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Liverpool - Arsenal

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Round 4, Liverpool vs. Arsenal (Wed Jul 03)


                            Liverpool  |  Arsenal
                              4-5-1 C  |  5-4-1 C
                          Mike McLeod  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                         Fabianski GK  |  GK D_James
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF R_Holding
                          Reinaldo DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                        G_V_D_Wiel DF  |  DF P_Evra
                         J_A_Riise DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                          N_Schulz MF  |  DF D_Burn
                       J_Hernandez MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                         X_Shaqiri MF  |  MF T_Cruise
                       J_Henderson MF  |  MF P_Bouba_Diop
                           T_Kroos MF  |  MF B_Yaga
                         K_Benzema FW  |  FW P_Crouch
                                       |
                           N_Trott SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                            H_Matt SUB |  SUB J_Souttar
                        A_Martinez SUB |  SUB E_Spence
                             Perez SUB |  SUB D_Murphy
                        A_Mitrovic SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: M_Stadio (Austria)


Min. 1  :(lpl) X_Shaqiri boots it towards J_Hernandez
          ...  J_Hernandez fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  That's given Liverpool the lead!
          ...  Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 2  :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop sidesteps Reinaldo
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop with the shot on net !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  But it's been disallowed.
          ...  The linesman flags for offside
Min. 6  :(lpl) T_Kroos is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to K_Benzema
          ...  B_Yaga plays it back
          ...  D_James slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Schulz chips the ball into the area!
          ...  C_Blewitt heads it away
Min. 9  :(arn) T_Cruise looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  J_A_Riise slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 11 :(arn) T_Cruise spits at W_Van_Boer
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 12 :(lpl) K_Benzema kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  B_Yaga is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 16 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Reinaldo slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 20 :(arn) B_Yaga controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  P_Crouch gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  But Reinaldo spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 23 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri flicks it over P_Evra and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  X_Shaqiri hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 24 :(arn) P_Crouch is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  B_Yaga latches onto the end of it
          ...  B_Yaga has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 28 :(lpl) J_Hernandez puts in T_Kroos
          ...  P_Bouba_Diop with a clumsy challenge
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 30 :(arn) Arsenal are switching their playing style to P
Min. 31 :(arn) P_Evra with a 40-yard pass to P_Bouba_Diop
          ...  J_Henderson with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  M_Stadio warned him
Min. 32 :(lpl) J_Hernandez takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to K_Benzema
          ...  R_Holding tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Schulz plays it towards the near post!
          ...  S_Ramos wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 33 :(arn) B_Yaga beats Reinaldo
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves M_Stadio
          ...  J_A_Riise with an ugly foul
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  C_Blewitt with the thundering drive
          ...  Fabianski makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  He gathers it at the second attempt!
Min. 33 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Reinaldo
          ...  He puts in T_Cruise!
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Henderson
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 35 :(lpl) K_Benzema runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs D_Burn
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  K_Benzema rifles it to the far post !
          ...  D_James with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 35 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with the first time flick to R_Holding
          ...  Reinaldo scythes the player down.
          ...  Like Joey Barton would!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  T_Cruise swings it in
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa gets on the end of it
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  Fabianski makes a fine save
Min. 36 :(lpl) J_Henderson leaves S_Ramos standing
          ...  R_Holding brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 37 :(lpl) J_Henderson brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  K_Benzema makes himself available
          ...  S_Ramos with a superb challenge
          ...  M_Stadio has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  J_A_Riise shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to K_Benzema instead
          ...  K_Benzema with the cheeky shot!
          ...  D_James takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(arn) B_Yaga lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  T_Cruise latches on to it
          ...  But W_Van_Boer comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 45 :(lpl) N_Schulz has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past C_Blewitt
          ...  He knocks it to Reinaldo!
          ...  A powerful header from Reinaldo !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But D_James parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 45 :(arn) P_Evra takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  J_Hernandez picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 48 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with an incisive pass to X_Shaqiri
          ...  X_Shaqiri rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(arn) N_Ben_Khalifa jumps over W_Van_Boer's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 46 :(lpl) W_Van_Boer sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to K_Benzema
          ...  T_Cruise with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he was unlucky there, deserve a booking only!
Min. 48 :(lpl) K_Benzema sidesteps D_Burn
          ...  D_Burn moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 55 :(arn) S_Ramos runs forward
          ...  He nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  S_Ramos with the strike !
          ...  It comes back off the woodwork!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 56 :(lpl) N_Schulz with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  J_Hernandez gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  J_Hernandez controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 57 :(arn) D_Burn sidesteps Reinaldo
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  N_Schulz cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 58 :(arn) B_Yaga hoofs it up field to find P_Crouch
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Reinaldo
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Holding floats the ball in!
          ...  Fabianski jumps well to claim it!
Min. 62 :(lpl) J_A_Riise takes advantage of a mistake by R_Holding
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  P_Crouch with a well timed tackle
          ...  M_Stadio didn't like it though
Min. 63 :(lpl) K_Benzema takes advantage of a mistake by D_Burn
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  C_Blewitt reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Van_Boer plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_James comes out and claims it!
Min. 70 :(lpl) A_Martinez is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Kroos is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(lpl) Perez comes on for K_Benzema and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 70 :(lpl) It looks as though Liverpool is now playing D
Min. 70 :(arn) S_Ramos makes himself available
          ...  S_Ramos tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 70 :(lpl) J_Henderson barges the defender off the ball
          ...  S_Ramos with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Mike McLeod looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 73 :(lpl) A_Martinez takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  A_Martinez with a powerful downward header!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 80 :(lpl) H_Matt will replace the useless W_Van_Boer and will play DF
Min. 80 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  P_Evra reads the play well
Min. 81 :(arn) P_Crouch sidesteps J_A_Riise
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Fine tackle by G_V_D_Wiel
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 85 :(arn) P_Bouba_Diop with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves G_V_D_Wiel behind
          ...  G_V_D_Wiel reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 87 :(lpl) A_Martinez stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  But D_Burn slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(lpl) N_Schulz back heels to find J_A_Riise in space
          ...  D_Burn goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 91 :(lpl) N_Schulz with the nod to J_A_Riise
          ...  J_A_Riise hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Martinez drives it into the box!
          ...  D_James easily catches it!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Anfield
Attendance           : 60,000
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : J_Hernandez (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Hernandez (1)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : S_Ramos
Scorers              : S_Ramos (55)
Sent Off             : T_Cruise (46)
Booked               : B_Yaga (12), P_Bouba_Diop (28), S_Ramos (37)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                               Liverpool  |    Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       7
Off target           :           5        |       3
On target            :           4        |       4
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           9        |       13
Key Tackles          :          10        |       8
Key Passes           :          11        |       8
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Final Score          : Liverpool 1 - 1 Arsenal
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Player Statistics - Liverpool
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Fabianski      GK  29   3   1   5  21 |  97   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  31   6   7  32 |  83   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Reinaldo       DF   1  29  12   6  20 |  97   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0  10
G_V_D_Wiel     DF   1  28  11   5  20 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
N_Schulz       MF   1   8  27  16  21 |  97   0   1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
J_Hernandez    MF   1   8  26  20  26 |  97   0   1   3   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  30  36
X_Shaqiri      MF   1  18  26   8  29 |  97   0   0   1   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  30   2
J_Henderson    MF   2   8  26  10  30 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  25  21  30 |  73   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  29  23 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
N_Trott        GK  25   1   1   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  26  12   7  34 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Martinez     MF   1   6  25  16  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Perez          FW   3   9   8  27  30 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  36   2   2   3  26 |  97   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  30   8   6  22 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Ramos        DF   2  29   7   7  40 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   1   1   0   0  18  -2  34
P_Evra         DF   3  28  12  10  21 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  28   7   6  22 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
D_Burn         DF   2  27   9  11  21 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  29  12  25 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  11
T_Cruise       MF   2  10  29   9  39 |  49   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
P_Bouba_Diop   MF   2   7  28  10  12 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   8
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |  97   0   1   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  28  -1
P_Crouch       FW   1   6  12  28  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_de_Gea       GK  29   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Souttar      DF   3  25   7   8  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Murphy       FW   2  11   8  28  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  25  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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