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Vingaard rises to peg back City

Published: Thursday 19 February 2009, 21.35CET
FC København 2-2 Manchester City FC
An added-time header from substitute Martin Vingaard salvaged a first-leg draw for FCK after City had twice taken the lead at the Parken Stadium.
Vingaard rises to peg back City
Shay Given is beaten by Ailton Almeida ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnMan. City

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
9
Attempts off target7
 
3
Corners12
 
2
Offsides1
 
8
Fouls committed8
 
10
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 February 2009, 21.35CET

Vingaard rises to peg back City

FC København 2-2 Manchester City FC
An added-time header from substitute Martin Vingaard salvaged a first-leg draw for FCK after City had twice taken the lead at the Parken Stadium.

An added-time header from substitute Martin Vingaard salvaged a first-leg draw for FC København after Manchester City FC had twice taken the lead at the Parken Stadium.

Cruel luck
The midfield player's goal was cruel luck on City, who were on course for victory thanks to Stephen Ireland's tenth goal of the season. Nedum Onuoha also found the target before Ailton Almeida raised FCK's spirits by pulling them level. The tie concludes in England next Thursday, with the winners likely to meet Aalborg BK in the next round after the Danish champions defeated RC Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 last night.

Given error
Neither side fashioned an opening in the early stages, and when one did arrive – after visiting goalkeeper Shay Given dropped William Kvist's corner – Pablo Zabaleta was on hand to clear. At the other end, Robinho worked a chance for Shaun Wright-Phillips who was denied by Jesper Christiansen's left leg after the winger found himself one-on-one with the København No1.

Onuoha opener
Christiansen was caught out moments later, though, as he allowed Onuoha's weak shot from just inside the area to go through his hands. Zabaleta should have extended the advantage before the break but, after dispossessing Ulrik Laursen, the Argentinian dragged his effort wide from a tight angle.

Unmarked
The visitors might have been looking comfortable, but that changed when Almeida broke free and powerfully headed another Kvist corner beyond Given. Parity was to last just five minutes as Wright-Phillips crossed from the right for the unmarked Ireland, whose first-time finish from 12 metres flashed past Christiansen.

Late drama
Robinho and Wright-Phillips were frustrated by Christiansen as they looked for a third goal which could have made the return a formality, misses they were made to rue in time added on as Vingaard rose superbly to head in following great play down the right flank by fellow substitute Dame Ndoye.

Last updated: 20/02/09

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Lineups

københavn

København

man. city

Man. City

1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
37
GivenShay Given (GK)
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
4
OnuohaNedum Onuoha
Goal29
5
LaursenUlrik Laursen (C)
2
RichardsMicah Richards
Yellow Card83
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
22
DunneRichard Dunne (C)
17
WendtOscar Wendt
25
BridgeWayne Bridge
8
KvistWilliam Kvist
Substitution60
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
33
KompanyVincent Kompany
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
Substitution70
7
IrelandStephen Ireland
Goal61
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
8
Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
7
AíltonAílton
Goal56
10
RobinhoRobinho
Substitution89
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution59
39
BellamyCraig Bellamy
Yellow Card43

Substitutes

41
CoeNathan Coe (GK)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
11
ElanoElano
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
12
VassellDarius Vassell
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
Substitution70
15
GarridoJavier Garrido
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
Substitution59
20
CaicedoFelipe Caicedo
Substitution89
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution60
Goal90+1
24
EvansChed Evans
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
40
WeissVladimír Weiss

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Mark Hughes (WAL)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Martin Wilczek (CZE)

Fourth official

Michal Paták (CZE)

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