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United 3 - 1 Hadley

The 28152 spectators at Homeland were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Vratislav Míček was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Farid Haj-Kaleel and Léon Kocher. United started off with a 3-5-2 lineup. The following players took the field: Burnelli - Krzempek, Jovanović, Frezzolino - Caragea, Dale, Tapia, Maljković, Zappalà - Buckley, Palmer.

Hadley had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation. Starters: Tavinho - Kazmi, Javegny, Rizzo, Slater - Navarro, de Bruijne, Manera, Elberfeld, Mpougiouris - Nachtnebel.

United clearly preferred using their ability to attack in the middle today. The Hadley free kick 16 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But it was no mistake - A. Mpougiouris seemingly came out of nowhere and had miles of space to control the ball and pick his spot. That's 0 - 1! A couple of hard elbows 24 minutes in resulted in a penalty being awarded to the home team and F. Frezzolino put the ball into the back of the net without any difficulty. That tied the score up at 1 - 1. M. Caragea's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and this time was no different as he broke free of his man to send an on-target through ball to J. Palmer who knocked it in for United. 2 - 1! J. Palmer let loose a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide. 2 - 1 was the score after the first half. Hadley set the tempo, maintaining 51 percent of possession.

47 minutes into the game, F. Frezzolino had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came S. Eastham. As United's captain went off, he handed the armband to G. Jovanović. Given a free kick in a difficult position after 48 minutes, Hadley tried a variation that they had practiced in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper, however, the defense were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish. United caught their opponents out with a clever counter-attack down the right wing 49 minutes into the game. S. Eastham was there to finish off the move - 3 - 1! United had a magnificent opportunity with 60 minutes gone as E. Krzempek hit the ball hard from the edge of the penalty box. However, the shot went wide. M. Caragea was not content with his team's lead, and tried to extend it 64 minutes into the game after a nice run through the middle, but his shot went wide. The fierce heat made it important to save breath, and after a few swift runs A. Mpougiouris found it hard to get back into position. 72 minutes into the game, United's A. Tapia tried to nail the coffin shut, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net. Hadley were doing a good job holding on to the ball, with 52 percent of possession.

United's top performer was clearly J. Palmer. D. Burnelli on the other hand, had a terrible day. R. Slater performed admirably for Hadley. M. Kazmi was a disappointment, however. The match ends 3 - 1.

Rating details

Midfield passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20
Right defense inadequate (low) solid (very low) 18 25 5/20 7/20
Central defense solid (very low) excellent (high) 25 31 7/20 8/20
Left defense inadequate (very high) excellent (low) 20 30 5/20 8/20
Right attack excellent (low) poor (very low) 30 9 8/20 3/20
Central attack formidable (high) weak (high) 35 15 9/20 4/20
Left attack solid (high) inadequate (very high) 27 20 7/20 5/20
 
Indirect set pieces
Defense inadequate (low) solid (low) 18 26 5/20 7/20
Attack passable (very low) passable (very high) 21 24 6/20 6/20
 
Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20
 

Highlights

0 - 1  A. Mpougiouris 16'
1 - 1  F. Frezzolino 24'
2 - 1  J. Palmer 27'
3 - 1  S. Eastham 49'
Got injured F. Frezzolino 47'
Substitution Out F. Frezzolino
In S. Eastham
47'

Possession

49%
51%
48%
52%
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Rating details

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Indirect set pieces

Defense inadequate (low) solid (low) 18 26 5/20 7/20
Attack passable (very low) passable (very high) 21 24 6/20 6/20

Miscellaneous

Team attitude (Hidden) (Hidden)
Tactic Attack in the middle Normal
Tactic skill supernatural (no tactic) 14 (no tactic) 14/20

Average ratings

Total player experience passable (very low) solid (very high) 21 28 6/20 7/20
Average midfield passable (high) passable (high) 23 23 6/20 6/20
Average defense passable (very low) excellent (very low) 21 29 6/20 8/20
Average attack excellent (high) weak (high) 31 15 8/20 4/20
Total average solid (very low) passable (low) 25 22 7/20 6/20

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