Manchester United 1 Newcastle 1 – Full Match Report


 

Here’s the report of the game as we saw it this afternoon.
The game kicked off and Man United were immediately on the attack and good play down the right wing by Nani, but a good tackle by Coloccini cleared the danger, and the corner was cleared.

It was all Manchester in the first few minutes but Newcastle held on fairly well but Obertan was caught up field too many times.

Rooney put Hernandez through but he shot straight at Tim Krul, who saved easily. Then on 7 minutes Hernandez had a good left foot shot well held by Tim Krul.

Hernandez then almost broke through but his shot was blocked and Tim Krul dived on the ball. After 10 minutes Newcastle had held off a furious start by the Red Devils.

Newcastle were coming out their shell and made some nice moves forward without any real chances being created, and Obertan got the ball and ran through on the Newcastle defense, but it came to nothing.

And then Demba Ba went close when put through by Ben Arfa and the goalkeeper saved well down to his left – a good effort by the Senegal striker.

Ben Arfa was starting to show well and made some nice moves as he was trying to create something for Newcastle.

Then Ryan Taylor took a few kick on the right and lofted the ball into the penalty area as he tested De Gea.

And then Newcastle almost had a chance as Obertan did well down the right wing and he crossed the ball but Ryan Taylor mis-kicked as he tried to get the ball back over from the right.

Newcastle were coming back into the game after a furious Man United start in that first 10 minutes.

The Newcastle players were trying to close down the Manchester players at every opportunity as they put pressure on the home side.

The a bad foul by Rooney had Ben Arfa racing at Wayne, and he had to be dragged away by the Newcastle players but the Frenchman e ball and player recklessly.

Former Manchester United players Danny Simpson and Obertan were working well for Newcastle down the right wing. Steven Taylor had started with his mask but he took it off so we assume that nose of his is okay now.

The Hernandez had a good chance on the inside right position as he was put through by Nani but the Mexican blasted the ball over the bar.

The Tim Krul made a fantastic save from Giggs and Rooney couldn’t get to the rebound and Danny put the ball out for a corner – a great save by the Dutchman.

The corner was cleared and Newcastle had some luck there – as the commentators kept expecting Manchester to score with every attack.

After 30 minutes it was still 0-0.

Then Obertan made a good run towards the United goal but his shot from distance was high and wide.

Obertan was playing well but his final ball needed to improve, but Manchester were starting to press again on 37 minutes with two corners in a row, but then Nani had a long shot which was high and wide.

Nani made break on 40 minutes but he stalled and the ball went through to Tim Krul, who has already made one  tremendous save in the first half to keep the clean sheet.

Newcastle were playing some good football and Danny Guthrie was starting to show up we ll, and then on 42 minutes a good cross by Obertan was just cut out by the United defense as Obertan was starting to give the runaround to Patrice Evra.

Then just before half time Newcastle gave the ball away just in front of the penalty area as Guthrie put in a poor pass to Steven Taylor,  but Hernandez subsequently had a half chance which he missed badly.

Half time came and Newcastle had done the job well for the half the game, and had a little bit of luck and Krul also made one great save, and Obertan was starting to be the danger man for Newcastle as he was giving his French compatriot the real runaround.

If Newcastle can pot in another performance like their play in the first half,  the lads could get something out of the game.

At half time former Liverpool player Steve Mcmanaman is telling the viewers that Man United should steamroller Newcastle – what a cheek.

It’s a little worrying that Ben Arfa has a yellow card because one mistimed tackle in the second half and he could be walking, so we could see him replaced in the second half after say 20 minutes or so.

The second half got under way and the Man United got a free kick just outside the penalty area,  as Steven Taylor brought down Hernandez, but it hardly looked a foul.

Then Manchester United got a really lucky goal as the Rooney shot was vloakced and a seocnd dhot by Rooney was kicked into Henrendez by Steven Taylor  and the ball was in the net – you talkj about a lucky goal.

But perhaps Steven Taylor should have done better,  but it was a terribly unlucky goal to give away so early in the second half.   Then Fabio had a clear chance when through on goal but he hit the ball over the bar.

On 53 minutes from a corner Rooney should have done better when he had a free header and he put the ball over the bar.

Fabio then made a ridiculous challenge on Gutierrez and he rightly received a yellow card for his troubles.

Newcastle were starting to wilt a little, and Man United made a quick break and it was Ashley Young who was straight though but he put the ball inches wide on Tim’s left hand post.

Ryan Taylor then missed a tackle but Tim Krul was first to the ball, as Newcastle looked a little unsteady.

Young was then through on the left wing and he put the ball over but Tim Krul dived to cut the cross out, but Newcastle were looking a little unsteady at the back.

Then Newcastle almost equalized as a Steven Taylor headed back to Coloccini from a Cabaye short corner, and the captain’s bullet shot was brilliantly tipped over the bar by De Gea – a big save by the Spaniard.

The TV commentators say that’s why Man United need to score a second and then a third just to make sure – what a cheek.

Then Ben Arfa was brought down in the box and the lineman was signalling for  a penalty and after consulting with the lineman the referee has given a penalty – and it really wasn’t one.

It looked like Rio Ferdinand didn’t even touch Ben Arfa – to be truthful.

Bur Demba Ba coolly took then penalty amid huge boos from the Manchester crowd, as he sent De Gea the wrong way, and Newcastle were amazingly level – a great penalty and Demba Ba’s 9th goal of the season.

Sammy Ameobi came on for Gabriel Obertan after 65 minutes.

On 67 minutes a free kick by Young was played into Hernandez but Tim Krul was first to the foal and the Newcastle keeper was having a good game.

Is it right that you have two commentators all for Manchester United in this game?

Sir Alex Ferguson was starting to get agitated on the line as the game was in danger of blowing up, and Rooney missed a decent chance when he put the ball over the bar on 70 minutes.

Manchester United were attacking Newcastle all the time but were unable to carve out too many decent opportunities.

On 74 minutes Manchester were still pushing for the winning goal but not for the first time this season, Newcastle were hanging on, and then James Perch came on for Danny Guthrie as Alan Pardew tried to get some fresh legs out there.

On 79 minutes Jonas Gutierrez received a second yellow card, and Newcastle were now trying to hang on with just 10 men at Old Trafford.

And then from the free kick taken by Giggs Tim Krul made a world class save as he somehow kept out a point black header from Vidic four yards – an unbelievable save from the Newcastle goalkeeper.

And then Peter Lovenkrands was brought on for the tiring Ben Arfa, who had given his all, and then Simpson went off for treatement and Newcastle were down to nine men but Simpson came back on.

And then Tim Krul dived full length to his left to block the shot from Patrice Evra, as the ball was bending away from Krul.

On 85 minutes a Nan cross found Young unmarked on the left and his shot was brilliantly blocked by Krul and the Newcastle defense scrambled the ball away.

Tim Krul made yet another great save on 86 minutes from Young and then when Tim was behrough but Stevenb taylro hurled himslef at the ball to blcok the shot for a corner – magnificent defending by the local lad.

And a minute later Danny Simpson stopped the ball before it went over the line,  and it was another amazing let off for the Newcastle side, as they fought valiantly to get an unexpected point.

The action was all in and around the Newcastle penalty area, with Krul simply brilliant, and how our lads held out without conceding we will never really know. There would be four minutes of added time.

On 91 minutes Young was straight through but a magnificent block by Steven Taylor, as the local lad hurled himself at the ball to block the shot for a corner.

On 94 minutes Hernandez did get the ball in the net but it was clearly offside, and the miracle  was complete when the referee blew the final whistle to the delight of the traveling fans and the players.

Obviously Alex Ferguson will be furious that there wasn’t 20 minutes of added time because his side were only drawing the game, or at least they needed as much time as it took to score the winner.

A very good performance and an excellent point by our lads.

Yes – it was  a very lucky penalty but the Manchester United goal was the luckiest thing you will ever see, and watch nobody talk about that – just the penalty and the last 15 minutes when it seemed Manchester had to score..

Great great point by Newcastle – and what a defense.

That was only the second time in their last 22 league games that Manchester United did not win at Old Trafford  – the other one being the 6-1 hammering by Manchester City earlier this season.

Alan Pardew was on the field at the end punching the air at the Newcastle fans.

And the result will put a dent in the Red Devils league record and they may go another 2 points  behind City, 7 points in all  if the other Manchester club can beat Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.

Newcastle are 4th top of the league on 26 points from 13 games with Chelsea just one point behind.

Fortune favors the brave – and it did today for this fighting Newcastle United side who played with guts and glory at Old Trafford today.

Teams:

Manchester United:  De Gea; Fabio, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Giggs, Carrick, Young; Hernandez, Rooney
Substitutes: Lindegaard, Macheda, Gibson, Valencia, Evans, Smalling, Park

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Ryan Taylor; Gabriel Obertan, Yohan Cabaye, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez; Hatem Ben Arfa; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Davide Santon, James Perch, Dan Gosling, Sammy Ameobi, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi



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64 comments so far

  • joppadoni

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #1

    im sure we drew

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  • kevymartins

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Its a joke how cabaye got a yellow for slapping the ball like that then awile after fabio on a yellow does the same thing and does’nt get fa

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  • Andy

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Another thread! Jeez! haha

    Fergie saying pardew was watching a different game to him. Haha! Love seeing fergie wound up.
    Jonas out of next weeks game though. Big loss!

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4

    I want to snog Pardew….

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  • joppadoni

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #5

    has the tinterweb crossed the multiverse boundary? is that why i never get my promised 10Mb/s?? i bet it jolly well is 🙁 hmmph

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #6

    I THINK ED YOU SHOULD POST ABOUT THE PLAYER RATINGS OF THE MATCH WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOW MUCH POINTS YOU WILL GIVE TO THERE PERFORMANCE

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #7

    @kevy
    Awfull ref tonight mate.
    Everything but one incidient going in Man Utds favor, as usual.
    Thats him off Fergys paylist.
    Demba Ba got hammered today but Man Utd, got NOTHING for it, but he still stuck it in their faces, which us just have to love.

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  • ross armstrong

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #8

    TEAM PEFORMANCE

    KRUL 9 TWO WORDS , WORLD CLASS
    SIMPSON 8 KEPT ASHLEY YOUNG QUIET
    TAYLOR 9 UNREAL DEFENDING
    COLLO 8 PUT HIS BODY ON THE LINE , ANOTHER BLINDER
    RAYLOR 7 CAUGHT OUT A FEW TIMES BUT STILL BRILLIANT
    OBERTAN 6 GREAT START BUT FADED OUT
    GUTHRIE 7 NEAT PASSING IN THE MIDDLE SOME VITAL TACKLES
    CABAYE 8 AGAIN NEAT PASSING AND NEVER STOPPED
    GUTIEREZ 7 UNLUCKY WITH THE SENDING OFF , TRIED HARD
    BENNY 7 GREAT LINK UP PLAY WITH BA , GETTING TO HIS BEST?
    BA 8 PUT THE PEN AWAY GREAT AND NEVER STOPPED FOR US

    SAMMY 6 DIDNT GET THE BALL MUCH BUT TRIED
    PERCH 7 SLOTTED IN THE MIDDLE WELL AND DONE SOME GOOD TACKLES
    LOVENKRANDS 5 DID HE TOUCH THE BALL?

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  • ross armstrong

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #9

    give demba the number 9 man!!! hes already got 9 goals after 13 matches , if he gets 20 + this season he has GOT to get the number 9

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  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #10

    Ross, “LOVENKRANDS 5 DID HE TOUCH THE BALL?” If he didn’t why give him 5?

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  • Benry

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Why oh why are we continuing to pay our money to the ameobis!? This Sammy looks just as useless as Shola. Now we got to endure another Ameobi for another 15+ years ffs! Get them out!

    And before you start saying hes 19 give him a chance, so what if he’s 19? Good players are good no matter what their age. Look how many of the arsenal players did good in their teens.

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  • Offkey

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #12

    Benry – could it be he just had an off day?

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  • geordieupontyne

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Alan Pardew gives interview calls the boys ‘heroes’ and the game ‘even’.perfect words.i dont think we were the weaker team considering ManU couldnt beat a 10 man team and that too at home.They were heroes.no doubt.no doubt.

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  • WWJBD

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Benry
    What a silly comment but the first family of football are used to daft hate so carry on my lad

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  • ross armstrong

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #15

    GeordieGerman // Nov 26, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Ross, “LOVENKRANDS 5 DID HE TOUCH THE BALL?” If he didn’t why give him 5?

    why not?? what do u think? i gave him 5 cos thats what i wanted to give him 🙂

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #16

    @Benry
    What load of total bull.
    Come back when u’re sober man, the lad just went up against one of the best teams in the world, being a man down after 5 minutes he was introduced.
    Pff, i dunno why i bother replying, where’s the “ignore” button?

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    @ross
    i think Loven held the ball for 5 sesconds, but he had two ppl on him, and being as skill less as he is, he lost it after a bad pass ofc.

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  • ross armstrong

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #18

    benry you are the first ton supporter ive heard say that , why oh whyyyyy are u on this blog to moan after a fantastic result?? theres always 1 mug coming on here not happy!!

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  • Benry

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #19

    @Dannyo, yeh and the first time he gets the ball he tries to do a maradona, then runs straight into Evra inside our own half leaving the team completely exposed so Guthrie has to sacrifice the yellow. Nice. You don’t have to be Einstein to know what to do in that position or need to have 10yrs exp in the PL. All he has to do is pass it to a safe position.

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  • ross armstrong

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Dannyo // Nov 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    @ross
    i think Loven held the ball for 5 sesconds, but he had two ppl on him, and being as skill less as he is, he lost it after a bad pass ofc.

    oh ok i will give him a 9 then lol

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  • Benry

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #21

    And it is a fantastic result don’t get me wrong im overjoyed, especially seeing people like Krul, Saylor and Collocini in a toon shirt. But come on.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #22

    @Benry
    I don’t think u know how many people he has beaten doing that, he’s a fantastic dribbler who got caught.
    Btw, we should prob ship out HBA aswell then, since he had a hard time being Maradonna too.
    Cmon man, think about what u’re saying.

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #23

    @ross
    now thats a decent rating 😛

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #24

    benry

    what a stupid moronic comment.

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  • seantoon

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Benry we had 10 men. Defending for our lives. He’s an attacking player. He’s got potential I disagree.

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  • Benry

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #26

    HBA has genuine class about him, doesn’t just knock past a player and hope to luckily bundle his way through. Sammy did the same vs city. Just knock it past and try to outrun the defender, except he doesnt have the pace to do it and usually ended up knocking the ball out of play. Its just another 10 years of this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PRyGLC8Qyc

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  • JAMSHA

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Nw gudnite all time to use watsapp n play fifa 12 😉

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  • bardigianni

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Fantastic Performance but once again Raylor taken to the cleaners. Is it a coincidence that Jonas gets sent off having to cover the left back position so much.
    Ben Arfa and Cabaye have given us class that we never even had with Nolan and Barton! Give that Carr scout a knighthood! And start believing, we can finish top 6.

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #29

    I can believe what I was reading a few posts back.. Oleg was one that stood out!
    Are you seriously just p#ssing about, poor performace, its man utd the team that won the league last year….
    Calling people idiots? Get a grip child

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  • Dannyo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyone betting on Lawro having us lose again when we take on Chelski?
    Not many people i loving proving more wrong than him.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #31

    AMEOBI

    How can we possibly be proud old holding Manchester United at Old Trafford with 10 men? You’re deluded.

    😉

    Fear not, I’m kidding. Who cares if we got a lucky decision – the free kick leading to their goal was a joke, and all 11 of them should have been sent off for surrounding, shoving and shouted at the ref on two seperate occasions!

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Yes HBA is a class footballer without doubt however he needs to realise he doesn’t have half an hour on the ball every time he gets it.

    He gets caught in possession too many times and needs to be a bit quicker.

    Had Tiote played today I think we could have won this game in the first half.

    Will always settle for a point at old trafford.

    Laughing mu back off at Ferguson on sky, claiming Pardew must have been at a different game after he claimed we were the better team 1st half???? I think its you Mr Ferguson who were at the wrong game, we WERE the better team first half.

    If Man City do not win the league I will show my @rse in Fenwicks window.

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Ferdinand T-whinging. Those Manure players moan like hell. If they are so good why didn’t they score six then… Answer …Toon defence and commitment

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  • AussieToon

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #34

    Great team performance. Everyone battled hard and for the shirt and that’s all you can ask.

    We deserved a draw, even though the penalty was not there, the goal they got was lucky so it evened out. To go there and play that well is really great signs. Our defending is top draw.

    We have Chelsea at home, a most winnable game of the three. If we can come away with 4 points in those three games it would be a massive effort.

    Let’s hope if we can stay in the top 4 or 5 Mike Ashley can purchase some more squad depth. It is lacking. Another DM, LB/RB, CB and Striker would be nice.

    I think with the team spirit we have, a few smart purchases as we are doing, a top 4 is not out of the question, and a top 6 a real probable.

    Can’t be more proud.

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  • shirtonapole tinooo

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #35

    so impressed with the team today, got a really good feeling about this season.
    as long as we´re not too unlucky with injuries i think top4 is looking realistic…… spurs haven´t played the manc teams yet have they??

    tim krul after the game “the last 15 min were like a training session”!!!! wtf don´t fancy trainin like that every day 😀

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  • toonbrother

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Great performance overall. This team has been amazing so far this season but there’s room for improvement especially our bench. I would like to see a defensive midfielder/ central defender brought in in January.
    Sammy continues to justify his inclusion in the first team squad and Demba Ba is proving to be the signing of the season

    Again, Lawrenson predicted an easy 2-0 victory for ManU. The man looks more and more incompetent by the day but he’s too dumb to see it.

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  • bills-son

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #37

    benry – you are obviously clueless about football.

    Collo and Enrique are just two players who were ‘cr%p’ when they first played in the Prem and they weren’t kids. Look how good they are now. Sameobi is 19 and has had one Prem start, he’s still learning the game and the difference in class between the reserves and Prem is massive. You show how ignorant you are about football with your crass comments.

    Absolute magic spirit and hard work from the lads today, every true fan will be proud to be a Geordie tonight.

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #38

    TDS, aye im deluded 😛

    just people pull negatives, 1 point out of 6 with 2 best teams in league is a sucess

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  • london_mag

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Match report or entire match narration?

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  • AMEOBI

    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #40

    success*

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