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Elite League Cup Match 1

Schalke 04 2 - 4 Tottenham

Elite League Cup Group Match, Schalke 04 vs. Tottenham (Wed May 09)


                           Schalke 04  |  Tottenham
                            4-1-3-2 P  |  3-3-3-1 E
                         Ian McNamara  |  Levi Stephen
                                       |
                         N_Winneke GK  |  GK R_Ceni
                     Papakoli_Diop DF  |  DF A_Wisdom
                         E_Herbert DF  |  DF W_Morgan
                           L_Jones DF  |  DF S_Howey
                           T_Grant DF  |  DM A_R_Essien
                         W_Dustice DM  |  DM T_Manniman
                         K_Commons MF  |  DM Doriva
                           Adriano MF  |  MF R_Pires
                            Rocket MF  |  MF M_Saganowski
                          O_Ighalo FW  |  MF Hugo_Sanchez
                         B_Dugnutt FW  |  FW Janssen
                                       |
                           G_Banks SUB |  SUB C_Poenaru
                          S_Garcia SUB |  SUB M_James
                           D_Solga SUB |  SUB C_McGregor
                         C_Bellamy SUB |  SUB D_McHale
                          N_Nalise SUB |  SUB G_Weah

Referee: J_Hunye (Hungary)


Min. 1  :(shk) Rocket cuts the ball back to T_Grant
          ...  T_Grant with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  R_Ceni with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Adriano chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of R_Ceni
Min. 4  :(shk) T_Grant flicks it past Doriva
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Doriva with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Levi Stephen looks relieved
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  O_Ighalo hits it over the wall
          ...  R_Ceni tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Grant swings it in!
          ...  R_Ceni easily claims the ball!
Min. 6  :(shk) O_Ighalo takes advantage of a mistake by Doriva
          ...  R_Pires with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 7  :(shk) W_Dustice brings it under control
          ...  He takes on S_Howey
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in B_Dugnutt!
          ...  A cracking drive from B_Dugnutt !
          ...  R_Ceni just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 12 :(tth) R_Pires backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  S_Howey latches onto the end of it
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by L_Jones !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 13 :(shk) Adriano brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Hugo_Sanchez
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in E_Herbert!
          ...  E_Herbert with the side footed shot!
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 13 :(tth) T_Manniman has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez collects the loose ball!
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  The net moves!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  That's given Tottenham the advantage!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-1 Tottenham ...
Min. 14 :(shk) Schalke 04 will now play A
Min. 14 :(shk) T_Grant dribbles it into the box
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by A_R_Essien !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 16 :(shk) B_Dugnutt could get a shot on goal here
          ...  A_Wisdom tugs on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  J_Hunye has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by J_Hunye!
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 17 :(shk) Rocket back heels to find O_Ighalo in space
          ...  W_Morgan takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 17 :(tth) T_Manniman picks out Janssen with the cross
          ...  Janssen pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  That was a dismal effort!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 18 :(tth) A_Wisdom is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Janssen
          ...  Janssen bears down on goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 20 :(tth) M_Saganowski beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  M_Saganowski tries to beat N_Winneke from outside the area!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  The Tottenham fans sing his praises!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-2 Tottenham ...
Min. 21 :(tth) Tottenham's manager orders his side to play D
Min. 21 :(tth) R_Pires sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  Janssen runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  A powerful header from Janssen !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  N_Winneke won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Schalke 04 0-3 Tottenham ...
Min. 22 :(tth) D_McHale replaces an unhappy A_Wisdom and will play as a DF
Min. 23 :(shk) B_Dugnutt controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs R_Pires
          ...  He puts in Adriano!
          ...  S_Howey with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Schalke 04 players
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 26 :(shk) E_Herbert beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  T_Manniman rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's J_Hunye going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 31 :(shk) B_Dugnutt loses M_Saganowski
          ...  B_Dugnutt uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  R_Ceni gathers it comfortably
Min. 32 :(shk) B_Dugnutt knocks it past T_Manniman and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But S_Howey clears the danger
Min. 34 :(shk) Adriano with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  R_Ceni with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  J_Hunye wants a word
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Appeals for a penalty!
          ...  Given !!
          ...  B_Dugnutt is the man who takes it
          ...  He sends R_Ceni the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Schalke 04 1-3 Tottenham...
Min. 36 :(shk) K_Commons with the towering header to O_Ighalo
          ...  A_R_Essien wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 38 :(shk) W_Dustice with the through ball to L_Jones
          ...  L_Jones runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(tth) Janssen breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on N_Winneke!
          ...  Adriano brings him down!
          ...  He could be off!!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 46 :(shk) K_Commons kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Adriano gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Adriano shapes up for a shot!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Schalke 04 1-3 Tottenham

Min. 50 :(tth) M_James replaces Hugo_Sanchez to play as a MF
Min. 53 :(shk) Papakoli_Diop jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  M_Saganowski wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 60 :(shk) Rocket with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Dugnutt
          ...  R_Ceni with the dive
          ...  There's no room in the game for that!
          ...  J_Hunye calls him over
          ...  J_Hunye tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  There was no doubt in J_Hunye's mind!
          ...  B_Dugnutt places the ball on the spot!
          ...  R_Ceni dives
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  The keeper had no chance there!
          ...  Schalke 04 2-3 Tottenham...
Min. 61 :(shk) K_Commons controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  B_Dugnutt gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  B_Dugnutt has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  It fly's into Row Z!
Min. 61 :(tth) M_Saganowski nutmegs L_Jones
          ...  M_Saganowski with a bicycle kick !
          ...  N_Winneke with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance
Min. 63 :(shk) Rocket finds K_Commons on the edge of the box
          ...  D_McHale cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 65 :(tth) G_Weah is being brought on
          ...  Janssen is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 66 :(tth) G_Weah runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  W_Dustice takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  J_Hunye ignores the protests for a card
          ...  Ian McNamara looks relieved
Min. 67 :(tth) G_Weah slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  G_Weah with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Hammered into the top corner!
          ...  He salutes the Tottenham fans!!
          ...  Schalke 04 2-4 Tottenham ...
Min. 70 :(shk) S_Garcia is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Herbert is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 70 :(shk) D_Solga is going to be brought on
          ...  Adriano is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(shk) N_Nalise will replace O_Ighalo and play FW
Min. 70 :(tth) M_James with a glorious 60-yard pass to A_R_Essien
          ...  L_Jones takes the player out!!
          ...  The ref turns away!!
Min. 72 :(shk) D_Solga looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to B_Dugnutt
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from S_Howey
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Rocket lofts the ball in!
          ...  Papakoli_Diop gets on the end of it
          ...  R_Ceni has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  R_Ceni is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 74 :(shk) N_Nalise takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past the defender
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  N_Nalise curls the ball in on goal !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 80 :(tth) S_Howey looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to M_James
          ...  M_James throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  But N_Winneke with the difficult save
Min. 82 :(shk) K_Commons looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to N_Nalise
          ...  From long range N_Nalise bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 86 :(tth) M_James holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to G_Weah
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Garcia
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 87 :(tth) W_Morgan kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  R_Pires gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Papakoli_Diop dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 87 :(shk) B_Dugnutt beats M_James
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A_R_Essien goes in studs first
          ...  J_Hunye will just give him a speaking to
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(shk) B_Dugnutt runs forward
          ...  M_James is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
Min. 92 :(tth) M_Saganowski is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to G_Weah
          ...  But S_Garcia slides in

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Veltins Arena
Attendance           : 77,000
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : B_Dugnutt (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : B_Dugnutt (34 pen,60 pen)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Adriano (43)
Injured              : N/A
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : M_Saganowski
Scorers              : Hugo_Sanchez (13), M_Saganowski (20), Janssen (21), G_Weah (67)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : A_Wisdom (16), S_Howey (23), R_Ceni (60)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Schalke 04   |   Tottenham
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       8
Off target           :           8        |       2
On target            :           5        |       6
Possession           :          39        |       61
Corners              :           3        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       16
Key Tackles          :           5        |       8
Key Passes           :          13        |       10
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Final Score          : Schalke 04 2 - 4 Tottenham
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Player Statistics - Schalke 04
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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N_Winneke      GK  31   2   2   3  20 |  95   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -30   0   0   0
Papakoli_Diop  DF   2  26  16   8  24 |  95   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
E_Herbert      DF   1  26   7  11  41 |  72   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
L_Jones        DF   3  26   7   8  22 |  95   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
T_Grant        DF   2  24   9   7  29 |  95   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
W_Dustice      DM   1  11  23   6  42 |  95   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
K_Commons      MF   1   7  25  10  32 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Adriano        MF   1   8  24  12  43 |  72   0   0   1   0   1   0   1   0   0 -22 -12 -21
Rocket         MF   2  10  24  10  33 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
O_Ighalo       FW   1   8   7  24  21 |  72   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
B_Dugnutt      FW   1   5   6  23  20 |  95   0   0   1   0   3   2   0   0   0 -20 -10  62
G_Banks        GK  28   3   1   3  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Garcia       DF   2  23   8   4  11 |  23   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Solga        MF   2  10  24  10  19 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
C_Bellamy      FW   2   6   8  25  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Nalise       FW   2   4   7  25  20 |  23   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2

Player Statistics - Tottenham
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Ceni         GK  33   2   2   7  30 |  95   5   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0
A_Wisdom       DF   2  27  22   8  34 |  22   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
W_Morgan       DF   3  24  11   6  10 |  95   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
S_Howey        DF   2  22  19   5  36 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  58  28  18
A_R_Essien     DM   1  23  20   1  23 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Manniman     DM   2  18  23   5  25 |  95   0   1   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  40   0
Doriva         DM   2  21  22  10  21 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Pires        MF   3   9  25  17  31 |  95   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  60  20
M_Saganowski   MF   1  10  25   7  19 |  95   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  10  45
Hugo_Sanchez   MF   2   9  16  23  27 |  52   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
Janssen        FW   2   7   6  23  32 |  67   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  37
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_James        MF   2  11  25  14  21 |  43   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
C_McGregor     MF   3  14  24   8  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_McHale       DF   2  16  23  12  28 |  73   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  25  22 |  28   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
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