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Elite League Cup Match 1

Tottenham 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Elite League Cup Group Match, Tottenham vs. Aston Villa (Wed Oct 25)


                            Tottenham  |  Aston Villa
                            3-2-4-1 C  |  4-4-2 N
                         Levi Stephen  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                            R_Ceni GK  |  GK Valdivia
                          X_Alonso DF  |  DF D_Sloan
                         E_Plummer DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                         M_Twaddle DF  |  DF K_Wemberg
                          A_Wisdom DM  |  DF S_Ferguson
                        T_Manniman DM  |  MF P_Cocu
                           R_Pires MF  |  MF G_Driver
                           E_Gabor MF  |  MF B_Charlton
                        C_McGregor MF  |  MF Kaka
                             J_Fox MF  |  FW S_Corchia
                           R_Sharp FW  |  FW E_Cavani
                                       |
                         C_Poenaru SUB |  SUB P_Hankey
                          W_Morgan SUB |  SUB J_Mata
                           M_James SUB |  SUB P_Di_Canio
                         T_Hurlock SUB |  SUB N_Kalavee
                      Hugo_Sanchez SUB |  SUB Kike

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 1  :(tth) T_Manniman plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  T_Manniman tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But Valdivia tips it behind
          ...  H_Webb has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 1  :(asv) B_Charlton unselfishly heads the ball back to S_Corchia
          ...  T_Manniman knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But H_Webb just turns away!
Min. 3  :(tth) C_McGregor takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into R_Pires
          ...  R_Pires tries to chip the ball over Valdivia!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 7  :(tth) R_Sharp has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  R_Sharp shoots towards goal !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 7  :(asv) B_Charlton slides the ball across to P_Cocu
          ...  X_Alonso with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 10 :(tth) T_Manniman is taking a throw in
          ...  He takes a couple of strides back
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp with the header !
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 12 :(tth) J_Fox is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  Valdivia goes down well to save
Min. 17 :(asv) G_Driver turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to K_Wemberg
          ...  A well-placed shot from K_Wemberg !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 19 :(tth) X_Alonso jumps over A_Arrondel's challenge
          ...  A powerful shot by X_Alonso !
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  Valdivia grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 20 :(tth) T_Manniman finds R_Sharp in acres of space
          ...  R_Sharp with the overhead !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 21 :(tth) A_Wisdom with a probing pass to R_Pires
          ...  R_Pires cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  Valdivia makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 22 :(asv) G_Driver beats E_Plummer
          ...  E_Plummer reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 24 :(tth) E_Gabor with a measured ball to M_Twaddle
          ...  M_Twaddle fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  But Valdivia just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  H_Webb has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 25 :(tth) R_Pires picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  But P_Cocu wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 27 :(tth) M_Twaddle jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to R_Sharp
          ...  S_Ferguson clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 33 :(tth) A_Wisdom sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  M_Twaddle runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Arrondel
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 33 :(asv) S_Corchia flicks it over T_Manniman and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  S_Corchia with the chance !
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Sloan curls it into the box!
          ...  R_Ceni easily catches it!
Min. 34 :(tth) M_Twaddle hits a hard pass to X_Alonso
          ...  X_Alonso has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But Valdivia punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a throw in
Min. 35 :(tth) R_Sharp steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  R_Sharp hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  Valdivia with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 36 :(tth) A_Wisdom bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to E_Gabor
          ...  E_Gabor tries the lob from 30 yards !
          ...  Valdivia narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 41 :(asv) Kaka with electric pace
          ...  He eases past T_Manniman
          ...  X_Alonso with a reckless challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  H_Webb sends him off the pitch !!
          ...  He deserved to walk for that!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 47 :(tth) R_Pires 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!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  An audacious effort from R_Pires !
          ...  But Valdivia palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Tottenham 0-0 Aston Villa

Min. 50 :(tth) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez will come on for R_Sharp and play FW
Min. 51 :(tth) A_Wisdom with a glorious 60-yard pass to J_Fox
          ...  A great volley from J_Fox !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 52 :(asv) E_Cavani runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off the defender back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 53 :(tth) A_Wisdom hits in a wicked shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Twaddle latches onto it!
          ...  M_Twaddle cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It hits the sponsor hoarding
Min. 56 :(asv) Kaka knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  Fine tackle by M_Twaddle
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 60 :(tth) W_Morgan is being prepared to come on
          ...  E_Plummer is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 60 :(asv) P_Cocu has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past A_Wisdom
          ...  He puts in S_Ferguson!
          ...  S_Ferguson with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But R_Ceni reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on R_Ceni anyway
Min. 61 :(asv) K_Wemberg runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs Hugo_Sanchez
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  A_Wisdom wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 65 :(tth) Hugo_Sanchez takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  A_Arrondel knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But H_Webb just turns away!
Min. 66 :(tth) T_Manniman has it now
          ...  He takes on D_Sloan
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Twaddle!
          ...  A cheeky lob from M_Twaddle !
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  Valdivia was beaten there!
Min. 66 :(asv) P_Cocu brings it under control
          ...  He takes on C_McGregor
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in E_Cavani!
          ...  A_Wisdom cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 67 :(asv) Kaka runs at M_Twaddle
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  Kaka with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But R_Ceni punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 68 :(tth) E_Gabor kicks G_Driver!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 70 :(tth) M_James is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Pires is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(asv) Kaka skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  But A_Wisdom barges him off the ball
Min. 73 :(tth) T_Manniman runs at the defender
          ...  The ball rebounds off S_Ferguson back to him!
          ...  That was fortunate, but he continues to go forward!
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_Sloan and it had to be
Min. 74 :(tth) M_James with the dribble
          ...  This is a great chance
          ...  A cracking drive from M_James !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 74 :(asv) P_Cocu takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to B_Charlton
          ...  Cleared by W_Morgan
Min. 77 :(asv) G_Driver with the first time flick to E_Cavani
          ...  An audacious effort from E_Cavani !
          ...  He hits the sponsor hoarding with that effort
Min. 79 :(tth) W_Morgan with a precise ball to Hugo_Sanchez
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Valdivia moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  It's beaten him!
          ...  But it thumps the post!!
          ...  And goes out!
Min. 83 :(tth) M_James plays a long ball to Hugo_Sanchez
          ...  K_Wemberg leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
Min. 84 :(tth) Hugo_Sanchez nutmegs the defender, he continues to run forward
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  But Valdivia tips it over
          ...  H_Webb has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 85 :(tth) M_James with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past D_Sloan
          ...  He knocks it to Hugo_Sanchez!
          ...  But K_Wemberg slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 86 :(tth) M_James reads the run of T_Manniman
          ...  A powerful header from T_Manniman !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(tth) A_Wisdom plays in J_Fox with a beautiful ball
          ...  J_Fox with the side footed shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He starts to run the full length of the pitch!
          ...  Yes!!
          ...  That goal surely snatches the win!
          ...  Tottenham 1-0 Aston Villa ...
Min. 89 :(tth) It looks as though Tottenham is now playing D
Min. 91 :(asv) K_Wemberg knocks the ball past M_Twaddle
          ...  Hugo_Sanchez with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 93 :(asv) E_Cavani plays a quick one-two with his team mate
          ...  He heads towards the goal
          ...  He slides it past the defender!
          ...  But A_Wisdom wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 94 :(tth) M_Twaddle sidesteps S_Ferguson
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  M_Twaddle leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  Valdivia can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Valdivia makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?

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


Match Details
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Venue                : White Hart Lane
Attendance           : 60,192
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : A_Wisdom (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Fox (88)
Sent Off             : X_Alonso (41)
Booked               : Hugo_Sanchez (91)
Injured              : N/A
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Aston Villa Match Info
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Best player          : P_Cocu
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                            Tottenham     |  Aston Villa
Attempts on Goal     :          22        |       5
Off target           :          11        |       3
On target            :          11        |       2
Possession           :          65        |       35
Corners              :           0        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           8        |       4
Key Tackles          :           8        |       6
Key Passes           :          17        |       7
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Final Score          : Tottenham 1 - 0 Aston Villa
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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  32   2   2   7  30 |  98   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  55   0   0   0
X_Alonso       DF   2  23  16  13  21 |  41   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -4
E_Plummer      DF   1  23  11  11  22 |  64   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
M_Twaddle      DF   2  22  12  18  22 |  98   0   1   2   0   4   0   0   0   0  20  20   8
A_Wisdom       DM   2  26  22   8  34 |  98   0   4   6   1   0   0   0   0   0 100  95  20
T_Manniman     DM   2  17  23   5  25 |  98   0   1   3   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  30   6
R_Pires        MF   3   9  24  17  31 |  74   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
E_Gabor        MF   2  17  24   5  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   5
C_McGregor     MF   3  14  24   8  23 |  98   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Fox          MF   1  14  23   9  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  31
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  10  24  22 |  54   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0   0   0   0  17
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Morgan       DF   3  23  11   6  10 |  34   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
M_James        MF   2  10  24  14  21 |  24   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40  21
T_Hurlock      AM   1   8  23  18  37 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Hugo_Sanchez   FW   2   9  16  23  27 |  44   0   0   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  -2   4

Player Statistics - Aston Villa
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Valdivia       GK  35   2   2   1  42 |  98  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
D_Sloan        DF   2  28  10   4  19 |  98   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
A_Arrondel     DF   2  25   4   7  12 |  98   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
K_Wemberg      DF   2  24   6   7  32 |  98   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
S_Ferguson     DF   2  23   8   7  15 |  98   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -15
P_Cocu         MF   3  11  26  11  25 |  98   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
G_Driver       MF   1  11  27   5  25 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
B_Charlton     MF   1   7  24   9  30 |  98   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Kaka           MF   2   7  26  17  32 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
S_Corchia      FW   1   5   5  26  45 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
E_Cavani       FW   2  10  11  27  26 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Hankey       GK  27   3   3   5  19 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Mata         DF   1  10  23   7  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Di_Canio     DF   1   9   5  24  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Kalavee      MF   2   5  24   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kike           FW   2   7  10  23  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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