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Division 1, Week 13

Valencia 3 - 0 Manchester City

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Manchester City (Wed Jan 17)


                             Valencia  |  Manchester City
                          4-1-3-1-1 P  |  4-4-2 N
                           Andie Glen  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK S_Scuffet
                           Ronaldo DF  |  DF M_A_Nastasic
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF W_Reid
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF P_Zabaleta
                        J_Paintsil DF  |  DF M_Rojo
                        P_Niemeyer DM  |  MF L_Diame
                      J_R_Riquelme MF  |  MF Jinky
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF Eduardo
                            B_Yaga MF  |  MF V_Anite
                           Saruman AM  |  FW G_Botti
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW A_Langlitz
                                       |
                       Z_Stonewall SUB |  SUB P_Out
                        P_Senderos SUB |  SUB K_Rekik
                         E_Johnson SUB |  SUB Quintero
                          N_Schulz SUB |  SUB M_Skiba
                          M_Murphy SUB |  SUB J_Pozo

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 7  :(vla) J_Paintsil sidesteps M_Rojo
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Cleared by M_A_Nastasic
Min. 11 :(vla) J_Paintsil takes advantage of a mistake by M_A_Nastasic
          ...  J_Paintsil gets up high for the header !
          ...  The shot slips through S_Scuffet's hands
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a terrible mistake
          ...  Care Taker looks gutted
          ...  Valencia have snatched the lead!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Manchester City ...
Min. 14 :(vla) T_Huddlestone takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with a blistering shot !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 15 :(mnc) Eduardo with a probing through ball G_Botti
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He's lucky to be let off for that one
          ...  Andie Glen looks relieved
          ...  Care Taker is far from happy with that decision
Min. 19 :(vla) T_Huddlestone unselfishly heads the ball back to P_Niemeyer
          ...  P_Niemeyer hits the ball first time!
          ...  But he puts it well wide
          ...  The Manchester City fans taunt him!
Min. 20 :(vla) P_Niemeyer hoists the ball across to Saruman
          ...  Saruman controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Valencia 2-0 Manchester City ...
Min. 21 :(mnc) V_Anite runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Botti
          ...  J_Paintsil with a clumsy challenge
          ...  He gets away with that one
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  Care Taker looks annoyed that there was no card there
Min. 22 :(vla) T_Huddlestone stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  T_Huddlestone from 20 yards !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He dives on the ground and his team mates follow him!!
          ...  Valencia 3-0 Manchester City ...
Min. 30 :(vla) D_Rortugal has space to run with the ball
          ...  D_Rortugal has time and space on the edge of the box!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  S_Scuffet gets his fingertips to it
          ...  He pushes it on to the post
          ...  The defender clears the loose ball
Min. 32 :(mnc) A_Langlitz jumps over J_R_Riquelme's challenge
          ...  But T_Huddlestone clears the danger
Min. 36 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past M_Rojo
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Jinky rushes in with a poor tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  This is a good chance!
          ...  B_Yaga shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to J_R_Riquelme instead
          ...  J_R_Riquelme tries the shot !
          ...  S_Scuffet can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  S_Scuffet makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 37 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  P_Zabaleta clears with a diving header
Min. 39 :(vla) D_Rortugal steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  D_Rortugal with the crafty shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(mnc) Eduardo backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  G_Botti latches onto the end of it
          ...  G_Botti hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 44 :(vla) Saruman looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal attempts a low drive!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Yaga drives it into the box!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 45 :(vla) P_Niemeyer gets to the by line and finds D_Rortugal with a beautiful cross
          ...  D_Rortugal launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  Saved by S_Scuffet
Min. 46 :(vla) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  J_Paintsil seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  J_Paintsil tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  S_Scuffet falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 46 :(vla) Saruman knocks the ball past the lunge of W_Reid
          ...  P_Zabaleta leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  T_Huddlestone with the delicate chip over the wall
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 3-0 Manchester City

Min. 46 :(mnc) Jinky with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  Fine tackle by J_Paintsil
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 49 :(vla) D_Rortugal sidesteps L_Diame
          ...  D_Rortugal with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 50 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme turns past W_Reid
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  But S_Scuffet palms it behind
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 51 :(vla) J_Paintsil takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  J_Paintsil flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  S_Scuffet is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 55 :(vla) Up goes the substitution board - P_Senderos on for Ronaldo as a DF
Min. 57 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past W_Reid
          ...  He knocks it to Saruman!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Jinky
          ...  He timed it well
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer floats the ball in!
          ...  J_Paintsil tries to place the shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Scuffet fists it away!
Min. 59 :(vla) P_Niemeyer looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Saruman
          ...  W_Reid stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 60 :(vla) W_Van_Boer gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds D_Rortugal
          ...  But Jinky slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 61 :(vla) P_Niemeyer gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  W_Reid plays the back pass
          ...  S_Scuffet can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman plays it into the danger area!
          ...  S_Scuffet catches it!
Min. 62 :(vla) B_Yaga takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to Saruman
          ...  Saruman sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  S_Scuffet makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 63 :(vla) Saruman finds himself in acres of space
          ...  Saruman with the cheeky shot!
          ...  S_Scuffet saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 64 :(mnc) L_Diame drives it across the face of the goal G_Botti
          ...  P_Senderos with the tackle
Min. 65 :(vla) There's going to be a change
          ...  E_Johnson will come on for Saruman and play DF
Min. 67 :(mnc) L_Diame bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to A_Langlitz
          ...  A thundering drive by A_Langlitz !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Botti chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Kamikaze makes the catch!
Min. 69 :(vla) T_Huddlestone spits at Jinky
          ...  D_Skomina calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 70 :(vla) M_Murphy is coming on for D_Rortugal and playing FW
Min. 71 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats one
          ...  Goes past the second
          ...  He keeps going
          ...  fantastic skill!!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  S_Scuffet turns it behind for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer lofts the ball in!
          ...  P_Senderos tries to place the shot!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 72 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme knocks it past L_Diame and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  A wicked drive by J_R_Riquelme !
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
Min. 73 :(mnc) G_Botti with the dribble
          ...  M_Murphy intercepts the pass
Min. 75 :(mnc) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  K_Rekik will come on for W_Reid and play DF
Min. 75 :(mnc) Quintero takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Jinky
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 75 :(mnc) M_Skiba comes on for A_Langlitz and takes up a FW role
Min. 75 :(vla) P_Senderos with a precise ball to M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy has a go!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 75 :(mnc) G_Botti leaves his marker standing
          ...  W_Van_Boer reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 79 :(mnc) M_Skiba hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  V_Anite collects the loose ball!
          ...  B_Yaga cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!
Min. 85 :(vla) P_Niemeyer cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Murphy
          ...  M_Murphy sees S_Scuffet off his line !
          ...  S_Scuffet catches the ball
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(vla) M_Murphy runs at M_Skiba
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Murphy with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But S_Scuffet punches it away
          ...  He was lucky to get to that one
Min. 91 :(vla) P_Niemeyer hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  J_R_Riquelme latches onto it!
          ...  L_Diame is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was pushing down on his man
          ...  D_Skomina refrained from booking him but had words
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  W_Van_Boer swings it in
          ...  M_Murphy gets on the end of it
          ...  M_Murphy cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  S_Scuffet plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 110,000
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : J_Paintsil (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Paintsil (11), Saruman (20), T_Huddlestone (22)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester City Match Info
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Best player          : S_Scuffet
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : P_Zabaleta (46)
Booked               : Jinky (36)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     | Manchester City
Attempts on Goal     :          25        |       2
Off target           :          11        |       2
On target            :          14        |       0
Possession           :          63        |       37
Corners              :           5        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           8        |       7
Key Tackles          :           6        |       6
Key Passes           :          13        |       6
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Final Score          : Valencia 3 - 0 Manchester City
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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  34   7   2   2  20 |  93   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
Ronaldo        DF   2  30  12  10  29 |  57   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  27  13   9  31 |  93   0   1   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  40  20  57
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  28   5  22 |  93   0   0   5   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  65   1
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  27  21  34 |  93   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  16
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  93   0   1   2   0   2   1   0   0   0  20  20  31
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  27   8  35 |  93   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Saruman        AM   2   7  28  24  30 |  67   0   0   1   0   3   1   0   0   0   0  10  40
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  72   0   0   0   0   6   0   0   0   0  20  20  34
Z_Stonewall    GK  28   2   2   2  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  36   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10   1
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   9   6  31 |  26   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
N_Schulz       MF   1   7  25  16  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Murphy       FW   1  13  14  29  26 |  21   0   1   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  20   0  16

Player Statistics - Manchester City
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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S_Scuffet      GK  39   5   1   4  41 |  93  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
M_A_Nastasic   DF   1  26   2   2  45 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
W_Reid         DF   2  25   6   9  41 |  77   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Zabaleta     DF   2  25   4   1  27 |  46   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
M_Rojo         DF   1  24   6   8  20 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Diame        MF   1  10  29   5  32 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Jinky          MF   3   8  28   8  41 |  77   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
Eduardo        MF   2   7  27   8  21 |  93   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
V_Anite        MF   2   7  21   9  33 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Botti        FW   1   8   9  28  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
A_Langlitz     FW   3   7  11  27  32 |  77   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
P_Out          GK  12   5   4   7  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Rekik        DF   1  26   7   2  12 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Quintero       MF   2   9  20  16  41 |  16   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Skiba        FW   1   7   8  23  32 |  16   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Pozo         FW   2   9   6  22  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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