Monday 27 May 2013

John Dykes' memories of the Barclays Asia Trophy

PLTV presenter shares memories of tournament where he has been a constant attendee

Ahead of this year's Barclays Asia Trophy, where Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, South China FC and Sunderland will battle it out for glory in Hong Kong in July, Premier League TV presenter John Dykes, who has been to each of the past five tournaments shares his memories.

The event will be the sixth time the Barclays Asia Trophy has taken place and below, we take a look at the results and goalscorers from all the matches since 2003.

2011 - Hong Kong

CHAMPIONS: Chelsea

Semi-final: Chelsea (Lampard, Drogba 2, Sturridge) 4 -0 Kitchee
Semi-final: Aston Villa (Bent) 1-0 Blackburn Rovers
Third place play-off: Blackburn Rovers (Formica, Dunn, Blackman) 3-0 Kitchee
Final: Chelsea (McEachran, Torres) 2-0 Aston Villa

2009 - China

CHAMPIONS: Tottenham Hotspur

Semi-final: Tottenham Hotspur (Defoe) 1-0 West Ham United
Semi-final: Hull City (Geovanni) 1-1 Beijing Guoan 1 (William) [Hull won 5-4 on penalties]
Third place play-off: West Ham United (Gabbidon, Hines) 2-0 Beijing Guoan 0
Final: Tottenham Hotspur (Keane 2, Lennon) 3-0 Hull City

  • Chelsea and Aston Villa are greeted by the fans as they walk out for the 2011 final

  • Aaron Lennon scores Tottenham Hotspur's third goal in the 2009 final against Hull City

  • Portsmouth's Sol Campbell greets Liverpool's Sami Hyypia ahead of the 2007 final

  • Bolton's Jay-Jay Okocha lifts the Asia Trophy in 2005 after they beat Thailand

  • Chelsea celebrate winning the first Barclays Asia Trophy in 2003

2007 - Hong Kong

CHAMPIONS: Portsmouth

Semi-final: Liverpool (Riise, Alonso,Agger) 3-1 South China 1 (Li Haiqiang)
Semi-final: Portsmouth ((Benjani) 1-0 Fulham
Third place play-off: Fulham (Healy, Diop, Bocanegra, McBride) 4-1 South China (Barros)
Final: Portsmouth 0-0 Liverpool [Portsmouth won 4-2 on penalties]

2005 - Thailand

CHAMPIONS: Bolton Wanderers

Semi-final: Thailand (Pitchitpong) 1-1 Everton (M Bent) [Thailand won 5-3 on penalties]
Semi-final: Bolton W (Davies) 1-1 Man City (Barton) [Bolton won 5-4 on penalties]
Third place play-off: Man City (Cole) 1-1 Everton (Beattie) [Man City won 4-2 on penalties]
Final: Bolton Wanderers (Diouf) 1-0 Thailand

2003 - Malaysia

CHAMPIONS: Chelsea

Semi-final: Newcastle United 2 (Shearer, Ameobi) 2-1 Birmingham City (Paul Devlin)
Semi-final: Chelsea (Lampard, Hasselbaink, Gudjohnsen, Johnson) 4-1 Malaysia (Omar)
Third place play-off: Birmingham City (John 2, Clemence, Hughes) 4-0 Malaysia
Final:
Chelsea 0 Newcastle United 0 [Chelsea win 5-4 on penalties]

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Key Points

  • The sixth Barclays Asia Trophy takes place in July in Hong Kong
  • Man City, Tottenham, Sunderland and South China FC are the teams involved
  • PLTV presenter John Dykes looks back at the previous five tournaments