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Elite League Cup Match 1

Manchester City 3 - 1 Liverpool

Elite League Cup Group Match, Manchester City vs. Liverpool (Wed Oct 25)


                      Manchester City  |  Liverpool
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-2-1-1-2 P
                           Care Taker  |  Mike McLeod
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK N_Winneke
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF J_Paintsil
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF Henrique
                        P_Zabaleta DF  |  DF O_Price
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DF M_Friedrich
                          M_Scholl MF  |  DM X_Shaqiri
                             Jinky MF  |  DM P_Henrique
                      Y_Abdessadki MF  |  MF J_Henderson
                           V_Anite MF  |  AM J_Hernandez
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW W_Jose
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW D_Lehman
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB P_Parkes
                           K_Rekik SUB |  SUB H_Matt
                      L_Castaignos SUB |  SUB M_Dembele
                         M_Benassi SUB |  SUB A_Martinez
                           M_Skiba SUB |  SUB Divock_Origi

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 7  :(lpl) O_Price is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Henrique
          ...  Henrique with the goal bound shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  That puts Liverpool ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Manchester City 0-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 8  :(mnc) V_Anite finds G_Botti on the edge of the box
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from X_Shaqiri
Min. 9  :(mnc) G_Botti takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  G_Botti flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That was unfortunate
          ...  Manchester City are back level!
          ...  Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 14 :(lpl) J_Hernandez has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past W_Reid
          ...  He puts in D_Lehman!
          ...  D_Lehman hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  S_Scuffet with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 17 :(lpl) W_Jose plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  M_Rojo with the block
Min. 18 :(mnc) M_Rojo finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  M_Rojo tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  N_Winneke makes a good save
Min. 19 :(lpl) P_Henrique kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  W_Jose gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A cracking drive from W_Jose !
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 21 :(lpl) P_Henrique with a one-touch layoff to Henrique
          ...  Henrique with the crafty shot!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  S_Scuffet tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Jose curls it into the box!
          ...  S_Scuffet comes out and claims it!
Min. 24 :(mnc) Jinky plays the early ball across the box to find A_Langlitz in space
          ...  But P_Henrique sweeps up the threat
Min. 25 :(lpl) W_Jose bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to D_Lehman
          ...  D_Lehman attempts to nutmeg S_Scuffet!
          ...  S_Scuffet takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 27 :(lpl) D_Lehman with a first time pass
          ...  W_Jose runs onto it!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from W_Jose !
          ...  But S_Scuffet parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 32 :(mnc) M_Scholl takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti blasts it at the goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  N_Winneke is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Scholl swings it in!
          ...  P_Henrique reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 32 :(lpl) D_Lehman finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  M_A_Nastasic with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  J_Eriksson calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 37 :(lpl) J_Henderson with a short pass to find W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose from 20 yards !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 39 :(lpl) J_Paintsil sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A skilful effort from J_Paintsil !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 40 :(lpl) D_Lehman skips the challenge from M_A_Nastasic
          ...  G_Botti with an ugly foul
          ...  J_Eriksson will want to speak to him
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Mike McLeod looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 42 :(lpl) D_Lehman takes advantage of a mistake by P_Zabaleta
          ...  D_Lehman with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  S_Scuffet has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  S_Scuffet reacts well to save!!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(lpl) W_Jose finds D_Lehman on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Lehman hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 47 :(mnc) G_Botti pushes it past the defender
          ...  G_Botti with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The manager is delighted with that one
          ...  Manchester City have snatched the lead!
          ...  Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Min. 46 :(lpl) Liverpool's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 47 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with an in swinging cross to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti with the side footed shot!
          ...  N_Winneke blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 48 :(lpl) W_Jose sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  But A_Langlitz wins the ball
Min. 49 :(lpl) W_Jose beats his marker
          ...  G_Botti with a nasty foul
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 49 :(lpl) J_Henderson with an intelligent ball to W_Jose
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Rojo
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 50 :(lpl) A_Martinez will replace the useless P_Henrique and will play DM
Min. 50 :(lpl) J_Hernandez breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on S_Scuffet!
          ...  W_Reid brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 50 :(lpl) J_Paintsil spits at A_Langlitz
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 51 :(mnc) M_Scholl kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A_Langlitz attempts a low drive!
          ...  N_Winneke saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 52 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to Jinky
          ...  Jinky could have let it bounce!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 54 :(mnc) V_Anite with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Langlitz
          ...  But Henrique comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 55 :(lpl) D_Lehman with the diagonal pass A_Martinez
          ...  A_Martinez hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  S_Scuffet gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by S_Scuffet !!
Min. 57 :(mnc) V_Anite with a pinpoint pass to G_Botti
          ...  A skilful effort from G_Botti !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  The Manchester City fans chant his name!
          ...  He has completed his hat trick!
          ...  Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 58 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with a first time pass
          ...  A_Langlitz runs onto it!
          ...  A_Langlitz with the chance !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jinky swings it in!
          ...  M_Friedrich clears the danger
Min. 59 :(lpl) A_Martinez runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  A_Martinez tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And S_Scuffet reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Lehman lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet jumps well to claim it!
Min. 60 :(lpl) Up goes the substitution board - Divock_Origi on for W_Jose as a FW
Min. 60 :(lpl) J_Hernandez with the nod to J_Henderson
          ...  M_A_Nastasic with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  His 2nd yellow this game ! Sent off !
          ...  The fans chant CHEERIO CHEERIO CHEERIO to him!!
Min. 62 :(mnc) Jinky hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  A_Langlitz latches onto it!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Henrique
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Scholl crosses it in!
          ...  Henrique wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 66 :(mnc) A_Langlitz runs at A_Martinez
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  A_Langlitz shoots towards goal !
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 67 :(mnc) M_Scholl unselfishly lays the ball back to A_Langlitz
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  J_Paintsil takes possession
Min. 67 :(mnc) G_Botti runs forward
          ...  Henrique with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  That could have been a penalty!
          ...  G_Botti drives it in
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 68 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Lehman decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  D_Lehman sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 69 :(lpl) A_Martinez with a precise pass to Divock_Origi
          ...  Divock_Origi has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 70 :(lpl) H_Matt will replace the useless J_Paintsil and will play DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Friedrich
          ...  W_Reid is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  S_Scuffet misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Hernandez lofts the ball in!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of S_Scuffet
Min. 71 :(lpl) Divock_Origi runs with pace at the defence
          ...  Divock_Origi with the crafty shot!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 72 :(mnc) Jinky with a precise pass to G_Botti
          ...  Cleaned up by Henrique
Min. 72 :(lpl) M_Friedrich with a penetrating pass to J_Hernandez
          ...  J_Hernandez with the shot !
          ...  S_Scuffet gathers it easily
Min. 73 :(lpl) D_Lehman beats W_Reid
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  D_Lehman uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But S_Scuffet makes an easy save
Min. 78 :(mnc) K_Rekik comes on for P_Zabaleta and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 78 :(mnc) Up goes the substitution board - M_Benassi on for Jinky as a MF
Min. 78 :(mnc) M_Skiba is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Langlitz is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 78 :(mnc) M_Scholl drives it across the face of the goal V_Anite
          ...  A vicious shot by V_Anite !
          ...  N_Winneke falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 80 :(lpl) J_Henderson with a real burst of pace
          ...  J_Henderson uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(mnc) M_Skiba controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  G_Botti gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from O_Price
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by W_Reid!
          ...  N_Winneke catches it!
Min. 93 :(mnc) M_Scholl with a precise ball to M_Skiba
          ...  But Henrique slides in two footed.
          ...  J_Eriksson has a look but waves "Play On!"

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 108,497
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : G_Botti (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Botti (9,47,57)
Sent Off             : M_A_Nastasic (60)
Booked               : G_Botti (49), W_Reid (50)
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : D_Lehman
Scorers              : Henrique (7)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Paintsil (50), Henrique (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  |    Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          12        |       18
Off target           :           5        |       5
On target            :           7        |       13
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           4        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       4
Key Tackles          :           4        |       8
Key Passes           :          15        |       15
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Final Score          : Manchester City 3 - 1 Liverpool
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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 |  95  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  95   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  18  18
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |  80   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  28  10  22 |  95   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  80   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  28   8  29 |  95   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
V_Anite        MF   2   7  21   9  33 |  95   0   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  45   1
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   6   3   1   0   0  18  18 115
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  26  32 |  80   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Castaignos   MF   1  13  20  16  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Benassi      MF   2  11  18   9  25 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  15   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0

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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N_Winneke      GK  29   2   2   3  20 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  27  13   9  31 |  72   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -1
Henrique       DF   1  27  11   8  29 |  95   0   5   0   0   2   1   1   0   0  98  -2  33
O_Price        DF   2  26  12   7  26 |  95   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  25   0
M_Friedrich    DF   2  26  11   9  29 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  16  24   7  29 |  95   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
P_Henrique     DM   1  18  23   7  18 |  52   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
J_Henderson    MF   2   7  25  10  30 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
J_Hernandez    AM   1   7  24  19  26 |  95   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
W_Jose         FW   3   8   8  26  10 |  62   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0 -20   0  -9
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  24  33 |  95   0   0   2   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  20  26
P_Parkes       GK  27   4   2   4  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  24  12   7  34 |  23   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Dembele      DM   1  11  25   6  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Martinez     DM   1   6  24  16  32 |  43   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Divock_Origi   FW   1   6   9  24  33 |  33   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -18
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