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Elite League, Week 12

Manchester City 1 - 0 FC Porto

Elite Football League Match, Manchester City vs. FC Porto (Sun Jul 09)


                      Manchester City  |  FC Porto
                              5-3-2 A  |  4-2-1-1-2 E
                       Scott Matthews  |  Shaun Winzor
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                           M_Keown DF  |  DF C_Barr
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF B_Moore
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF A_Kerzhakov
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DM Gandolf
                             Jinky MF  |  DM G_Fofana
                      Y_Abdessadki MF  |  MF D_Pereira
                          M_Scholl MF  |  AM O_Ruggeri
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW E_Adebayor
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW G_Mixon
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB Helton
                        R_Da_Silva SUB |  SUB S_McEveley
                        M_Killagon SUB |  SUB S_Winzor
                           I_Dalca SUB |  SUB P_Nedved
                           J_Roger SUB |  SUB D_Sulejmani

Referee: O_Hategan (Romania)


Min. 11 :(mnc) G_Botti brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  W_Reid gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from A_Kerzhakov
Min. 13 :(mnc) M_Rojo looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Botti
          ...  B_Moore cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 14 :(mnc) K_Rekik spots M_Keown who is in acres of space
          ...  S_Bradley gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 19 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri sidesteps K_Rekik
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  O_Ruggeri chases it through, he must score !
          ...  S_Scuffet just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 20 :(fcp) G_Mixon takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past W_Reid
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Y_Abdessadki with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  O_Hategan refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 21 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti aims for the top right corner !
          ...  D_Marshall is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  That's given Manchester City the lead!
          ...  Manchester City 1-0 FC Porto ...
Min. 22 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with a slide rule pass to M_Skiba
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by M_Skiba !
          ...  D_Marshall manages to turn it behind
Min. 26 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  G_Botti gets on the end of the pass
          ...  S_Bradley anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 26 :(fcp) E_Adebayor nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  Jinky with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 26 :(mnc) G_Botti comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  G_Mixon with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  He's warned for that one
          ...  Anymore like that and he will find himself in the book
Min. 29 :(mnc) M_Scholl cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Skiba
          ...  B_Moore bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 30 :(fcp) It seems FC Porto are making a tactical change to N
Min. 31 :(mnc) M_Scholl with a pinpoint pass to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba is through on goal!
          ...  The defender was caught napping
          ...  He just has D_Marshall to beat
          ...  He tries to slide it past D_Marshall
          ...  D_Marshall smothers the ball !!
Min. 34 :(mnc) G_Botti beats B_Moore
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  G_Botti belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  D_Marshall beats the ball away
Min. 35 :(fcp) C_Barr lobs it over the defender
          ...  M_Keown wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 39 :(fcp) A_Kerzhakov chests it down
          ...  M_Keown slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 42 :(fcp) E_Adebayor gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past M_Keown!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  E_Adebayor with his head down lets it go !
          ...  S_Scuffet goes down well to save
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(fcp) G_Fofana with a 50-yard pass to B_Moore
          ...  A vicious shot by B_Moore !
          ...  S_Scuffet gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic save by S_Scuffet to tip it wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Gandolf!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 44 :(fcp) C_Barr gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Mixon
          ...  M_Rojo with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  O_Hategan warns him
Min. 47 :(mnc) M_Scholl looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti with a terrific drive !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 47 :(fcp) E_Adebayor gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past M_Keown!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_Reid with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 1-0 FC Porto

Min. 46 :(fcp) A_Kerzhakov fires over a low cross to O_Ruggeri
          ...  W_Reid gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 49 :(mnc) M_Scholl drives it forward to W_Reid
          ...  But B_Moore will cut out the threat
Min. 51 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri lobs it over M_A_Nastasic
          ...  Y_Abdessadki rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  O_Hategan calls him over
          ...  O_Hategan tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 52 :(mnc) Jinky plays a first time ball through the defence to M_Skiba
          ...  C_Barr wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 52 :(fcp) G_Fofana slides it through the middle to A_Kerzhakov
          ...  Y_Abdessadki with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
Min. 52 :(fcp) G_Fofana with the through ball to O_Ruggeri
          ...  M_A_Nastasic makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 55 :(fcp) FC Porto changed their strategy to play E
Min. 60 :(mnc) M_Scholl looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to Y_Abdessadki
          ...  But O_Ruggeri clears the ball to safety
Min. 63 :(fcp) P_Nedved is coming on and D_Pereira is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play AM
Min. 64 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri knocks it past G_Botti and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  O_Ruggeri with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  S_Scuffet is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana floats the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 65 :(fcp) FC Porto switch to playing A
Min. 65 :(mnc) M_Skiba finds the space intelligently
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  B_Moore hits it out for a throw
Min. 67 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to G_Fofana
          ...  Cleared by M_Keown
Min. 69 :(fcp) S_McEveley is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Kerzhakov is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 69 :(fcp) D_Sulejmani replaces E_Adebayor to play as a FW
Min. 71 :(fcp) G_Mixon turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  M_A_Nastasic cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 72 :(fcp) P_Nedved can't keep control of it and loses possession!
          ...  He goes in hard and wins it back!
          ...  He creates some space for an opening!
          ...  P_Nedved with the overhead !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by C_Barr!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 73 :(fcp) P_Nedved finds a hole in the defence
          ...  P_Nedved must beat S_Scuffet!
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 74 :(fcp) Gandolf controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  P_Nedved gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_A_Nastasic
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 75 :(fcp) C_Barr slides it through the middle to D_Sulejmani
          ...  M_Skiba pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 77 :(fcp) G_Mixon lobs it over K_Rekik
          ...  G_Mixon shapes up for a shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Nedved floats the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet easily claims the ball!
Min. 79 :(fcp) Gandolf is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  G_Mixon latches onto the ball
          ...  But M_Keown reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 82 :(fcp) Gandolf pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  D_Sulejmani is clean through!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from K_Rekik
Min. 83 :(fcp) G_Mixon is first to the ball
          ...  W_Reid with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 84 :(fcp) S_Bradley has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past M_Rojo
          ...  He knocks it to D_Sulejmani!
          ...  G_Botti is called for the holding foul
          ...  He won that header unfairly
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Shaun Winzor looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 84 :(fcp) P_Nedved with the dribble
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  The fans are on their feet
          ...  P_Nedved with the crafty shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet makes a difficult save
Min. 85 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past K_Rekik
          ...  He knocks it to D_Sulejmani!
          ...  D_Sulejmani with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 87 :(mnc) Jinky sprints down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to Y_Abdessadki
          ...  Y_Abdessadki tries to beat D_Marshall from outside the area!
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks very relieved!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki boots it towards G_Botti
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from G_Botti !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  D_Marshall was beaten there!
Min. 91 :(mnc) G_Botti with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves B_Moore behind
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_McEveley belts it clear
Min. 91 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs K_Rekik
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  O_Ruggeri rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  O_Hategan has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 112,000
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : S_Scuffet (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Botti (21)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Y_Abdessadki (51)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : O_Ruggeri
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                          Manchester City |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :           7        |       10
Off target           :           3        |       4
On target            :           4        |       6
Possession           :          33        |       67
Corners              :           0        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           0        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       5
Key Tackles          :          12        |       10
Key Passes           :          14        |       11
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Final Score          : Manchester City 1 - 0 FC Porto
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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 |  97  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  26  12   7  21 |  97   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  25   7   2  12 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  25   2   2  45 |  97   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Rojo         DF   1  23   6   8  20 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  30  20
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  28   8  29 |  97   0   0   4   1   1   0   1   0   0  -2  53  -1
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  27  10  22 |  97   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  27  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  27
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Da_Silva     DF   1  20  14   5  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Killagon     DF   1  18  11   3  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
I_Dalca        MF   3   9  14   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Roger        FW   2   5   8  13  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - FC Porto
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_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  97   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  30  13  10  27 |  97   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
B_Moore        DF   2  29  13  11  20 |  97   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   5
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  26  11   7  42 |  73   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Gandolf        DM   2  20  28   8  19 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
G_Fofana       DM   1  17  26   7  21 |  97   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -20
D_Pereira      MF   3  11  27   7  32 |  67   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   8  25  22  19 |  97   0   1   2   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  20   7
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  28  35 |  73   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_McEveley     DF   2  24  12   9  24 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  20  23  10  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  25  23  17 |  30   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
D_Sulejmani    FW   1   2  16  24  36 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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