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  • Date:25 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:15,574
  • Cathcart (14) Campbell (42)
  • Berbatov (71) Hernandez (73)
    Berbatov (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

100mins

Unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by Craig Cathcart results in a free kick. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.

95mins

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.

94mins

Ryan Giggs takes a short corner.

88mins

A goal is scored by Dimitar Berbatov from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-3 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Paul Scholes.

86mins

Javier Hernandez is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

80mins

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Oliveira Anderson coming on for Rafael Da Silva.

77mins

Ryan Giggs is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

74mins

Javier Hernandez finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-2 Man Utd.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Giggs.

74mins

(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Marlon Harewood coming on for Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

74mins

Shot on goal by Alex Baptiste from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

72mins

Dimitar Berbatov finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-1 Man Utd.Assist by Darren Fletcher.

72mins

Rafael Da Silva fouled by Matt Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Da Silva takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Effort on goal by Darren Fletcher from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

71mins

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

70mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs.

69mins

Paul Scholes takes a shot. Charlie Adam gets a block in.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Ian Evatt results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Giggs.

68mins

Matt Phillips on for Luke Varney.

66mins

(Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Javier Hernandez coming on for Wayne Rooney.

65mins

Ryan Giggs produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

64mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Darren Fletcher.

64mins

Paul Scholes takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.

62mins

Charlie Adam is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Luis Nani fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Da Silva restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrice Evra by Elliot Grandin. Ryan Giggs delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

52mins

Handball decision goes against Dudley Campbell. Nemanja Vidic takes the free kick.

51mins

Charlie Adam fouled by Ryan Giggs, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Kingson takes the free kick.

49mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Charlie Adam.

49mins

Ryan Giggs takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

49mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.

49mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.

47mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Luis Nani.

47mins

The referee shows Darron Gibson a yellow card. Darron Gibson challenges Elliot Grandin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Darren Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Ian Evatt takes the free kick.

46mins

The referee cautions Paul Scholes for unsporting behaviour. Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

46mins

Darron Gibson goes off and Ryan Giggs comes on.

43mins

Dudley Campbell grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Man Utd.Charlie Adam takes the inswinging corner, assist by Charlie Adam.

43mins

David Vaughan takes a shot. Save made by Edwin Van der Sar.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Darren Fletcher. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Shot by Dimitar Berbatov from just outside the area goes over the net.

40mins

Rafael Da Silva takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Nemanja Vidic by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smalling.

37mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.

36mins

Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Nemanja Vidic gets a block in.

35mins

Foul by Dudley Campbell on Chris Smalling, free kick awarded. Edwin Van der Sar restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Darren Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

34mins

Darron Gibson takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

33mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, clearance made by Dimitar Berbatov.

31mins

Darron Gibson challenges Elliot Grandin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Charlie Adam takes a short corner.

29mins

Foul by Rafael Da Silva on Luke Varney, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Adam from left wing, clearance made by Chris Smalling.

26mins

Craig Cathcart challenges Dimitar Berbatov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Fletcher takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Elliot Grandin goes over the bar.

25mins

Handball by Charlie Adam. Paul Scholes restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Elliot Grandin challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luis Nani crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

22mins

Rafael Da Silva fouled by Luke Varney, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luis Nani, save by Richard Kingson.

20mins

Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson,

20mins

Dimitar Berbatov is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

20mins

Outswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line.

19mins

Darron Gibson takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.

17mins

Luis Nani takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

15mins

Craig Cathcart grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Blackpool 1-0 Man Utd.Corner taken by Charlie Adam, Charlie Adam provided the assist for the goal.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rafael Da Silva on Alex Baptiste. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Corner taken by Luis Nani.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Nemanja Vidic. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani.

4mins

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Nani. Paul Scholes takes the free kick.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

The match begins.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has told Liverpool to "put up or shut up" over their pursuit of Charlie Adam.

Holloway confirmed Adam had put in a transfer request on Monday but said there was no issue to discuss because Liverpool's offer of £4million does not meet his club's valuation.

"If I was the Liverpool manager I would want to buy him because they have never replaced Xabi Alonso," said Holloway.

"But you have to come up with the right amount of money. I don't want to stand in his way, but they have to put up or shut up."

Holloway revealed chairman Karl Oyston had taken a call from the Reds' director of football strategy Damian Comolli on Sunday night which merely left the picture even more confused.

"He ummed and aahed and apparently did not make much sense," said Holloway.

The Seasiders chief also confirmed he had given no thought to leaving Adam out of the high-profile encounter with Manchester United.

"Not a chance," he said. "If I tried to stop that boy playing against Manchester United he would probably kill me.

"Charlie loves this club and just because he puts a transfer request in doesn't change that."

Meanwhile, Holloway has confirmed defender Stephen Crainey will miss the game with an ankle injury, but striker DJ Campbell will play having missed Saturday's home defeat to Sunderland after being struck down by a bout of food poisoning.

Goalkeeper Richard Kingson is also fit after being forced out of the weekend encounter as he needed stitches in a head wound.

"I am realistic about this game. When we were supposed to play Manchester United, they had just beaten Blackburn 7-1. They only won 5-0 against Birmingham, so that is a bit better.

"If we are not two goals down after 10 minutes I think we will have done well."

Manchester United are ready to welcome Rafael back into the fold at Bloomfield Road with Ryan Giggs hailing the youngster's new-found maturity.

Although the Brazilian full-back was forced to apologise for his behaviour after being sent off at Tottenham last week, an £8,000 fine suggested the Football Association did not view his exchange with referee Mike Dean to be the most heinous of crimes. The punishment cleared Rafael to face Blackpool and prove once again the class Giggs sees on a regular basis.

"Rafael has come on in leaps and bounds over the last few months," said the veteran Welshman. I have seen a massive improvement, not only in the way he plays but within him as a person.

"I come up against him in a lot of training sessions because we play in opposite positions and I have seen the maturity develop over the last three or four months.

"If he keeps developing he is going to be a brilliant player."

In addition to making a choice between Rafael and John O'Shea at right-back, Ferguson will also need to take a fitness check on Rio Ferdinand's groin injury and the knock to an already sore ankle that Michael Carrick suffered in Saturday's five-goal hammering of Birmingham before finalising his line-up.

Sir Alex Ferguson has already stated Giggs will start, and then be rested for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Southampton, and he is likely to be joined by fellow veteran Paul Scholes.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 433Manager: Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Richard Kingson
  • Neal Eardley
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Ian Evatt
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Elliot Grandin
  • Charlie Adam
  • David Vaughan
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Dudley Campbell
  • Luke Varney
  • SUBS
  • Paul Rachubka
  • Keith Southern
  • Marlon Harewood
  • Brett Ormerod
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • Rob Edwards

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Match Report

United hit back for stunning win Blackpool's Tangerine dream was shattered by one of those famous Manchester United comebacks as Sir Alex Ferguson's men roared back from two goals down to win 3-2 and surge five points clear at the top of the Premier League. At half-time, on top and two goals up, it appeared Blackpool would end United's unbeaten record and achieve a result that would go down in the history books alongside the `Matthews Final' in 1953. But those goals from Red Devils old-boy Craig Cathcart and DJ Campbell were insufficient to resist United, who were galvanised by Ryan Giggs and Javier Hernandez. The Mexican struck the all-important equaliser but once again it was Dimitar Berbatov who did the damage for the rampant Red Devils, tapping home his side's first 19 minutes from time before driving home his 20th goal of the season - and his fifth in four days - to send Sir Alex Ferguson's men five points clear. United were shaken out of their stride by the hosts, whose enthusiasm knows no bounds and for whom Charlie Adam, putting his transfer request and interest from Liverpool to the back of his mind, was outstanding. It was Adam's accidental clash with Patrice Evra that forced the Frenchman off the field and meant he was out of position when he returned as the Blackpool skipper swung in his first fateful corner. Still, there was no excuse for United's total failure to track Cathcart's run. Tipped for big things by the Old Trafford hierarchy until injury intervened, Cathcart rose unchallenged and powered a header past a motionless Edwin van der Sar. The veteran Dutchman was also stood still when Nemanja Vidic turned a diving header straight into his chest when he had been aiming to clear. It was an example of the confusion within the visiting ranks. Elliot Grandin scooped a 12-yard effort over the bar and David Vaughan brought an excellent save out of Van der Sar, which as it turned out, only staved off Blackpool's second by half a minute. Again Adam took the corner. Dropping it into roughly the same place. This time Darron Gibson got his head to it but only succeeded in turning it to Campbell, who bundled home at the far post to send the home supporters into delirium. It was no surprise that Ferguson replaced Gibson with Giggs at half-time and Blackpool would have known the last time United faced such an unpromising scenario, they nearly defeated Aston Villa. If Luke Varney had been granted the penalty he was convinced should have been awarded when Rafael sent him tumbling, Blackpool would almost certainly have avoided a similar fate. As it was, United took inspiration from Hernandez's introduction for an out-of-sorts Wayne Rooney and the Seasiders started to get washed away by the tide of attacks. The Mexican has come up with a few vital goals already in his debut season and he nearly had another when he streaked clear of the Blackpool defence. But Kingson took the pace off his shot, allowing Cathcart's incredible evening to continue with a goal-line clearance. United were on a roll though, and when Darren Fletcher crossed a couple of minutes later, Berbatov was on hand to tap United back into the contest. Within two minutes, they had bagged another as Giggs' magnificent chip sent Hernandez streaking through. Having let Blackpool off the hook once, the striker was not keen on doing it again and this time finished with calm assurance. United were not finished. Even the departure of Rafael on a stretcher that required 10 minutes injury time failed to halt their momentum. And when Scholes sprayed a magical pass to Berbatov, the Bulgarian blasted home his fifth goal in four days to seal an unlikely win.

Form Guide

    WLLWLL
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WDWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 01/05/1971
  • Man Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 26/09/1970
  • Man Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 25/02/1967
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 08/10/1966
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 27/04/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Man Utd
  • 30/10/1965

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 7
  • M Harewood 5
  • L Varney 5
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • I Evatt 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Man Utd

  • D Berbatov 17
  • LC Nani 7
  • JB Hernandez 6
  • J Park 4
  • N Vidic 3
  • R Giggs 2
  • D Fletcher 2
  • P Scholes 1
  • M Owen 1
  • P Evra 1
  • W Rooney 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 48
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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