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Elite League, Week 12

Santos FC 1 - 0 Celtic FC

Elite Football League Match, Santos FC vs. Celtic FC (Thu Dec 29)


                            Santos FC  |  Celtic FC
                              4-4-2 P  |  4-4-2 A
                           Glyn Rigby  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                        A_Marshall GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                         T_Mowbray DF  |  DF B_Howedes
                           D_Moore DF  |  DF N_Wade
                            R_Huth DF  |  DF Fernando_Mera
                           Maldini DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                       Koki_Mizuno MF  |  MF K_Mizuno
                      G_McSheffrey MF  |  MF D_Damjanovic
                         S_Marsden MF  |  MF A_Ben_Hatira
                          J_Tessem MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                     Stan_Matthews FW  |  FW M_Phisbaena
                               Bar FW  |  FW P_McGowan
                                       |
                          R_Wright SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                           Josimar SUB |  SUB M_Britos
                        Emerson_Jr SUB |  SUB S_Wonder
                           T_Kroos SUB |  SUB K_Dalglish
                             Bojan SUB |  SUB O_Ighalo

Referee: G_Reddy (Republic_of_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(sfc) R_Huth nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  R_Huth has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  But T_Flowers just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 4  :(sfc) Bar with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  Bar tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  T_Flowers goes down well to save
Min. 6  :(sfc) Curled in dangerously from Koki_Mizuno to Bar
          ...  A cracking drive from Bar !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  T_Flowers never had a chance!
Min. 8  :(cfc) P_McGowan jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  P_McGowan with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  A_Marshall manages to turn it behind
Min. 11 :(cfc) C_Metzelder takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into D_Damjanovic
          ...  S_Marsden with a pull on the shirt
          ...  G_Reddy calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is well within shooting range!
          ...  P_McGowan hits it over the wall
          ...  A_Marshall saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 12 :(sfc) G_McSheffrey hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Stan_Matthews latches onto it!
          ...  But C_Metzelder wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 13 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno knocks it forward
          ...  C_Metzelder slips
          ...  J_Tessem gets to it!
          ...  From long range J_Tessem bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  T_Flowers makes a fine save
Min. 16 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  J_Tessem tackles cleanly
          ...  The linesman flags for the foul though! Unbelievable! It looked clean to me
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira bends it round the wall
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But hits the side netting!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Howedes swings it in!
          ...  A_Marshall catches it!
Min. 16 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira squares it to P_McGowan
          ...  T_Mowbray plays it back
          ...  A_Marshall slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Damjanovic lofts the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by Maldini
Min. 17 :(sfc) Stan_Matthews flicks it over A_Ben_Hatira and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Stan_Matthews with a blistering shot !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 17 :(cfc) C_Metzelder with a probing pass to P_McGowan
          ...  Stan_Matthews tackles cleanly
Min. 19 :(sfc) J_Tessem with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Moore
          ...  D_Moore flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the Santos FC crowd to celebrate!!
          ...  Both he and the fans are delighted!!
          ...  And Santos FC are leading in the game now
          ...  Santos FC 1-0 Celtic FC ...
Min. 19 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira turns past T_Mowbray
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira lobs A_Marshall!
          ...  But A_Marshall punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 20 :(sfc) S_Marsden with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Fernando_Mera
          ...  He knocks it to R_Huth!
          ...  D_Damjanovic with a superb tackle!
          ...  He easily dispossessed him.
Min. 24 :(sfc) Stan_Matthews finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled Fernando_Mera
          ...  C_Metzelder takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  G_Reddy calls him over
          ...  G_Reddy is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 32 :(cfc) R_V_Persie finds M_Phisbaena with a ball over the defence
          ...  M_Phisbaena with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But A_Marshall punches it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 33 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with the first time pass to P_McGowan
          ...  G_McSheffrey with an ugly foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 33 :(cfc) R_V_Persie gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  M_Phisbaena is unmarked
          ...  M_Phisbaena cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 35 :(cfc) B_Howedes is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 35 :(cfc) Up goes the substitution board - M_Britos on for B_Howedes as a DF
Min. 36 :(sfc) S_Marsden flicks the ball through
          ...  Bar runs onto it!
          ...  But Fernando_Mera sweeps up the threat
Min. 37 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  Koki_Mizuno hits a curling shot!
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 38 :(sfc) R_Huth chips the ball over the defence and finds Stan_Matthews
          ...  But N_Wade sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 39 :(sfc) T_Mowbray with the first time pass to S_Marsden
          ...  Fernando_Mera gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(sfc) S_Marsden with the heel pass to R_Huth
          ...  A well-placed shot from R_Huth !
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  T_Flowers pushes it behind !
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Moore chips the ball into the area!
          ...  T_Flowers easily claims the ball!
Min. 43 :(cfc) K_Mizuno threads the through ball to P_McGowan
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  T_Mowbray hits it out for a throw
Min. 46 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to K_Mizuno
          ...  From long range K_Mizuno bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  The shot slips through A_Marshall's hands
          ...  But A_Marshall recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Santos FC 1-0 Celtic FC

Min. 46 :(sfc) S_Marsden jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Bar
          ...  Bar drives it towards goal !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Mowbray hits it towards the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers makes the catch!
Min. 46 :(cfc) D_Damjanovic is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  A_Marshall gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he slots in the rebound
          ...  He has put it wide !!
          ...  He puts his hands on his head in despair!
Min. 48 :(sfc) S_Marsden with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  G_McSheffrey gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_McSheffrey belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 49 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira volleys it forward. He finds Fernando_Mera
          ...  T_Mowbray with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Celtic FC players
          ...  G_Reddy calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 50 :(sfc) Josimar replaces an unhappy D_Moore and will play as a DF
Min. 50 :(sfc) Stan_Matthews picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Stan_Matthews leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  T_Flowers watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 51 :(sfc) Stan_Matthews sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Blocked by M_Britos
Min. 51 :(cfc) M_Britos can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to R_V_Persie
          ...  T_Mowbray slices it
          ...  A_Marshall moves quickly!!
          ...  He can't get there!
          ...  It inches just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno lofts the ball in!
          ...  R_Huth reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 52 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  A vicious shot by M_Phisbaena !
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 54 :(sfc) G_McSheffrey sidesteps M_Britos
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  G_McSheffrey lobs T_Flowers!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  T_Flowers dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had T_Flowers beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Marsden drives it into the box!
          ...  Fernando_Mera reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 57 :(cfc) D_Damjanovic takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to A_Ben_Hatira
          ...  Josimar gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 58 :(sfc) Bar cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Stan_Matthews
          ...  Stan_Matthews with the crafty shot!
          ...  T_Flowers with an easy save
          ...  He just oozes confidence
Min. 58 :(sfc) Bar finds a hole in the defence
          ...  C_Metzelder with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He received a good talking to from G_Reddy
Min. 59 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Stan_Matthews gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from R_V_Persie
Min. 60 :(sfc) Santos FC switch to playing C
Min. 60 :(sfc) J_Tessem finds Stan_Matthews on the edge of the box
          ...  Stan_Matthews throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 61 :(sfc) Bar picks up the pass
          ...  A glorious effort by Bar !
          ...  It's going over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And T_Flowers reacts well to tip it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Tessem hits it towards the far post!
          ...  C_Metzelder reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 62 :(sfc) Stan_Matthews loses C_Metzelder
          ...  Stan_Matthews has a go!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 62 :(sfc) S_Marsden holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to J_Tessem
          ...  M_Britos stands firm and knocks the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a rash challenge!!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  R_Huth drives it under the wall
          ...  T_Flowers with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 64 :(sfc) S_Marsden has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past C_Metzelder
          ...  He knocks it to Stan_Matthews!
          ...  Stan_Matthews hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  But T_Flowers tips it behind
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 64 :(sfc) J_Tessem is clutching his leg!
          ...  He gets to his feet
          ...  It looks like he will try to run it off
Min. 65 :(sfc) a big roar from the crowd as Bojan comes on for Bar to play FW
Min. 65 :(sfc) Koki_Mizuno is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  J_Tessem latches onto the ball
          ...  R_V_Persie with a bad challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  G_Reddy called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 68 :(sfc) S_Marsden with a precise ball to Stan_Matthews
          ...  But M_Britos slides in
Min. 68 :(cfc) A defence splitting pass from C_Metzelder to P_McGowan
          ...  Maldini gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  C_Metzelder gets on the end of it
          ...  But A_Marshall makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 70 :(sfc) Emerson_Jr is ready to come on to replace Koki_Mizuno
          ...  Looks like he will play as a DM
Min. 70 :(cfc) O_Ighalo is going to be brought on
          ...  M_Phisbaena is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 70 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds P_McGowan
          ...  But Maldini slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 71 :(cfc) A defence splitting pass from D_Damjanovic to P_McGowan
          ...  A cheeky lob from P_McGowan !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 72 :(sfc) G_McSheffrey takes advantage of a mistake by M_Britos
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  G_McSheffrey with the goal bound shot!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Celtic FC fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 72 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with a simple pass to O_Ighalo
          ...  Josimar plays it back
          ...  A_Marshall slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by O_Ighalo
          ...  A_Marshall comes out and claims it!
Min. 73 :(sfc) Emerson_Jr gets to the by line and finds Bojan with a beautiful cross
          ...  A great volley from Bojan !
          ...  But T_Flowers palms it behind
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 73 :(cfc) K_Mizuno controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs T_Mowbray
          ...  He puts in M_Britos!
          ...  M_Britos with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  But A_Marshall reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 75 :(cfc) K_Dalglish is coming on and K_Mizuno is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play MF
Min. 76 :(sfc) J_Tessem is too quick for the defence
          ...  J_Tessem flings a shot at goal !
          ...  T_Flowers with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 81 :(cfc) R_V_Persie controls the ball with ease
          ...  What a shot from R_V_Persie !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But A_Marshall tips it behind
          ...  G_Reddy has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 85 :(sfc) Emerson_Jr drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to G_McSheffrey
          ...  A glorious effort by G_McSheffrey !
          ...  T_Flowers has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  T_Flowers reacts well to tip it wide!!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Emerson_Jr chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers comes out and claims it!
Min. 87 :(sfc) J_Tessem looks around for some movement
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Bojan
          ...  Bojan tries to beat T_Flowers!
          ...  It hits the post
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(cfc) R_V_Persie runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to O_Ighalo
          ...  O_Ighalo beats the offside trap!
          ...  He is clean through
          ...  A_Marshall comes towards him
          ...  He rounds A_Marshall
          ...  He thumps it towards the goal!
          ...  A_Marshall somehow manages to get to it !!
Min. 91 :(sfc) G_McSheffrey beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  G_McSheffrey keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  But T_Flowers punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 92 :(sfc) G_McSheffrey beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves G_Reddy
          ...  G_McSheffrey tries to beat T_Flowers from outside the area!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  T_Flowers never had a chance!
Min. 93 :(sfc) S_Marsden with the cross-field pass to J_Tessem
          ...  But C_Metzelder sees the pass and cuts it out
Min. 94 :(sfc) J_Tessem nutmegs Fernando_Mera
          ...  But N_Wade puts it in row Z!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Academic Stadium
Attendance           : 130,000
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Santos FC Match Info
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Best player          : J_Tessem (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Moore (19)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : T_Flowers
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : C_Metzelder (24), M_Britos (62)
Injured              : B_Howedes (35)
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Match Statistics
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                            Santos FC     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :          25        |       14
Off target           :          10        |       5
On target            :          15        |       9
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           5        |       5
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       11
Key Tackles          :           8        |       10
Key Passes           :          22        |       17
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Final Score          : Santos FC 1 - 0 Celtic FC
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Player Statistics - Santos FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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A_Marshall     GK  39   4   6   5  11 |  95  11   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 115   0   0   0
T_Mowbray      DF   2  30   9   5  29 |  95   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
D_Moore        DF   3  29  13  10  16 |  51   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  20
R_Huth         DF   2  27  10   8  43 |  95   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10  15
Maldini        DF   2  25   8   7  41 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Koki_Mizuno    MF   1   7  31   6  28 |  71   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   5
G_McSheffrey   MF   1   7  29  18  37 |  95   0   0   1   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  10  14
S_Marsden      MF   1   8  28   8  46 |  95   0   0   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0
J_Tessem       MF   1   7  27  17  27 |  95   0   0   3   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  45  10
Stan_Matthews  FW   1   8   5  32  31 |  95   0   1   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  20   0  18
Bar            FW   1   7   9  29  22 |  66   0   0   1   0   4   0   0   0   0  20  30  32
R_Wright       GK  27   2   2   2  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Josimar        DF   2  28  13   7  23 |  44   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0
Emerson_Jr     DM   3  18  25  10  21 |  24   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
T_Kroos        MF   3   8  23  20  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Bojan          FW   2   6   9  24  12 |  29   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   6

Player Statistics - Celtic FC
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_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  95  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  29  10   8  23 |  35   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Wade         DF   2  29   9   6  25 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  28   9   8  27 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  25   8   8  30 |  95   0   3   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  58  28   3
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  30   9  28 |  76   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
D_Damjanovic   MF   2   9  30   8  47 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  28   8  40 |  95   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  50   6
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |  95   0   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  30   5
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   8  12  31  32 |  71   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7
P_McGowan      FW   2   8   8  31  16 |  95   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0 -20 -20  -8
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  26   6   8  22 |  60   0   2   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18 -12 -17
S_Wonder       DF   2  24  12   9  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Dalglish     MF   3   7  25  12  18 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  23  21 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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