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  • Adam (47), Burgess (89)
  • Carle (3), Ambrose (34)
  • Date:2010-03-20
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:9702
  • Referee:Gibbs, P

Live Commentary

90mins

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

90mins

Ian Evatt is booked for unsporting behaviour.

89mins

Goal!! Blackpool have scored with Ben Burgess putting it in the back of the net.

83mins

The referee has booked Alassane N'Diaye.

82mins

Nick Carle is replaced by Alassane N'Diaye.

76mins

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

73mins

The referee has booked Alex John-Baptiste.

73mins

The referee has booked Johannes Ertl.

68mins

Blackpool are replacing Billy Clarke with Brett Ormerod.

47mins

Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Gibbs

37mins

Stephen Husband is replaced by Ben Burgess.

34mins

Goal!! Darren Ambrose scores for Crystal Palace.

22mins

The referee has booked Shaun Derry.

3mins

Goal!! Nick Carle scores for Crystal Palace.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, March 20th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Blackpool face Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday, March 20th.


Match Report

Crystal Palace eased their relegation worries with a hard-earned 2-2 draw at play-off chasing Blackpool.

The home side just about kept their top-six hopes alive as they hit back from 2-0 down in a game of two contrasting halves.

Palace seemed determined to spoil Blackpool's celebrations when Seasiders legend Jimmy Armfield performed the pre-match opening ceremony of the club's new South Stand which bears his name.

After just three minutes a long throw from Lee Hills completely caught out the home defence. Centre-back Alex John-Baptiste could get no power on a clearing header and Palace striker Nick Carle nipped in to score a simple opener.

Without key players Dudley Campbell and David Vaughan, Blackpool seemed to have little shape to their game in the first half although Stephen Dobbie produced a couple of neat breaks but failed to get a shot in when it mattered.

There was little surprise when Palace went two ahead on 34 minutes. Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern gave the ball away cheaply just outside his own penalty area. Carle and Neil Danns broke forward and the ball fell kindly to Darren Ambrose whose shot went between Matt Gilks' legs for his 18th goal of the season.

Clearly rattled by Ian Holloway's half-time team-talk, Blackpool immediately hit back on the restart. A lovely piece of skill from Billy Clarke kept the ball in play. He fed Stephen Dobbie and his pull-back found Charlie Adam who scored with a magnificent low drive from 18 yards for his 15th of the season on 47 minutes.

Blackpool began to pile on the pressure with substitute striker Ben Burgess missing two sitters before he finally equalised in the 89th minute. Adam crossed and Burgess tapped home at the far post.

Time-wasting by Palace keeper Julian Speroni saw four minutes added to the game and in that period the keeper had to be at his best to keep out a Dobbie shot before pushing a Southern lob over the bar.

Blackpool

Crystal Palace

Corners

92

Fouls

712

Goal attempts

145

Shots off target

83

Offsides

44

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