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Manchester City 0 - 2 Tottenham

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Manchester City vs. Tottenham (Wed Dec 13)


                      Manchester City  |  Tottenham
                              4-3-3 E  |  3-2-3-2 C
                       Scott Matthews  |  Levi Stephen
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK R_Ceni
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF X_Alonso
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF S_Howey
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF Doriva
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DM E_Gabor
                          M_Scholl MF  |  DM D_McHale
                             Jinky MF  |  MF R_Pires
                           Eduardo MF  |  MF M_James
                           G_Botti FW  |  MF T_Hurlock
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW G_Weah
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW R_Sharp
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB C_Poenaru
                        P_Zabaleta SUB |  SUB W_Morgan
                           L_Diame SUB |  SUB P_Smith
                          Quintero SUB |  SUB C_McGregor
                            J_Pozo SUB |  SUB Hugo_Sanchez

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 4  :(mnc) M_Scholl unselfishly lays the ball back to G_Botti
          ...  X_Alonso wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 5  :(mnc) M_Scholl holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Botti
          ...  E_Gabor hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  G_Botti loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  R_Ceni with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Jinky
          ...  The ball comes to M_Rojo
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  R_Ceni is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo plays it into the danger area!
          ...  A_Langlitz gets a shot in
          ...  R_Ceni gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Rojo gets a shot in
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 5  :(tth) X_Alonso slides it through the middle to T_Hurlock
          ...  T_Hurlock sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 6  :(mnc) Eduardo jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba swings in the shot!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 7  :(mnc) M_Scholl picks out Jinky with the cross
          ...  Jinky cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  But R_Ceni comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 7  :(tth) E_Gabor controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  D_McHale gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  D_McHale pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 8  :(mnc) Jinky with a pinpoint pass to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 11 :(tth) E_Gabor looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Hurlock
          ...  M_Rojo cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 12 :(mnc) Jinky with a probing pass to W_Reid
          ...  W_Reid tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  R_Ceni gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 14 :(mnc) M_Scholl with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past D_McHale
          ...  He knocks it to M_Skiba!
          ...  A delicate chip from M_Skiba !
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 15 :(tth) X_Alonso is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to G_Weah
          ...  Cleared by W_Reid
Min. 16 :(tth) R_Pires cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to T_Hurlock
          ...  M_A_Nastasic is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  Levi Stephen looks bemused that it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Doriva shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to R_Sharp instead
          ...  G_Botti dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 19 :(tth) G_Weah beats M_Rojo
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A_Langlitz pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 20 :(mnc) M_Rojo holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Jinky
          ...  The ball hits S_Howey in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 20 :(tth) T_Hurlock turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  S_Scuffet is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  A_Dali pauses
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  G_Weah will take it
          ...  He's put it wide!
Min. 21 :(tth) M_James lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  R_Sharp latches on to it
          ...  R_Sharp with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 21 :(mnc) Jinky with a slick pass to G_Botti
          ...  R_Pires is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 22 :(mnc) M_A_Nastasic crosses to A_Langlitz
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from X_Alonso
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eduardo chips the ball into the area!
          ...  It is kicked away by R_Sharp
Min. 23 :(mnc) M_Scholl beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti with a bicycle kick !
          ...  R_Ceni won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 26 :(tth) T_Hurlock finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  K_Rekik slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_James curls it into the box!
          ...  S_Scuffet easily catches it!
Min. 27 :(tth) M_James back heels to find G_Weah in space
          ...  G_Weah with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 28 :(mnc) M_Skiba drives it forward to Jinky
          ...  Doriva wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 28 :(tth) M_James floats the ball in to find G_Weah
          ...  A_Langlitz rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 33 :(tth) D_McHale with a one-touch layoff to R_Pires
          ...  A cracking drive from R_Pires !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 34 :(mnc) M_Scholl has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  S_Howey cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 36 :(tth) Doriva beats M_A_Nastasic
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Doriva with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  S_Scuffet dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had S_Scuffet beaten!
Min. 37 :(mnc) M_Scholl has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Weah
          ...  He puts in Eduardo!
          ...  Eduardo hits a great drive!
          ...  R_Ceni won't get to that!
          ...  Oooh it goes just over!!
Min. 39 :(mnc) M_Scholl plays in W_Reid with a beautiful ball
          ...  W_Reid has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 40 :(tth) G_Weah knocks the ball past W_Reid
          ...  G_Weah attempts a lob!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The Tottenham fans go wild!
          ...  That puts Tottenham ahead!
          ...  Now can they hang onto it!
          ...  Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 41 :(tth) R_Pires is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Sharp
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from R_Sharp !
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(tth) G_Weah moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp with a powerful header !
          ...  S_Scuffet with the diving save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 44 :(tth) T_Hurlock beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  T_Hurlock with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  S_Scuffet won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham ...
Min. 45 :(tth) W_Morgan is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Sharp is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 45 :(tth) It looks as though Tottenham is now playing D
Min. 47 :(tth) X_Alonso finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  W_Reid with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 0-2 Tottenham

Min. 50 :(mnc) L_Diame replaces M_Scholl to play as a MF
Min. 50 :(mnc) A_Langlitz takes advantage of a mistake by M_James
          ...  But W_Morgan wins the ball
Min. 51 :(mnc) L_Diame takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Skiba
          ...  W_Morgan with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 52 :(mnc) G_Botti looks up
          ...  He swings the ball right towards Eduardo
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Eduardo !
          ...  But R_Ceni just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 54 :(tth) E_Gabor sidesteps his marker
          ...  W_Reid with a deliberate foul
          ...  That deserves a punishment
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  R_Pires plays it short to T_Hurlock
          ...  T_Hurlock aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
Min. 55 :(tth) Hugo_Sanchez is coming on for G_Weah and will play FW
Min. 55 :(mnc) L_Diame controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs D_McHale
          ...  He puts in Jinky!
          ...  But X_Alonso wins the tackle
Min. 56 :(mnc) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Jinky is through!
          ...  M_James rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's A_Dali going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 60 :(mnc) A_Langlitz with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  S_Howey beats him to the ball
Min. 63 :(tth) Hugo_Sanchez hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  R_Pires latches onto it!
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Rojo
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 64 :(mnc) G_Botti runs at X_Alonso
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  S_Howey with a superb challenge
          ...  A_Dali has given the free kick the other way!
Min. 65 :(mnc) P_Zabaleta will replace K_Rekik and play DF
Min. 65 :(mnc) J_Pozo takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace A_Langlitz as FW
Min. 65 :(tth) C_McGregor is ready to come on to replace T_Hurlock
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 66 :(mnc) J_Pozo takes possession
          ...  What can he do here?
          ...  But X_Alonso spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 68 :(tth) S_Howey with an incisive pass to R_Pires
          ...  M_A_Nastasic takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  He's already on a yellow
          ...  Straight RED CARD!
Min. 70 :(tth) R_Pires loses his marker
          ...  R_Pires must beat S_Scuffet!
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pires floats the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 75 :(tth) M_James knocks it forward
          ...  P_Zabaleta slips
          ...  Doriva gets to it!
          ...  Doriva with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But S_Scuffet just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 76 :(tth) C_McGregor plays it forward to D_McHale
          ...  D_McHale rifles it to the far post !
          ...  S_Scuffet gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_McGregor swings it in!
          ...  S_Scuffet reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 79 :(tth) D_McHale with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  M_Rojo takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 80 :(mnc) Jinky with the diagonal pass W_Reid
          ...  W_Reid with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  But R_Ceni comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 84 :(tth) E_Gabor with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Pozo
          ...  He knocks it to R_Pires!
          ...  P_Zabaleta wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 85 :(tth) Doriva has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  But Jinky reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 85 :(mnc) Eduardo holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to L_Diame
          ...  R_Pires with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  A_Dali calls him over
          ...  A_Dali tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 87 :(tth) R_Pires with an incisive pass to M_James
          ...  A powerful header from M_James !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  R_Pires crosses it in!
          ...  S_Scuffet jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(mnc) L_Diame cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Pozo
          ...  R_Pires anticipates the pass and cuts it out

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 105,084
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : M_Scholl
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : M_A_Nastasic (68)
Booked               : S_Scuffet (20), W_Reid (54)
Injured              : N/A
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : X_Alonso (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : G_Weah (40), T_Hurlock (44)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : R_Pires (85)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  |    Tottenham
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       15
Off target           :           8        |       5
On target            :           6        |       10
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           5        |       4
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          13        |       9
Key Tackles          :           9        |       13
Key Passes           :          20        |       16
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Final Score          : Manchester City 0 - 2 Tottenham
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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 |  96  12   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  38   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  69   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  72   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   0   1   0   0  18  -2   9
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  96   0   3   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  60  10   2
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  28  10  22 |  54   0   0   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  96   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40   5
Eduardo        MF   2   7  27   8  21 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20   0 -14
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  96   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  27  32 |  69   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |  27   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  29   5  32 |  42   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Quintero       MF   2   9  20  16  41 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Pozo         FW   2   9   6  22  40 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  32   2   2   7  30 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0   0   0
X_Alonso       DF   2  23  16  13  21 |  96   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20   0
S_Howey        DF   2  21  19   4  36 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
Doriva         DF   2  21  22  10  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   6
E_Gabor        DM   2  17  24   5  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
D_McHale       DM   2  16  23  12  28 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   6
R_Pires        MF   3   9  25  17  31 |  96   0   1   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  38  48  24
M_James        MF   2  11  24  14  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   1
T_Hurlock      MF   1   8  23  18  37 |  69   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  25  22 |  59   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  36
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  10  24  22 |  45   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  15
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Morgan       DF   3  23  11   6  10 |  51   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Smith        DF   3  23  10   7  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_McGregor     MF   3  14  24   8  23 |  27   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Hugo_Sanchez   FW   2   9  16  23  27 |  37   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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