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Division 2, Week 4

Chelsea 3 - 2 Manchester Utd

Division Two League Match, Chelsea vs. Manchester Utd (Sun Dec 01)


                              Chelsea  |  Manchester Utd
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  4-3-3 N
                         Ian McNamara  |  Derek Purvis
                                       |
                         M_Kozakic GK  |  GK S_Brennan
                        S_D_Gibson DF  |  DF J_Okore
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF B_Draghici
                            Varane DF  |  DF G_Johnson
                            M_Manz DF  |  DF M_Orr
                         M_Laudrup DM  |  MF B_Harley
                            H_Reed MF  |  MF B_Bannan
                         T_Cairney MF  |  MF I_Anya
                           N_Piere MF  |  FW Van_Tijkaan
                        M_Rashford FW  |  FW A_Ribbery
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW D_Sturridge
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB T_Kemper
                      J_A_Boumsong SUB |  SUB D_McDonald
                          E_Lamela SUB |  SUB J_Maria
                         R_M_Perry SUB |  SUB S_Sidwell
                           A_Souda SUB |  SUB Arnautovic

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 4  :(mnu) A_Ribbery runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  A_Ribbery blasts it at the goal !
          ...  M_Kozakic with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 10 :(chs) T_Cairney gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to N_Piere
          ...  N_Piere with his head down lets it go !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He pulls his shirt over his face in celebration!
          ...  Lets see if Chelsea can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Chelsea 1-0 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 12 :(chs) M_Skiba takes advantage of a mistake by J_Okore
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  M_Skiba tries to chip the ball over S_Brennan!
          ...  It comes back off the woodwork!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Chelsea 2-0 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 12 :(mnu) B_Bannan is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He throws it long to A_Ribbery
          ...  A_Ribbery tries to chip the ball over M_Kozakic!
          ...  M_Kozakic makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 15 :(chs) M_Rashford sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Rashford rifles it at the goal !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 19 :(mnu) G_Johnson whips the ball across to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  Varane takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 20 :(chs) M_Rashford steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs J_Okore
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from M_Orr
Min. 28 :(chs) H_Reed looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  S_Brennan makes a good save
Min. 29 :(chs) M_Skiba takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Driven towards goal by M_Skiba !
          ...  S_Brennan gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 30 :(mnu) B_Bannan hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  I_Anya latches onto it!
          ...  I_Anya sees M_Kozakic off his line !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 31 :(chs) H_Reed unselfishly heads the ball back to M_Rashford
          ...  M_Rashford is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But B_Kuipers waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat S_Brennan
          ...  He rounds S_Brennan
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  It hits post!!
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Chelsea 3-0 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 37 :(chs) Varane takes advantage of a mistake by B_Bannan
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A skilful effort from Varane !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  S_Brennan moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  S_Brennan catches it with style!
Min. 38 :(mnu) B_Harley picks up the pass
          ...  B_Harley runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic parries it, he follows it up
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The defence had gone walk about!
          ...  Chelsea 3-1 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 40 :(chs) M_Skiba beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves B_Kuipers
          ...  M_Skiba hits a curling shot!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 40 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 41 :(chs) H_Reed curls the ball out wide to M_Rashford
          ...  M_Rashford with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But S_Brennan tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_D_Gibson chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  S_Brennan fists it away!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(mnu) D_Sturridge is through on goal
          ...  D_Sturridge looks to see where M_Kozakic is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  M_Kozakic reacts well to save!!!
Min. 46 :(chs) M_Laudrup changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Rashford
          ...  M_Rashford keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester Utd

Min. 47 :(chs) M_Laudrup kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Skiba gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Draghici dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 47 :(mnu) A_Ribbery finds the space intelligently
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from A_Ribbery !
          ...  But it clips the post and goes wide
Min. 48 :(chs) S_D_Gibson plays it forward to H_Reed
          ...  But J_Okore comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 49 :(chs) M_Skiba uses his feet well to turn on the ball
          ...  M_Orr seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 49 :(mnu) M_Orr puts in A_Ribbery
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from M_Manz
Min. 50 :(mnu) D_McDonald is coming on and J_Okore is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 53 :(chs) N_Piere finds M_Madl on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Madl throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  S_Brennan never had a chance!
Min. 55 :(mnu) J_Maria is ready to come on to replace B_Bannan
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 55 :(mnu) a big roar from the crowd as Arnautovic comes on for D_Sturridge to play FW
Min. 56 :(chs) M_Manz has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Orr
          ...  He puts in M_Skiba!
          ...  M_Skiba swings in the shot!
          ...  S_Brennan makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 58 :(chs) H_Reed looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Rashford
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Orr
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 61 :(chs) N_Piere crosses to T_Cairney
          ...  T_Cairney sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through S_Brennan's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 64 :(chs) S_D_Gibson is clutching his leg!
          ...  The Chelsea physio rushes on
          ...  He isn't able to carry on!
Min. 64 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong will replace the useless S_D_Gibson and will play DF
Min. 68 :(chs) H_Reed has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past D_McDonald
          ...  He puts in M_Skiba!
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by M_Skiba !
          ...  S_Brennan with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 68 :(mnu) J_Maria plays the early ball across the box to find Arnautovic in space
          ...  Arnautovic with the drive!
          ...  But M_Kozakic is equal to it
Min. 70 :(chs) R_M_Perry is ready to come on to replace M_Rashford
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 72 :(mnu) A_Ribbery knocks the ball past the lunge of M_Laudrup
          ...  But M_Skiba wins the tackle
Min. 75 :(chs) H_Reed is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to R_M_Perry
          ...  R_M_Perry with the shot on net !
          ...  But S_Brennan hits it away
          ...  He could have held onto that!
Min. 80 :(chs) Chelsea switch to playing D
Min. 81 :(mnu) Arnautovic jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Varane reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 82 :(chs) Up goes the substitution board - E_Lamela on for M_Laudrup as a MF
Min. 82 :(chs) H_Reed feeds the ball through the middle
          ...  R_M_Perry runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  B_Harley with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 87 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He nutmegged M_Kozakic
          ...  That puts Manchester Utd back in with a shout!
          ...  Chelsea 3-2 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 93 :(chs) H_Reed sidesteps his marker
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from Van_Tijkaan
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 90,700
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : M_Skiba (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N_Piere (10), M_Skiba (12), M_Rashford (31)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : S_D_Gibson (64)
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Manchester Utd Match Info
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Best player          : Van_Tijkaan
Scorers              : B_Harley (38), Van_Tijkaan (87)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      | Manchester Utd
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       9
Off target           :           6        |       3
On target            :           9        |       6
Possession           :          56        |       44
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       3
Key Tackles          :           4        |       6
Key Passes           :          13        |       5
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Final Score          : Chelsea 3 - 2 Manchester Utd
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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 |  95   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
S_D_Gibson     DF   1  26  11   8  12 |  66   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Madl         DF   3  26   9   6  22 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Varane         DF   2  25   9   6  10 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
M_Manz         DF   2  25   7   5  32 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Laudrup      DM   2  14  25   7  22 |  84   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
H_Reed         MF   1   5  25   9  33 |  95   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0
T_Cairney      MF   2   8  25   8  21 |  95   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  25   1
N_Piere        MF   1   6  25   7  30 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  30
M_Rashford     FW   2   7   9  25  23 |  72   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  37
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  25  32 |  95   0   1   0   0   6   1   0   0   0  20   0  47
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Boumsong   DF   2  25   9  10  20 |  29   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Lamela       MF   1   8  25  10  32 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_M_Perry      FW   1   9  11  26  30 |  23   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  25
A_Souda        FW   2   6   8  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Manchester Utd
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_Brennan      GK  27   2   4   1  32 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
J_Okore        DF   3  26   5   6  22 |  52   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Draghici     DF   2  25  10   5  42 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Johnson      DF   1  25   8   7  18 |  95   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Orr          DF   2  25   8   5  12 |  95   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
B_Harley       MF   1   7  26   6  33 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
B_Bannan       MF   1   7  26   4  27 |  57   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
I_Anya         MF   3   9  24  13  11 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
Van_Tijkaan    FW   1   9   8  27  22 |  95   0   1   0   0   2   1   0   0   0  20   0  31
A_Ribbery      FW   2   6   8  25  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
D_Sturridge    FW   2   8   8  23  31 |  57   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
T_Kemper       GK  14   2   1   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_McDonald     DF   1  26   8   8  21 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Maria        MF   3   8  26   9  32 |  38   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Sidwell      MF   2   7  26   8  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Arnautovic     FW   1   7   5  26  11 |  38   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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