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  • Date:31 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:11,414
  • Phillips (86)
    Taylor-Fletcher (90)
  • Thomas (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:27 +3.27

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, Gary Taylor-Fletcher fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-1 Coventry.Matt Phillips provided the assist for the goal.

92:51 +2.51

The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Hermann Hreidarsson.

92:18 +2.18

Conor Thomas goes off and David Bell comes on.

89:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Roman Bednar. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

89:30

Gary McSheffrey has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

88:38

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sammy Clingan. Richard Wood on for Alex Nimely.

88:22

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

86:23

Ian Evatt goes into the book. Joe Murphy booked. Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Phillips scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Coventry.Assist by Roman Bednar.

85:33

A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips, clearance by Martin Cranie.

84:36

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hermann Hreidarsson. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

83:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

83:00

Alex Baptiste sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

81:21

(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Roman Bednar coming on for Thomas Ince.

80:45

Alex Baptiste crosses the ball.

80:23

Corner taken by Matt Phillips, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

80:13

Centre by Thomas Ince, clearance made by Gary Deegan.

79:55

The official flags Alex Nimely offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

79:14

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

78:23

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball.

77:02

Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

76:39

Ian Evatt sends in a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

76:09

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Stephen Crainey gets a block in.

75:16

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

73:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Phillips.

72:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Phillips, John Fleck takes a shot. Hermann Hreidarsson gets a block in.

71:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Thomas Ince. Shot on goal comes in from Kevin Phillips from the free kick, blocked by Martin Cranie.

70:43

The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.

70:01

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.

68:21

Foul by Cyrus Christie on Ian Evatt, free kick awarded. John Fleck restarts play with the free kick. The referee books Cyrus Christie for unsporting behaviour.

67:32

Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes off and John Fleck comes on.

66:59

Ludovic Sylvestre goes off and Kevin Phillips comes on.

66:34

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Deegan.

66:25

Lomana Tresor LuaLua produces a cross, clearance by Richard Keogh.

65:45

The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey.

65:26

Short corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line, A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips.

65:18

The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste, Hermann Hreidarsson manages to make a clearance.

63:07

Conor Thomas produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

62:11

Matt Phillips produces a cross, Shot by Thomas Ince from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

61:35

Corner from the right by-line taken by Thomas Ince, Gary Deegan makes a clearance.

61:18

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Hermann Hreidarsson manages to make a clearance.

60:44

Hermann Hreidarsson takes a shot.

58:41

A goal is scored by Conor Thomas from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Coventry.

56:42

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross.

54:42

Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:51

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, save by Joe Murphy.

52:15

Shot from just outside the area by Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes over the bar.

51:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince from the right by-line to the near post.

50:57

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Hermann Hreidarsson makes a clearance.

50:26

Gary Taylor-Fletcher delivers the ball.

47:18

Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner.

47:06

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

46:29

Barry Ferguson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

46:19

Stephen Crainey takes a shot. Martin Cranie makes a clearance.

45:09 +0.09

The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips.

44:07

Sammy Clingan takes the outswinging corner, Richard Keogh produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

42:17

Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

42:01

Alex Nimely takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

41:26

Centre by Thomas Ince, Gary McSheffrey manages to make a clearance.

40:18

Cyrus Christie takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

38:32

Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, Gary Deegan makes a clearance.

37:59

Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line, save by Joe Murphy.

37:55

Lomana Tresor LuaLua crosses the ball, clearance by Hermann Hreidarsson.

36:16

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.

36:08

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Martin Cranie.

35:01

Conor Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Ludovic Sylvestre restarts play with the free kick.

33:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, clearance made by Conor Thomas.

33:21

Short corner taken by Lomana Tresor LuaLua from the left by-line, Conor Thomas manages to make a clearance.

30:09

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.

28:46

The ball is sent over by Craig Cathcart, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

28:14

The ball is delivered by Sammy Clingan, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

26:29

Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Richard Keogh results in a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

25:45

Ludovic Sylvestre has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

24:56

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.

24:41

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

19:49

Cyrus Christie crosses the ball, Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Gilks. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

19:17

Foul by Alex Nimely on Alex Baptiste, free kick awarded. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

18:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Hermann Hreidarsson. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

17:53

Effort on goal by Sammy Clingan from 20 yards. Blocked by Craig Cathcart.

16:36

Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

16:19

The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.

13:48

Thomas Ince fouled by Gary Deegan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Thomas Ince.

9:51

The ball is crossed by Ian Evatt, Richard Keogh gets a block in.

9:29

Thomas Ince decides to take a short corner, The ball is swung over by Barry Ferguson.

9:14

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

8:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan played to the near post.

7:11

Shot from just outside the area by Alex Nimely misses to the left of the target.

6:27

Gary Deegan fouled by Lomana Tresor LuaLua, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

4:54

Ludovic Sylvestre produces a cross, save made by Joe Murphy.

0:19

Alex Nimely gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Evatt. Ian Evatt restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

LuaLua facing race to be fit Lomana LuaLua faces a late fitness test on his hamstring injury before Blackpool host Coventry. LuaLua missed the Seasiders' last-gasp 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Saturday with the problem and is hoping to be available as Ian Holloway's men return to league action. Keith Southern was named in midfield and took the captain's armband against the Owls as he made a first appearance since having a testicular tumour removed in November. However, the 27-year-old's return to first-team duty is likely to be curtailed after he suffered a gash to his ankle that required stitches at the weekend. Southern's probable absence is expected to mean a return for skipper Barry Ferguson, who was rested in one of eight changes made by Holloway at against Wednesday. Manager Andy Thorn has no fresh injury concerns as bottom side Coventry bid to make it back-to-back victories. The Sky Blues have had a 10-day gap since their 3-1 home victory over Middlesbrough and Thorn admits that time has given his players an opportunity to shake off any knocks. Alex Nimely, a recent loan signing from Manchester City, scored on his debut against Boro and is expected to lead the line with Clive Platt after the duo impressed in their first match in attack. That means Freddy Eastwood, who has fully recovered from a calf problem, will have to be content with a place on the substitutes' bench once more. Thorn is eyeing more transfers before Tuesday night's deadline but insists he will have to wait for other players to depart before that can happen.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Matthew Gilks
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Ian Evatt
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • Lomana Tresor LuaLua
  • Thomas Ince
  • SUBS
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Chris Basham
  • John Fleck
  • Nouha Dicko
  • Roman Bednar

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Match Report

Late show for Seasiders Goals from Kevin Phillips and Gary Taylor-Fletcher completed a stunning late turnaround as Blackpool kept their promotion push on track with a 2-1 win at Bloomfield Road. Veteran frontman Phillips came off the bench to secure an FA Cup fourth-round replay for the Seasiders with his injury-time penalty against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and his services were required once again after a first career goal from 18-year-old midfielder Conor Thomas put the visitors in front. Fellow substitute Roman Bednar - who enjoyed such a fruitful alliance with Phillips during their time together at West Brom - marked his Blackpool debut with the cross that left the 38-year-old with a simple 87th-minute finish. Coventry pressed forward once more and Gary McSheffrey's stinging half-volley might have given them the points, but when Matt Phillips cut the ball across a crowded penalty area in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Taylor-Fletcher was on hand to send the home faithful into raptures. The win moves Blackpool into the play-off places, ahead of Reading on goal difference, while Coventry remain bottom - seven points from safety and still without an away win all season. Lomana LuaLua shook off a hamstring injury to start in attack for Blackpool, who made seven changes following their cup endeavours at the weekend City boss Andy Thorn stuck with the same XI that beat Middlesbrough 3-1 at the Ricoh Arena last time out, meaning on-loan Manchester City forward Alex Nimely retained his place up front alongside Clive Platt following his goalscoring debut. In a scrappy opening, two sliced clearances from Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks almost presented the visitors with opportunities. Gilks' opposite number Joe Murphy was down sharply to his left to make the first save of the night, denying Matt Phillips after the winger was released down the inside-left channel by LuaLua. From his next attempt, cutting in from the right this time, Matt Phillips had Murphy beaten, but full-back Cyrus Christie hoofed off the line. Christie ventured forward and made space with a clever step-over to curl a shot into Gilks' arms after 41 minutes and moments later he teed up Nimely to exert the Tangerine keeper slightly further. After Matt Phillips opened the second half by causing more headaches in the Coventry area, McSheffrey had the Sky Blues' best attempt of the match - twisting Alex Baptiste and Craig Cathcart inside-out before thundering a shot that Gilks palmed around his near post. Thorn's decision to switch to a flat 4-4-2 served to stifle the space that Blackpool had been starting to find as first half wore on, and the visitors had their reward in the 59th minute. Platt flicked on from Christie's long throw and, as the Blackpool defence hesitated, Thomas prodded home. Holloway sent on Kevin Phillips and John Fleck in an attempt to rouse his flagging attack, but a loose pass from the latter sent Christie on another rampaging run from deep and as his eventual cross spun towards goal, Blackpool full-back Stephen Crainey was forced to hack clear with Platt in close attendance. At the other end, on-loan Rangers' midfielder Fleck saw a driven volley deflected wide and in the 77th minute the ball fell to Matt Phillips inside the area, but he elected to square first time and Coventry cleared with ease. Their resistance was finally broken three minutes from time as Czech striker Bednar broke free down the right and found his old partner in crime, Kevin Phillips, who applied the finish. As Blackpool sought a quick restart, Murphy, Taylor-Fletcher and Seasiders defender Ian Evatt were booked in an unseemly goalmouth melee. Coventry sprung onto the offensive and a superb McSheffrey strike had Gilks at full stretch, only for Taylor-Fletcher to break their hearts at the death.

Form Guide

    DWLWDW
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LWWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 27/09/2011
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 30/01/2010
  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 29/08/2009
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 17/01/2009
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 27/09/2008
  • Blackpool
  • 4 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 22/12/2007

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 8
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • L LuaLua 3
  • M Phillips 3
  • E Grandin 2
  • C Basham 2
  • T Ince 2
  • B Ferguson 1
  • S Crainey 1
  • K Southern 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • L Sylvestre 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 3
  • C Platt 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • A Nimely 1
  • C McDonald 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 43
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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