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  • Date: Tue 09 February 2010
  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Ref: Eltringham, G
  • Attendance: 19,058
Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday

O'Connor (3)

Potter (50)

2 - 0

Sheffield Wednesday vs Blackpool

Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Grant
Tommy Spurr
Darren Purse
Mark Beevers
Frankie Simek
Michael Gray
Darren Potter
James O'Connor
Tom Soares
Marcus Tudgay
Luke Varney (Leon Clarke, 77)

Blackpool

Paul Rachubka
Stephen Crainey
Alex John-Baptiste
Rob Edwards
Andy Butler
Keith Southern (Stephen Husband, 86)
David Vaughan (Alhassan Bangura, 87)
Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Jason Euell
DJ Campbell
Stephen Dobbie (Ben Burgess, 77)

Match Report
Alan Irvine continues to work wonders as Sheffield Wednesday struck in each half to snatch three vital points in their battle to claw clear of the drop zone following a 2-0 win over Blackpool. Goals from James O'Connor and Darren Potter gave the Hillsborough side their fifth win from seven games since the ex-Preston boss took over. Wednesday got off to a dream start after scoring with their first attack on three minutes. Full-back Tommy Spurr pumped over a precise cross from the left and midfielder O'Connor rose unmarked to head firmly past Paul Rachubka from six yards. The Sheffield side escaped minutes later when Keith Southern was allowed a free route into the area but, as three defenders backed off, the Blackpool midfielder lost his footing and his left-foot shot flew high and wide. Jason Euell almost found a way through after Lee Grant failed to hold onto David Vaughan's looping cross but, with the lanky midfielder about to pounce, the Wednesday keeper smothered the ball at his feet. They were in trouble again in the 31st minute when Stephen Dobbie picked out Dudley Campbell but the little striker pulled his close-range header wide of the target. Wednesday, who were lucky to cling onto their slender lead in the opening period, stepped up the pace after the break. Potter almost added a second as he ran onto Luke Varney's measured pass but his strike from 25 yards took a deflection and the ball spun inches wide. The lanky midfielder had better luck in the 50th minute with Varney again the provider as Potter cleverly curled the ball beyond the diving Rachubka into the bottom left-hand corner. Varney almost grabbed a third as the Sheffield side took a stranglehold on the game. Tom Soares fed the in-form striker, whose shot from 15 yards was turned around the post by Rachubka.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

87
Substitution
 

David Vaughan is replaced by Alhassan Bangura.

86
Substitution
 

Blackpool are replacing Keith Southern with Stephen Husband.

77
Substitution
 

Blackpool are replacing Stephen Dobbie with Ben Burgess.

77
Substitution
 

Luke Varney is replaced by Leon Clarke.

50
Goal
 

Goal!! Darren Potter scores for Sheff Wed.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

3
Goal
 

Goal!! Sheff Wed have scored with James O'Connor putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Sheff Wed face Blackpool at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.