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Division 1, Week 13

Manchester City 2 - 1 Valencia

Division One League Match, Manchester City vs. Valencia (Sun Feb 10)


                      Manchester City  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 A  |  4-1-1-2-2 E
                        Tony McCleary  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                           C_Fuchs DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF O_Price
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF B_Ivanovic
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                           L_Diame MF  |  DM P_Niemeyer
                          M_Scholl MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                           Eduardo MF  |  AM J_R_Riquelme
                       Caoimhin_Og MF  |  AM Maradona
                           G_Botti FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW W_Jose
                                       |
                          J_A_Hart SUB |  SUB Krull
                      La_Huntellio SUB |  SUB D_E_Boyata
                          D_Boyata SUB |  SUB T_Huddlestone
                        S_Nakamoto SUB |  SUB L_Macleod
                            JobLot SUB |  SUB Christinoa

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 2  :(mnc) G_Botti with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past O_Price
          ...  G_Botti tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 4  :(mnc) Eduardo with the first time flick to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 10 :(mnc) L_Diame finds M_Skiba in the box
          ...  The cross hits M_Skiba on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  That's given Manchester City the lead!
          ...  Manchester City 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 11 :(mnc) Manchester City will now play D after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 11 :(vla) Valencia will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 11 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren plays the early ball across the box to find N_Kanu in space
          ...  But C_Fuchs slides in two footed.
          ...  B_Kuipers has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 12 :(mnc) G_Botti takes advantage of a mistake by A_Nouri
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  B_Ivanovic knocks the ball back to Kamikaze
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past Kamikaze!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og chips the ball into the area!
          ...  G_Botti with the shot!
          ...  But Kamikaze makes a comfortable save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 21 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with a precise pass to N_Kanu
          ...  M_Scholl with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 24 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to W_Jose
          ...  Caoimhin_Og plays it back
          ...  N_Winneke slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme drives it into the box!
          ...  C_Fuchs reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 25 :(vla) N_Kanu controls the ball with ease
          ...  N_Kanu belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  N_Winneke moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  N_Winneke looks dejected!
          ...  Valencia are back level!
          ...  Manchester City 1-1 Valencia ...
Min. 26 :(mnc) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Manchester City will now play A
Min. 26 :(vla) Valencia will now play E
Min. 27 :(vla) N_Kanu is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  But W_Reid slides in
Min. 28 :(vla) O_Price sidesteps Eduardo
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  O_Price tries to chip the ball over N_Winneke!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 29 :(mnc) M_A_Nastasic sidesteps A_Van_Buuren
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  A powerful header from M_A_Nastasic !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 30 :(mnc) C_Fuchs takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Driven towards goal by C_Fuchs !
          ...  Kamikaze manages to turn it behind
Min. 32 :(mnc) G_Botti gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past B_Ivanovic!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  G_Botti with a terrific drive !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  That's put Manchester City in front!
          ...  Manchester City 2-1 Valencia ...
Min. 33 :(mnc) Manchester City switch to playing D
Min. 33 :(vla) Valencia will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 33 :(vla) Maradona skips the challenge from G_Botti
          ...  M_Rojo with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 34 :(mnc) L_Diame brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  G_Botti makes himself available
          ...  G_Botti tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  Kamikaze makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 34 :(mnc) Eduardo with a short pass to find M_Skiba
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the tackle
          ...  B_Kuipers will want to speak to him
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 37 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with a precise ball to Maradona
          ...  Maradona beats the defender to the ball
          ...  He beats a second defender
          ...  He just has N_Winneke to beat!
          ...  He dinks it over N_Winneke
          ...  It goes wide!!
Min. 38 :(mnc) M_Scholl brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og gets on the end of the pass
          ...  W_Jose takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 41 :(mnc) M_A_Nastasic is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  Kamikaze comes towards him
          ...  He tries to slide it past Kamikaze
          ...  Kamikaze dives bravely at his feet !!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(vla) P_Niemeyer has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Rojo
          ...  He puts in A_Nouri!
          ...  Intercepted by M_A_Nastasic
Min. 48 :(vla) A_Van_Buuren reads the run of N_Kanu
          ...  Caoimhin_Og with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge

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

Min. 46 :(mnc) C_Fuchs drives it across the face of the goal M_Skiba
          ...  But A_Van_Buuren wins the ball
Min. 46 :(vla) Maradona crosses into the box, finding N_Kanu
          ...  W_Reid reads the play well
Min. 48 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  W_Jose gets on the end of the pass
          ...  W_Jose is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round N_Winneke
          ...  He dinks it over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading in!
          ...  Caoimhin_Og somehow gets back to hack it off the line!!
Min. 57 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with a precise ball to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  L_Diame is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  P_Niemeyer plays it short to N_Kanu
          ...  But W_Reid puts the ball out of play
Min. 59 :(vla) O_Price with a reverse pass to N_Kanu
          ...  But W_Reid will cut out the threat
Min. 60 :(vla) D_E_Boyata will replace the useless A_Nouri and will play DF
Min. 60 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - T_Huddlestone on for K_El_Ahmadi as a MF
Min. 62 :(mnc) L_Diame hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Skiba latches onto it!
          ...  But A_Van_Buuren sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 62 :(vla) P_Niemeyer holds the ball up
          ...  He sees J_R_Riquelme in space!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme drives it towards goal !
          ...  N_Winneke makes a fine save
Min. 65 :(mnc) La_Huntellio is ready to come on to replace C_Fuchs
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DF
Min. 67 :(vla) The ball goes loose!
          ...  Maradona gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  Maradona hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  It floats over N_Winneke
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 71 :(vla) Maradona with a flicked pass to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the punt towards goal!
          ...  It's beaten N_Winneke
          ...  It goes wide !!
Min. 72 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  T_Huddlestone decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Skiba with a nasty foul
          ...  He got away with just a warning
Min. 73 :(mnc) Up goes the substitution board - D_Boyata on for M_Scholl as a AM
Min. 73 :(mnc) W_Reid breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  Maradona brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  B_Kuipers calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 75 :(mnc) JobLot is coming on for M_Skiba and will play FW
Min. 76 :(vla) T_Huddlestone finds the run of J_R_Riquelme
          ...  La_Huntellio cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 80 :(vla) Christinoa comes on for W_Jose and takes up a FW role
Min. 85 :(mnc) Caoimhin_Og with a 50-yard pass to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti drives it towards goal !
          ...  Kamikaze saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Diame plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_Boyata gets a shot in
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 85 :(vla) Maradona runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Eduardo with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Valencia players
          ...  B_Kuipers lectures him
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a one-touch layoff to Christinoa
          ...  Christinoa chases it through, he must score !
          ...  N_Winneke manages to turn it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Van_Buuren drives it into the box!
          ...  N_Winneke comes out and claims it!
Min. 91 :(mnc) L_Diame looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  Cleared by B_Ivanovic
Min. 91 :(vla) P_Niemeyer picks out J_R_Riquelme with the cross
          ...  J_R_Riquelme bears down on goal!
          ...  But N_Winneke punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 110,900
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : G_Botti (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : M_Skiba (10), G_Botti (32)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Rojo (33)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : P_Niemeyer
Scorers              : N_Kanu (25)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_R_Riquelme (34), Maradona (73)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       9
Off target           :           4        |       4
On target            :           7        |       5
Possession           :          55        |       45
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          15        |       7
Key Tackles          :           9        |       5
Key Passes           :           9        |       14
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Final Score          : Manchester City 2 - 1 Valencia
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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 |  95   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
C_Fuchs        DF   2  28   8   9  32 |  69   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   5
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  28   2   2  45 |  95   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
W_Reid         DF   2  27   7   9  41 |  95   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100  20  20
M_Rojo         DF   1  27   6   8  20 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
L_Diame        MF   1  10  31   5  32 |  95   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  30  10  22 |  77   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Eduardo        MF   2   7  29   8  21 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
Caoimhin_Og    MF   2   8  29   8  32 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  29  32 |  95   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  47
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  24  32 |  79   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
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 |  26   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Boyata       AM   2  24   6  11  22 |  18   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
S_Nakamoto     MF   3   4  26  16  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
JobLot         FW   3   5  11  26  30 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  35   7   2   2  20 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  32  12   8  25 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -10 -20
O_Price        DF   2  29  12   7  26 |  95   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  28  11   7  22 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  64   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  29   5  22 |  95   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  64   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  28  21  34 |  95   0   0   2   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  18   9
Maradona       AM   1  11  27  17  18 |  95   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  18   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  84   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -15
Krull          GK  25   2   2   1  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  31   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |  11   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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