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The referee brings the game to a close.
Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Dudley Campbell produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Barry Bannan goes off and Eric Lichaj comes on.
Ciaran Clark challenges Keith Southern unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.
Ashley Young is caught offside. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
James Collins scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 3-2 Blackpool.Corner taken by Stewart Downing, the assist for the goal came from Stewart Downing.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, clearance by Rob Edwards.
Dudley Campbell fires in a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2-2 Blackpool.
Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Chris Basham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
Effort on goal by Ashley Young from long distance goes over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Rob Edwards makes a clearance.
(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Stephen Ireland coming on for Marc Albrighton.
The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, Shot by Marc Albrighton from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Charlie Adam takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.
Dudley Campbell on for Marlon Harewood.
Shot from just outside the area by Marc Albrighton misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Header from close range by Rob Edwards misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam, clearance made by James Collins.
Ian Evatt on for Dekel Keinan. Stephen Warnock is cautioned. Stephen Warnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Phillips. Shot on goal comes in from Charlie Adam from the free kick, blocked by Ciaran Clark.
Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by David Carney.
Caution for Jason Euell. Jason Euell goes off and Charlie Adam comes on. Ashley Young fouled by Jason Euell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Stewart Downing, comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
Stewart Downing delivers the ball, clearance by Rob Edwards.
Shot by Stewart Downing from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Handball by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the free kick.
Chris Basham is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Warnock fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Warnock takes the direct free kick.
Gabriel Agbonlahor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Delfouneso.
Stewart Downing takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the left by-line, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
Goal scored by Nathan Delfouneso from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2-1 Blackpool.Ashley Young provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.
A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton, Keith Southern manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stewart Downing, clearance by Rob Edwards.
Dekel Keinan fouled by Nathan Delfouneso, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stewart Downing, Header from deep inside the area by Richard Dunne goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing.
James Collins takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Nathan Delfouneso.
The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, clearance by Richard Dunne.
A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips, clearance by Richard Dunne.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson. Ashley Young takes a outswinging corner. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the left by-line, Ashley Young produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre played to the near post, Header from close in by Marlon Harewood misses to the left of the goal. Nathan Delfouneso is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Basham takes the free kick. Matt Phillips takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save. Brett Ormerod is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Marlon Harewood finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-1 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Ludovic Sylvestre.
Unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Richard Dunne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Carney.
Foul by David Carney on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Collins.
Ciaran Clark is given a yellow card. Ciaran Clark challenges Brett Ormerod unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Marc Albrighton, Chris Basham gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Brett Ormerod, Brad Friedel makes a save.
Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Clearance made by Jason Euell.
Foul by Jason Euell on Ashley Young, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Effort from deep inside the area by Luke Young misses to the right of the target.
Short corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.
Foul by Marlon Harewood on James Collins, free kick awarded. James Collins takes the free kick.
Marc Albrighton sends in a cross, save made by Richard Kingson.
Stewart Downing finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-0 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Young.
The offside flag is raised against Brett Ormerod. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.
Jason Euell fouled by Ciaran Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Euell restarts play with the free kick. Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Dunne. David Carney takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ciaran Clark. Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre played to the near post, Nathan Delfouneso manages to make a clearance.
Dekel Keinan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Delfouneso. Stephen Warnock takes the direct free kick.
Strike from close range by Luke Young clears the bar.
The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Collins on Brett Ormerod. Strike comes in from David Carney from the free kick.
Ashley Young is ruled offside. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
Brett Ormerod is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.
Brett Ormerod challenges Stephen Warnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Warnock takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Young takes the outswinging corner, Ciaran Clark takes a shot. Comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
Marc Albrighton delivers the ball, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing.
Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.
Jason Euell is ruled offside. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.
Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Effort from deep inside the area by Marlon Harewood misses to the right of the target.
Stewart Downing takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Keith Southern makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Keith Southern, Marlon Harewood takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.
Foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.
Ludovic Sylvestre concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.
The referee shows Dekel Keinan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark by Dekel Keinan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.
Inswinging corner taken by David Carney from the right by-line, James Collins makes a clearance.
The referee gets the game underway.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half kicks off.
Midfielder Steve Sidwell is Aston Villa's latest injury casualty ahead of the home Barclays Premier League clash with Blackpool.
The former Chelsea player is to undergo surgery on his troublesome Achilles after initially delaying an operation to help Villa through their current injury crisis.
Gerard Houllier is already without injured midfielders Nigel Reo-Coker (knee) and skipper Stiliyan Petrov (knee).
Striker John Carew, who has resolved his public spat with Houllier, is still out of action with his calf problem along with Emile Heskey.
Villa have collected only three points from the last five games but Houllier believes their performances have deserved a greater tangible reward.
They led at Fulham on Saturday before being denied by an injury-time equaliser.
Houllier said: "It is just a shame because when you consider we only have one point from the Tottenham, Sunderland and Fulham games.
"Maybe, I would say, a minimum of four or five points would have been more reflecting of the reality of the game.
"Sometimes in the league you have to go through those things. Maybe there are some games we will win without not totally deserving it."
Houllier admitted: "We need to be less wasteful as we were because a couple of times we had the result and we let it go. That will come.
"We need to be more clinical first of all when we have got the chances.
"Sometimes it is good to know you can create chances but being more clinical when you get them would help.
"That is the main point really but we have to keep our football, keep our belief in what we are doing.
"I knew that sometimes it would be frustrating because the result won't follow the quality of our game.
"But, at the end of the day, you are always saved by the quality of your game."
Houllier is full of admiration for Blackpool and manager Ian Holloway after their encouraging start to life in the Premier League.
He said: "I have seen some of their games on TV and DVD and I must praise their manager.
"It is a very entertaining team that play with attacking spirit.
"It is refreshing for football. It is a good side and it will be a good and exciting game."
Blackpool will be without defender Craig Cathcart.
Cathcart has a sore knee and is undergoing a scan to establish the extent of the problem.
Otherwise Seasiders boss Ian Holloway should be able to choose from the same squad as he did for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Everton.
Blackpool travel to Villa Park knowing they might have been even higher than their current mid-table position had Marlon Harewood's late effort against the Toffees not been disallowed for an apparent push.
Refereeing decisions have come to the fore in the last few days after Stoke boss Tony Pulis, who on Saturday saw his side denied a penalty in a 2-0 defeat at Sunderland when Lee Cattermole appeared to handle Kenwyne Jones' header on the line, called for the introduction of a system where clubs get to grade referees, with those receiving the worst marks `relegated'.
Pulis has also voiced his support for the use of goal-line technology and Holloway thinks it is "common sense" that such changes are brought in.
"We just all want it to be right - how must Stoke City fans feel?" Holloway said.
"All you're hoping at the moment is that all these wrongs balance out, but what if they don't? I'm just saying use common sense, use the technology and I think it would solve itself.
"The public don't want to hear us rant and rave. They are sick and fed up of hearing me talk about referees - what do I know?
"All I do know is that the people at the top of the game are not running it right. I want them to understand that it is so stupid what is happening.
"Human beings are making errors and we are judging them with machinery, but we won't let them use that machinery to make the right decisions.
"You've got to be a fool not to do that, so why don't we do it now?"
Collins header snatches win for Villa
James Collins grabbed an 89th-minute winner to finally see off gutsy Blackpool 3-2 and end Aston Villa's five-match winless run in the Barclays Premier League.
Tangerines boss Ian Holloway made 10 changes from the side that drew 2-2 with Everton at the weekend but they were arguably the better team before Stewart Downing put the hosts ahead with a deflected shot in the 28th minute.
Villa old boy Marlon Harewood levelled just before half-time and, after Nathan Delfouneso had netted his first of the season on the hour mark, DJ Campbell stunned Villa Park with Blackpool's second three minutes from time.
But Villa went straight down the other end and secured the three points through Collins' header.
It was Blackpool who began the brighter, with 19-year-old winger Matt Phillips twice playing in Harewood but both times the striker was denied by alert Villa defenders.
The hosts also had their chances in an open start to the game and Luke Young might have done better than fire over the angle of post and bar following a nice move involving former Blackpool loanee Barry Bannan and Delfouneso.
Blackpool ramped up the pressure again and it needed a good challenge from Luke Young to deny Harewood, but in the 28th minute it was Villa who took the lead through Downing.
The winger played a lengthy one-two with Ashley Young before turning on the edge of the area and sending in a shot that flew past Richard Kingson with the help of a deflection off Dekel Keinan.
Villa were suddenly finding a lot more space and Blackpool were lucky to survive on a couple of occasions, firstly when Luke Young shot over from 15 yards and then a cross-shot from Marc Albrighton that was hacked clear by Jason Euell from just in front of his own goalline.
But on the stroke of half-time Blackpool grabbed an equaliser. A brilliant back-heel from Phillips played in Harewood and the former Villa man calmly slotted past Brad Friedel and just inside the far post.
Harewood had more reason than most to celebrate his goal after struggling to make an impression during three years with Villa prior to joining Blackpool this summer.
It was the hosts who were first on the attack in the second half and Kingson was fortunate not to concede a second when he misjudged Ashley Young's 20-yard shot but did just enough to push it wide of the post.
From the corner, Collins saw his header cleared off the line by Rob Edwards while at the other end Harewood rose well to meet a corner but headed wide.
The impressive Phillips then went on a run through the heart of midfield and his stinging shot would have caused Friedel major problems had it not been straight at the American.
Blackpool were finding Downing's corners tricky to deal with and from another inswinger Richard Dunne powered his header onto the top of the bar.
In the 55th minute Villa thought they had retaken the lead when Ashley Young streaked away down the right and crossed for Delfouneso to head into the far corner. It looked a good goal but referee Anthony Taylor penalised the striker for a push on Keinan.
Villa had their tails up, however, and Delfouneso only had to wait five minutes to get on the scoresheet, the 19-year-old seizing on a precision pass from Ashley Young and tucking away his shot.
Blackpool could have no complaints and they appeared lucky not to give away a penalty moments later when Albrighton tumbled under a clumsy challenge from Edwards.
Delfouneso's work for the evening was done and a great cheer from the Villa Park crowd greeted the arrival of Gabriel Agbonlahor, after five weeks out injured, with 26 minutes left.
Holloway sent on leading scorer Charlie Adam in place of Euell and he almost made an immediate impression with a 25-yard free-kick, given after Stephen Warnock had hacked down the charging Phillips, that was deflected just wide.
Villa should have made the game safe with 10 minutes to go as Downing tore down the left flank before picking out the unmarked Albrighton at the far post, but he shot into the ground and over the bar.
It looked like they would be made to regret that miss with three minutes left when, out of nothing, substitute Campbell equalised with a shot from the edge of the box that caught Collins and looped up and over Friedel.
But less than two minutes later the Blackpool's fans were silenced as Collins squeezed his header just inside the post from Downing's corner, and this time there was to be no comeback from the visitors.
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