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Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Phillips on Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
A cross is delivered by Alex Baptiste, clearance made by Hayden Mullins.
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Crainey, save by Stephen Henderson.
Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.
Matt Phillips produces a cross, Joel Ward manages to make a clearance.
Matt Phillips takes a outswinging corner.
Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
Greg Halford challenges Ludovic Sylvestre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey from right wing, clearance made by Tal Ben-Haim.
A cross is delivered by Danny Wilson, blocked by Kelvin Etuhu.
The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips.
Joel Ward takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
The ball is crossed by Greg Halford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Bednar on Liam Lawrence. Greg Halford takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips.
Stephen Crainey takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Etuhu on Stephen Crainey. Marko Futacs goes off and Dave Kitson comes on. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Tal Ben-Haim. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Halford on Alex Baptiste. Stephen Crainey grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-1 Portsmouth.Assist by Alex Baptiste.
Danny Wilson delivers the ball, Hayden Mullins manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Ludovic Sylvestre, clearance made by Jason Pearce.
Erik Huseklepp takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
Shot on goal by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from just inside the area goes over the target.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Joel Ward.
Foul by Marko Futacs on Danny Wilson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
Chris Basham goes off and Ludovic Sylvestre comes on.
Matt Phillips delivers the ball, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
Chris Basham sends in a cross, save by Stephen Henderson.
Erik Huseklepp crosses the ball.
A cross is delivered by Greg Halford.
Matt Phillips takes a shot. Greg Halford gets a block in.
Centre by Chris Basham, blocked by Liam Lawrence.
A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips, Greg Halford gets a block in.
Effort from the edge of the area by Alex Baptiste goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Halford on Alex Baptiste. Matt Phillips crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.
(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Gary Taylor-Fletcher coming on for Thomas Ince. Kevin Phillips replaces Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
Marko Futacs has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box hitting the post.
Thomas Ince concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Halford. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
Stephen Crainey delivers the ball, save by Stephen Henderson.
Foul by Hayden Mullins on Matt Phillips, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Bednar by Ricardo Rocha. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.
Thomas Ince has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Ricardo Rocha concedes a free kick for a foul on Roman Bednar. Lomana Tresor LuaLua has an effort direct from the free kick.
Erik Huseklepp scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Portsmouth.
Tal Ben-Haim takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.
The ball is crossed by Alex Baptiste, blocked by Liam Lawrence.
Foul by Hayden Mullins on Lomana Tresor LuaLua, free kick awarded. Lomana Tresor LuaLua restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Bednar by Tal Ben-Haim. Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Joel Ward.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.
The referee blows for offside against Marko Futacs. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
The ball is delivered by Greg Halford, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
Liam Lawrence concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Erik Huseklepp takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Erik Huseklepp.
Tal Ben-Haim takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence.
Centre by Kelvin Etuhu, Danny Wilson gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Basham misses to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Erik Huseklepp. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
Chris Basham is ruled offside. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
Tal Ben-Haim gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Lomana Tresor LuaLua produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Matt Phillips from the right by-line, clearance made by Greg Halford.
Alex Baptiste delivers the ball.
Thomas Ince produces a cross, clearance by Liam Lawrence.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lomana Tresor LuaLua goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Marko Futacs takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Cathcart.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Thomas Ince. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Hayden Mullins challenges Craig Cathcart unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Liam Lawrence on Roman Bednar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua delivers the ball.
Short corner worked by Thomas Ince.
Alex Baptiste delivers the ball, Liam Lawrence manages to make a clearance.
Hayden Mullins challenges Chris Basham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Kelvin Etuhu crosses the ball.
The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips.
A cross is delivered by Erik Huseklepp, clearance made by Barry Ferguson.
Matt Phillips delivers the ball.
Corner taken short by Thomas Ince.
The ball is swung over by Alex Baptiste, clearance by Jason Pearce.
Marko Futacs has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Basham on Liam Lawrence. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
Southern still missing for Seasiders
Keith Southern remains Blackpool's only injury absentee for the visit of Portsmouth.
Southern suffered a badly gashed ankle in the 1-1 FA Cup fourth-round draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Bloomfield Road a fortnight ago.
The midfielder is set to have stitches removed from the wound over the coming days, but the clash with Pompey and Tuesday night's trip to Doncaster are expected to come too soon for him.
Roman Bednar was ineligible as Wednesday were beaten 3-0 in a replay this week because his loan move from West Brom was completed after the initial tie, but the Czech striker returns to contention for boss Ian Holloway.
Indeed, Holloway boasts a wide array of options in attack and must decide whether to retain Wigan loanee Nouha Dicko, who made his full debut in the win at Cardiff last weekend, or recall Lomana LuaLua to league action following his excellent strike in the Hillsborough triumph.M
Portsmouth have a host of injury worries for the trip.
Defender Tal Ben Haim is the latest addition to the casualty list after suffering a hamstring injury against Birmingham in midweek.
Ben Haim will have a late fitness check along with forwards Benjani and Dave Kitson, who are also carrying hamstring strains but were able to come on as substitutes at St Andrew's.
Young defender Adam Webster will also be patched up after having an injection in a toe injury.
Midfielder David Norris has completed a three-match ban but has not recovered from the hernia operation he underwent during his enforced break, and striker Luke Varney remains on the sidelines with a knee ligament problem.
Pompey hold Pool for valuable point
Blackpool's remarkable run of late comeback wins came to an end as Portsmouth hung on for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road.
Ian Holloway's side had come from a goal down to win their past three league encounters, but could not find the winner on this occasion after Stephen Crainey's second-half free-kick cancelled out Erik Huseklepp's opener for the visitors.
The Seasiders dominated possession for long periods, but Huseklepp - who scored an injury-time winner when the two sides met at Fratton Park in September - spurned a series of opportunities to put the result beyond doubt after the interval.
Blackpool passed up the chance to go third in the npower Championship, while Portsmouth edged 10 points clear of the bottom three.
On-loan West Brom striker Roman Bednar made his first start for the hosts in one of five changes from the midweek FA Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
Clear-cut chances were at a premium in the opening exchanges as Huseklepp dragged a speculative volley wide and Bednar headed over from Lomana LuaLua's cross at the other end.
In the 20th minute Blackpool had the ball in the net, but LuaLua's free-kick from the left flank was correctly ruled out for offside as Chris Basham flashed his boot at the ball before it went past Pompey goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
The contest was heating up, and after Basham got on the end of some good work from LuaLua to drill wide from the edge of the area, Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks got the better of Huseklepp in a one-on-one.
The Norwegian was first to the loose ball though, and Marko Futacs headed over from his chipped cross.
Portsmouth took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Kelvin Etuhu took advantage of a static Blackpool defence to fire goalwards on the angle. Gilks parried clear but Futacs steered back towards the danger area for Huseklepp to produce an assured finish on the turn.
Blackpool were furious, claiming LuaLua was fouled in the build-up to the goal, and Tom Ince arched a shot narrowly wide from distance as they sought a response in the opening minute of the second half.
But Pompey were still carrying a considerable threat and Huseklepp's touch let him down as he burst between the Tangerines' centre-backs in the 52nd minute, moments before Futacs expertly spun Craig Cathcart and stabbed against the outside of the post from 20 yards.
Full-back Alex Baptiste teed himself up to volley over as Blackpool kept the pressure on with the hour approaching, but Huseklepp soon passed up another clear opening.
After springing the offside trap and racing into space down the right channel, the attacker contrived to thrash a simple cross out of play with Futacs and Etuhu poised to double Portsmouth's lead.
A speculative 72nd minute effort from Blackpool substitute Gary Taylor-Fletcher was off target and once again followed by Huseklepp bursting into the home box, but Gilks got behind a shot that lacked purchase.
Huseklepp was eventually made to pay for his second-half profligacy as former Southampton full-back Crainey curled a sumptuous free-kick into the top corner after Greg Halford fouled Baptiste in the 75th minute.
There was almost more late drama from Holloway's men but Henderson produced a fine save from a stinging volley by substitute Ludovic Sylvestre to preserve a point for Pompey.
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