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Elite FA Cup, Group Game 1

Manchester Utd 2 - 1 Chelsea

Elite FA Cup Qualifiers 1st Leg, Manchester Utd vs. Chelsea (Sun Apr 22)


                       Manchester Utd  |  Chelsea
                            4-3-1-2 N  |  4-4-2 N
                         Derek Purvis  |  James Houston
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK J_Reina
                          K_Gunter DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                         P_Hoskins DF  |  DF Kommper
                       Ben_Barcley DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                           J_Okore DF  |  DF J_Nasazzi
                           J_Maria MF  |  MF Juarez
                         S_Sidwell MF  |  MF Drexler
                          B_Bannan MF  |  MF Park
                        J_J_Okocha AM  |  MF C_Baker
                       Van_Tijkaan FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                        Arnautovic FW  |  FW Ivica_Strok
                                       |
                      Tom_Clements SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                         G_Johnson SUB |  SUB M_Madl
                           A_Drury SUB |  SUB Mo_Diame
                      Brian_Lavery SUB |  SUB P_Coutinho
                         A_Ribbery SUB |  SUB Edouard

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(mnu) J_Maria with a measured pass to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  J_Nasazzi wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 8  :(mnu) Ben_Barcley turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with a blistering shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Reina's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  J_Reina looks embarrassed!
          ...  Manchester Utd go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Manchester Utd 1-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 8  :(chs) D_Trezeguet finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  But J_Okore wins the tackle
Min. 10 :(mnu) S_Sidwell with the nod to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  Van_Tijkaan tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  It's well wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 12 :(chs) Drexler knocks it past Ben_Barcley and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Drexler unleashes a pile driver !
          ...  It hits the post!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 14 :(chs) Ivica_Strok finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Van_Tijkaan
          ...  Ben_Barcley bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 23 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha sidesteps J_Nasazzi
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  But S_Pearce puts the ball out of play
Min. 27 :(mnu) S_Sidwell controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  J_J_Okocha gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from S_Pearce and it had to be
Min. 29 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha lobs it over Kommper
          ...  J_J_Okocha with the crafty shot!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 30 :(chs) Kommper comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  Ben_Barcley with a bad challenge
          ...  J_Eriksson 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!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  C_Baker swings it in
          ...  J_Nasazzi takes control of it!
          ...  J_Nasazzi flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 34 :(chs) G_Burdisso nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Cleared by J_Maria
Min. 35 :(mnu) J_Maria pass splits open the defence
          ...  What a ball!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan is clean through!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  J_Reina parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 37 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan with a smart pass to J_J_Okocha
          ...  J_J_Okocha attempts to drive it home!
          ...  J_Reina makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 40 :(chs) Ivica_Strok nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  K_Gunter tackles cleanly
Min. 42 :(chs) Juarez sidesteps P_Hoskins
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  J_Maria pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(mnu) K_Gunter is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to Arnautovic
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_Pearce looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 46 :(chs) C_Baker looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  Juarez receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Juarez with the shot !
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Rafael makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Manchester Utd 1-0 Chelsea

Min. 50 :(mnu) Up goes the substitution board - G_Johnson on for J_Okore as a DF
Min. 51 :(mnu) S_Sidwell reads the run of G_Johnson
          ...  S_Pearce forces him off the ball
Min. 51 :(chs) S_Pearce steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs K_Gunter
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  K_Gunter reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 54 :(chs) Park brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Ivica_Strok gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Ben_Barcley with a terrible tackle
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  S_Pearce passes to Ivica_Strok
          ...  Ivica_Strok with the drive!
          ...  But Rafael just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  J_Eriksson has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 55 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery is being prepared to come on
          ...  J_J_Okocha is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 56 :(mnu) S_Sidwell with a flicked pass to K_Gunter
          ...  K_Gunter with the crafty shot!
          ...  J_Reina watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 58 :(mnu) S_Sidwell with a glorious long pass to Brian_Lavery
          ...  But Park wins the tackle
Min. 60 :(mnu) A_Drury replaces B_Bannan and will play MF
Min. 63 :(chs) C_Baker brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Ivica_Strok gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Ivica_Strok with a powerful header !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Rafael dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Rafael beaten!
Min. 65 :(chs) Chelsea's manager orders his side to play L
Min. 66 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery with the dribble
          ...  The defender is easily beaten
          ...  Brian_Lavery smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  Manchester Utd 2-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 67 :(mnu) P_Hoskins controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs Kommper
          ...  He puts in Brian_Lavery!
          ...  Brian_Lavery with a terrific drive !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 67 :(chs) S_Pearce breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Rafael!
          ...  G_Johnson brings him down!
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 72 :(mnu) J_Reina miskicks!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan is takes control of the ball!
          ...  S_Pearce with the foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 76 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to A_Drury
          ...  A_Drury with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  J_Reina gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  It's pushed behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Gunter chips the ball into the area!
          ...  J_Reina easily catches it!
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Madl will come on for S_Pearce and play DF
Min. 80 :(chs) Mo_Diame is coming on and Juarez is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DM
Min. 80 :(chs) P_Coutinho replaces D_Trezeguet to play as a AM
Min. 82 :(chs) P_Coutinho has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Ivica_Strok gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Ivica_Strok with a stunning strike !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Rafael dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Rafael beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Burdisso chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Rafael easily claims the ball!
Min. 83 :(chs) Ivica_Strok with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows G_Johnson a clean set of heals
          ...  Ivica_Strok rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  How did that find its way in?
          ...  That's given Chelsea a lifeline!
          ...  Manchester Utd 2-1 Chelsea ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(chs) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  J_Nasazzi is through!
          ...  G_Johnson with the tackle
Min. 90 :(chs) C_Baker finds Drexler with a ball over the defence
          ...  P_Hoskins bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Old Trafford
Attendance           : 57,000
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Manchester Utd Match Info
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Best player          : Van_Tijkaan
Scorers              : Van_Tijkaan (8), Brian_Lavery (66)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Ben_Barcley (30), J_Maria (42)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : Ivica_Strok (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Ivica_Strok (83)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Pearce (72)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                          Manchester Utd  |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       7
Off target           :           5        |       5
On target            :           4        |       2
Possession           :          46        |       54
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       3
Key Tackles          :           7        |       6
Key Passes           :          12        |       5
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Final Score          : Manchester Utd 2 - 1 Chelsea
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Player Statistics - Manchester Utd
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  30   2   2   2  20 |  93   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Gunter       DF   2  24   7  10  22 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  30  21
P_Hoskins      DF   2  24   9   5  10 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Ben_Barcley    DF   3  24   7   8  41 |  93   0   1   1   1   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
J_Okore        DF   3  24   5   6  22 |  52   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
J_Maria        MF   3   8  25   9  32 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
S_Sidwell      MF   2   6  25   8  11 |  93   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
B_Bannan       MF   1   7  25   4  27 |  62   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_J_Okocha     AM   1   9  23  14  13 |  57   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Van_Tijkaan    FW   1   9   8  26  22 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  30  57
Arnautovic     FW   1   7   5  25  11 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Tom_Clements   GK  29   2   3   2  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Johnson      DF   1  24   8   7  18 |  41   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_Drury        MF   2   6  23   9  19 |  31   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
Brian_Lavery   FW   2   7   8  24  32 |  36   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  36
A_Ribbery      FW   2   6   8  24  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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J_Reina        GK  33   2   3   1  18 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  25   7  10  18 |  82   0   4   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  78  -2  -2
Kommper        DF   1  25   9   8  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  25   5   9  39 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Nasazzi      DF   1  24   8   5  41 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Juarez         MF   3   7  28   7  21 |  82   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -19
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
C_Baker        MF   2   5  26   6  13 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  26  21 |  82   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ivica_Strok    FW   3   8   7  26  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  47
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Mo_Diame       DM   2  13  25   7  42 |  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Coutinho     AM   2   7  24  15  31 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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