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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. The Hadley free kick 16 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of A. Mpougiouris, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 0 - 1! A tussle 24 minutes into the match 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 27 minutes into the match was no different as he broke free of his man to send a delightful through ball to J. Palmer who knocked it in for United. 2 - 1! J. Palmer unleashed 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 enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 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. G. Jovanović was the new captain of United - handed the armband by the departing player. Given a free kick in a difficult position after 48 minutes, Hadley tried a variation that they had practised in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper. However, the defence were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish. United caught their opponents out with a clever counterattack down the right wing 49 minutes into the match. S. Eastham was able to finish off the move - 3 - 1. United had a magnificent opportunity after 60 minutes as E. Krzempek hit the ball hard from the edge of the penalty box. However, the shot went wide. M. Caragea could have increased the lead after 64 minutes, but his shot hit the post after a nice combination in the middle of the park. 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. With 72 minutes played, United's A. Tapia almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net. Hadley had most of 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 defence inadequate (low) solid (very low) 18 25 5/20 7/20
Central defence solid (very low) excellent (high) 25 31 7/20 8/20
Left defence 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
Defence 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


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


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Rating details

Please note that the percentages above are meant to guide you, but they do not equate to the exact probabilities (to score for example) used in the match engine.

Indirect set pieces

Defence 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

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 defence 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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