Re: The Division 1 Challenge ¦¦ United_51 - Sunderland /\ Armand_Mufc - Fulham
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United_51's first game in charge was against a very strong and attackive Tottenham squad. With them only buying two players, United_51 thought he could have a chance of a win. With 3 top four sides facing Sunderland in their next 3 games, United_51 needed to win this game so that he could have an actual look at how good his side play on the day. Today's squad had an average rating of 87 and an average age of 21. Tottenham's side included debutants Gabriel Heinze and Seydou Keita. Tottenham had an average rating of 90 and an average age of 26. Sunderland's game plan was to keep a 0-0 score until the 70th, then they started attacking. Sunderland lined up with:
As the match kicked off Tottenham's strikers started strongly, Roman Pavlyuchenko chipped the goalie but only to be cleared by Bocchetti. Every single Tottenham fan thought that it was going in. About twenty minutes later debutant Seydou Keita, created a superb overhead kick only for the ball to scrape the top of the crossbar. Five minutes before the first half finished Carneiro Keirrison had a superb header but only hit the crossbar. After the whistle blew for the second half Sunderland immediatley started attacking with Miralem Pjanic hitting the crossbar from a superbly placed free-kick. On the 75th minute Carneiro Keirrison diverted a superb cross form Miralem Pjanic with a superb diving header into the bottom corner past Gomes. Three minutes before the game finished Robbie Keane created a fantastic chance but only managed to hit the side-netting. The game finished with a 1-0 win to United_51's very young squad.
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