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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:13,449
  • Phillips (49) LuaLua (56)
    Seb Hines - og (69)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Marvin Emnes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

90mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Joe Bennett goes wide left of the goal.

89mins

Corner taken short by Rhys Williams.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Mark Howard.

88mins

The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

87mins

Neal Eardley delivers the ball, Effort from the edge of the area by Kevin Phillips goes wide of the right-hand post.

86mins

Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Adam Reach, clearance by Ian Evatt.

85mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Stephen Crainey gets a block in.

84mins

Joe Bennett produces a cross.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Scott McDonald. Barry Robson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Barry Robson goes into the referee's book. Callum McManaman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ludovic Sylvestre. (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Kevin Phillips coming on for Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Justin Hoyte crosses the ball.

76mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.

73mins

Marvin Emnes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Howard takes the free kick.

73mins

Thomas Ince is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Bates takes the free kick. Alex Baptiste gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bart Ogbeche. Bart Ogbeche restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Neal Eardley on for Martinez Angel.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, Seb Hines scores an own goal. Blackpool 3-0 Middlesbrough.

70mins

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a short corner.

69mins

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

67mins

The referee blows for offside against Richard Smallwood. Seb Hines replaces Richard Smallwood. Faris Haroun leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Reach. Craig Cathcart takes the indirect free kick.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince to the near post, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

63mins

Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, clearance by Faris Haroun.

62mins

Foul by Richard Smallwood on Lomana Tresor LuaLua, free kick awarded. Matt Phillips crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Joe Bennett.

60mins

Bart Ogbeche concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham. Marvin Emnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

57mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Middlesbrough.

56mins

Barry Robson crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Cathcart.

56mins

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Ludovic Sylvestre, Justin Hoyte gets a block in.

53mins

Shot on goal by Matt Phillips from just inside the area goes over the target.

52mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Faris Haroun. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Mark Howard.

50mins

Goal scored by Matt Phillips from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Middlesbrough.

49mins

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bart Ogbeche. Direct free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

47mins

Barry Robson has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

47mins

Short corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line.

46mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.

46mins

Ludovic Sylvestre crosses the ball, clearance by Rhys Williams.

44mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Barry Robson delivers the ball, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.

43mins

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jason Steele.

42mins

Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

42mins

The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

41mins

Foul by Chris Basham on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

38mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

37mins

Matt Phillips sends in a cross.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Martinez Angel.

35mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line.

35mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.

33mins

Rhys Williams has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

31mins

Justin Hoyte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ludovic Sylvestre. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

30mins

Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

29mins

Tony McMahon fouled by Matt Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

29mins

Shot by Scott McDonald from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

28mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

25mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Howard.

24mins

The referee blows for offside. Matthew Bates takes the indirect free kick.

23mins

Tony McMahon delivers the ball.

22mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey.

21mins

Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

21mins

Rhys Williams takes a shot. Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Robson, clearance by Matt Phillips.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Martinez Angel. Faris Haroun takes the free kick.

18mins

Barry Robson challenges Alex Baptiste unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

17mins

Thomas Ince has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

16mins

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips. Ludovic Sylvestre takes the free kick.

16mins

Centre by Justin Hoyte, Stephen Crainey gets a block in.

15mins

Faris Haroun crosses the ball.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

14mins

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

13mins

Scott McDonald crosses the ball, Matt Phillips manages to make a clearance.

9mins

The referee blows for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Phillips on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

8mins

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Alex Baptiste, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Shot from close range by Thomas Ince misses to the right of the goal.

6mins

Bart Ogbeche takes a shot. Barry Robson gets a block in.

5mins

Thomas Ince gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Smallwood. Matthew Bates takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Matt Phillips delivers the ball.

4mins

The ball is swung over by Thomas Ince.

3mins

Ludovic Sylvestre takes the inswinging corner, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Basham.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, Martinez Angel gets a block in.

Match Preview

Ferguson set for Seasiders absence Blackpool are set to be without captain Barry Ferguson when they host promotion-chasing Middlesbrough. Ferguson was shown a straight red card for an apparent elbow on Guirane N'Daw in the Seasiders' 3-0 defeat at Birmingham on New Year's Eve, although boss Ian Holloway confirmed the club would appeal the decision. Ferguson's expected absence could mean a return to the starting line-up for Elliot Grandin, who was recently sidelined with a foot injury. Former Rangers defender Danny Wilson will come into contention for his Blackpool debut after joining on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season. Mark Howard is set for a third consecutive start in goal as regular number one Matt Gilks continues to struggle with a groin problem. Midfielder Keith Southern remains out having undergone surgery to remove a testicular tumour. Middlesbrough midfielders Nicky Bailey and Julio Arca are both doubtful. Bailey was forced out of the 1-1 home draw with Peterborough on New Year's Eve at half-time and Arca was replaced midway through the second period. Both players face late fitness tests. Midfield pair Merouane Zemmama (hip) and Kevin Thomson (hamstring) replaced Bailey and Arca on Saturday and will be hoping to return to the starting line-up after recovering from their recent injuries. Striker Marvin Emnes is hoping to feature after returning to the bench as an unused substitute against Peterborough. The Dutchman's hamstring injury had kept him out of the previous two matches, with Bart Ogbeche stepping in alongside Scott McDonald up front. Manager Tony Mowbray has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side, unbeaten in their last five matches, look to consolidate in the second automatic place.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 532Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Mark Howard
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Ian Evatt
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Martinez Angel
  • Chris Basham
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • Lomana Tresor LuaLua
  • Thomas Ince
  • SUBS
  • Neal Eardley
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Danny Wilson
  • Callum McManaman

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Match Report

Boro miss chance to go top Middlesbrough missed the chance to overhaul npower Championship leaders Southampton as Blackpool eased to an impressive 3-0 victory at Bloomfield Road. Tony Mowbray's side could do little to capitalise on the Saints' 3-0 reverse at Brighton as Blackpool's attacking trio of Matt Phillips, Lomana LuaLua and Thomas Ince ran riot. All three missed chances to put the Seasiders ahead in a goalless 45 minutes but Phillips was on hand to open the scoring after Barry Robson hit the post for Boro. LuaLua doubled the advantage shortly before the hour and Seb Hines' first contribution after coming off the Middlesbrough bench was to turn a Phillips pass bound for Ince into his own net. The win takes Ian Holloway's men to within a point of the play-offs, while victories for West Ham and Cardiff drop Middlesbrough out of the automatic promotion places and down to fourth position. Tony McMahon and Richard Smallwood came into the Middlesbrough side after knee injuries ruled out Nicky Bailey and Julio Arca. LuaLua returned in attack as one of four changes for Blackpool, whose captain Barry Ferguson was suspended following his red card in the defeat at Birmingham. Ince was another addition to the Seasiders' forward line and he started impressively in tandem with LuaLua, shooting narrowly wide from close range and drawing an impressive stop from Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele. Middlesbrough's best chance of the opening 45 minutes came when Scott McDonald burst clear and rounded Mark Howard in the Blackpool goal, only to find defender Craig Cathcart in attendance on the line. McDonald then drilled across the face of goal after being played in by Faris Haroun in the 29th minute, but Blackpool's pace in attack continued to cause headaches. Ince was off-target at the end of a mazy run and LuaLua engineered space before a deflection off Boro defender Matthew Bates sent his shot narrowly wide. Middlesbrough's defence were relieved to hear referee Scott Mathieson blow the half-time whistle shortly after Angel Martinez sent Phillips rampaging down the right channel to draw a sharp Steele save, before LuaLua's clever cutback narrowly evaded two of his fellow attackers. The visitors made a more purposeful start to the second period but it was Blackpool who took the lead. Phillips mesmerised the Boro defence before clinically finding the bottom corner from 16 yards. McDonald's touch let him down in the Blackpool area as Middlesbrough sought an immediate response, and their task became twice as difficult in the 57th minute. Tangerines full-back Alex Baptiste dispossessed Joe Bennett and drove forward to unleash a stinging drive that Steele saved, but LuaLua was on hand to collect the goal his performance merited. Haroun then had an effort disallowed for offside before Blackpool put the result beyond doubt with 20 minutes to play. Hines had only been on the pitch for two minutes after replacing Smallwood and was unfortunate enough to provide the decisive touch on Phillips' cutback with Ince poised to apply the finish.

Form Guide

    LWDDWL
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 19/11/2011
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 16/02/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 3
  • Blackpool
  • 08/12/2009
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 09/02/1974
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 22/09/1973
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 02/02/1973

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 7
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • L LuaLua 2
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • C McManaman 2
  • T Ince 2
  • M Phillips 2
  • B Ferguson 1
  • B Ormerod 1
  • S Crainey 1
  • K Southern 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • C Basham 1
  • L Sylvestre 1

Middlesbrough

  • S McDonald 7
  • M Emnes 7
  • B Robson 5
  • F Haroun 2
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • B Ogbeche 1
  • N Bailey 1
  • M Bates 1
  • J Bennett 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 36
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

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

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