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Division 1, Week 2

Manchester City 0 - 2 Valencia

Division One League Match, Manchester City vs. Valencia (Mon Oct 16)


                      Manchester City  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-5-1 P
                           Care Taker  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                         S_Scuffet GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                           K_Rekik DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                      M_A_Nastasic DF  |  DF E_Johnson
                            W_Reid DF  |  DF C_Smalling
                            M_Rojo DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                             Jinky MF  |  MF Saddam_H
                      Y_Abdessadki MF  |  MF Saruman
                          M_Scholl MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                           V_Anite MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                           G_Botti FW  |  MF D_Gaitnat
                        A_Langlitz FW  |  FW Emerson
                                       |
                             P_Out SUB |  SUB J_Hart
                        P_Zabaleta SUB |  SUB W_A_Glen
                          D_Boyata SUB |  SUB T_Kroos
                         M_Benassi SUB |  SUB S_Cazorla
                           M_Skiba SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: J_Underhill (Scotland)


Min. 1  :(mnc) M_Scholl crosses in from the wing, he finds V_Anite in the box
          ...  V_Anite aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  Kamikaze makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 2  :(mnc) The ball rolls free!
          ...  A_Langlitz takes control of it on the half way line
          ...  He sprints past the defenders!!
          ...  Saddam_H gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 5  :(vla) T_Huddlestone with the first time flick to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  But M_Scholl wins the ball from behind
          ...  The crowd appeal but J_Underhill has none of it.
Min. 6  :(mnc) Jinky puts in G_Botti
          ...  W_Van_Boer brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But J_Underhill waves play on!!!
Min. 8  :(mnc) A_Langlitz plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  But C_Smalling slides in two footed.
          ...  J_Underhill has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 8  :(vla) Saddam_H sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  M_Rojo gathers up the loose ball
Min. 12 :(mnc) M_Scholl works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  But W_Van_Boer sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 13 :(mnc) V_Anite passes the ball to Y_Abdessadki
          ...  E_Johnson cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 21 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to G_Botti
          ...  G_Botti drives it towards goal !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 21 :(vla) Saddam_H breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through!
          ...  He rounds S_Scuffet!
          ...  S_Scuffet brings him down in the area!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Emerson places the ball on the spot!
          ...  S_Scuffet dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  That's given Valencia the lead!
          ...  Manchester City 0-1 Valencia...
Min. 21 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa nutmegs M_A_Nastasic, he continues to run forward
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa attempts a lob!
          ...  But S_Scuffet tips it behind
          ...  J_Underhill has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 23 :(vla) Saruman beats his marker
          ...  W_Reid with a nasty foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is fortunate to be given just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  Saddam_H drives it in
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  S_Scuffet never had a chance!
Min. 25 :(vla) C_Smalling knocks the ball past the lunge of the defender
          ...  C_Smalling with the overhead !
          ...  S_Scuffet parries it
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by T_Huddlestone
          ...  S_Scuffet reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 26 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki with a reverse pass to G_Botti
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  W_Van_Boer belts it clear
Min. 26 :(vla) P_Senderos with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Huddlestone gets on the end of the pass
          ...  W_Reid reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 29 :(mnc) A_Langlitz bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to V_Anite
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by P_Senderos
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 34 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Emerson
          ...  A_Langlitz with an awful challenge
          ...  J_Underhill wants a quiet word
Min. 34 :(vla) Saddam_H takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past M_A_Nastasic
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Saddam_H has a dig at goal!
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into S_Scuffet's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 34 :(vla) E_Johnson looks injured. He's coming off
          ...  Lets hope it's not serious
Min. 34 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - W_A_Glen on for E_Johnson as a DF
Min. 35 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa sidesteps K_Rekik
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa tries to chip the ball over S_Scuffet!
          ...  S_Scuffet gathers it easily
Min. 39 :(mnc) M_Scholl has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past W_A_Glen
          ...  He knocks it to A_Langlitz!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  J_Underhill calls him for a talk
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a slide rule pass to Saruman
          ...  M_Scholl goes in with two feet!!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  J_Underhill had no choice there!!
          ...  Andie Glen appluads the decision
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  They are lining up to take this one!
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa hits it hard
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Van_Boer crosses it in!
          ...  S_Scuffet catches it!
Min. 45 :(vla) Saddam_H loses K_Rekik
          ...  Saddam_H with a thundering volley!
          ...  S_Scuffet tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by P_Senderos
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 46 :(vla) Saruman plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  Saruman heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  S_Scuffet won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester City 0-1 Valencia

Min. 46 :(vla) C_Smalling with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Saddam_H gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Saddam_H with the goal bound shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 47 :(mnc) G_Botti 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!
          ...  Emerson cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 49 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Emerson gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  M_A_Nastasic brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But J_Underhill waves play on!!!
Min. 54 :(vla) Emerson runs at the defender
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Rojo tries to clear it
          ...  He has miskicked it!!!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Huddlestone curls it into the box!
          ...  M_A_Nastasic gets up well
          ...  And he heads it clear
Min. 55 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  V_Anite rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
Min. 56 :(mnc) V_Anite cuts the ball back to A_Langlitz
          ...  C_Smalling plays the back pass
          ...  Kamikaze can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Jinky swings it in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by W_A_Glen
Min. 58 :(vla) Emerson with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  W_Reid stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 60 :(vla) T_Kroos replaces Saruman to play as a AM
Min. 62 :(mnc) Y_Abdessadki gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside W_A_Glen!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Y_Abdessadki gets up high for the header !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Valencia fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 62 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa with a probing pass to Saddam_H
          ...  A well-placed shot from Saddam_H !
          ...  S_Scuffet gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by S_Scuffet !!
Min. 64 :(mnc) Jinky works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Rojo
          ...  M_Rojo hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  Looks like it should be Kamikaze's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Kamikaze looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 64 :(vla) Emerson sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Jinky forces him off the ball
Min. 65 :(vla) M_Icardi takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace N_Ben_Khalifa as FW
Min. 66 :(mnc) M_Rojo lashes out at T_Huddlestone
          ...  That was disgraceful!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 66 :(vla) Emerson turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  Emerson aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 66 :(vla) Saddam_H swings at G_Botti
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  J_Underhill sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 67 :(mnc) G_Botti has space to run with the ball
          ...  Intercepted by W_Van_Boer
Min. 68 :(mnc) W_Reid runs into space
          ...  M_Icardi with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  J_Underhill tries to calm him down
Min. 73 :(vla) M_Icardi beats his man
          ...  G_Botti had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
          ...  J_Underhill lectures him
Min. 74 :(mnc) Jinky works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Botti
          ...  C_Smalling is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  J_Underhill calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Andie Glen looks relieved
Min. 78 :(mnc) P_Zabaleta is coming on for W_Reid and playing DF
Min. 78 :(mnc) M_Benassi takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace V_Anite
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 78 :(mnc) M_Skiba is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Langlitz is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 78 :(vla) D_Gaitnat wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with the overhead !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It was a top drawer goal
          ...  Manchester City 0-2 Valencia ...
Min. 83 :(mnc) M_Skiba finds G_Botti in the box
          ...  Good sliding challenge from W_Van_Boer and it had to be
Min. 84 :(vla) D_Gaitnat jumps over M_Skiba's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  D_Gaitnat hits a great shot !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Huddlestone floats the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on

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


Match Details
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Venue                : City Of Manchester Stadium
Attendance           : 112,000
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : Jinky
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : M_Scholl (43), M_Rojo (66)
Booked               : S_Scuffet (21)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : Emerson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Emerson (21 pen,78)
Sent Off             : Saddam_H (66)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : E_Johnson (34)
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Match Statistics
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                         Manchester City  |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           4        |       14
Off target           :           3        |       6
On target            :           1        |       8
Possession           :          25        |       75
Corners              :           1        |       5
Red Cards            :           2        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          15        |       9
Key Tackles          :           7        |       11
Key Passes           :          13        |       9
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Final Score          : Manchester City 0 - 2 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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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  93  10   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  28   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  80   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -20
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  68   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   1   0  30 -10  -9
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
Y_Abdessadki   MF   2   8  28   8  29 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
M_Scholl       MF   2  10  27  10  22 |  43   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   1   0  10  20 -10
V_Anite        MF   2   7  21   9  33 |  80   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  27  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  26  32 |  80   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
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 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Boyata       DF   2  23   6  10  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Benassi      MF   2  11  18   9  25 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  13   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   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  34   7   2   2  20 |  93   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  29  12   5  31 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  28   8   6  31 |  34   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  28   8   6  29 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   5
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  28   6   6  32 |  93   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0
Saddam_H       MF   2  20  28  24  27 |  68   0   1   0   0   5   0   0   1   0  10 -10   7
Saruman        MF   2   7  27  24  30 |  62   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  67   0   0   3   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  30  11
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
D_Gaitnat      MF   2   9  27  10  31 |  93   0   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  25   1
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  27  21 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   2   0   0   0  40  20  81
J_Hart         GK  28   2   2   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_A_Glen       DF   2  28   7   8  31 |  59   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Kroos        AM   3   8  23  20  30 |  31   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Cazorla      MF   2   8  23   5  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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