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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Attendance:11,652
Goal!

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95mins

Short corner taken by Michael Kightly from the left by-line.

95mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Troy Deeney results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

94mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.

93mins

Centre by Chris Basham, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.

91mins

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly, John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Eardley. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

90mins

Kevin Phillips challenges Nyron Nosworthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

89mins

Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. The ball is delivered by Billy Clarke, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Craig Cathcart takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach. Michael Kightly concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Gilks. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Troy Deeney is caught offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

87mins

Chris Basham on for Callum McManaman.

85mins

Stephen Crainey challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Hodson. Barry Ferguson is shown a yellow card. Ian Evatt is shown a yellow card.

84mins

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

83mins

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

81mins

Jonathan Hogg delivers the ball, clearance made by Barry Ferguson.

80mins

Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the left by-line.

79mins

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Phillips. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

78mins

Billy Clarke comes on in place of Ludovic Sylvestre.

75mins

John Eustace takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Cathcart.

74mins

The ball is crossed by John Eustace.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, Jonathan Hogg manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Neal Eardley crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

70mins

Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Kevin Phillips takes a short corner.

69mins

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ludovic Sylvestre, Neal Eardley crosses the ball, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.

67mins

Kevin Phillips joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lomana Tresor LuaLua.

67mins

Mark Yeates leaves the field to be replaced by John Eustace.

66mins

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, Shot from close range by Prince Buaben misses to the left of the target.

64mins

Centre by Lee Hodson.

64mins

Matt Phillips delivers the ball.

63mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

62mins

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, save by Matthew Gilks.

61mins

Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, clearance made by Neal Eardley.

59mins

Prince Buaben concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Phillips. Stephen Crainey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Mark Yeates. Corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre. The ball is swung over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

57mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.

57mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

56mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Ian Evatt. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

55mins

Centre by Jonathan Hogg, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Mark Yeates sends in a cross, clearance by Ian Evatt.

54mins

Mark Yeates has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

53mins

Effort from outside the box by Neal Eardley goes wide right of the target.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line played to the near post.

52mins

The offside flag is raised against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

51mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Scott Loach gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Callum McManaman, Gary Taylor-Fletcher has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

49mins

Neal Eardley delivers the ball.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, save made by Scott Loach.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Barry Ferguson. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Hogg, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

45mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lomana Tresor LuaLua on Lloyd Doyley. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum McManaman by Lee Hodson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Barry Ferguson, clearance made by Marvin Sordell. Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

39mins

Troy Deeney produces a cross, save made by Matthew Gilks.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates.

37mins

Callum McManaman takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

33mins

Michael Kightly produces a cross, Ian Evatt makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

33mins

The referee blows for offside against Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

32mins

Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

31mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, Headed effort from inside the area by Prince Buaben misses to the left of the target.

29mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

27mins

Troy Deeney challenges Matthew Gilks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Callum McManaman, save by Scott Loach.

25mins

Effort from outside the area by Lomana Tresor LuaLua strikes the post.

24mins

The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

23mins

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Neal Eardley gets a block in.

21mins

Nyron Nosworthy crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Evatt. Mark Yeates takes a inswinging corner.

21mins

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, save made by Matthew Gilks.

17mins

Marvin Sordell is caught offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

15mins

A cross is delivered by Lomana Tresor LuaLua.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. The referee blows for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Ludovic Sylvestre, clearance made by Lee Hodson. Ludovic Sylvestre decides to take a short corner.

13mins

Corner taken short by Ludovic Sylvestre.

13mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a outswinging corner.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips.

12mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

10mins

Shot by Mark Yeates from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

10mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot.

9mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua crosses the ball, Prince Buaben manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Shot by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from just outside the area goes over the net.

7mins

Matt Phillips produces a shot from just outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

6mins

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

6mins

A cross is delivered by Michael Kightly.

4mins

Jonathan Hogg challenges Lomana Tresor LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the free kick.

2mins

Shot by Callum McManaman from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

Match Preview

As you were for Seasiders Manager Ian Holloway has no new injury problems ahead of his side`s clash with Watford. Defender Alex Baptiste remains sidelined with a hamstring problem while Elliot Grandin is set for a reserve appearance before returning to the first-team picture a following foot operation. Grandin's absence means Ludovic Sylvestre is set to continue in midfield due for the Seasiders and the Frenchman has paid tribute to his compatriot for helping him to settle on the Lancashire coast. "But it wasn't easy in the first year and Elliot helped me through that," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "It is great now and I am really happy because playing football on a regular basis is all I ever wanted to do." Keith Southern remains out having undergone surgery to remove a testicular tumour. Watford boss Sean Dyche is likely to name an unchanged starting line-up. The Hornets were cruelly denied all three points against Leeds last weekend following Robert Snodgrass` 93rd-minute penalty, although the impressive performance still delivered a deserved point. The 1-1 draw extended the club`s unbeaten run to five games and ensured they have now lost just one of their last eight league matches. Defender Lloyd Doyley continues to be eased back in following his lengthy absence with a thigh injury and could return to the bench at Bloomfield Road. Long-term absentees Martin Taylor (dislocated collarbone) and Stephen McGinn (knee) remain out. Watford come up against a Blackpool side who are in good form themselves having lost just one of their last seven and who, if not for Rickie Lambert`s injury-time equaliser, would have inflicted a first home defeat of the season on leaders Southampton last Saturday.

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

  • Matthew Gilks
  • Neal Eardley
  • Ian Evatt
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Barry Ferguson
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • Callum McManaman
  • Lomana Tresor LuaLua
  • SUBS
  • Billy Clarke
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Chris Basham
  • Martinez Angel
  • Thomas Ince

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Match Report

Tangerines frustrated by the woodwork Blackpool struck the woodwork twice but were unable to find their way past a dogged Watford side at Bloomfield Road as they were held to 0-0. Having conceded an injury-time equaliser against npower Championship leaders Southampton last week, Ian Holloway's Seasiders were again frustrated in a game they dominated for long periods. Matt Phillips and Lomana LuaLua were denied by the goal-frame in the first half, while Watford's England Under-21 goalkeeper Scott Loach was in impressive form. Prince Buaben spurned the Hornets' two clearest openings, but the final whistle came as a relief to the Londoners, who now lie five points clear of the relegation zone. Ian Holloway's Blackpool will enter the festive period three points shy of the play-off places. LuaLua replaced Chris Basham in the only change to the Blackpool side, while Lloyd Doyley came into the Watford defence after Carl Dickinson was struck down with a sickness bug. Blackpool made a dominant start, with on-loan Wigan forward Callum McManaman and Phillips to the fore. The latter almost opened the scoring in the seventh minute when he unleashed a fierce drive at the end of a mazy run, only to see the ball ricochet off the post and the back of prone goalkeeper Loach before being scrambled clear. Moments later LuaLua cut in from the right and his shot went past the upright via a deflection off team-mate Gary Taylor-Fletcher. McManaman skilfully evaded a challenge to shoot narrowly wide, and when LuaLua struck from 20 yards midway through the half the post came to Watford's rescue once more. Having weathered a considerable storm, the Hornets had a chance to open the scoring in the 31st minute as Buaben nodded wide from Mark Yeates' cross. On the stoke of half-time Troy Deeney found space in the right channel to spear the ball goalwards, but Blackpool `keeper Matt Gilks got down and palmed to safety. Normal service was resumed on the resumption and Taylor-Fletcher passed up a golden opportunity to give Blackpool a 50th-minute lead. Loach did superbly to thwart the striker's initial close-range effort, but Taylor-Fletcher contrived to backheel wide with the goal at his mercy after McManaman retrieved the loose ball. Blackpool's pressure subsided as the half went on and Buaben had Watford's best chance of the contest in the 65th minute when he blazed over from Michael Kightley's cross. Phillips responded with another rampaging foray for the hosts and after Doyley denied him with a last-ditch tackle, Sean Dyche's side were forced to withstand a flurry of corners. Veteran striker Kevin Phillips was introduced from the bench as Blackpool chased victory and headed over from close range following further good work from namesake Matt. Loach saved his best work for the dying minutes as an excellent double save denied Seasiders' defensive duo Ian Evatt and Craig Cathcart from substitute Billy Clarke's free-kick.

Form Guide

    WDDLWD
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • Watford
  • LWDDWD

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 23/01/2010
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackpool
  • 22/08/2009
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Watford
  • 21/02/2009
  • Watford
  • 3 - 4
  • Blackpool
  • 01/11/2008
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 04/05/2008
  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 29/09/2007

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 7
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • L LuaLua 2
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • C McManaman 2
  • T Ince 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

Watford

  • M Sordell 4
  • M Yeates 3
  • M Kightly 2
  • C Dickinson 2
  • C Forsyth 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • J Eustace 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • C Beattie 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 22
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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