• Date: Sat 16 January 2010
  • Venue: Bloomfield Road
  • Ref: Kettle, T
  • Attendance: 7,600
Blackpool

Blackpool

Adam (9)

Taylor-Fletcher (77)

2 - 2
Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers

Taarabt (55)P

Connolly (84)

Blackpool vs Queens Park Rangers

Team Lineups

Blackpool

Paul Rachubka
Stephen Crainey
Neal Eardley
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Keith Southern
David Vaughan (Jason Euell, 90)
Charlie Adam
Barry Bannan (Ben Burgess, 60)
Brett Ormerod
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Danny Nardiello, 89)

Queens Park Rangers

Carl Ikeme
Damion Stewart
Fitz Hall (Peter Ramage, 79)
Kaspars Gorkss
Matthew Connolly
Mikele Leigertwood
Wayne Routledge
Akos Buzsaky (Hogan Ephraim, 46)
Alejandro Faurlin (Antonio German, 81)
Adel Taarabt
Patrick Agyemang

Match Report
Queens Park Rangers put their off-pitch troubles behind them to twice come from behind and earn a hard-fought point with a 2-2 draw at Blackpool. Manager Mick Harford - QPR's tenth boss, including caretakers, in the past two-and-a-half-years - was delighted with his side's performance in the second half. The visitors struggled in the opening period however thanks to Blackpool's fluid passing play which allowed them to dominate the game. Brett Ormerod and Gary Taylor-Fletcher combined superbly on the left wing to give defender Fitz Hall a torrid time. On nine minutes Ormerod turned Hall and crossed to the far post where unmarked Blackpool captain Charlie Adam slotted home his tenth goal of the season. Adam could have had a hat-trick just three minutes later firing two chances wide. The visitors' Adel Taarabt, on-loan from Tottenham, pushed his side on and gradually Rangers got back into the game. He went close on 35 minutes following a series of step-overs but his powerful shot went across the face of goal. The Egyptian had to wait until the second half to get on to the scoresheet which he did from the penalty spot. Alejandro Faurlin's cross was deflected into Neal Eardley's arms and, despite the lack of appeals for a penalty, the ref pointed to the spot. The spirited home side fought back however and Taylor-Fletcher thought he had won the game on 77 minutes when he deflected Keith Southern's low drive past keeper Carl Ikeme. But Blackpool had to be happy with a share of the points thanks to a stunning 84th-minute equaliser from Matthew Connolly. He was fully 20 yards out in space when he volleyed a thunderbolt over the outstretched arm of keeper Paul Rachubka - and it was with his left foot as well. The goal was Connolly's first for QPR and first for ten years.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Yellow Card
 

Wayne Routledge is booked for unsporting behaviour.

90
Substitution
 

David Vaughan is replaced by Jason Euell.

89
Substitution
 

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is replaced by Danny Nardiello.

84
Goal
 

Goal!! Matthew Connolly scores for QPR.

81
Substitution
 

QPR are replacing Alejandro Faurlin with Antonio German.

79
Substitution
 

Fitz Hall is being taken off, Peter Ramage has come on in his place.

77
Goal
 

Goal!! Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores for Blackpool.

60
Substitution
 

Barry Bannan is replaced by Ben Burgess.

55
Goal
 

Adel Taarabt takes a penalty for QPR and scores!.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

46
Substitution
 

Akos Buzsaky is replaced by Hogan Ephraim.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by T Kettle

40
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Charlie Adam.

9
Goal
 

Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Blackpool face QPR at 3pm on Saturday, January 16th.