• Date: Sat 10 April 2010
  • Venue: St James' Park
  • Ref: Russell, M
  • Attendance: 47,010
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Gutierrez (12)

Carroll (36)

Nolan (62)

Routledge (77)

4 - 1
Blackpool

Blackpool

Ormerod (85)

Newcastle United vs Blackpool

Team Lineups

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Fabricio Coloccini
Mike Williamson
Danny Simpson (Shola Ameobi, 75)
Tamas Kadar (Ryan Taylor, R, 37)
Kevin Nolan (Joey Barton, 69)
Danny Guthrie
Wayne Routledge
Jonas Gutierrez
Peter Lovenkrands
Andy Carroll

Blackpool

Matt Gilks
Stephen Crainey
Ian Evatt
Alex John-Baptiste
Seamus Coleman
Keith Southern
David Vaughan (Barry Bannan, 67)
Charlie Adam
Ben Burgess (Brett Ormerod, 65)
Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Stephen Dobbie, 65)
DJ Campbell

Match Report
Rampant Newcastle United moved ever near the Championship title with another clinical demolition job, this time against play-off hopefuls Blackpool, who were beaten 4-1. The win with first-half goals from Jonas Gutierrez and Andy Carroll were added to by Kevin Nolan and Wayne Routledge, before Brett Ormerod managed a late consolation. The victory means United remain six points clear of West Brom with four matches to play, while the Baggies are left with just three fixtures Chris Hughton was forced into one change from the side which beat Sheffield United on Monday, with bug victim Jose Enrique replaced by Tamas Kadar, making his ninth start of the season. Blackpool went into the match searching for a double over United and sitting one point outside of a play-off position. Newcastle stormed ahead after just 12 minutes through Gutierrez. Kadar played in the Argentinian down the left, who slipped two defenders to see his shot deflect beyond Matt Gilks to start the Spiderman celebrations. It then got better before the break when Carroll netted a second for United to erase memories of that rare early-season defeat at Bloomfield Road. Throughout the season the telling accuracy of Danny Guthrie from set-pieces has been paramount in the United success story and the midfielder was as accurate as ever when he planted the ball at pace on the forehead of Carroll, who gave Gilks no chance. Carroll then returned the favour with a penetrating pass of his own only for Guthrie to squander the opportunity in front of goal. Early into the second half and Carroll once again supplied the ammunition for strike partner Peter Lovenkrands, only for the Dane to head beyond Gilks and against the woodwork. More United goals looked as if they would follow and it was no surprise when red-hot Nolan made it 3-0 on 62 minutes. Shell-shocked Blackpool were hit again after 77 minutes when Routledge grabbed his second goal for the club, before Ormerod pulled back a consolation for the Tangerines five minutes from time.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

85
Goal
 

Goal!! Brett Ormerod scores for Blackpool.

77
Goal
 

Goal!! Wayne Routledge scores for Newcastle.

75
Substitution
 

Danny Simpson is being taken off, Shola Ameobi has come on in his place.

69
Substitution
 

Kevin Nolan is being taken off, Joey Barton has come on in his place.

67
Substitution
 

Blackpool are replacing David Vaughan with Barry Bannan.

65
Substitution
 

Ben Burgess is replaced by Brett Ormerod.

65
Substitution
 

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is being taken off, Stephen Dobbie has come on in his place.

62
Goal
 

Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Kevin Nolan putting it in the back of the net.

57
Yellow Card
 

Danny Guthrie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by M Russell

37
Substitution
 

Tamas Kadar is replaced by Ryan Taylor.

36
Goal
 

Goal!! Andy Carroll scores for Newcastle.

20
Yellow Card
 

Stephen Crainey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

12
Goal
 

Goal!! Jonas Gutierrez scores for Newcastle.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 10th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Newcastle face Blackpool at 3pm on Saturday, April 10th.