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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:16,000
  • Grandin (13)
  • Agbonlahor (9)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Ashley Young has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

94mins

Andy Reid takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins.

94mins

The ball is crossed by Andy Reid, clearance made by Richard Dunne.

92mins

Ashley Young is shown a yellow card. Matt Phillips fouled by Ashley Young, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

91mins

Ian Evatt challenges Emile Heskey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

91mins

The ball is delivered by Ciaran Clark.

90mins

Foul by Michael Bradley on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Emile Heskey is ruled offside. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Centre by Ashley Young, David Carney manages to make a clearance.

86mins

The ball is delivered by Alex Baptiste, Charlie Adam takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins.

85mins

Alex Baptiste challenges Emile Heskey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Young.

84mins

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

82mins

David Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stewart Downing from right wing, save by Richard Kingson.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young, Matt Phillips manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Long range shot by Charlie Adam goes wide left of the net.

79mins

Matt Phillips produces a cross, clearance by James Collins.

78mins

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Richard Dunne.

77mins

Shot by Matt Phillips from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

77mins

Shot by Jason Puncheon. Blocked by Richard Dunne.

77mins

The ball is sent over by Dudley Campbell, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

75mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line to the near post.

75mins

The ball is sent over by Dudley Campbell.

74mins

Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

74mins

Kyle Walker challenges Andy Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Michael Bradley replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor. The referee blows for offside. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

72mins

Luke Varney leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Reid. The official flags Emile Heskey offside. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing.

70mins

Jean Makoun is sent off by the referee. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Makoun on Dudley Campbell. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Emile Heskey is caught offside. Free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

69mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross.

68mins

Jason Puncheon produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

68mins

The ball is sent over by David Carney.

67mins

Matt Phillips comes on in place of Marlon Harewood.

67mins

Marlon Harewood takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young from the left by-line, clearance by Ian Evatt.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing, Richard Kingson makes a save.

65mins

James Collins fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. James Collins takes the free kick.

64mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Dudley Campbell gets a block in.

63mins

Jean Makoun challenges David Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam from left wing, clearance by Richard Dunne.

62mins

Foul by Jason Puncheon on Nigel Reo-Coker, free kick awarded. Ashley Young takes the direct free kick.

61mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Marlon Harewood. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Emile Heskey. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

59mins

The ball is delivered by Emile Heskey.

58mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Young.

58mins

Kyle Walker produces a cross, David Carney gets a block in.

57mins

Emile Heskey is brought on as a substitute for Darren Bent.

54mins

Centre by Luke Varney, Dudley Campbell has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

52mins

Ian Evatt is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker by Ian Evatt results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ashley Young, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

51mins

The ball is delivered by Luke Varney.

50mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam to the near post, Effort from inside the area by Luke Varney misses to the left of the goal.

50mins

Charlie Adam delivers the ball, blocked by Nigel Reo-Coker.

50mins

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Richard Kingson makes a save.

49mins

Corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line, clearance made by David Vaughan.

48mins

David Vaughan produces a cross.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Bent on Craig Cathcart. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.

46mins

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Richard Kingson makes a save.

46mins

David Vaughan challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by James Collins.

46mins

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

45mins

Handball decision goes against Luke Varney. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Walker.

42mins

Foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Ashley Young.

39mins

Jason Puncheon is brought on as a substitute for Elliot Grandin.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Reo-Coker on Elliot Grandin. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Brad Friedel.

36mins

A cross is delivered by Jean Makoun, save made by Richard Kingson.

36mins

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel Reo-Coker on Dudley Campbell. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

31mins

Stewart Downing takes a shot from outside the area that bounces off the post.

30mins

The referee books Alex Baptiste for unsporting behaviour. Alex Baptiste concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Young from left wing, Luke Varney makes a clearance.

28mins

The ball is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Richard Kingson makes a save.

28mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor crosses the ball.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Luke Varney. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

27mins

James Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Cuellar. Carlos Cuellar challenges Dudley Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

26mins

Ashley Young produces a cross, clearance made by David Vaughan.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line, Richard Kingson makes a save.

25mins

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

24mins

David Carney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stewart Downing, save made by Richard Kingson.

23mins

A cross is delivered by David Vaughan, save by Brad Friedel.

23mins

Dudley Campbell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Dudley Campbell.

19mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Young to the near post, clearance by Luke Varney.

19mins

Stewart Downing produces a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Nigel Reo-Coker fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, Darren Bent has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

17mins

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

16mins

Marlon Harewood crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Luke Varney misses to the right of the target.

14mins

Elliot Grandin scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Blackpool 1-1 Aston Villa.Charlie Adam takes the inswinging corner, Charlie Adam provided the assist for the goal.

14mins

The ball is sent over by David Vaughan, blocked by Richard Dunne.

13mins

Charlie Adam challenges Jean Makoun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jean Makoun.

12mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing played to the near post, clearance by Luke Varney.

12mins

Kyle Walker crosses the ball, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

10mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Aston Villa.Darren Bent provided the assist for the goal.

9mins

Marlon Harewood crosses the ball, save made by Brad Friedel.

8mins

Ashley Young challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against Marlon Harewood. Richard Dunne takes the free kick.

5mins

Foul by Carlos Cuellar on Marlon Harewood, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam from right wing.

4mins

David Vaughan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

3mins

Stewart Downing produces a cross, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

2mins

Centre by Kyle Walker.

2mins

Darren Bent takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Cathcart.

Match Preview

Seasiders face keeper shortage Blackpool manager Ian Holloway could have only one senior goalkeeper available for the Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Bloomfield Road. Paul Rachubka looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after damaging his knee in a suspected recurrence of the injury that kept him out for the first half of the season. Matt Gilks, who has not played since November due to a knee problem of his own, is still several weeks away from a return to action so Richard Kingson is in line to start against Villa, while Holloway hopes to be granted permission by the Premier League to sign another goalkeeper. Stephen Crainey (ankle) is still out while January arrivals Sergei Kornilenko and Salaheddine Sbai are not yet ready to make their debuts. Villa manager Gerard Houllier has drawn a line under his public spat with Holloway ahead of the clash. Houllier and Holloway were involved in several verbal exchanges after Villa tried to buy Blackpool skipper Charlie Adam during the January transfer window and had two bids rejected. Holloway claimed he was unhappy Villa had made their interest in Adam public while Houllier insisted the West Midlands club did everything through the right channels. But Houllier is now more concerned at trying to win against the Seasiders, who he predicts will avoid relegation this season. Houllier, when asked about his row with Holloway, said: "I don't want to be drawn into any kind of comment about that. "Blackpool are the most attacking and offensive team I've seen and the manager is doing a good job there. He probably assessed his best chances of staying up and thought having a go with no regrets was best, which is good. "That's why they found themselves in a high position at one stage and I'd be surprised if they go down. They knew right from the start that they were always in a position to be threatened with going down so they will adapt to that." Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor will be available for Villa despite withdrawing from the England squad for family reasons. On-loan midfielder Michael Bradley is also in contention after obtaining a visa while Jean Makoun has shaken off a calf injury.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 442Manager: Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa

  • Richard Kingson
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Ian Evatt
  • Craig Cathcart
  • David Carney
  • Charlie Adam
  • David Vaughan
  • Elliot Grandin
  • Dudley Campbell
  • Marlon Harewood
  • Luke Varney
  • SUBS
  • Chris Kettings
  • Keith Southern
  • Neal Eardley
  • Matt Phillips
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Andy Reid
  • James Beattie

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Match Report

Ray of light for Seasiders Ian Holloway saw his Blackpool side end a run of five straight defeats with a stirring display in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at Bloomfield Road. When Gabriel Agbonlahor opened the scoring for Villa after 10 minutes it could have opened the floodgates. Instead Blackpool regrouped quickly and equalised four minutes later thanks to Elliot Grandin. Villa were reduced to 10 men in the 70th minute when Jean Makoun was given a straight red card after a challenge on DJ Campbell. But they had lacked drive before then and that must be a concern to manager Gerard Houllier. Villa were as poor in the second half as they were bright in the first half. Darren Bent had sight of goal inside the first minute after Agbonlahor picked him out but his effort was blocked. Blackpool again found themselves on the back foot moments later when Ashley Young released Stuart Downing but his cross was scrambled away. Villa made the breakthrough in the 10th minute following a swift counter attack that left the home side exposed. Bent laid the ball off to Agbonlahor and he showed a blistering turn of pace before going around Richard Kingson and firing a shot into the corner. However not for the first time this time this season Holloway's side stormed back and equalised in the 14th minute. Grandin got a vital touch at the near post after Villa failed to deal with a corner from Charlie Adam. Two minutes later Luke Varney should have put Blackpool ahead only to head wide from six yards following a cross from Marlon Harewood. Play switched back down the other end and Stewart Downing came close to regaining the lead for the visitors in the 30th minute. The former Middlesbrough winger carved out an opening for himself on the edge of the area only to see his curler come back off the outside of the post. Bent, however, was not getting things all his own way at this stage but the England striker was happy to track back if needed. Blackpool hit back in the 54th minute and almost took the lead with Adam at the heart of the move. The Scotland midfielder released Varney on the left wing and he skipped to the byline before delivering the cross. Campbell got on the end of it at the near post but clipped his effort wide of the target when it seemed easier to score. Houllier then decided to freshen things up in attack with Emile Heskey replacing Bent in the 57th minute. Blackpool were growing in confidence and Adam swung in a free-kick six minutes later but Villa managed to scramble the ball to safety. Then Varney laid the ball into the path of Harewood on the edge of the area. However he blazed a shot high over the bar before Puncheon sent his effort wide. Villa were then reduced to 10 men in the 70th minute when Makoun was sent off for a challenge on Campbell. Adam was pulling the strings in the middle of the park and released substitute Matt Phillips with a glorious ball in the 80th minute. Phillips got a good touch but then then found himself crowded out as he attempted to get in a shot. Back came Villa and Young had an appeal for penalty turned down in stoppage time after he went to ground following Ian Evatt's challenge before scuffing a shot wide.

Form Guide

    WLLLLL
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LDWWLD

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 10/11/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 14/01/1967
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 10/09/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 26/02/1966
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 11/09/1965
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 16/01/1965

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 8
  • M Harewood 5
  • L Varney 5
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • A Baptiste 2
  • C Adam 2
  • I Evatt 1
  • J Puncheon 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Aston Villa

  • S Downing 5
  • M Albrighton 4
  • E Heskey 3
  • C Clark 3
  • J Collins 2
  • D Bent 2
  • L Young 1
  • S Petrov 1
  • A Young 1
  • G Agbonlahor 1
  • N Delfouneso 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 30
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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