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Elite League Cup Match 3

Everton 2 - 0 Ajax

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Everton vs. Ajax (Wed Dec 11)


                              Everton  |  Ajax
                              4-3-3 E  |  4-4-2 C
                         John O Brien  |  James Maund
                                       |
                        J_Pickford GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                           M_Kelly DF  |  DF Fazio
                         H_Maguire DF  |  DF M_Van_D_Hoorn
                          D_Shittu DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                           P_Kachu DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                     R_LoftusCheek MF  |  MF F_Ljungberg
                         M_Ritchie MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                         D_Beckham MF  |  MF J_Cruijff
                          Odegaard FW  |  MF M_Overmars
                     Rolando_Silva FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                           D_Suker FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                       N_Cambiasso SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                       C_Prandelli SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                              Isco SUB |  SUB M_Keown
                         C_Sibbald SUB |  SUB P_Vieira
                       M_Greenwood SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: S_Youri (Morrocco)


Min. 1  :(evn) M_Ritchie bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to P_Kachu
          ...  J_Cruijff with an awful challenge
          ...  S_Youri wants a quiet word
Min. 6  :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to C_Dos_Passos
          ...  D_Beckham body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  James Maund looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 6  :(aja) Fazio kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Bergkamp aims for the top right corner !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 13 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek floats the ball in to find M_Kelly
          ...  A cheeky lob from M_Kelly !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar never had a chance!
          ...  That's given Everton the lead!
          ...  Everton 1-0 Ajax ...
Min. 15 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek with a real burst of pace
          ...  M_Overmars with a bad challenge
Min. 18 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek plays a first time ball through the defence to M_Ritchie
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn gets to the ball first
Min. 20 :(aja) M_Overmars 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!
          ...  D_Bergkamp receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  M_Kelly intercepts the pass
Min. 21 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  Odegaard is unmarked
          ...  A vicious shot by Odegaard !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His players jump on top of him
          ...  Everton 2-0 Ajax ...
Min. 22 :(evn) Everton will now play D
Min. 22 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos passes the ball to Fazio
          ...  Fazio with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  J_Pickford won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 25 :(aja) J_Cruijff hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  D_Bergkamp collects the loose ball!
          ...  D_Bergkamp with the header !
          ...  J_Pickford just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 26 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky with a penetrating pass to D_Bergkamp
          ...  But M_Ritchie clears the ball to safety
Min. 28 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of it
          ...  H_Maguire is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 32 :(evn) D_Shittu with the through ball to D_Beckham
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  C_Dos_Passos looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 37 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Odegaard
          ...  Odegaard with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 39 :(evn) R_LoftusCheek looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 39 :(evn) Isco is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_LoftusCheek is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 39 :(evn) Rolando_Silva with the cross-field pass to Odegaard
          ...  Fazio with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  S_Youri refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 40 :(aja) M_Overmars plays a great one-two
          ...  He continues to run forward now
          ...  Rolando_Silva with the foul
Min. 42 :(evn) Isco with a measured ball to Rolando_Silva
          ...  M_Overmars with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Everton 2-0 Ajax

Min. 47 :(aja) M_Overmars takes advantage of a mistake by H_Maguire
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by H_Maguire
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Bergkamp chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  J_Pickford easily claims the ball!
Min. 49 :(evn) D_Shittu makes himself available
          ...  T_Vermaelen with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 50 :(aja) Up goes the substitution board - S_Kolasinac on for Fazio as a DF
Min. 51 :(aja) G_Puciato is being prepared to come on
          ...  T_Wallcott is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 52 :(aja) P_Vieira is being brought on
          ...  F_Ljungberg is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 60 :(evn) Isco backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  D_Suker gets on the end of it
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a clumsy challenge
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  D_Beckham swings it in
          ...  Odegaard takes control of it!
          ...  But Tomas_Rosicky puts it in row Z!
Min. 61 :(evn) P_Kachu pulls it back to H_Maguire
          ...  But C_Dos_Passos slides in two footed.
          ...  S_Youri has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 61 :(aja) G_Puciato loses Rolando_Silva
          ...  But D_Shittu slides in two footed.
          ...  S_Youri has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 62 :(evn) Isco with an in swinging cross to Odegaard
          ...  D_Bergkamp with a terrible tackle
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  An early bath or him then!
Min. 63 :(aja) J_Cruijff has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past P_Kachu!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  D_Beckham goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  G_Puciato with the thundering drive
          ...  J_Pickford with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 70 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with a reverse pass to J_Cruijff
          ...  D_Beckham forces him off the ball
Min. 71 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky races into the box
          ...  He sees M_Van_D_Hoorn lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  Odegaard with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  S_Youri calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  John O Brien looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  J_Cruijff floats it forward
          ...  G_Puciato latches onto the end of it
          ...  G_Puciato with the drive!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  J_Pickford palms it behind !!
          ...  What a great save!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Vieira hits it into the box!
          ...  J_Pickford reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 74 :(aja) M_Overmars gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past M_Kelly!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But D_Suker wins the tackle
Min. 75 :(evn) M_Greenwood takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Odegaard as FW
Min. 76 :(aja) S_Kolasinac pass splits open the defence and finds G_Puciato
          ...  G_Puciato with the shot !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  J_Pickford plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 78 :(evn) Isco spots Rolando_Silva who is in acres of space
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 79 :(evn) D_Suker is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to M_Greenwood
          ...  C_Dos_Passos slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 80 :(evn) There's going to be a change
          ...  C_Prandelli will come on for M_Kelly and play DF
Min. 82 :(evn) D_Suker knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  P_Vieira rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  C_Prandelli floats it forward
          ...  D_Suker latches onto the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Kolasinac
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by D_Beckham
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily catches it!
Min. 84 :(evn) Rolando_Silva gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside S_Kolasinac!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Blocked by G_Puciato
Min. 87 :(evn) M_Greenwood cuts inside G_Puciato
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  A glorious effort by M_Greenwood !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes an easy save
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Goodison Park
Attendance           : 134,000
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Everton Match Info
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Best player          : R_LoftusCheek (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Kelly (13), Odegaard (21)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Beckham (6), H_Maguire (28)
Injured              : R_LoftusCheek (39)
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : Tomas_Rosicky
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : D_Bergkamp (62)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Everton     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :           4        |       6
Off target           :           0        |       3
On target            :           4        |       3
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       14
Key Tackles          :           6        |       10
Key Passes           :          13        |       10
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Final Score          : Everton 2 - 0 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Everton
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Pickford     GK  37   3   3   5  31 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  85   0   0   0
M_Kelly        DF   2  31  15  14  33 |  82   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
H_Maguire      DF   2  29   8   6  23 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  -2  -2
D_Shittu       DF   3  28   8   9  22 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
P_Kachu        DF   3  26  12  10  31 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_LoftusCheek  MF   2   7  30   8  23 |  39   0   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0
M_Ritchie      MF   1  12  25   7  23 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Beckham      MF   3   9  25   8  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Odegaard       FW   2   4   5  28  31 |  77   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
Rolando_Silva  FW   3  10   9  27  41 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Suker        FW   1   6  12  26  31 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
N_Cambiasso    GK  34   4   1   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Prandelli    DF   1  31  13   7  29 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Isco           MF   1   7  29   7  21 |  55   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
C_Sibbald      MF   2   8  27   8  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Greenwood    FW   2   8   8  26  22 |  17   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  30

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -25   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  52   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  29   8   8  33 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |  94   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   9   6  31 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  11  12 |  54   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  94   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
J_Cruijff      MF   1   7  28  11  11 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  64   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -8
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  31  11  10  11 |  42   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  40   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9  10  30  42 |  41   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  30
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