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Manchester Utd - Valencia

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Round 4, Manchester Utd vs. Valencia (Wed Jul 03)


                       Manchester Utd  |  Valencia
                            4-3-1-2 C  |  4-5-1 C
                         Derek Purvis  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                         M_Kozakic GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                            A_Rami DF  |  DF O_Price
                          K_Gunter DF  |  DF E_Herbert
                         G_Johnson DF  |  DF J_Stam
                       D_Promotion DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                           J_Maria MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                          B_Bannan MF  |  MF Eduardo
                          S_Bender MF  |  MF J_R_Riquelme
                            I_Anya AM  |  MF Maradona
                       Van_Tijkaan FW  |  MF L_Macleod
                         A_Ribbery FW  |  FW W_Jose
                                       |
                          P_Bonner SUB |  SUB Q_Atoo
                         P_Hoskins SUB |  SUB D_E_Boyata
                         S_Sidwell SUB |  SUB B_Ivanovic
                      Brian_Lavery SUB |  SUB P_Niemeyer
                       D_Sturridge SUB |  SUB N_Kanu

Referee: M_Clattenurg (England)


Min. 2  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme turns past A_Rami
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  J_R_Riquelme hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  M_Kozakic gets his fingertips to it
Min. 4  :(mnu) B_Bannan with a precise pass to A_Rami
          ...  A_Rami tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 10 :(vla) L_Macleod knocks it past D_Promotion and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  L_Macleod has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 15 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past E_Herbert
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Good sliding challenge from J_Stam and it had to be
Min. 18 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to A_Ribbery
          ...  A_Ribbery with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Kamikaze dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And Kamikaze tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan crosses it in!
          ...  Kamikaze easily catches it!
Min. 22 :(mnu) J_Maria is force to hold onto the ball
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  J_Maria cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 23 :(vla) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme is through!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from K_Gunter
Min. 25 :(vla) Eduardo with a one-touch layoff to W_Jose
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with a nasty foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  Maradona shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to O_Price instead
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from A_Rami
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by Eduardo!
          ...  G_Johnson reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 28 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  E_Herbert decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  K_Gunter beats him to the ball
Min. 29 :(mnu) I_Anya steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs O_Price
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  I_Anya hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 29 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose attempts to nutmeg M_Kozakic!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  M_Kozakic is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  L_Macleod hits it into the box!
          ...  The ball comes to E_Herbert
          ...  He knocks it goalward
          ...  But M_Kozakic with the difficult save
Min. 33 :(mnu) K_Gunter swings at Maradona
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  M_Clattenurg calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 37 :(mnu) S_Bender with a 50-yard pass to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  But L_Macleod puts it in row Z!
Min. 38 :(mnu) I_Anya turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  But A_Nouri wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 42 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme nutmegs G_Johnson
          ...  J_R_Riquelme smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It clips the post!!
          ...  The net bulges !!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Valencia have snatched the lead!
          ...  Manchester Utd 0-1 Valencia ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan skips the challenge from O_Price
          ...  Van_Tijkaan hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  Kamikaze goes down well to save
Min. 44 :(vla) E_Herbert has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Johnson!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  K_Gunter makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 46 :(mnu) A_Ribbery finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  A_Ribbery tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 48 :(mnu) B_Bannan has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past E_Herbert
          ...  He puts in Van_Tijkaan!
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with the goal bound shot!
          ...  What agility from Kamikaze
Min. 48 :(mnu) A_Rami runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  L_Macleod with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Derek Purvis looks annoyed that there was no card there

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

Min. 46 :(vla) L_Macleod breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on M_Kozakic!
          ...  B_Bannan brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  M_Clattenurg calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 49 :(vla) M_Kozakic miskicks!
          ...  W_Jose is takes control of the ball!
          ...  W_Jose hits a great shot !
          ...  But M_Kozakic makes a fine save
Min. 50 :(mnu) P_Hoskins takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace D_Promotion as DF
Min. 50 :(vla) Maradona takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with a blistering shot !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 54 :(mnu) G_Johnson is clutching his leg!
          ...  He gets to his feet
          ...  He signals to the bench he can't carry on
Min. 54 :(mnu) D_Sturridge is going to be brought on
          ...  G_Johnson is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 54 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi runs at the defender
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  Driven towards goal by K_El_Ahmadi !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 55 :(mnu) S_Sidwell comes on for S_Bender and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 55 :(mnu) A_Ribbery takes advantage of a mistake by E_Herbert
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  O_Price cuts it out easily
          ...  He clears the ball up field
Min. 55 :(vla) E_Herbert with the dribble
          ...  D_Sturridge is easily beaten
          ...  E_Herbert with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But M_Kozakic stops that one easily
Min. 56 :(mnu) A_Rami chests it down
          ...  A thundering drive by A_Rami !
          ...  Kamikaze with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 62 :(mnu) A_Rami nutmegs the defender
          ...  A_Nouri reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 64 :(vla) L_Macleod is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  J_R_Riquelme latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Sturridge takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 65 :(vla) D_E_Boyata is coming on for E_Herbert and playing DF
Min. 65 :(vla) P_Niemeyer replaces an unhappy Eduardo and will play as a MF
Min. 66 :(vla) N_Kanu is being prepared to come on
          ...  W_Jose is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 67 :(vla) N_Kanu takes advantage of a mistake by K_Gunter
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  But Van_Tijkaan will cut out the threat
Min. 68 :(mnu) A_Rami is first to the loose ball
          ...  A_Nouri tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  M_Clattenurg has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by M_Clattenurg!
          ...  M_Clattenurg just wants to lecture him
Min. 69 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  L_Macleod gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  L_Macleod with the crafty shot!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 71 :(mnu) J_Maria takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into D_Sturridge
          ...  D_Sturridge looks to see where Kamikaze is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  Kamikaze watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 74 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme cuts the ball back to N_Kanu
          ...  N_Kanu with the attempt at goal!
          ...  M_Kozakic turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  O_Price curls it into the box!
          ...  M_Kozakic jumps well to claim it!
Min. 76 :(vla) P_Niemeyer finds N_Kanu on the edge of the box
          ...  D_Sturridge takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 79 :(mnu) K_Gunter cuts the ball back to Van_Tijkaan
          ...  D_E_Boyata with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 80 :(mnu) P_Hoskins with the dribble
          ...  Maradona is easily beaten
          ...  O_Price makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Sidwell hits it towards the far post!
          ...  Kamikaze jumps well to claim it!
Min. 82 :(mnu) K_Gunter beats P_Niemeyer
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  K_Gunter tries to beat Kamikaze!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He made that look harder than it was!!
Min. 84 :(vla) A_Nouri takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Macleod
          ...  L_Macleod sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  M_Kozakic falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Unlucky!
          ...  The Valencia fans start to taunt him now!
          ...  Manchester Utd 0-2 Valencia ...
Min. 87 :(vla) Maradona brings it under control
          ...  He takes on K_Gunter
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_E_Boyata!
          ...  B_Bannan with a perfectly timed tackle
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(mnu) J_Maria is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  B_Bannan latches onto the ball
          ...  J_Stam takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 90 :(vla) Maradona takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Stam
          ...  J_Stam drives the ball low !
          ...  The shot slips through M_Kozakic's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 92 :(vla) N_Kanu 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!
          ...  K_Gunter with a perfectly timed tackle

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Old Trafford
Attendance           : 55,000
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Manchester Utd Match Info
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Best player          : Van_Tijkaan
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Van_Tijkaan (25), K_Gunter (33), B_Bannan (46)
Injured              : G_Johnson (54)
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : A_Nouri (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_R_Riquelme (42), L_Macleod (84)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                          Manchester Utd  |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       13
Off target           :           6        |       6
On target            :           4        |       7
Possession           :          33        |       67
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       8
Key Tackles          :           9        |       8
Key Passes           :           7        |       11
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Final Score          : Manchester Utd 0 - 2 Valencia
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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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M_Kozakic      GK  30   3   1   3  22 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
A_Rami         DF   3  29   5   7  20 |  97   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
K_Gunter       DF   2  25   7  10  22 |  97   0   4   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  78   8  -1
G_Johnson      DF   1  25   8   7  18 |  57   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Promotion    DF   3  24   9   5  41 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Maria        MF   3   8  26   9  32 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
B_Bannan       MF   1   7  26   4  27 |  97   0   1   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  18  -2
S_Bender       MF   1   2  25   2  32 |  58   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
I_Anya         AM   3   9  24  13  11 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Van_Tijkaan    FW   1   9   8  27  22 |  97   0   1   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  18   8  18
A_Ribbery      FW   2   6   8  25  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
P_Bonner       GK  27   1   3   3  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Hoskins      DF   2  26   9   5  10 |  44   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Sidwell      MF   2   6  26   8  11 |  39   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Brian_Lavery   FW   2   7   8  25  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Sturridge    DF   2   8   8  23  31 |  40   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20 -20 -19

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  36   7   2   2  20 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
O_Price        DF   2  30  12   8  26 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Herbert      DF   1  28   7  11  41 |  68   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
J_Stam         DF   2  28   8   7  29 |  97   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  80   0   1
A_Nouri        DF   1  27  11   6  21 |  97   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  30   0
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  11  29   7  15 |  97   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
Eduardo        MF   2   7  29   8  21 |  68   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  28  21  34 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  20  45
Maradona       MF   1  11  27  17  18 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  97   0   1   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  40  30  57
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  69   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  12
Q_Atoo         GK  30   3   7   4  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  29  11   8  11 |  29   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  29  11   7  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  18  29   5  22 |  29   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  29  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
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