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Elite League Cup Match 2

Manchester Utd 0 - 2 FC Porto

Elite League Cup Group Match, Manchester Utd vs. FC Porto (Thu May 17)


                       Manchester Utd  |  FC Porto
                              4-3-3 C  |  4-3-1-2 E
                         Derek Purvis  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK D_Marshall
                          K_Gunter DF  |  DF S_Gronkjaer
                         G_Johnson DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                       Ben_Barcley DF  |  DF A_Kerzhakov
                           J_Okore DF  |  DF T_Haas
                         S_Sidwell MF  |  MF F_Alvares
                        J_J_Okocha MF  |  MF O_Ruggeri
                           R_Taiwo MF  |  MF M_James
                       Van_Tijkaan FW  |  AM G_Fofana
                        Arnautovic FW  |  FW G_Mixon
                       D_Sturridge FW  |  FW R_Chamgerlain
                                       |
                      Tom_Clements SUB |  SUB Helton
                         P_Hoskins SUB |  SUB C_Obasi
                           A_Drury SUB |  SUB Maxi
                      Brian_Lavery SUB |  SUB T_Finder
                         A_Ribbery SUB |  SUB G_Agbonlahor

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 3  :(mnu) R_Taiwo with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to Arnautovic
          ...  The defender plays it back to D_Marshall
          ...  Arnautovic intercepts the back pass!
          ...  He tries to dummy D_Marshall
          ...  He tries to beat D_Marshall
          ...  D_Marshall dives on the ball !!
Min. 5  :(fcp) F_Alvares with a precise pass to G_Mixon
          ...  G_Mixon strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 6  :(fcp) T_Haas takes advantage of a mistake by J_Okore
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Haas with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be Rafael's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Rafael looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 7  :(fcp) S_Bradley with an in swinging cross to G_Fofana
          ...  G_Fofana with the chance !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 9  :(mnu) J_J_Okocha hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Arnautovic latches onto it!
          ...  Arnautovic fires a shot at goal !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 10 :(fcp) F_Alvares unselfishly lays the ball back to A_Kerzhakov
          ...  Ben_Barcley slices it
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  F_Alvares lofts the ball in!
          ...  G_Fofana gets his head on it
          ...  Rafael gets up well to catch that one
Min. 13 :(mnu) S_Sidwell plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Sturridge decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  A great volley from D_Sturridge !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 15 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain turns on a sixpence
          ...  R_Chamgerlain with the strike !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled home!
          ...  That's given FC Porto the lead!
          ...  Manchester Utd 0-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 17 :(mnu) S_Sidwell takes advantage of a bad back pass from O_Ruggeri
          ...  S_Sidwell with a stunning strike !
          ...  But D_Marshall tips it behind
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 20 :(fcp) M_James runs forward
          ...  What a shot from M_James !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But Rafael just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 22 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He looks around for options
          ...  He moves forward with the ball
          ...  S_Bradley wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 32 :(mnu) K_Gunter beats S_Gronkjaer
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  K_Gunter with a powerful header !
          ...  D_Marshall parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 34 :(fcp) M_James sidesteps his marker
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  K_Gunter gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 36 :(fcp) G_Mixon loses Van_Tijkaan
          ...  A skilful effort from G_Mixon !
          ...  But Rafael makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 37 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan sidesteps T_Haas
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  But M_James with the fine tackle
Min. 39 :(fcp) F_Alvares turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Gronkjaer
          ...  S_Gronkjaer with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Rafael saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 42 :(mnu) D_Sturridge flicks it over T_Haas's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  D_Sturridge tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  D_Marshall was lucky there
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(mnu) R_Taiwo holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to K_Gunter
          ...  The defender fails to control it
          ...  K_Gunter picks up the loose ball and runs towards goal
          ...  He is one on one with D_Marshall
          ...  He tries to flick it past D_Marshall
          ...  He falls over
          ...  The ball trickles out for a goal kick!!
Min. 44 :(fcp) S_Bradley takes possession
          ...  R_Taiwo with an ugly foul

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

Min. 48 :(fcp) M_James runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to G_Mixon
          ...  Ben_Barcley robs him of the ball
Min. 49 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  J_J_Okocha attempts to nutmeg D_Marshall!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  D_Marshall dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had D_Marshall beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_J_Okocha chips the ball into the area!
          ...  D_Marshall catches it!
Min. 50 :(mnu) P_Hoskins is being prepared to come on
          ...  Ben_Barcley is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 51 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 53 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Arnautovic
          ...  A_Kerzhakov plays the back pass
          ...  D_Marshall can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_J_Okocha drives it into the box!
          ...  D_Marshall fists it away!
Min. 55 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery replaces D_Sturridge to play as a FW
Min. 58 :(mnu) R_Taiwo passes the ball to Arnautovic
          ...  G_Fofana cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 59 :(fcp) F_Alvares controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs G_Johnson
          ...  He puts in G_Mixon!
          ...  G_Mixon with the shot !
          ...  Rafael makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 60 :(mnu) A_Drury replaces an unhappy R_Taiwo and will play as a MF
Min. 61 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  Van_Tijkaan decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  A_Kerzhakov tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll have to watch himself now
Min. 63 :(mnu) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan is through!
          ...  O_Ruggeri with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 63 :(fcp) G_Fofana holds the ball up
          ...  He sees O_Ruggeri in space!
          ...  O_Ruggeri drives the shot in!
          ...  Rafael has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Rafael is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 64 :(mnu) J_Okore takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into Van_Tijkaan
          ...  Van_Tijkaan curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  D_Marshall makes a fine save
Min. 69 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 70 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor comes on for R_Chamgerlain and takes up a FW role
Min. 70 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside G_Mixon!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan aims for the top right corner !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 70 :(fcp) T_Haas finds G_Agbonlahor in the box
          ...  G_Agbonlahor throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 72 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha brings it under control
          ...  He takes on S_Bradley
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Van_Tijkaan!
          ...  Cleared by T_Haas
Min. 72 :(fcp) M_James off the woodwork.
          ...  S_Gronkjaer picks up the deflection
          ...  Brian_Lavery slices it
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Fofana chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball finds its way to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Rafael parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 75 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Okore
          ...  But G_Fofana puts it in row Z!
Min. 77 :(mnu) P_Hoskins holds the ball up
          ...  He sees Van_Tijkaan in space!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 77 :(fcp) M_James with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Okore
          ...  He knocks it to O_Ruggeri!
          ...  O_Ruggeri drives it towards goal !
          ...  But Rafael parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 84 :(fcp) S_Bradley with a glorious 60-yard pass to O_Ruggeri
          ...  Brian_Lavery fouls badly
          ...  A_Dali will want to speak to him
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 84 :(fcp) M_James takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  M_James could have let it bounce!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He starts to run the full length of the pitch!
          ...  Manchester Utd 0-2 FC Porto ...
Min. 85 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery jumps over G_Agbonlahor's challenge
          ...  Brian_Lavery bears down on goal!
          ...  D_Marshall collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(mnu) A_Drury hoists the ball across to Arnautovic
          ...  Arnautovic leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  D_Marshall is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  D_Marshall looks very relieved!
Min. 91 :(fcp) O_Ruggeri volleys it forward. He finds G_Mixon
          ...  But Van_Tijkaan comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!

*************  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          : J_J_Okocha
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Brian_Lavery (84)
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : M_James (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : R_Chamgerlain (15), M_James (84)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Kerzhakov (61)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                          Manchester Utd  |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       15
Off target           :           8        |       6
On target            :           6        |       9
Possession           :          43        |       57
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       1
Fouls                :           6        |       7
Key Tackles          :           5        |       7
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Manchester Utd 0 - 2 FC Porto
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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 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
K_Gunter       DF   2  24   7  10  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
G_Johnson      DF   1  24   8   7  18 |  96   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Ben_Barcley    DF   3  24   7   8  41 |  53   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Okore        DF   3  24   5   6  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Sidwell      MF   2   6  25   8  11 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
J_J_Okocha     MF   1   9  23  15  13 |  96   0   0   5   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  50   1
R_Taiwo        MF   1   6  23   2  31 |  63   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
Van_Tijkaan    FW   1   9   8  26  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  13
Arnautovic     FW   1   7   5  25  11 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
D_Sturridge    FW   2   8   8  23  31 |  58   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
Tom_Clements   GK  29   2   3   2  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Hoskins      DF   2  24   9   5  10 |  43   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
A_Drury        MF   2   6  23   9  19 |  33   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Brian_Lavery   FW   2   7   8  24  32 |  38   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   8
A_Ribbery      FW   2   6   8  24  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Marshall     GK  39   7   5   7  14 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
S_Gronkjaer    DF   2  30   8   8  12 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
S_Bradley      DF   2  26  12   7  21 |  96   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
A_Kerzhakov    DF   1  26  11   7  42 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
T_Haas         DF   2  24  12   7  11 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  60  10   1
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  27   8  22 |  96   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
O_Ruggeri      MF   1   9  26  22  19 |  96   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  11
M_James        MF   2  11  25  14  21 |  96   0   1   3   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  30  45
G_Fofana       AM   1  17  27   7  21 |  96   0   2   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  40  10  11
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  27  42 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  26  20 |  73   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
Helton         GK  29   1   1   2  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Obasi        DF   2  28  11   8  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Maxi           DF   1  28   8   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Finder       MF   3   7  28   8  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  23   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  31
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