Wednesday, 30 November 2011

UEFA Europa League and Carling Cup Quarter Finals LIVE:

On a unusual Wednesday Europa League and Carling Cup night....
It guarentee drama and lots of goals...
Clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City play.....
Here we go.....

Braga 1 Birmingham City 0 FT
Hugo Viana scored the only goal of the night in Portugal as Brimingham have to wait until the last day to proceed to the Last 32. It came in the 52nd minute from a deflection which sent keeper Myhill the wrong way. Nikola Zigic had a penalty saved to deny putting City infront in the 10th minute.

Hugo Viana scoring the only goal of the game for Braga against Brimingham in the 52nd minute.

Attendance: 9,957

West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has been sacked after a poor spell this season.
He brought in so many players.... which showed promise, but they were playing badly and not getting the results they needed.

Tottenham Hotspur vs PAOK Salonka: LIVE

PAOK: Chalkias, Stafylidis, Malezas, Contreras, Etto, Pablo García, Georgiadis, Fotakis, Lazăr, Salpingi, Athanasiadis. Subs: Krejić, Balafas, Cirillo, Sznaucner, Ivić, Arias, Papazoglou.

Tottenham: Gomes, Gallas, Bassong, Corluka, Lennon, Modric, Rose, Livermore, Pienaar, Defoe, Kane. Subs: Cudicini, Bale, Walker, Townsend, Fredericks, Carroll, Falqué.

Harry Redknapp wants the win here to progress to the Last 32.....
A stronger Tottenham squad than we've seen in recent Europa League fixtures..... which includes Modric and Defoe.

0: This match has begun at White Hart Lane after the one minute silence following the death of Wales manager Gary Speed on Sunday.
5: Cross into the box by PAOK..... header by Salpingi inside the 16 yard box..... GOAL to PAOK!!!! 5 minutes in and the away side have broken the deadlock!!!!
Poor defence by William Gallas and Sebastien Bassong... they were all over the place...
Poor goalkeeping by Gomes who stood still, took too long and had slow reactions.....
8: Corner to Tottenham. Cleared away by the PAOK defence.
10: PAOK are passing well here...
12: Ball into the box for PAOK...... Athanasiadis is there and sticks a leg out..... it goes past Gomes.... GOAL!!! PAOK are 2-0 up!!!
16: PAOK on the counter on the wing.... into the box.... BLOCKED!!! by Corluka for a corner.
16: Corner taken but it hits the side netting and goes out for a goal-kick.
17: Gomes takes the goal-kick long.
20: Tottenham knocking the ball around now... looking for a gap in the defence to try and exploit it.
38: Kostas Stafylidis handles the ball on the line from a Tottenham corner..... the referee blows the whistle and pulls a card out of his pocket.... IT IS RED!!! A harsh decison by the referee..... Midfielder Luka Modric steps up to take the penalty.... he places the ball past the keeper.. GOAL!!!! 2-1! Tottenham are back in it!
45: The referee blows the whistle for half-time here at White Hart Lane.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: LIVE
65: Shot from 35 yards out by Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose...... GOAL!!!! Palace are infront!!!!
69: Foul by Crystal Palace's Patrick McCarthy on Manchester United striker Federico Macheda. Penalty going to be taken by Federico Macheda..... he steps up..... shoots.... GOAL!!! He equalises for Manchester United. That was not a long lead from Crystal Palace....
90: The referee blows the whistle for full-time here... That means extra time will be played....
90:(extra-time) The first half of extra time has kicked off here at Old Trafford.
92: Shot by Manchester United midfielder Ji-Sung Park from 20 yards out..... MISS!!!
97: Foul by Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park on Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha.
Free-kick taken by Palace's Darren Ambrose from left wing...... header by Glenn Murray from 6 yards out....... GOAL!!!!! Palace are infront!! The dream is still alive!
100: Shot by Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson from 25 yards out...... MISS!!! United are trying their best to equalise here.... putting pressure on Palace by taking lots of shots....
101: Foul by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling on Palace's Glenn Murray. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose from 30 yards out..... SAVE!!!! by goalkeeper Ben Amos!
105: Shot taken from 30 yards out by Manchester United defender Paul Pogba..... MISS!!! And that will be the last shot of the half.
105+1: The referee blows the whistle for half time of extra time.
105: The second half of extra time has started at Old Trafford with Crystal Palace leading defending EPL leaders Manchester United by 2-1.
106: Cross by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling..... (comfortably) SAVE!!!! by Lewis Price.
110: Foul by Manchester United's Darron Gibson on Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray. Darron Gibson booked for a bad tackle. Free-kick taken by Anthony Gardner from own half.
118: Cross by Manchester United midfielder Antonio Valencia.... header by Mame Diouf from 6 yards out.... BLOCKED by Patrick McCarthy.
120: Cross by United's Antonio Valencia.... (comfortable) SAVE!!! by Lewis Price.
And that will be the last action of this match....
120+1: The referee blows the whistle for full-time here at Old Trafford. The shock of the Carling Cup has come back as Manchester United have been beaten AT HOME by Championship side Crystal Palace by 2-1.

Carling Cup:
Manchester United 1 Crystal Palace 2

What a result for Palace....
United's youngsters were unlucky....
Sir Alex Ferguson will feel disappointed as they lost to a team who they would have expected to won and had 21 shots but only one goal (which was a penalty) but now can focus on the EPL and Champions League.

UEFA Europa League:
Tottenham Hotspur 1 PAOK 2
Braga 1 Birmingham City 0
Rubin Kasan 4 Shamrock Rovers 1
Celtic 0 Atletico Madrid 1

Arda Turan celebrating scoring for Atletico Madrid against Celtic.

NK Maribor 3 Club Brugge 4
Rennes 0 Udinese 0

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