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Sunderland 1 - 5 Ajax

Elite FA Cup Groups Round 5, Sunderland vs. Ajax (Wed Jan 22)


                           Sunderland  |  Ajax
                            4-3-1-2 C  |  4-4-2 A
                         John Gemmell  |  James Maund
                                       |
                          T_McGill GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                         B_Weinman DF  |  DF Fazio
                          A_Brehme DF  |  DF C_Dos_Passos
                       C_Donaldson DF  |  DF M_Van_D_Hoorn
                          D_Aitken DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                        M_V_Bommel MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                        S_Nakajima MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                          S_Defour MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                            P_Knoe AM  |  MF M_Overmars
                        A_Arshavin FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                           J_Vardy FW  |  FW T_Wallcott
                                       |
                        R_Clemance SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                        E_Richards SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                              Boli SUB |  SUB M_Keown
                              Atsu SUB |  SUB F_Ljungberg
                       L_Shankland SUB |  SUB G_Puciato

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 1  :(sun) S_Nakajima skips the challenge from C_Dos_Passos
          ...  T_Vermaelen takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!
Min. 1  :(aja) P_Vieira hits a hard pass to Fazio
          ...  Fazio has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 8  :(sun) D_Aitken with a smart pass to P_Knoe
          ...  But M_Van_D_Hoorn wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 8  :(aja) T_Wallcott pushes it past C_Donaldson
          ...  The cross hits T_Wallcott on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 11 :(aja) C_Dos_Passos with a glorious 60-yard pass to T_Vermaelen
          ...  T_Vermaelen attempts the shot!
          ...  T_McGill saves, but he fumbles
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Dos_Passos chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of T_McGill
Min. 12 :(sun) M_V_Bommel crosses to A_Arshavin
          ...  A_Arshavin carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_V_Bommel plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It comes to A_Arshavin
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 13 :(sun) A_Brehme off the woodwork.
          ...  A_Arshavin picks up the deflection
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky with a well timed tackle
          ...  A_Barken didn't like it though
          ...  A_Barken called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 16 :(aja) T_Wallcott with a burst of pace
          ...  B_Weinman takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 17 :(sun) J_Vardy plays the early ball across the box to find A_Arshavin in space
          ...  A_Arshavin with the overhead !
          ...  He miskicks the ball
          ...  He's managed to put that out of the stadium
Min. 19 :(aja) I_Muniain moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  M_V_Bommel gathers up the loose ball
Min. 20 :(sun) S_Nakajima knocks it past T_Vermaelen and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  But Fazio spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 21 :(sun) S_Defour finds J_Vardy in the box
          ...  J_Vardy hits a great shot !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar just watches float over the bar!
Min. 22 :(aja) Fazio knocks the ball past the lunge of M_V_Bommel
          ...  Fazio with the shot on net !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  T_McGill dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The deflection beat T_McGill!
          ...  That's given Ajax the advantage!
          ...  Sunderland 0-1 Ajax ...
Min. 23 :(sun) Sunderland changed their strategy to play A
Min. 24 :(aja) T_Vermaelen runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  T_Vermaelen hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  The shot slips through T_McGill's hands
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a terrible mistake
          ...  John Gemmell looks gutted
          ...  Sunderland 0-2 Ajax ...
Min. 25 :(aja) The ball runs loose!
          ...  M_Overmars seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  M_Overmars launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  T_McGill with a great save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 26 :(sun) J_Vardy beats M_Van_D_Hoorn
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 29 :(aja) T_Wallcott knocks the ball past the lunge of B_Weinman
          ...  B_Weinman reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 34 :(aja) T_Wallcott has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past J_Vardy
          ...  He puts in Fazio!
          ...  J_Vardy fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 34 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky with a reverse pass to P_Vieira
          ...  P_Vieira blasts it at the goal !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 35 :(sun) M_V_Bommel chests it down
          ...  C_Dos_Passos wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 36 :(aja) I_Muniain has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  D_Bergkamp gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  A vicious shot by D_Bergkamp !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  Sunderland 0-3 Ajax ...
Min. 39 :(aja) P_Vieira with a short pass to find T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott with a stunning strike !
          ...  T_McGill tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 41 :(sun) A_Arshavin knocks the ball past the lunge of M_Van_D_Hoorn
          ...  A_Arshavin rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps up and punches the air
          ...  Sunderland 1-3 Ajax ...
Min. 42 :(sun) A_Arshavin gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Fazio wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 42 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn plays a long ball to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott goes for goal !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs off and does a somersault
          ...  Sunderland 1-4 Ajax ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) P_Vieira is taking a throw in
          ...  He is taking a run up at it!
          ...  He throws it long to I_Muniain
          ...  B_Weinman plays the back pass
          ...  T_McGill can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky crosses it in!
          ...  A_Brehme heads it away
Min. 44 :(sun) J_Vardy sidesteps I_Muniain
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  J_Vardy looks to see where E_Van_d_Sar is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar manages to turn it behind

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sunderland 1-4 Ajax

Min. 47 :(sun) S_Nakajima with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is coming on and C_Dos_Passos is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 50 :(aja) D_Bergkamp picks out T_Wallcott with the cross
          ...  T_Wallcott sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  T_McGill never had a chance!
Min. 51 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn with a 50-yard pass to I_Muniain
          ...  I_Muniain throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  T_McGill gets his fingertips to it
Min. 52 :(aja) F_Ljungberg takes off his tracksuit
          ...  he'll replace Tomas_Rosicky as MF
Min. 53 :(aja) There's going to be a change
          ...  G_Puciato will come on for D_Bergkamp and play FW
Min. 56 :(aja) T_Wallcott with a burst of pace
          ...  D_Aitken reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 56 :(sun) S_Nakajima kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_V_Bommel gets on the end of the pass
          ...  S_Kolasinac with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 57 :(aja) T_Wallcott takes possession
          ...  He has his back towards goal
          ...  He turns well
          ...  A_Brehme takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 59 :(sun) S_Nakajima nutmegs T_Vermaelen
          ...  S_Nakajima tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 60 :(sun) Atsu replaces S_Nakajima to play as a MF
Min. 60 :(sun) B_Weinman flicks the ball through
          ...  J_Vardy runs onto it!
          ...  S_Kolasinac slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 63 :(sun) J_Vardy sidesteps his marker
          ...  He runs forward now
          ...  The ball hits S_Kolasinac in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 64 :(aja) F_Ljungberg knocks it past D_Aitken and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  F_Ljungberg has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  T_McGill makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 65 :(sun) P_Knoe with the diagonal pass M_V_Bommel
          ...  M_V_Bommel tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  But E_Van_d_Sar makes a fine save
Min. 65 :(aja) G_Puciato barges the defender off the ball
          ...  G_Puciato keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Was that a smile we saw on his manager's face?
          ...  Sunderland 1-5 Ajax ...
Min. 66 :(aja) The Ajax manager shouts at them from the touchline to play C
Min. 66 :(aja) M_Overmars knocks it past D_Aitken and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  Fine tackle by B_Weinman
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 67 :(aja) T_Wallcott with electric pace
          ...  He eases past the defender
          ...  A_Brehme knocks the ball back to T_McGill
          ...  Ohhhh no!!
          ...  It's gone past T_McGill!
          ...  And just creeps wide!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Kolasinac chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  T_McGill catches it!
Min. 68 :(aja) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  G_Puciato is through!
          ...  A_Arshavin with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  P_Vieira knocks it forward
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Van_D_Hoorn with a stunning strike !
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 68 :(aja) P_Vieira looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to G_Puciato
          ...  A_Brehme reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Muniain curls it into the box!
          ...  G_Puciato makes a firm connection with his head
          ...  T_McGill gets up well to catch that one
Min. 70 :(sun) Boli replaces an unhappy B_Weinman and will play as a DF
Min. 70 :(sun) L_Shankland is being prepared to come on
          ...  A_Arshavin is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play FW
Min. 70 :(sun) C_Donaldson runs with pace at the defence
          ...  T_Vermaelen pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 70 :(aja) The ball goes loose!
          ...  M_Overmars gains possesion and thinks about the shot
          ...  M_Overmars with the header !
          ...  But T_McGill punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 73 :(sun) P_Knoe with the dribble
          ...  S_Kolasinac is easily beaten
          ...  Fazio with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 76 :(sun) D_Aitken finds M_V_Bommel with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  M_V_Bommel with a stunning strike !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 78 :(aja) M_Van_D_Hoorn with a reverse pass to F_Ljungberg
          ...  F_Ljungberg hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  But he's put it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that one?!?!?
Min. 86 :(aja) T_Vermaelen with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Overmars
          ...  C_Donaldson intercepts the pass
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(aja) Fazio spits at M_V_Bommel
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  And the ref shows him his 2nd yellow card now
          ...  RED CARD!
Min. 90 :(aja) M_Overmars beats his marker
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  M_Overmars hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  Over the bar

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stadium Of Light
Attendance           : 74,000
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : A_Arshavin
Scorers              : A_Arshavin (41)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Vardy (34)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : T_Vermaelen (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Fazio (22), T_Vermaelen (24), D_Bergkamp (36), T_Wallcott (42), G_Puciato (65)
Sent Off             : Fazio (88)
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sunderland    |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       19
Off target           :           4        |       7
On target            :           6        |       12
Possession           :          37        |       63
Corners              :           1        |       4
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       15
Key Tackles          :          10        |       9
Key Passes           :           9        |       14
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Final Score          : Sunderland 1 - 5 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Sunderland
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_McGill       GK  29   2   3   1  31 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  29   8  11  30 |  72   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60 -10 -20
A_Brehme       DF   1  26   7   8  35 |  94   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  10   0
C_Donaldson    DF   1  25  12   8  41 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
D_Aitken       DF   1  25   9   6  20 |  94   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
M_V_Bommel     MF   1   7  27  18  29 |  94   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10  20
S_Nakajima     MF   2   8  26   9  21 |  62   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
S_Defour       MF   2   9  25  12  12 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
P_Knoe         AM   1   9  25  13  12 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Arshavin     FW   2   6   8  27  32 |  72   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  47
J_Vardy        FW   1   7   8  25  30 |  94   0   0   1   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2   8  19
R_Clemance     GK  15   3   3   1  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Richards     DF   2  26  14   5  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Boli           DF   2  25  11   7  32 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Atsu           MF   1  10  25  11  18 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
L_Shankland    FW   2   8  10  25  23 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  90   0   2   0   0   2   1   0   1   0  30 -10  26
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  29  11   5  22 |  52   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Van_D_Hoorn  DF   1  29   8   8  33 |  94   0   2   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  50   1
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  28   9   6  31 |  94   0   2   1   0   2   1   0   0   0  40  10  45
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  30   9  20 |  94   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   1
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  94   0   0   2   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  10
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  29   7  32 |  54   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30  20
M_Overmars     MF   2  10  27  14  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  55   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  35
T_Wallcott     FW   3   9  11  28  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0   0  10  47
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  31  11  10  11 |  42   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Keown        DF   3  29  12   7  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  30  11  12 |  40   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
G_Puciato      FW   2   9  10  30  42 |  39   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  45
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