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Hart's heroics save Man City's day

Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.49CET
Midtjylland 0-1 Manchester City (agg: 1-1 aet, City win 4-2 on pens)
Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the City hero as his two shoot-out saves earned Mark Hughes's Premier League side a place in Friday's first round draw.

by Peter Brunn
Hart's heroics save Man City's day
Team-mates congratulate Joe Hart (right) after his match-winning saves ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MidtjyllandMan. City

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target2
 
1
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.49CET

Hart's heroics save Man City's day

Midtjylland 0-1 Manchester City (agg: 1-1 aet, City win 4-2 on pens)
Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the City hero as his two shoot-out saves earned Mark Hughes's Premier League side a place in Friday's first round draw.

Goalkeeper Joe Hart was Manchester City FC's hero as his two penalty shoot-out saves earned the English Premier League club a place in Friday's UEFA Cup first round draw at the expense of FC Midtjylland.

Own goal
Trailing 1-0 from the home first leg, City were under pressure for long spells in Herning but forced extra time when Ched Evans's glancing header deflected off Danny Califf for an own goal with a minute of regulation time remaining. With no further scoring in the additional 30 minutes, a shoot-out ensued in which Michael Johnson failed for City before Hart kept out attempts from Jonas Borring and Kolja Afriyie, leaving Vedran Ćorluka to send the visitors through.

Midtjylland chances
The away team started slowly despite needing a victory and it was Midtjylland who dominated most of the first half. After seven minutes the unmarked Borring's shot was saved by Hart after he had been set up by Jude Ikechukwu Nworuh's header. Borring threatened again with a 24th-minute volley before Elano tested Midtjylland goalkeeper Lasse Heinze with a left-footed effort. Heinze was also called into action just before the break to stop a Martin Petrov strike.

Babatunde threat
City tried to up the tempo after the restart yet it was the hosts who might have scored through substitute Babajide Collins Babatunde three times in the space of 13 minutes. However, a minute from time, Michael Ball's left-wing cross was deflected by Evans on to Califf and into the net, allowing Hart to then win the day in the shoot-out.

Last updated: 29/08/08 9.59CET

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Lineups

midtjylland

Midtjylland

man. city

Man. City

1
HeinzeLasse Heinze (GK)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
3
AfriyieKolja Afriyie
5
ČorlukaVedran Ćorluka
4
CaliffDaniel Benjamin Califf
Goal89
2
RichardsMicah Richards
Yellow Card76
8
BorringJonas Borring
22
DunneRichard Dunne (C)
9
FlorescuGeorge Florescu
3
BallMichael Ball
10
ThygesenMikkel Thygesen (C)
Substitution76
26
Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
Substitution58
15
PoulsenChristopher Poulsen
Yellow Card94 ET
11
ElanoElano
Yellow Card52
Substitution56
21
OlsenDanny Olsen
Substitution87
6
JohnsonMichael Johnson
27
SalamiAdigun Salami
17
M.PetrovMartin Petrov
29
ReidWinston Reid
7
IrelandStephen Ireland
39
NworuhJude Nworuh
Substitution67
14
Jô
Substitution79

Substitutes

16
RaškaMartin Raška (GK)
16
SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel (GK)
7
MadsenClaus Madsen
Substitution76
15
GarridoJavier Garrido
12
ChristensenKim Christensen
21
HamannDietmar Hamann
Substitution58
20
IpšaKristijan Ipša
19
FernandesGelson Fernandes
23
KristensenFrank Kristensen
Substitution87
20
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
28
FlintaDennis Flinta
24
EvansChed Evans
Substitution79
30
CollinsBaba Collins
Substitution67
28
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution56

Coach

Thomas Thomasberg (DEN) Mark Hughes (WAL)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Konrad Sapela (POL), Marcin Lis (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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