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Elite League, Week 12

Manchester City 1 - 1 FC Porto

Elite Football League Match, Manchester City vs. FC Porto (Thu Dec 29)


                      Manchester City  |  FC Porto
                              5-3-2 E  |  4-2-1-2-1 E
                       Scott Matthews  |  Shaun Winzor
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                           I_Garde DF  |  DF P_Rodriguez
                         M_Laursen DF  |  DF C_Barr
                         Efe_Sodje DF  |  DF B_Moore
                          A_Carlos DF  |  DF A_Kerzhakov
                         A_Britton DF  |  DM G_Fofana
                         P_Do_Shaw MF  |  DM S_Winzor
                             Jinky MF  |  MF Gandolf
                      Y_Abdessadki MF  |  AM O_Ruggeri
                          M_Murphy FW  |  AM P_Nedved
                       D_Rommedahl FW  |  FW S_Morison
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB Helton
                          T_Kaizer SUB |  SUB S_McEveley
                          Denilson SUB |  SUB M_Isco
                        Nuri_Sahin SUB |  SUB D_Sulejmani
                           G_Botti SUB |  SUB E_Adebayor

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 2  :(mnc) Jinky looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy with a stunning strike !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Was that a smile we saw on his managerís face?
          ...  And Manchester City are leading in the game now
          ...  Manchester City 1-0 FC Porto ...
Min. 3  :(mnc) M_Murphy beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves J_Eriksson
          ...  A_Kerzhakov cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 11 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri with a glorious long pass to P_Nedved
          ...  P_Nedved with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  S_Scuffet was caught out there
          ...  FC Porto are back on level terms now!
          ...  Manchester City 1-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 14 :(fcp) B_Moore takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into O_Ruggeri
          ...  O_Ruggeri hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But S_Scuffet tips it behind
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 16 :(mnc) P_Do_Shaw bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to M_Murphy
          ...  C_Barr with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 23 :(fcp) S_Morison sidesteps A_Britton
          ...  S_Morison shapes up for a shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet gets his fingertips to it
          ...  It's pushed around the post to safety
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Nedved floats the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 24 :(fcp) G_Fofana controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  S_Morison gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by I_Garde !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 26 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki plays in D_Rommedahl with a beautiful ball
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  C_Barr picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 32 :(mnc) D_Rommedahl beats P_Rodriguez
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  What a shot from D_Rommedahl !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  D_Marshall with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 38 :(fcp) S_Morison runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs M_Laursen
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  S_Morison has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  S_Scuffet falls over
          ...  But S_Scuffet is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(fcp) S_Morison gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  S_Morison tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 45 :(mnc) P_Do_Shaw brings it under control
          ...  He takes on O_Ruggeri
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Murphy!
          ...  A cracking drive from M_Murphy !
          ...  Brilliant save from D_Marshall
          ...  That must have impressed his national manager sitting in the stands
Min. 46 :(mnc) A_Britton retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Efe_Sodje gets on the end of it
          ...  P_Rodriguez is called for the holding foul
          ...  Well spotted by the referee
          ...  J_Eriksson just wants to lecture him
Min. 48 :(fcp) P_Rodriguez leaves Efe_Sodje standing
          ...  M_Laursen with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the FC Porto players

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

Min. 48 :(fcp) Gandolf hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  P_Nedved latches onto it!
          ...  Efe_Sodje clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 54 :(mnc) A_Britton finds Efe_Sodje in the box
          ...  But A_Kerzhakov wins the tackle
Min. 55 :(mnc) P_Do_Shaw looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy attempts a lob!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  D_Marshall grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 55 :(fcp) C_Barr runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs A_Britton
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  C_Barr sees S_Scuffet off his line !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 60 :(mnc) Denilson is being prepared to come on
          ...  Y_Abdessadki is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 60 :(mnc) T_Kaizer is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Britton is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 61 :(mnc) M_Murphy flicks it over P_Rodriguez's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  M_Murphy has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 61 :(fcp) P_Nedved nutmegs M_Laursen
          ...  P_Do_Shaw with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  Itís just a warning
Min. 61 :(fcp) P_Nedved takes on Jinky
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  P_Nedved has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But S_Scuffet comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 67 :(fcp) P_Nedved with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  A delicate chip from P_Nedved !
          ...  S_Scuffet just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 68 :(fcp) S_McEveley replaces B_Moore and will play DF
Min. 70 :(fcp) M_Isco is coming on for O_Ruggeri and will play AM
Min. 70 :(fcp) FC Porto are switching their playing style to C
Min. 70 :(mnc) P_Do_Shaw gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And spins wide
Min. 71 :(fcp) E_Adebayor is ready to come on to replace G_Fofana
          ...  Looks like he will play as a FW
Min. 73 :(mnc) M_Laursen turns past the defender
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  A great volley from M_Laursen !
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks very relieved!
Min. 73 :(fcp) P_Rodriguez plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  E_Adebayor keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But M_Laursen sweeps up the threat
Min. 74 :(mnc) Denilson crosses into the box, finding Jinky
          ...  C_Barr slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Do_Shaw floats the ball in!
          ...  D_Marshall fists it away!
Min. 75 :(mnc) D_Rommedahl holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to M_Laursen
          ...  A_Kerzhakov leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  Thatís a bad foul!!
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 78 :(fcp) S_Morison controls the ball with ease
          ...  S_Morison unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  S_Scuffet is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Barr lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet easily claims the ball!
Min. 83 :(fcp) Gandolf with the cross-field pass to M_Isco
          ...  T_Kaizer rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  Thatís a foul!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 84 :(mnc) D_Rommedahl is first to the ball
          ...  But P_Rodriguez will cut out the threat
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(fcp) S_Morison beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Jinky knobbles the attacking player.
          ...  J_Eriksson blows up for a foul
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  Itís just a warning
          ...  Shaun Winzor looks annoyed that there was no card there
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  Gandolf plays it short to E_Adebayor
          ...  E_Adebayor with a little chip!
          ...  S_Scuffet parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 91 :(mnc) P_Do_Shaw with a pinpoint pass to Efe_Sodje
          ...  Efe_Sodje pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  D_Marshall has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 68,000
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : M_Murphy (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Murphy (2)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : T_Kaizer (83)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : P_Nedved
Scorers              : P_Nedved (11)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Kerzhakov (75)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                          Manchester City |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       10
Off target           :           5        |       4
On target            :           3        |       6
Possession           :          47        |       53
Corners              :           1        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       8
Key Tackles          :           3        |       6
Key Passes           :          11        |       6
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Final Score          : Manchester City 1 - 1 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 |  94   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0   0   0
I_Garde        DF   2  29  11   6  32 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Laursen      DF   2  29   9   6  30 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Efe_Sodje      DF   2  28   4   2  28 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Carlos       DF   1  27  12   8  42 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Britton      DF   2  27   9   8  15 |  63   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
P_Do_Shaw      MF   2   9  28   8  25 |  94   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
Jinky          MF   3   8  27   8  41 |  94   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  25   0
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  27   8  29 |  63   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Murphy       FW   1  12  14  28  26 |  94   0   0   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0  28
D_Rommedahl    FW   2   6   9  26  27 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Kaizer       DF   2  27   6   4  37 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Denilson       MF   1  15  27   2  18 |  31   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Nuri_Sahin     MF   1   8  27   8  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  27  32 |   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 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
P_Rodriguez    DF   2  32   9  10  28 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Barr         DF   2  29  13  10  27 |  94   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
B_Moore        DF   2  28  13  11  20 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  25  11   7  42 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
G_Fofana       DM   1  16  25   7  21 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Winzor       DM   3  19  23  10  22 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Gandolf        MF   2  20  28   8  19 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
O_Ruggeri      AM   1   8  25  21  19 |  73   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  25   5
P_Nedved       AM   1   7  24  22  17 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  26
S_Morison      FW   1   2   7  28  36 |  94   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
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 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Isco         AM   2   8  23  20  31 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Sulejmani    AM   1   2  16  24  36 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Adebayor     FW   2   7   7  28  35 |  20   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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