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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:16,003
Goal!

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93:44 +3.44

Sergey Kornilenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

91:36 +1.36

David Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Wilson. Free kick taken by Marc Wilson.

90:55 +0.55

Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Kenwyne Jones results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.

90:15 +0.15

Jermaine Pennant leaves the field to be replaced by Salif Diao.

89:25

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball, Sergey Kornilenko takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

89:05

The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley.

88:33

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Adam from left channel, clearance made by Glenn Whelan.

87:26

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

86:34

The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

84:23

Effort from outside the area by Glenn Whelan goes wide right of the goal.

83:34

Alex Baptiste is adjudged to have handled the ball. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

81:58

Centre by Jonathan Walters, clearance by Ian Evatt.

80:31

John Carew is brought on as a substitute for Rory Delap.

79:25

Handball decision goes against Sergey Kornilenko. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

78:59

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters.

77:18

Neal Eardley sends in a cross, Rory Delap gets a block in.

75:45

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by David Vaughan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jermaine Pennant.

75:27

Robert Huth takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

74:42

The ball is crossed by Rory Delap, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

74:32

Jermaine Pennant produces a cross.

74:22

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

72:46

Keith Southern sends in a cross.

71:45

Matt Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Varney. Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes off and Sergey Kornilenko comes on. Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.

71:20

The ball is sent over by Keith Southern, clearance by Ryan Shotton.

69:11

Keith Southern challenges Jermaine Pennant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Marc Wilson.

68:57

Charlie Adam challenges Glenn Whelan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Whitehead takes the direct free kick.

68:34

The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey.

68:01

Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

67:35

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jermaine Pennant, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

67:07

Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant to the near post, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

66:57

Centre by Jermaine Pennant, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

66:20

Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant played to the near post, Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Blocked by David Vaughan.

65:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shotton by Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Ryan Shotton.

65:14

Jonathan Walters produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

64:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Keith Southern. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

63:50

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

61:18

Shot from outside the area by David Vaughan misses to the left of the goal.

59:14

Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

56:49

Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

56:20

Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line to the near post, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.

55:38

Ryan Shotton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Wilkinson. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jermaine Pennant.

55:15

Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

53:57

Outswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the right by-line.

52:29

Keith Southern takes a shot. Blocked by Dudley Campbell.

49:38

Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Dudley Campbell. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Adam.

47:24

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Walters, blocked by Stephen Crainey.

47:13

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Walters, clearance by Keith Southern.

46:00

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the left by-line to the near post, Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

45:31

Charlie Adam takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Kenwyne Jones.

45:28 +0.28

Effort from inside the area by Kenwyne Jones misses to the right of the target.

43:52

The official flags Jonathan Walters offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

40:54

Keith Southern concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Wilson. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

40:11

Matt Phillips delivers the ball, clearance made by Robert Huth.

39:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Wilson on Matt Phillips. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Neal Eardley from right channel, clearance made by Dean Whitehead.

38:27

A cross is delivered by David Vaughan.

37:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shawcross on Matthew Gilks. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

36:48

Glenn Whelan crosses the ball, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

36:19

Glenn Whelan sends in a cross, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

35:37

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam played to the near post, clearance by Glenn Whelan.

35:32

The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, clearance by Robert Huth.

33:06

A cross is delivered by Andy Wilkinson.

31:23

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Pennant.

29:10

Foul by Glenn Whelan on David Vaughan, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

26:57

Effort from the edge of the box by Neal Eardley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

25:36

Ryan Shawcross gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Adam, Kenwyne Jones manages to make a clearance.

24:00

Unfair challenge on Ian Evatt by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

18:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Wilson on Neal Eardley. David Vaughan takes the free kick.

18:30

Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

17:04

The referee gives a free kick against Rory Delap for handball. Free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

16:19

Jermaine Pennant sends in a cross, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.

14:36

Rory Delap sends in a cross, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

13:18

Charlie Adam takes a shot from long range which goes wide left of the goal.

12:07

Robert Huth challenges Dudley Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

11:53

Robert Huth takes a shot. Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

7:27

Matt Phillips produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

6:31

Kenwyne Jones fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

5:24

Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Dudley Campbell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

Match Preview

Holloway not scared of relegation run-in Blackpool boss Ian Holloway feels his team have nothing to fear from their run-in as they bid to preserve their top-flight status. The Seasiders are above the relegation zone on goal difference alone with four matches left to play in their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. Holloway's side face Stoke at Bloomfield Road on Saturday before travelling to Tottenham, hosting Bolton and then finishing their season by taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford. It is a tough sequence of games, but the reverse fixtures yielded seven points for Blackpool and their manager is in an optimistic mood. "We've already beaten Stoke away, we've already beaten Tottenham here," Holloway said. "We drew with Bolton away and we lost 3-2 to Man United here, with them having to climb out from a two-goal deficit. "Am I scared of any of them? No. Am I looking forward to it? Yes. And do I think we can get enough points? Absolutely, yes." Blackpool have won only one of their last 14 matches, losing 10 of them, but moved out of the drop zone after last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Newcastle. "It was like seeing my team again," Holloway said. "That is how we have been most of the year and it's really difficult to put your finger on what goes wrong or why it goes wrong at this level. "It might not be you, it might be the opposition being that little bit better. "But that was about as complete a performance as I've seen from my team. "We limited them to very few opportunities throughout the whole game, we created quite a few and we didn't quite get some decisions which were massive; if you get three shouts for a penalty, you normally get one. "That was a bit disappointing, but such is life and it will turn if we keep pressing and closing like we did. "I think that comes from a fresh outlook that the worst has happened now. Let's crack on and see if we can take on these teams." Stoke manager Tony Pulis insists he will not be tempted to play a weakened team as the Potters build up to the FA Cup final against Manchester City in two weeks' time. Tuesday's 3-0 win over Wolves ensured any lingering doubts about Stoke's survival in the Barclays Premier League were banished but it came at a cost with influential winger Matthew Etherington tearing a hamstring. It was the second injury blow in a week for Pulis after striker Ricardo Fuller ruptured his Achilles in the draw with Aston Villa last weekend. Unlike the Jamaican, who is likely to miss the start of next season, Etherington has not definitely been ruled out of the cup final but he faces a race against time he will not be the favourite to win. With little now to play for in the league, Pulis could be forgiven for being cautious in his team selections for tomorrow's trip to Bloomfield Road and next weekend's clash with Arsenal, but the Potters boss does not believe that approach would be the right one. He said: "The player you're protecting could go out and train and go over on his ankle. I think you've just got to play it the way you normally play it and get on with it. "We've got two games to go. It's a three-game week for us, we've got a very tough game at Blackpool on Saturday and then we play Arsenal, which again will be a very tough game. "We'll rest and recover like we've done all through the season and we'll pick a team that will go to Blackpool and hopefully do the best they possibly can." Dean Whitehead, who replaced Etherington against Wolves, will hope to be given the chance to stake his claim for a cup final spot while John Carew could be given his first start in almost two months.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Matthew Gilks
  • Neal Eardley
  • Ian Evatt
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Keith Southern
  • Charlie Adam
  • David Vaughan
  • Matt Phillips
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Dudley Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Richard Kingson
  • Brett Ormerod
  • Luke Varney
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Sergey Kornilenko
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Andy Reid

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Match Report

Point fails to ease Blackpool nerves Blackpool remain firmly in the Barclays Premier League relegation scrap after being held to a goalless draw by Stoke at Bloomfield Road. The Seasiders were looking to give their survival bid a major boost but could not make a breakthrough against the Potters, for whom Kenwyne Jones missed the best chance of the game when he rounded goalkeeper Matt Gilks but shot wide in first-half stoppage time. Glenn Whelan also went close for the visitors, while Asmir Begovic did well to deny Matt Phillips from close range. Blackpool had scored and conceded in all their previous top flight home matches this season - but this blank means they remain 17th in the table. Home boss Ian Holloway named an unchanged team, while Potters boss Tony Pulis made one enforced adjustment from the 3-0 victory over Wolves on Tuesday, replacing hamstring injury victim Matthew Etherington with Dean Whitehead. Blackpool carved out the first goalscoring opportunity after six minutes, Stephen Crainey whipping in a cross and DJ Campbell heading over the bar. Two minutes later Phillips collected a loose ball and tried his luck from outside the area, but skewed his shot wide. Soon after Charlie Adam attempted to burst through and collided with Whelan and Robert Huth, with the latter's foot appearing to make contact with the Blackpool captain's head. Adam looked to be in some pain, but was able to continue. Having soaked up some pressure, Stoke got their first strike in on goal as Huth saw a shot blocked by Crainey, but the Potters defence was then almost caught napping when a long ball sailed over their heads, Marc Wilson just on hand to make sure Phillips could not take advantage. Stoke broke forward again with Rory Delap delivering a cross into the danger zone, but Alex Baptiste did enough to avert the danger. Neal Eardley sliced well off-target having been teed up in the box before his defensive colleague Ian Evatt made a great tackle at the other end to stop Jones advancing. Blackpool then won a free-kick in a useful area following Whelan's foul on David Vaughan, but Adam could only find the Stoke wall with the effort. Gary Taylor-Fletcher got on the end of a cross from Evatt four minutes before the interval but was unable to get much power behind his header, which Begovic gathered comfortably. The hosts then survived a real scare in first half stoppage-time when they lost possession and the ball came to Jones, who took it around Gilks as Evatt slipped over. It seemed like a simple finish for the former Sunderland striker, but he somehow contrived to blaze wide and the score remained 0-0. Phillips went close at the start of the second half but his flick towards goal from Adam's corner was saved by Begovic. Keith Southern then fired an effort in which took a deflection off his team-mate Campbell and went narrowly wide. Stoke responded with a swerving shot from Whelan which Gilks dived to palm away and a downward header from Jones that was scrambled clear, while Pulis threw on Ryan Shotton for Andy Wilkinson. Blackpool fans appealed for a penalty when Campbell got in a tangle with Whelan in the box, but referee Mark Clattenburg waved play on, and Vaughan tried a drive from distance which flew over. Holloway refreshed his attack with just under 20 minutes to go, bringing on Luke Varney and Sergei Kornilenko for Phillips and Taylor-Fletcher. Pulis made another substitution of his own, introducing John Carew for Delap, before Whelan sent a fierce shot wide. Kornilenko got a header in towards the end that did little to trouble Begovic as Stoke held on to frustrate their opponents.

Form Guide

    LDLLLD
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • LWDLDW

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 11/12/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 13/04/1971
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 03/10/1970
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 15/04/1967
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 19/11/1966
  • Stoke
  • 4 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 08/01/1966

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 11
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 5
  • L Varney 5
  • C Adam 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • A Baptiste 2
  • J Puncheon 2
  • B Ormerod 1
  • I Evatt 1
  • E Grandin 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Stoke

  • K Jones 8
  • R Huth 6
  • J Walters 4
  • R Fuller 4
  • M Etherington 3
  • R Delap 2
  • D Higginbotham 2
  • J Pennant 2
  • D Whitehead 2
  • JA Carew 1
  • A Faye 1
  • M Wilson 1
  • R Shawcross 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 118
    • Goals per game 48
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 113
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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