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  • Adam (9), Taylor-Fletcher (77)
  • Taarabt (55 pen), Connolly (84)
  • Date:2010-01-16
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:7600
  • Referee:Kettle, T

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Wayne Routledge is booked for unsporting behaviour.

90mins

David Vaughan is replaced by Jason Euell.

89mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is replaced by Danny Nardiello.

84mins

Goal!! Matthew Connolly scores for QPR.

81mins

QPR are replacing Alejandro Faurlin with Antonio German.

79mins

Fitz Hall is being taken off, Peter Ramage has come on in his place.

77mins

Goal!! Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores for Blackpool.

60mins

Barry Bannan is replaced by Ben Burgess.

55mins

Adel Taarabt takes a penalty for QPR and scores!.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

46mins

Akos Buzsaky is replaced by Hogan Ephraim.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by T Kettle

40mins

The referee has booked Charlie Adam.

9mins

Goal!! Charlie Adam scores for Blackpool.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Blackpool face QPR at 3pm on Saturday, January 16th.


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Match Report

Queens Park Rangers put their off-pitch troubles behind them to twice come from behind and earn a hard-fought point with a 2-2 draw at Blackpool.

Manager Mick Harford - QPR's tenth boss, including caretakers, in the past two-and-a-half-years - was delighted with his side's performance in the second half.

The visitors struggled in the opening period however thanks to Blackpool's fluid passing play which allowed them to dominate the game.

Brett Ormerod and Gary Taylor-Fletcher combined superbly on the left wing to give defender Fitz Hall a torrid time.

On nine minutes Ormerod turned Hall and crossed to the far post where unmarked Blackpool captain Charlie Adam slotted home his tenth goal of the season.

Adam could have had a hat-trick just three minutes later firing two chances wide.

The visitors' Adel Taarabt, on-loan from Tottenham, pushed his side on and gradually Rangers got back into the game. He went close on 35 minutes following a series of step-overs but his powerful shot went across the face of goal.

The Egyptian had to wait until the second half to get on to the scoresheet which he did from the penalty spot.

Alejandro Faurlin's cross was deflected into Neal Eardley's arms and, despite the lack of appeals for a penalty, the ref pointed to the spot.

The spirited home side fought back however and Taylor-Fletcher thought he had won the game on 77 minutes when he deflected Keith Southern's low drive past keeper Carl Ikeme.

But Blackpool had to be happy with a share of the points thanks to a stunning 84th-minute equaliser from Matthew Connolly.

He was fully 20 yards out in space when he volleyed a thunderbolt over the outstretched arm of keeper Paul Rachubka - and it was with his left foot as well. The goal was Connolly's first for QPR and first for ten years.

Blackpool

Queens Park Rangers

Corners

75

Fouls

812

Goal attempts

157

Shots off target

115

Offsides

24

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