        |       14
Possession           :          39        |       61
Corners              :           2        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       13
Key Tackles          :           6        |       4
Key Passes           :           8        |       17
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Final Score          : Chelsea 1 - 1 Manchester City
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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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M_Kozakic      GK  31   3   1   3  22 |  93  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0   0
S_D_Gibson     DF   1  27  11   8  12 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_A_Boumsong   DF   2  26   9  10  20 |  93   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  25   0
L_Dixon        DF   1  25   7   9  31 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Manz         DF   2  25   7   5  32 |  72   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
M_Laudrup      DM   2  14  25   7  22 |  84   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
K_Magennis     MF   3   4  27   6  30 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
E_Lamela       MF   1   8  25  10  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
S_Hamilton     MF   3   8  25   7  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  27  33 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6
R_Field        FW   3   6   6  26  22 |  72   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  37
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Varane         DF   2  25   9   6  10 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_McGregor     DM   3  14  25   8  23 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Reed         MF   1   5  25   9  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  25  32 |  21   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

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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Hugo_Lloris    GK  34   3   2   3  13 |  93   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  30   8  10  32 |  93   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0   7
D_Gallagher    DF   1  30   8   9  43 |  77   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   5
W_Reid         DF   2  29   7   9  41 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
La_Huntellio   DF   2  27   7   9  20 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_VD_Vaart     MF   2  10  31   9  24 |  93   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
Caoimhin_Og    MF   2   8  30   8  32 |  93   0   0   6   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
J_Gandolfini   MF   3   9  28  20  12 |  93   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  13
Bebeto         MF   1   9  28   7  30 |  77   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   1
F_Inzaghi      FW   1   9   6  30  43 |  77   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
L_Griffiths    FW   2   9   4  26  31 |  93   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  56
Cloisten       GK  19   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kommper        DF   1  28   9   8  32 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Dimarco      DF   1  18   6   6  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kelvin         MF   2   7  27  13  36 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
T_A_Flo        FW   2   9   7  27  41 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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