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Elite FA Cup, Group E Game 1

Sunderland 3 - 1 AC Milan

Elite FA Cup Qualifier 1st Leg Match, Sunderland vs. AC Milan (Sun Oct 08)


                           Sunderland  |  AC Milan
                            4-1-3-2 E  |  4-3-1-2 E
                         John Gemmell  |  Darren Broadhurst
                                       |
                          G_Buffon GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                         B_Weinman DF  |  DF T_Gemmell
                        A_Cissokho DF  |  DF G_Pique
                           Maldini DF  |  DF Ricadio
                        E_Richards DF  |  DF T_Haas
                           M_Woods DM  |  MF T_Motta
                     Eugen_Shakhov MF  |  MF L_Macleod
                           N_Sahin MF  |  MF K_Commons
                        H_Kagamoti MF  |  AM Alexis
                        Christinoa FW  |  FW Ricardo
                         R_M_Perry FW  |  FW J_Vardy
                                       |
                            L_Camp SUB |  SUB J_Hunter
                          S_Vagini SUB |  SUB J_Richards
                          D_Aitken SUB |  SUB A_Karnak
                        M_V_Bommel SUB |  SUB D_Boerrigter
                         M_Muniesa SUB |  SUB D_Costa

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 2  :(amn) T_Haas breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on G_Buffon!
          ...  N_Sahin brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  N_Alexander reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 4  :(amn) Alexis takes advantage of a mistake by M_Woods
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  B_Weinman takes the player down!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  N_Alexander is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 6  :(amn) Alexis with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  K_Commons gets on the end of the pass
          ...  A well-placed shot from K_Commons !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  G_Buffon moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  G_Buffon catches it with style!
Min. 7  :(sun) Christinoa is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  N_Sahin latches onto the ball
          ...  Driven towards goal by N_Sahin !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg smothers the ball.
Min. 7  :(amn) K_Commons wins possession
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Gemmell
          ...  T_Gemmell looks to see where G_Buffon is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But G_Buffon tips it behind
          ...  N_Alexander has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 9  :(sun) H_Kagamoti looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  B_Weinman receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  B_Weinman has a go!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes a fine save
Min. 12 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov crosses into the box, finding N_Sahin
          ...  T_Motta with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  John Gemmell looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 14 :(amn) K_Commons sidesteps M_Woods
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  E_Richards with a late tackle
          ...  Well to be fair he was looking for the foul
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  L_Macleod swings it in
          ...  T_Motta gets on the end of it
          ...  T_Motta from 20 yards !
          ...  It floats over G_Buffon
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 14 :(amn) K_Commons takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy with a thundering drive!
          ...  But G_Buffon comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 18 :(amn) L_Macleod runs down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He cuts the ball back
          ...  Ricardo latches onto the pass
          ...  He carves out some space
          ...  H_Kagamoti with the high feet
          ...  N_Alexander gave him a strong warning
Min. 19 :(sun) E_Richards with a first time pass
          ...  R_M_Perry runs onto it!
          ...  R_M_Perry rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 20 :(sun) R_M_Perry leaves G_Pique standing
          ...  R_M_Perry with a thundering drive!
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that M_Steklenburg got a touch
Min. 21 :(amn) J_Vardy knocks the ball past A_Cissokho
          ...  J_Vardy attempts a lob!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 22 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov with a flicked pass to E_Richards
          ...  E_Richards looks to see where M_Steklenburg is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  M_Steklenburg looks dejected
          ...  That's put Sunderland ahead!
          ...  Sunderland 1-0 AC Milan ...
Min. 23 :(sun) Christinoa latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Christinoa hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It hits the bar and goes over
          ...  Well, sometimes they go in, sometimes they don't
Min. 24 :(sun) B_Weinman with the towering header to H_Kagamoti
          ...  H_Kagamoti is clean through!
          ...  He rounds M_Steklenburg
          ...  He dinks it over M_Steklenburg
          ...  M_Steklenburg reacts well to save !!
Min. 25 :(amn) Ricadio with a pinpoint pass to Ricardo
          ...  Ricardo carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  G_Buffon with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 27 :(amn) Ricardo back heels to find J_Vardy in space
          ...  J_Vardy shoots towards goal !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Commons drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Woods wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 30 :(sun) N_Sahin kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Woods gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Woods strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg comes out and dives at his feet
          ...  That's goalkeeping at its finest
Min. 31 :(amn) K_Commons brings it under control
          ...  He takes on B_Weinman
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Ricardo!
          ...  Ricardo gets his head to the ball !
          ...  G_Buffon heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 32 :(amn) K_Commons hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Ricardo latches onto it!
          ...  Ricardo with the cheeky shot!
          ...  But it goes wide of the post
Min. 34 :(amn) G_Buffon miss-kicks!
          ...  Alexis is through!
          ...  Alexis fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 40 :(sun) M_Woods is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to Christinoa
          ...  T_Gemmell knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But N_Alexander just turns away!
Min. 40 :(amn) Ricardo has it on the edge of the box
          ...  But E_Richards slides in two footed.
          ...  N_Alexander has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 42 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov finds E_Richards in the box
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from E_Richards !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(amn) AC Milan's manager orders his side to play A
Min. 43 :(sun) R_M_Perry looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to H_Kagamoti
          ...  H_Kagamoti hits the ball first time!
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches the ball
Min. 47 :(sun) N_Sahin beats T_Haas
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Ricadio gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 48 :(sun) A_Cissokho looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_M_Perry
          ...  The cross hits R_M_Perry on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Sunderland 1-0 AC Milan

Min. 48 :(sun) M_Steklenburg miss-kicks!
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov is through!
          ...  A skilful effort from Eugen_Shakhov !
          ...  M_Steklenburg is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  And M_Steklenburg reacts well to palm it behind!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Woods plays it into the danger area!
          ...  R_M_Perry gets a shot in
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov crosses it in!
          ...  T_Haas belts it clear
Min. 49 :(amn) K_Commons with an incisive pass to Ricardo
          ...  G_Buffon fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  Ricardo Places the ball on the spot
          ...  G_Buffon tips it wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Alexis
          ...  It comes to G_Pique
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  G_Buffon beats the ball away
Min. 50 :(sun) M_Woods runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to R_M_Perry
          ...  G_Pique wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball comes to N_Sahin
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 51 :(amn) T_Motta breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on G_Buffon!
          ...  E_Richards brings him down!
          ...  That's a terrible challenge
          ...  The referee comes over
          ...  He's already on a yellow
          ...  Straight RED CARD!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  T_Motta swings it in
          ...  Alexis takes control of it!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Maldini hits it out for a throw
Min. 55 :(amn) L_Macleod cuts through the defence
          ...  A_Cissokho clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 58 :(amn) K_Commons is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  Ricardo latches onto the ball
          ...  Ricardo gets his head to the ball !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the AC Milan fans!
          ...  That's pulled AC Milan level!
          ...  Sunderland 1-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 60 :(sun) Christinoa sidesteps Ricadio
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Christinoa with a powerful diving header!
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The AC Milan fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 61 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Maldini
          ...  A well-placed shot from Maldini !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  M_Steklenburg never had a chance!
Min. 62 :(amn) Alexis is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  J_Vardy latches onto the end of it
          ...  J_Vardy with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  G_Buffon was lucky there
Min. 63 :(amn) T_Motta knocks the ball past the lunge of Eugen_Shakhov
          ...  T_Motta 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. 64 :(amn) K_Commons has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Maldini
          ...  He puts in J_Vardy!
          ...  M_Woods brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!
Min. 65 :(sun) M_V_Bommel replaces an unhappy M_Woods and will play as a AM
Min. 65 :(sun) H_Kagamoti drives it forward to Eugen_Shakhov
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov drives it low !
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 65 :(amn) L_Macleod with a glorious long pass to Alexis
          ...  Alexis with a powerful diving header!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 68 :(amn) D_Boerrigter replaces an unhappy Ricardo and will play as a FW
Min. 68 :(amn) Ricadio is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to Alexis
          ...  Cleaned up by B_Weinman
Min. 70 :(sun) a big roar from the crowd as D_Aitken comes on for B_Weinman to play DF
Min. 70 :(sun) M_Muniesa takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Christinoa
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 70 :(sun) H_Kagamoti gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_M_Perry
          ...  R_M_Perry hits a great shot !
          ...  M_Steklenburg 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. 71 :(sun) Eugen_Shakhov is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to R_M_Perry
          ...  R_M_Perry shapes up for a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He starts to run the full length of the pitch!
          ...  Sunderland have snatched the lead!
          ...  Sunderland 2-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 73 :(amn) A_Karnak replaces an unhappy Alexis and will play as a DF
Min. 74 :(sun) H_Kagamoti gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to N_Sahin
          ...  N_Sahin pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 74 :(amn) D_Boerrigter has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  A cracking drive from D_Boerrigter !
          ...  G_Buffon saves it
          ...  He got his body behind the ball there
Min. 75 :(amn) J_Richards will replace Ricadio and play DF
Min. 75 :(sun) A_Cissokho skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to M_Muniesa
          ...  G_Pique with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 76 :(sun) M_V_Bommel with the through ball to R_M_Perry
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by R_M_Perry !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Cissokho chips the ball into the area!
          ...  M_Steklenburg makes the catch!
Min. 76 :(amn) K_Commons gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to J_Vardy
          ...  Eugen_Shakhov is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
Min. 78 :(amn) T_Motta finds J_Vardy with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  But A_Cissokho reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 79 :(sun) R_M_Perry fires over a low cross to M_V_Bommel
          ...  M_V_Bommel is clean through!
          ...  The linesman has his flag raised
          ...  But N_Alexander waves play on
          ...  He just has to beat M_Steklenburg
          ...  He nutmegs M_Steklenburg
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Sunderland 3-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 79 :(amn) K_Commons whips the ball across to G_Pique
          ...  M_V_Bommel with a deliberate foul
          ...  N_Alexander will want to speak to him
          ...  N_Alexander calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 80 :(sun) M_V_Bommel times his run well
          ...  M_V_Bommel throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 80 :(amn) J_Vardy with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves Maldini behind
          ...  M_V_Bommel with an awful challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  N_Alexander tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is in a good position!
          ...  J_Vardy with the thundering drive
          ...  G_Buffon gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(sun) N_Sahin looks around for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to H_Kagamoti
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from H_Kagamoti !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 90 :(amn) T_Motta breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on G_Buffon!
          ...  R_M_Perry brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 92 :(amn) T_Motta beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  H_Kagamoti reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stadium Of Light
Attendance           : 75,000
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Sunderland Match Info
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Best player          : R_M_Perry (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : E_Richards (22), R_M_Perry (71), M_V_Bommel (79)
Sent Off             : E_Richards (51)
Booked               : N_Sahin (2), B_Weinman (4), G_Buffon (49), M_V_Bommel (80), R_M_Perry (90)
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : K_Commons
Scorers              : Ricardo (58)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Sunderland    |    AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          24        |       17
Off target           :           9        |       7
On target            :          15        |       10
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           5        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          13        |       8
Key Tackles          :           7        |       4
Key Passes           :          21        |       16
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Final Score          : Sunderland 3 - 1 AC Milan
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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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G_Buffon       GK  31   2   3   1  22 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  38   0   0   0
B_Weinman      DF   2  25   8  11  30 |  74   0   1   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  18   8   3
A_Cissokho     DF   2  25  10   6  12 |  96   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20   0
Maldini        DF   2  25   9   7  41 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20  21
E_Richards     DF   2  24  13   5  32 |  55   0   1   1   0   2   1   0   1   0  10   0  25
M_Woods        DM   2  16  25   9  18 |  69   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   5
Eugen_Shakhov  MF   1   6  27   6  21 |  96   0   0   5   2   2   0   0   0   0  20 100  30
N_Sahin        MF   2   7  26  17  26 |  96   0   0   2   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  18   5
H_Kagamoti     MF   2   7  23  13  32 |  96   0   1   4   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  40  15
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  25  42 |  74   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  10   2
R_M_Perry      FW   1   8  11  24  30 |  96   0   0   2   1   7   1   1   0   0  -2  33  46
L_Camp         GK  27   3   4   4  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Vagini       DF   1  23  11   6  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Aitken       DF   1  23   9   6  20 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_V_Bommel     AM   1   7  25  17  29 |  27   0   0   1   0   2   1   1   0   0  -2   8  29
M_Muniesa      FW   2   7   8  24  17 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - AC Milan
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_Steklenburg  GK  34   3   1   1  32 |  96  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
T_Gemmell      DF   2  25   4   9  42 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
G_Pique        DF   2  24   9   6  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   5
Ricadio        DF   3  24   8   6  32 |  79   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
T_Haas         DF   2  23  12   7  11 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
T_Motta        MF   1   9  26   4  32 |  96   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -18
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  25  10  31 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
K_Commons      MF   1   7  25  10  32 |  96   0   0   8   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  95   5
Alexis         AM   3   9  24  13  12 |  77   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   2
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  24  21 |  72   0   0   1   0   4   1   0   0   0 -20 -10  26
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  23  30 |  96   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  17
J_Hunter       GK  27   4   1   1  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Richards     DF   1  24   6   7  22 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Karnak       DF   3   4  24  14  31 |  19   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Boerrigter   FW   2   9  24  12  32 |  24   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
D_Costa        FW   3   7   9  23  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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