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Elite League Cup Match 1

Valencia 2 - 0 Manchester Utd

Elite League Cup Group Match, Valencia vs. Manchester Utd (Wed May 09)


                             Valencia  |  Manchester Utd
                              4-5-1 A  |  4-3-1-2 N
                           Andie Glen  |  Derek Purvis
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK Rafael
                        P_Senderos DF  |  DF P_Hoskins
                         E_Johnson DF  |  DF G_Johnson
                        C_Smalling DF  |  DF Ben_Barcley
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF J_Okore
                          Saddam_H MF  |  MF J_Maria
                           Saruman MF  |  MF S_Sidwell
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  MF R_Taiwo
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  AM J_J_Okocha
                      J_R_Riquelme MF  |  FW Van_Tijkaan
                        D_Rortugal FW  |  FW Arnautovic
                                       |
                          Valdivia SUB |  SUB Tom_Clements
                        J_Paintsil SUB |  SUB K_Gunter
                        B_Ivanovic SUB |  SUB B_Bannan
                               Kak SUB |  SUB Brian_Lavery
                          M_Murphy SUB |  SUB A_Ribbery

Referee: J_Eriksson (Sweden)


Min. 1  :(mnu) Van_Tijkaan runs at the defender
          ...  The defender falls over
          ...  A glorious effort by Van_Tijkaan !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Sidwell
          ...  Kamikaze makes the catch!
Min. 2  :(vla) D_Rortugal with the nutmeg
          ...  He takes the ball forward
          ...  But J_Okore spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 3  :(vla) P_Niemeyer retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  Saddam_H gets on the end of it
          ...  Saddam_H with the shot !
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Rafael makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 6  :(vla) D_Rortugal takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into Saruman
          ...  Ben_Barcley with a nasty foul
Min. 9  :(vla) D_Rortugal gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside the defender!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by G_Johnson
Min. 10 :(vla) P_Niemeyer retreats under pressure
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  D_Rortugal latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_Rortugal with a terrific drive !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 11 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  J_R_Riquelme bears down on goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 12 :(vla) Saruman takes advantage of a mistake by G_Johnson
          ...  It's a lucky break
          ...  Saruman tries the shot !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 13 :(vla) Saddam_H takes advantage of a mistake by G_Johnson
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Saddam_H with a powerful diving header!
          ...  What agility from Rafael
Min. 17 :(vla) The defender slips and falls over!
          ...  Saruman is through!
          ...  J_Okore makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Ben_Barcley heads it away
Min. 17 :(vla) C_Smalling knocks it past J_Okore and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  J_Okore with a bad challenge
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 21 :(vla) T_Huddlestone runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal breaks clear!
          ...  He tries to take it round Rafael
          ...  He rounds Rafael
          ...  He taps it towards the goal!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's put Valencia in front!
          ...  Valencia 1-0 Manchester Utd ...
Min. 22 :(vla) It seems Saddam_H has switched to a DF
Min. 22 :(vla) Saddam_H with the Cruyff turn
          ...  Saddam_H aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  Rafael blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 24 :(vla) P_Niemeyer headbutts R_Taiwo!
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  It is deep inside there own half
          ...  Van_Tijkaan hoists it forward
          ...  J_Maria gets on the end of it
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by E_Johnson
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 25 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme skips the challenge from P_Hoskins
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman curls it into the box!
          ...  R_Taiwo heads it away
Min. 25 :(vla) Saruman flicks it past J_Okore
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Van_Tijkaan with an awful challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  J_Eriksson had no choice there!!
          ...  Andie Glen appluads the decision
Min. 26 :(vla) D_Rortugal takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  D_Rortugal shoots towards goal !
          ...  Rafael just watches it fly safely wide!
Min. 27 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha sidesteps Saddam_H
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a bad challenge
Min. 30 :(vla) D_Rortugal with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from G_Johnson
          ...  D_Rortugal with the drive!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 30 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha takes advantage of a mistake by C_Smalling
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  T_Huddlestone slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 31 :(vla) Saruman floats the ball in to find J_R_Riquelme
          ...  But P_Hoskins with the fine tackle
Min. 32 :(vla) Saruman turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  Saruman blasts it at the goal !
          ...  Rafael parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 35 :(mnu) J_Maria with an intelligent ball to Arnautovic
          ...  D_Rortugal with a well timed tackle
          ...  J_Eriksson didn't like it though
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 36 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme fires over a low cross to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with a little chip!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 37 :(mnu) J_Maria boots it towards Arnautovic
          ...  W_Van_Boer forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Sidwell plays it into the danger area!
          ...  C_Smalling gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 38 :(mnu) Arnautovic flicks it past C_Smalling
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  C_Smalling does well to get the tackle in
Min. 41 :(mnu) J_J_Okocha pass splits open the defence and finds Arnautovic
          ...  D_Rortugal gets to the ball first
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(vla) Saddam_H retreats under pressure
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  J_R_Riquelme gets on the end of it
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But Rafael with the difficult save
Min. 44 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme takes control of the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with the header !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 44 :(mnu) Ben_Barcley with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves W_Van_Boer behind
          ...  Ben_Barcley hits the shot with the outside of the left foot!
          ...  Kamikaze won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 46 :(vla) T_Huddlestone with a flicked pass to Saddam_H
          ...  Saddam_H tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into Rafael arms
          ...  He's spilt it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He'll want to forget about that quickly!
          ...  Valencia 2-0 Manchester Utd ...

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 2-0 Manchester Utd

Min. 49 :(vla) Saruman has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past Arnautovic!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  Saruman has a dig at goal!
          ...  Rafael collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 50 :(vla) B_Ivanovic comes on for P_Senderos and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 50 :(mnu) K_Gunter will replace J_Okore and play DF
Min. 50 :(mnu) P_Hoskins has space to run with the ball
          ...  W_Van_Boer fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  Valencia will have to play the rest of the game without him
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just past the halfway line
          ...  Ben_Barcley hoists it forward
          ...  J_J_Okocha gets on the end of it
          ...  Saddam_H with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 54 :(mnu) Arnautovic is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to S_Sidwell
          ...  S_Sidwell drives the shot in!
          ...  But Kamikaze pulls out a save of the game
Min. 55 :(vla) Kak comes on for J_R_Riquelme and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 55 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery is coming on for J_J_Okocha and playing FW
Min. 60 :(mnu) B_Bannan is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Taiwo is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 60 :(vla) C_Smalling sidesteps Ben_Barcley
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  A delicate chip from C_Smalling !
          ...  Rafael goes down well to save
Min. 61 :(mnu) S_Sidwell sidesteps Kak
          ...  He was too quick for his marker
          ...  Saddam_H wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 62 :(mnu) S_Sidwell with a penetrating pass to G_Johnson
          ...  E_Johnson slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 67 :(mnu) S_Sidwell breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  Saruman brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  J_Eriksson reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 68 :(vla) B_Ivanovic with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows S_Sidwell a clean set of heals
          ...  J_Maria leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  He's in trouble here!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 69 :(vla) Saddam_H has space to run with the ball
          ...  K_Gunter goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 70 :(vla) Kak runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of T_Huddlestone
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  T_Huddlestone with the overhead !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 71 :(vla) C_Smalling is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  C_Smalling goes for goal !
          ...  Rafael has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Rafael is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 71 :(mnu) S_Sidwell knocks it forward
          ...  C_Smalling slips
          ...  J_Maria gets to it!
          ...  Kak slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 73 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He slides the ball past B_Ivanovic!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  C_Smalling looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 74 :(vla) Saruman bursts forward
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by Saruman !
          ...  It floats over Rafael
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 74 :(vla) Saruman knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  S_Sidwell bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  The ref shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 80 :(mnu) S_Sidwell skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  S_Sidwell hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It hits the outside of the post
          ...  And goes out
Min. 81 :(vla) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  D_Rortugal is through!
          ...  P_Hoskins goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 82 :(mnu) Brian_Lavery takes possession
          ...  Brian_Lavery with the strike !
          ...  Kamikaze makes a good save
Min. 84 :(vla) Saddam_H cuts inside his opponent
          ...  He worked that well
          ...  P_Hoskins is forced to retreat
          ...  He knocks it back!
          ...  Rafael misses it!
          ...  It creeps just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Rortugal crosses it in!
          ...  Rafael jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(mnu) K_Gunter knocks the ball past the lunge of Kak
          ...  Launched towards the top corner by K_Gunter !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  Kamikaze never had a chance!
Min. 92 :(mnu) B_Bannan gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to Brian_Lavery
          ...  Brian_Lavery rises above the defence to head the ball !
          ...  Kamikaze with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He gave the striker no chance

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 106,487
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : Saddam_H (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Rortugal (21), Saddam_H (46)
Sent Off             : P_Niemeyer (24), W_Van_Boer (50)
Booked               : D_Rortugal (35), Saruman (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Manchester Utd Match Info
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Best player          : S_Sidwell
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : Van_Tijkaan (25)
Booked               : J_Okore (17), J_Maria (68), S_Sidwell (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     | Manchester Utd
Attempts on Goal     :          20        |       7
Off target           :          12        |       4
On target            :           8        |       3
Possession           :          60        |       40
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           2        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       3
Subs Used            :           2        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       10
Key Tackles          :          10        |       7
Key Passes           :           9        |       8
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Final Score          : Valencia 2 - 0 Manchester Utd
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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 |  96   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  53   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   9   6  31 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  96   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 100   0  11
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  53   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  10 -10 -10
Saddam_H       DF   2  20  28  25  27 |  96   0   2   1   0   4   1   0   0   0  40  10  56
Saruman        MF   2   7  28  24  30 |  96   0   0   1   0   4   0   1   0   0  -2   8  20
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  17  28   5  22 |  24   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10  10 -10
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  96   0   1   2   2   1   0   0   0   0  20  60   1
J_R_Riquelme   MF   3   6  27  21  34 |  58   0   0   2   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  20  12
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   6   1   1   0   0  18  -2  38
Valdivia       GK  37   2   2   1  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Paintsil     DF   1  27  13   9  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  26  10   7  22 |  43   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Kak            MF   2  16  26   9  41 |  38   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Murphy       FW   1  13  14  29  26 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Manchester Utd
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  30   2   2   2  20 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
P_Hoskins      DF   2  24   9   5  10 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
G_Johnson      DF   1  24   8   7  18 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Ben_Barcley    DF   3  24   7   8  41 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
J_Okore        DF   3  24   5   6  22 |  53   0   2   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  38  -2  -2
J_Maria        MF   3   8  25   9  32 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
S_Sidwell      MF   2   6  25   8  11 |  96   0   0   2   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  18   9
R_Taiwo        MF   1   6  23   2  31 |  63   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10 -20
J_J_Okocha     AM   1   9  23  15  13 |  58   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
Van_Tijkaan    FW   1   9   8  26  22 |  25   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   1   0 -10 -10  -9
Arnautovic     FW   1   7   5  25  11 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Tom_Clements   GK  29   2   3   2  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Gunter       DF   2  24   7  10  22 |  43   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
B_Bannan       MF   1   7  25   4  27 |  33   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Brian_Lavery   FW   2   7   8  24  32 |  38   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20
A_Ribbery      FW   2   6   8  24  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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