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Elite League Cup Match 1

Tottenham 2 - 0 Valencia

Elite League Cup Groups Match 1, Tottenham vs. Valencia (Wed Nov 14)


                            Tottenham  |  Valencia
                            5-0-2-3 A  |  5-3-1-1 C
                         Levi Stephen  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                            R_Ceni GK  |  GK Kamikaze
                          A_Wisdom DF  |  DF A_Van_Buuren
                          W_Morgan DF  |  DF W_Van_Boer
                          A_Hinkel DF  |  DF T_Stavos
                        A_R_Essien DF  |  DF A_Nouri
                            Doriva DF  |  DF Carr
                         A_Johnson AM  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                           R_Pires AM  |  MF L_Macleod
                           R_Sharp FW  |  MF A_A_Messi
                            G_Weah FW  |  AM J_R_Riquelme
                           J_Vardy FW  |  FW Christinoa
                                       |
                         C_Poenaru SUB |  SUB Romero
                           S_Howey SUB |  SUB D_E_Boyata
                           E_Gabor SUB |  SUB J_Stam
                        T_Manniman SUB |  SUB W_Jose
                      Hugo_Sanchez SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: C_V_Carballo (Spain)


Min. 1  :(tth) A_R_Essien has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past W_Van_Boer
          ...  He puts in Doriva!
          ...  But A_Nouri wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 1  :(vla) L_Macleod takes advantage of a mistake by Doriva
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  L_Macleod tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But R_Ceni tips it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by J_R_Riquelme
          ...  It comes to L_Macleod
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  R_Ceni makes a good save
Min. 2  :(tth) R_Sharp has space to run with the ball
          ...  W_Van_Boer with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It's in a very dangerous position!
          ...  Doriva shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to R_Sharp instead
          ...  But A_Nouri slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 3  :(tth) R_Sharp is too quick for the defence
          ...  A_Nouri with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Tottenham players
          ...  C_V_Carballo warned him
Min. 4  :(tth) R_Pires heads the ball back to A_Johnson
          ...  A_Nouri with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 5  :(tth) A_R_Essien hits a hard pass to G_Weah
          ...  A_Van_Buuren is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  C_V_Carballo tries to calm him down
Min. 6  :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with the nod to Christinoa
          ...  A_Hinkel with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  C_V_Carballo gave him a strong warning
Min. 8  :(tth) R_Pires jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Johnson
          ...  A_Johnson hits a curling shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He rips off his shirt and spins it in the air
          ...  Tottenham go in front now with that goal!
          ...  Tottenham 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 8  :(vla) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Valencia will now be playing A
Min. 8  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats the defender
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the shot !
          ...  R_Ceni blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 9  :(vla) L_Macleod with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  T_Stavos gets on the end of the pass
          ...  T_Stavos belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  But R_Ceni just gets his fingers to that one
          ...  C_V_Carballo has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 12 :(vla) A_A_Messi finds Christinoa on the edge of the box
          ...  Christinoa attempts to nutmeg R_Ceni!
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 13 :(tth) W_Morgan with the nod to A_Johnson
          ...  A_Johnson with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rifled into the top corner!
          ...  He runs off to the Tottenham fans to celebrate!
          ...  Tottenham 2-0 Valencia ...
Min. 20 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme boots it towards A_A_Messi
          ...  G_Weah robs him of the ball
Min. 21 :(tth) A defence splitting pass from A_Hinkel to R_Sharp
          ...  R_Sharp fires the shot in!
          ...  The shot slips through Kamikaze's hands
          ...  But Kamikaze recovers to save!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 26 :(tth) R_Sharp gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside A_Van_Buuren!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  R_Sharp bears down on goal!
          ...  Kamikaze parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 26 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi takes advantage of a mistake by W_Morgan
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  A_R_Essien bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  Play on!
Min. 31 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi boots it towards Christinoa
          ...  A_Wisdom rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo will just give him a speaking to
Min. 32 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with the dribble
          ...  A_Hinkel is easily beaten
          ...  W_Morgan pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 35 :(tth) G_Weah can't find space for the shot
          ...  He slips it through to R_Pires
          ...  R_Pires has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  Kamikaze just watches it drift out of play!
Min. 37 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  A_Wisdom pulls the player to the ground!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 38 :(tth) R_Pires beats A_Nouri
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  T_Stavos makes the challenge and clears the ball
Min. 40 :(tth) R_Pires sidesteps A_Van_Buuren
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  A left-footer by R_Pires !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 41 :(tth) R_Pires latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi plays the back pass
          ...  Kamikaze can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Johnson hits it into the box!
          ...  Kamikaze fists it away!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(tth) E_Gabor comes on for J_Vardy and will play DM to the delight of the fans
Min. 45 :(tth) Tottenham changed their strategy to play D
Min. 45 :(vla) A_A_Messi takes on the defender
          ...  He runs past the defender
          ...  A_A_Messi hits the ball first time!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 47 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Macleod
          ...  L_Macleod tries to lob the keeper !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Tottenham 2-0 Valencia

Min. 52 :(vla) A_A_Messi looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  R_Ceni with the acrobatic save
          ...  Well saved
Min. 55 :(tth) T_Manniman comes on for W_Morgan and takes up a DM role
Min. 55 :(vla) D_E_Boyata is coming on and A_Van_Buuren is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 57 :(tth) T_Manniman runs down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Weah
          ...  W_Van_Boer wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 60 :(tth) S_Howey is coming on and G_Weah is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play DF
Min. 60 :(tth) Doriva looks around for some movement
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He hits the ball to A_Hinkel
          ...  But W_Van_Boer puts the ball out of play
Min. 65 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi with an in swinging cross to L_Macleod
          ...  A_Wisdom reads the game well and cuts out the pass!
Min. 67 :(vla) D_E_Boyata looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Christinoa
          ...  T_Manniman wins control of the ball with his hand!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 69 :(vla) W_Van_Boer breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on R_Ceni!
          ...  Doriva brings him down!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  C_V_Carballo had no choice there!!
          ...  Andie Glen appluads the decision
Min. 76 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi finds Christinoa in acres of space
          ...  Good sliding challenge from A_Wisdom
Min. 77 :(vla) L_Macleod runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_E_Boyata
          ...  A_Hinkel reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 80 :(vla) A_A_Messi is out on the right
          ...  He moves the ball left to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  S_Howey pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 83 :(tth) A_R_Essien volleys it forward. He finds R_Sharp
          ...  L_Macleod with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Tottenham players
          ...  C_V_Carballo calls him over
          ...  C_V_Carballo is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 85 :(vla) M_Icardi takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Christinoa
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(tth) R_Sharp beats Carr
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from L_Macleod

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Attendance           : 85,000
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Tottenham Match Info
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Best player          : A_Johnson (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Johnson (8,13)
Sent Off             : Doriva (69)
Booked               : A_Wisdom (37)
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : K_El_Ahmadi
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : L_Macleod (83)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Tottenham    |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :           6        |       8
Off target           :           2        |       3
On target            :           4        |       5
Possession           :          41        |       59
Corners              :           1        |       1
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :          12        |       6
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :          10        |       12
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Final Score          : Tottenham 2 - 0 Valencia
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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  34   2   2   7  30 |  93   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  85   0   0   0
A_Wisdom       DF   2  27  22   8  34 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
W_Morgan       DF   3  25  11   6  10 |  57   0   1   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  30   0
A_Hinkel       DF   1  25  10  10  44 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_R_Essien     DF   1  23  20   1  23 |  93   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  50  20
Doriva         DF   2  22  23  10  21 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
A_Johnson      AM   2   6  25  18  27 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   2   0   0   0   0   0  70
R_Pires        AM   3   9  25  17  31 |  93   0   0   2   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   2
R_Sharp        FW   3   6  11  25  22 |  93   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
G_Weah         FW   1   9   7  25  22 |  62   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  25  30 |  45   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Poenaru      GK  20   2   3   3  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Howey        DF   2  22  19   5  36 |  31   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
E_Gabor        DM   2  18  25   5  21 |  48   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Manniman     DM   2  18  24   5  25 |  36   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Hugo_Sanchez   FW   2   9  16  24  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Kamikaze       GK  35   7   2   2  20 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  31  12   8  25 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  93   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  27  12   5  10 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
A_Nouri        DF   1  26  11   6  21 |  93   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
Carr           DF   2  26   9   8  11 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  93   0   1   4   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  40  10
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  93   0   1   2   0   3   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
A_A_Messi      MF   2   7  26  11  40 |  93   0   0   3   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  30   1
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  28  21  34 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20  10
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |  87   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Romero         GK  34   1   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  36   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   6  29 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Jose         AM   3   8   9  27  10 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  25  31 |   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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