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Elite League Cup Match 3

Manchester City - Liverpool

Elite League Cup Group Match, Manchester City vs. Liverpool (Wed Jun 05)


                      Manchester City  |  Liverpool
                              4-4-2 C  |  4-1-2-1-2 A
                        Tony McCleary  |  Mike McLeod
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK Fabianski
                          Z_Camara DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                       D_Gallagher DF  |  DF Renald
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  DF Chellini
                       Tommy_Smith DF  |  DF H_Matt
                       Caoimhin_Og MF  |  DM X_Shaqiri
                         S_Pittman MF  |  MF N_Schulz
                            Bebeto MF  |  MF A_Martinez
                          S_Winzor MF  |  AM T_Kroos
                       Ivica_Strok FW  |  FW K_Benzema
                            JobLot FW  |  FW A_Mitrovic
                                       |
                          J_A_Hart SUB |  SUB N_Trott
                      La_Huntellio SUB |  SUB J_A_Riise
                          Jumbalia SUB |  SUB C_Sanchez
                         A_Zabarte SUB |  SUB J_Hernandez
                           M_Skiba SUB |  SUB D_Lehman

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(mnc) Bebeto races into the box
          ...  He sees S_Winzor lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  S_Winzor runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  Fabianski parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 3  :(mnc) Z_Camara sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Z_Camara fires the shot in!
          ...  Fabianski gathers it easily
Min. 4  :(lpl) T_Kroos sidesteps Z_Camara
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  S_Winzor with a superb challenge
          ...  G_Reddy has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  G_Reddy refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 4  :(lpl) W_Van_Boer is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  A_Mitrovic latches onto the ball
          ...  A well-placed shot from A_Mitrovic !
          ...  The shot slips through N_Winneke's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 9  :(mnc) Ivica_Strok plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Ivica_Strok !
          ...  Fabianski just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 10 :(mnc) Ivica_Strok sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  A powerful header from Ivica_Strok !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Fabianski never had a chance!
Min. 13 :(lpl) A_Martinez pulls it back to T_Kroos
          ...  From long range T_Kroos bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But N_Winneke tips it over
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 15 :(mnc) Ivica_Strok plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Ivica_Strok with the shot !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 15 :(lpl) W_Van_Boer sidesteps Ivica_Strok
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  D_Gallagher is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 17 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri picks out K_Benzema with the cross
          ...  K_Benzema lobs N_Winneke!
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 19 :(mnc) S_Pittman moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Tommy_Smith
          ...  Tommy_Smith tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Fabianski dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Fabianski beaten!
Min. 21 :(lpl) W_Van_Boer has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Kroos gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  T_Kroos is clean through!
          ...  He rounds N_Winneke
          ...  He nutmegs N_Winneke
          ...  It hits the upright!!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 22 :(mnc) S_Pittman looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Bebeto
          ...  X_Shaqiri knocks the ball back to Fabianski
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Fabianski!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to S_Pittman
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  Fabianski guesses right
Min. 27 :(lpl) A_Martinez finds his way through
          ...  Ivica_Strok tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Mike McLeod looks bemused that it wasn't more!
Min. 29 :(mnc) S_Pittman knocks it past X_Shaqiri and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  But W_Van_Boer puts it in row Z!
Min. 30 :(mnc) S_Pittman sidesteps his marker
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  W_Van_Boer gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 31 :(mnc) Z_Camara backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  JobLot gets on the end of it
          ...  But T_Kroos puts the ball out of play
Min. 32 :(lpl) N_Schulz controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  K_Benzema gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by Z_Camara
Min. 37 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og gains control of the loose ball
          ...  Caoimhin_Og blasts it at the goal !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 42 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Ivica_Strok shapes up for a shot!
          ...  Fabianski saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(mnc) Bebeto jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Ivica_Strok with a terrific drive !
          ...  But Fabianski parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 45 :(mnc) S_Winzor holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by W_Van_Boer !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 47 :(mnc) D_Gallagher drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to JobLot
          ...  JobLot attempts to nutmeg Fabianski!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto swings it in!
          ...  Renald gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 49 :(mnc) JobLot 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!
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from JobLot !
          ...  Fabianski can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  Fabianski has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 0-0 Liverpool

Min. 50 :(lpl) N_Schulz is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to A_Mitrovic
          ...  A_Mitrovic curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Martinez chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  A_Mitrovic tries to place the shot!
          ...  N_Winneke tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by A_Martinez!
          ...  T_Kroos swings a leg at it!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  N_Winneke is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  X_Shaqiri hits it towards the far post!
          ...  D_Gallagher wins the ball
          ...  He belts it away
Min. 53 :(mnc) D_Gallagher controls the ball immaculately
          ...  Leaves the defenders for dead
          ...  This looks like it could be a great chance
          ...  But W_Van_Boer clears the ball to safety
Min. 58 :(lpl) A_Martinez knocks it past C_Fuchs and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Bebeto leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 58 :(lpl) A_Martinez is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to T_Kroos
          ...  T_Kroos could have let it bounce!
          ...  N_Winneke with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 59 :(lpl) N_Schulz sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  N_Schulz with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 60 :(lpl) X_Shaqiri floats the ball in to find K_Benzema
          ...  Blocked by S_Winzor
Min. 61 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to K_Benzema
          ...  But D_Gallagher clears the ball to safety
Min. 62 :(mnc) S_Pittman takes on H_Matt
          ...  He runs past him
          ...  H_Matt goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 62 :(lpl) N_Schulz sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  A_Martinez runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A_Martinez is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But G_Reddy waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat N_Winneke
          ...  He tries to flick it past N_Winneke
          ...  He falls over
          ...  The ball trickles out for a goal kick!!
Min. 67 :(lpl) A_Martinez volleys it forward. He finds N_Schulz
          ...  Tommy_Smith wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 68 :(mnc) S_Winzor gains control of the loose ball
          ...  S_Winzor bears down on goal!
          ...  Fabianski won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 68 :(lpl) T_Kroos moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Mitrovic
          ...  A_Mitrovic looks to see where N_Winneke is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 70 :(lpl) J_A_Riise is being prepared to come on
          ...  W_Van_Boer is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(lpl) J_Hernandez is going to be brought on
          ...  T_Kroos is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play AM
Min. 70 :(lpl) D_Lehman will replace K_Benzema and play FW
Min. 70 :(lpl) It seems Liverpool are making a tactical change to D
Min. 70 :(mnc) S_Pittman with a flicked pass to Tommy_Smith
          ...  Tommy_Smith hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  That was a mishit effort!
Min. 73 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past C_Fuchs
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  JobLot with the tackle
          ...  G_Reddy will want to speak to him
          ...  G_Reddy warned him
Min. 74 :(mnc) S_Pittman kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  D_Gallagher gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Chellini knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But G_Reddy just turns away!
Min. 75 :(mnc) Ivica_Strok plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  J_Hernandez knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But G_Reddy just turns away!
Min. 79 :(lpl) A_Mitrovic runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  A_Mitrovic with a powerful header !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 80 :(mnc) JobLot with a one-touch layoff to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by J_A_Riise
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Winzor floats the ball in!
          ...  Ivica_Strok gets something on it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  His manager looks unmoved
          ...  Yes!!
          ...  That goal surely snatches the win!
          ...  Manchester City 1-0 Liverpool ...
Min. 80 :(lpl) It appears N_Schulz is playing as a AM
Min. 80 :(lpl) D_Lehman with a neat pass into J_A_Riise
          ...  J_A_Riise drives the shot in!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 82 :(mnc) Up goes the substitution board - La_Huntellio on for Tommy_Smith as a DF
Min. 82 :(mnc) A_Zabarte takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Bebeto
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 82 :(mnc) M_Skiba is coming on for Ivica_Strok and playing FW
Min. 84 :(lpl) A_Martinez kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Chellini gets on the end of the pass
          ...  La_Huntellio clears with a diving header
Min. 85 :(lpl) N_Schulz gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds Renald
          ...  Renald fires off a right-footed shot !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  An equaliser late in the game!!
          ...  Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool ...
Min. 87 :(lpl) N_Schulz is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to A_Martinez
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by D_Gallagher !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(mnc) M_Skiba controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  La_Huntellio gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_A_Riise body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 108,664
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : Ivica_Strok
Scorers              : Ivica_Strok (80)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Gallagher (15), Ivica_Strok (27), Bebeto (58)
Injured              : N/A
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Liverpool Match Info
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Best player          : N_Schulz (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Renald (85)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_A_Riise (88)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  |    Liverpool
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       14
Off target           :           9        |       10
On target            :           6        |       4
Possession           :          52        |       48
Corners              :           3        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       9
Key Tackles          :           6        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       16
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Final Score          : Manchester City 1 - 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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N_Winneke      GK  32   2   2   3  20 |  96   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
Z_Camara       DF   2  29   4   4  36 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
D_Gallagher    DF   1  28   8   9  43 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  58   8  -2
C_Fuchs        DF   2  28   8   9  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tommy_Smith    DF   1  27   6   8  20 |  86   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
Caoimhin_Og    MF   2   8  30   8  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
S_Pittman      MF   3   9  29  11  40 |  96   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Bebeto         MF   1   9  27   7  30 |  86   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
S_Winzor       MF   3  21  25  11  22 |  96   0   1   1   1   2   0   0   0   0  20  30  11
Ivica_Strok    FW   3   9   8  28  32 |  86   0   0   0   0   6   1   1   0   0  -2  -2  56
JobLot         FW   3   5  11  26  30 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
J_A_Hart       GK  21   3   3   3  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
La_Huntellio   DF   2  26   7   9  20 |  10   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Jumbalia       DF   2  25   8  10  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Zabarte      MF   1  15  24   7  21 |  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  25  32 |  10   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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Fabianski      GK  29   3   1   5  21 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  31   6   6  32 |  74   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20   0
Renald         DF   2  28   8  10  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   1   0   0   0  20   0  35
Chellini       DF   1  26   9   8  11 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
H_Matt         DF   2  25  12   7  34 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
X_Shaqiri      DM   1  18  26   8  29 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
N_Schulz       AM   1   8  27  16  21 |  96   0   0   5   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  70   1
A_Martinez     MF   1   6  25  16  32 |  96   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  25  21  30 |  74   0   1   1   0   4   0   0   0   0  20  10  22
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  29  23 |  74   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Mitrovic     FW   3   5  11  25  42 |  96   0   0   1   0   5   0   0   0   0   0  10  14
N_Trott        GK  25   1   1   1  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  28   7   9  32 |  22   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -1
C_Sanchez      DM   1  16  24   6  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Hernandez    AM   1   8  26  20  26 |  22   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Lehman       FW   3   9   7  25  33 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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