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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 3

Newcastle 0 - 0 Benfica

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 3, Newcastle vs. Benfica (Wed Dec 19)


                            Newcastle  |  Benfica
                              5-4-1 D  |  4-4-2 C
                     Tony Glendinning  |  Matias Finkelstein
                                       |
                          T_Conner GK  |  GK F_Foster
                          B_Benson DF  |  DF Yann_M_Vila
                          D_A_Cole DF  |  DF J_Foyth
                           M_Salah DF  |  DF S_Mannaerts
                        P_Thompson DF  |  DF E_Jordanov
                           K_Fasan DF  |  MF J_Wilshere
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF J_Plasil
                        J_M_Jurado MF  |  MF J_Bolm
                         A_Lallana MF  |  MF W_Dustice
                            W_Zaha MF  |  FW Nathan_Dyer
                         R_Bentley FW  |  FW B_Dugnutt
                                       |
                            W_Hunt SUB |  SUB Z_Alomerovic
                         L_Inagzij SUB |  SUB De_Volte
                          L_Baines SUB |  SUB E_Spence
                          D_Ginola SUB |  SUB E_Knave
                        J_Maddison SUB |  SUB Stefano

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 1  :(bfa) Benfica changed their strategy to play P
Min. 4  :(bfa) B_Dugnutt takes advantage of a mistake by K_Fasan
          ...  K_Fasan recovers to win the ball back
Min. 8  :(bfa) J_Plasil sidesteps D_A_Cole
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by M_Salah
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Bolm crosses it in!
          ...  M_Salah reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 10 :(bfa) W_Dustice beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  But D_A_Cole sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 17 :(nwt) A_Lallana picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  W_Dustice intercepts the pass
Min. 17 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past B_Yaga!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  J_M_Jurado bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  K_Ippi warns him
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  W_Dustice floats it forward
          ...  B_Dugnutt latches onto the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Salah
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Plasil floats the ball in!
          ...  W_Zaha clears the danger
Min. 21 :(bfa) J_Foyth is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  Nathan_Dyer tries to chip the ball over T_Conner!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 23 :(bfa) Curled in dangerously from J_Plasil to B_Dugnutt
          ...  P_Thompson plays the back pass
          ...  T_Conner can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Foyth hits it into the box!
          ...  T_Conner comes out and claims it!
Min. 24 :(nwt) B_Yaga is too quick for the defence
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Yann_M_Vila
Min. 28 :(bfa) J_Wilshere beats P_Thompson
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  J_Wilshere with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 33 :(bfa) B_Dugnutt is first to the ball
          ...  P_Thompson brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But K_Ippi waves play on!!!
Min. 36 :(bfa) S_Mannaerts is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 36 :(bfa) a big roar from the crowd as De_Volte comes on for S_Mannaerts to play DF
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado hoofs it up field to find W_Zaha
          ...  J_Foyth rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's K_Ippi going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Newcastle 0-0 Benfica

Min. 48 :(nwt) B_Yaga brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  M_Salah gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Salah with the overhead !
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 51 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs De_Volte
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  Yann_M_Vila with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 51 :(bfa) E_Jordanov brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  Yann_M_Vila gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A great volley from Yann_M_Vila !
          ...  But T_Conner punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 52 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado with the cross-field pass to A_Lallana
          ...  A_Lallana attempts to nutmeg F_Foster!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 60 :(nwt) B_Yaga has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Yann_M_Vila!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Yaga with the chance !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 62 :(nwt) B_Benson has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  B_Benson with the shot !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 64 :(nwt) R_Bentley beats Yann_M_Vila
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves K_Ippi
          ...  Cleaned up by E_Jordanov
Min. 64 :(bfa) J_Plasil gets to the by line and finds Nathan_Dyer with a beautiful cross
          ...  But R_Bentley slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 65 :(nwt) D_Ginola will replace A_Lallana and play MF
Min. 66 :(nwt) W_Zaha beats De_Volte
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A great volley from W_Zaha !
          ...  But F_Foster punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 70 :(nwt) L_Inagzij will replace the useless B_Benson and will play DF
Min. 71 :(nwt) B_Yaga looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Bentley
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from J_Foyth
Min. 72 :(nwt) W_Zaha with a pinpoint pass to J_M_Jurado
          ...  J_M_Jurado with the chance !
          ...  F_Foster with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 75 :(nwt) J_Maddison is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Bentley is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 77 :(bfa) E_Spence replaces J_Bolm to play as a MF
Min. 78 :(bfa) Stefano comes on for B_Dugnutt and takes up a FW role
Min. 80 :(nwt) D_Ginola sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Maddison
          ...  J_Maddison attempts to drive it home!
          ...  F_Foster gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 81 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  J_M_Jurado hits a great drive!
          ...  But F_Foster makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 81 :(bfa) Stefano beats K_Fasan
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  P_Thompson slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 85 :(nwt) J_M_Jurado beats De_Volte
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Wilshere beats him to the ball
Min. 87 :(bfa) W_Dustice whips the ball across to E_Spence
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  M_Salah hits it out for a throw
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(nwt) L_Inagzij turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to J_M_Jurado
          ...  J_M_Jurado with a scorcher of a shot !
          ...  F_Foster with the acrobatic save
          ...  He must have spotted the TV cameras!
Min. 92 :(bfa) J_Foyth heads the ball back to Nathan_Dyer
          ...  D_A_Cole slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 94 :(bfa) E_Spence breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on T_Conner!
          ...  D_Ginola brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  K_Ippi calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : St James Park
Attendance           : 100,000
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Newcastle Match Info
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Best player          : M_Salah (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Ginola (94)
Injured              : N/A
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Benfica Match Info
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Best player          : J_Foyth
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : S_Mannaerts (36)
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Match Statistics
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                             Newcastle    |    Benfica
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       3
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           5        |       1
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           0        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       5
Key Tackles          :          10        |       7
Key Passes           :           7        |       6
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Final Score          : Newcastle 0 - 0 Benfica
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Player Statistics - Newcastle
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Conner       GK  32   3   3   2  32 |  96   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
B_Benson       DF   1  28   8   7  12 |  72   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
D_A_Cole       DF   1  27   9  11  29 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Salah        DF   2  27   7   8  22 |  96   0   4   0   0   1   0   0   0   0 120   0   1
P_Thompson     DF   2  26  12   6  30 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
K_Fasan        DF   3  25  10   6  13 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  28   8  35 |  96   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
J_M_Jurado     MF   2   6  26  17  18 |  96   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20  30
A_Lallana      MF   3  10  26   8  21 |  67   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
W_Zaha         MF   2   7  25  18  12 |  96   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
R_Bentley      FW   3   8   8  25  21 |  77   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
W_Hunt         GK  29   3   3   1  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Inagzij      DF   1  27  11   6  11 |  24   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
L_Baines       DF   3  25   9   5  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Ginola       MF   3  10  25   7  31 |  29   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
J_Maddison     FW   2   7   8  25  30 |  19   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10

Player Statistics - Benfica
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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F_Foster       GK  39   2   4   4  16 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  65   0   0   0
Yann_M_Vila    DF   2  32  14   8  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
J_Foyth        DF   1  29  12   6  42 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
S_Mannaerts    DF   2  28   9   5  12 |  36   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Jordanov     DF   1  22   7   2  12 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Wilshere     MF   2  20  30  12  19 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Plasil       MF   1   7  30  10  19 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
J_Bolm         MF   2  11  29  13  32 |  79   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Dustice      MF   1  12  23   6  42 |  96   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Nathan_Dyer    FW   2   7  11  29  31 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  24  20 |  80   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Alomerovic   GK  29   1   1   1  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
De_Volte       DF   2  18   9   8  36 |  60   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Spence       MF   2   9  28   9  40 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Knave        MF   3   7  24  10  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Stefano        FW   2   9   8  30  39 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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