skip to content
Centre by Luke Varney, Dudley Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Krul. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Shefki Kuqi comes on in place of Shola Ameobi.
Ian Evatt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Ian Evatt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes off and Jason Puncheon comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Luke Varney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with James Perch coming on for Kevin Nolan. Centre by David Vaughan, free kick awarded for a foul by Dudley Campbell on Tim Krul. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
Luke Varney replaces Matt Phillips.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher sends in a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Stephen Crainey.
Cheik Tiote fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Effort on goal by Keith Southern from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance. Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
The ball is delivered by Neal Eardley, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Keith Southern, Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance. Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Keith Southern.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Matt Phillips produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the right by-line.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Ian Evatt gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Stephen Ireland produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Neal Eardley gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton played to the near post, Keith Southern manages to make a clearance.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Matt Phillips gets a block in.
Keith Southern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Keith Southern misses to the left of the target.
Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that hits the post.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, Close range headed effort by Gary Taylor-Fletcher clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Shola Ameobi. David Vaughan takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey.
Peter Lovenkrands leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Ireland.
The ball is swung over by David Vaughan.
Centre by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Neal Eardley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Cheik Tiote goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Dudley Campbell. Charlie Adam shoots direct from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips, blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Alex Baptiste results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Joey Barton from the free kick, blocked by Keith Southern.
A cross is delivered by Shola Ameobi, David Vaughan makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, clearance by Danny Simpson.
Cheik Tiote fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Cheik Tiote takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Shola Ameobi goes over the bar.
The ball is delivered by Shola Ameobi.
Keith Southern concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.
Matt Phillips produces a cross, Close range headed effort by Dudley Campbell goes wide of the left-hand post.
Joey Barton takes a shot. Stephen Crainey gets a block in.
Ian Evatt takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Kevin Nolan gets a block in. Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Cheik Tiote gets a block in. Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Blocked by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Fabricio Coloccini challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.
Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Ian Evatt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, save made by Matthew Gilks.
Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Lovenkrands. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton from right wing, clearance by Keith Southern.
Effort from deep inside the area by Peter Lovenkrands misses to the left of the target.
Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Foul by Cheik Tiote on Keith Southern, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.
Dudley Campbell gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Newcastle.Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, Charlie Adam provided the assist for the goal.
Charlie Adam takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.
Centre by Neal Eardley, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Matt Phillips clears the bar.
David Vaughan sends in a cross, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a cross, Cheik Tiote makes a clearance.
The official flags Gary Taylor-Fletcher offside. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Joey Barton.
The referee blows for offside against Shola Ameobi. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
Neal Eardley delivers the ball, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips.
A goal is scored by Peter Lovenkrands from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Joey Barton.
Keith Southern is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Shola Ameobi on David Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
David Vaughan crosses the ball, save by Tim Krul.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez.
Danny Simpson challenges Keith Southern unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Evatt.
Dudley Campbell is ruled offside. Danny Simpson takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Keith Southern results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Centre by Neal Eardley.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
Holloway looks to revive winning spirit
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hopes to revive the spirit of last year's promotion charge to beat relegation this season.
The Seasiders have plunged into danger after winning just one of their last 13 Barclays Premier League games.
A year ago Holloway's men staged a remarkable late push to sneak into the Championship play-offs and then go on to win promotion at Wembley.
They maintained that momentum to make a flying start to top-flight life but form has deserted them since January and last week's loss to Wigan left them in the bottom three for the first time.
Holloway said: "It is just a run. Lots of teams have gone on these type of runs and in this league it is really difficult to get out of it.
"We have got to look back at the times we have played and scored and won games people would never have believed we could do. That is still there.
"Every good run starts and stops and every bad run starts and stops.
"I can't control whether someone is a bit nervous or the occasion gets to them, but I have got to believe now that our lads, with the run-in we had last year with 10 games to go, why can't we do that with five games to go?
"We don't need a mountain of points. There are probably five teams still in it and we are one of those five.
"We have got to try to clamber out up to the two that are going to be lucky."
Holloway hopes the shock of slipping into the relegation zone can work to his team's advantage.
He added: "Now we are down there we have got to get out.
"I think we are in a better place because we are used to looking up more than looking down. I think it will suit us.
"It was always going to be this way, I have said it all along. We have got five games left and the chance to achieve a miracle, which is staying up."
Blackpool will be boosted by the presence of captain Charlie Adam after the Scot was cleared of a broken foot.
Fellow midfielder David Vaughan is also hoping to be in contention after missing the last two games with a hip injury.
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has challenged his players to prove their hunger to be part of the club's future during the remaining weeks of the season.
The Magpies reached 40 points for the campaign with a hard-fought draw against Manchester United on Tuesday evening to edge themselves closer to Barclays Premier League safety.
Victory at Bloomfield Road would surely end any lingering fears of being sucked into the relegation fight and allow the club to start planning for the new season.
Pardew's scouts have already scattered far and wide in anticipation of a busy summer with the club intending to invest a large proportion of the #35million they received from Liverpool for Andy Carroll in January on new recruits.
However, they will first need to thrash out the way forward with the likes of full-back Jose Enrique, who has been strongly tipped to follow Carroll to Anfield, Joey Barton and skipper Kevin Nolan, whose contracts are running down.
Enrique and Barton have put talks on hold with the latter indicating that his decision will depend on how much ambition the club's hierarchy shows this summer.
But Pardew insists the remaining five games also give those players an opportunity to prove that they are worth a new deal.
He said: "We are not really going to do anything in terms of the players we have here until the end of the season.
"That's right and proper because we have got the keep the players hungry and fighting to the end to earn that new contract. That's important."
Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan will return from suspension for the trip.
The midfielder has missed the last two games after reaching 10 bookings for the campaign, but could partner Cheick Tiote once again after the Ivory Coast international returned from a similar lay-off against Manchester United in midweek.
However, Tim Krul will deputise once again for keeper Steve Harper, who may need an minor operation on his knee, while midfielder Danny Guthrie will miss out with a shin problem.
French winger Hatem Ben Arfa is on target to be involved in the final three games of the campaign, but Leon Best (ankle), Dan Gosling (knee) and Alan Smith (ankle) remain on the sidelines.
Penalty calls hurt Blackpool
Blackpool were left cursing their luck despite claiming a 1-1 draw against Newcastle with a contentious DJ Campbell equaliser.
Campbell cancelled out an early Peter Lovenkrands strike in a frantic Barclays Premier League clash at Bloomfield Road when his flick was ruled to have crossed the line.
Yet the Seasiders had three penalty appeals rejected and missed a host of other chances as they failed to win for the 13th time in 14 games to remain firmly in the relegation scrap.
Referee Martin Atkinson left the field to chorus of boos for his perceived influence on Blackpool's frustration.
Two of the hosts' penalty claims were very strong, with goalkeeper Tim Krul appearing to bring down Campbell and Danny Simpson clearly, but possibly not intentionally, handling.
The Seasiders had further ill fortune when a Charlie Adam shot, amid a plethora of other chances, struck the post after the break.
Yet it was Adam, whose place in the side after an injury scare had given Blackpool a lift, who contributed to his side's poor start by giving the ball away for Lovenkrands' goal.
Blackpool, seeking only their second win in 14 games, had an early penalty appeal turned down when Campbell claimed to have been caught by Michael Williamson.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher tried his luck from distance as Blackpool looked to attack but his 25-yard low effort went the wrong side of the post.
Newcastle responded with a quick break but Shola Ameobi dwelt too long before shooting, lost complete control and Matt Gilks saved comfortably.
The visitors grabbed the lead after 17 minutes following a dreadful error from Adam.
The Seasiders skipper tried to exchange passes just outside his area but allowed Joey Barton to sneak in and set up Lovenkrands.
The Dane took the ball in his stride and struck a low shot from the edge of the area which found the bottom corner.
Blackpool showed all the spirit for which they have become renowned this season as they fought their way back into the game.
Matt Phillips had a good chance after Alex Baptiste miskicked but blazed well over.
The hosts were furious to have another penalty claim rejected when Campbell seized on a poor pass across goal by Jose Enrique.
The striker appeared to beat Krul to the ball before being brought down by the goalkeeper but referee Atkinson waved play on, much to the fury of watching Blackpool manager Ian Holloway.
Luck turned for both Campbell and Enrique as Blackpool claimed an equaliser after 32 minutes.
The ball looped goalwards off Campbell's thigh as he met an Adam corner at the near post and was ruled to have crossed the line before Enrique headed clear from under the crossbar.
Blackpool had another good penalty shout denied as the frantic first half continued, as Simpson appeared to handle after stumbling in the area.
Holloway's men piled on the pressure before the break and were unfortunate again when Enrique blocked a powerful Baptiste shot on the line.
The second half began at the same frenetic pace as the first with Ameobi firing just over for Newcastle after a driving run by Kevin Nolan.
Adam went close with a low free-kick which curled just wide and Neal Eardley clipped another set-piece narrowly over the bar.
Blackpool should have claimed the lead just after the hour when Stephen Crainey picked out Taylor-Fletcher with a superb cross but the striker's glancing header flew over.
Blackpool were cursing their luck again moments later when Fabricio Coloccini's attempt to break up a slick move involving Campbell and Matt Phillips unintentionally set up Adam.
Adam beat Krul with a sweet low shot from the edge of the area but the ball rebounded off the foot of the post and away to safety.
Taylor-Fletcher had another chance but saw a header blocked and Keith Southern shot wide.
Stephen Ireland had a shot blocked after a goalmouth scramble at the other end and the game wound down as a draw.
Luke Varney had a late opening for Blackpool but was unable to find the target.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk