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  • Date:01 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Bloomfield Road
  • Adam - pen (11) Varney (61)
  • Mulumbu (84)
Goal!

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95mins

Paul Scharner is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

94mins

Dudley Campbell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

94mins

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans played to the near post, clearance by Dekel Keinan.

93mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

93mins

Elliot Grandin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

93mins

Centre by Matt Phillips.

93mins

Matt Phillips sends in a cross.

93mins

Elliot Grandin decides to take a short corner.

92mins

Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.

92mins

The ball is delivered by David Carney.

90mins

Effort on goal by Steven Reid from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

90mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Elliot Grandin. Nicky Shorey takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Elliot Grandin, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Effort on goal by Charlie Adam from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88mins

A cross is delivered by David Carney.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Phillips on Nicky Shorey. The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from inside the area by Paul Scharner misses to the right of the goal.

86mins

Dudley Campbell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

86mins

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam.

85mins

Youssouf Mulumbu grabs a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-1 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Steven Reid.

84mins

Booking for Dekel Keinan for unsporting behaviour.

83mins

Centre by Nicky Shorey.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Vaughan.

81mins

Dekel Keinan sends in a cross.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam.

79mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher decides to take the corner short.

79mins

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Shorey.

77mins

Caution for Paul Scharner. Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Paul Scharner results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

75mins

David Vaughan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

74mins

Elliot Grandin decides to take a short corner.

73mins

Elliot Grandin produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

72mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gary Taylor-Fletcher misses to the left of the goal. Dudley Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Tamas. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.

71mins

Dekel Keinan is brought on as a substitute for Luke Varney. Corner taken short by David Vaughan.

71mins

Giles Barnes on for Jerome Thomas.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Luke Varney, Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.

69mins

The ball is delivered by Gabriel Tamas.

69mins

Jerome Thomas fouled by Elliot Grandin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Brunt.

68mins

Dudley Campbell crosses the ball.

67mins

Foul by Stephen Crainey on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Paul Scharner goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64mins

The referee cautions Steven Reid for unsporting behaviour. Steven Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Varney. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Chris Brunt has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

62mins

A goal is scored by Luke Varney from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 West Brom.Assist by Elliot Grandin.

62mins

Shot on goal by Charlie Adam from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

61mins

Unfair challenge on Graham Dorrans by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Chris Brunt takes the free kick.

60mins

Foul by Matt Phillips on Jerome Thomas, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, Matt Phillips manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball.

58mins

Chris Brunt takes a shot. David Vaughan gets a block in.

58mins

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Matt Phillips replaces Neal Eardley.

57mins

David Carney is brought on as a substitute for Craig Cathcart. Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliot Grandin on Youssouf Mulumbu. Steven Reid takes the free kick.

57mins

David Carney on for Craig Cathcart. Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Elliot Grandin, the ref awards a .

56mins

The ball is crossed by David Vaughan, Luke Varney takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.

55mins

Luke Varney fouled by Chris Brunt, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

55mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Charlie Adam crosses the ball, Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Graham Dorrans takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Brunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

52mins

Stephen Crainey produces a cross, Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

51mins

The ball is swung over by Luke Varney.

50mins

Luke Varney sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Brunt.

49mins

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

49mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Scharner makes a clearance. Charlie Adam sends in a cross, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

48mins

The ball is crossed by Charlie Adam, blocked by Nicky Shorey.

48mins

Corner taken short by Luke Varney.

48mins

Luke Varney sends in a cross, Steven Reid gets a block in.

47mins

Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

47mins

Short corner taken by Neal Eardley.

47mins

Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Chris Brunt gets a block in. Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, Nicky Shorey makes a clearance.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Crainey, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

46mins

David Vaughan delivers the ball, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.

46mins

Luke Varney sends in a cross.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Steven Reid. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

45mins

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

44mins

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam.

43mins

Nicky Shorey crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

43mins

Graham Dorrans delivers the ball.

43mins

Graham Dorrans takes a shot.

43mins

The ball is swung over by Nicky Shorey.

42mins

Foul by Jerome Thomas on David Vaughan, free kick awarded. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

David Vaughan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Dudley Campbell conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

39mins

Elliot Grandin fouled by Youssouf Mulumbu, the ref awards a free kick. David Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

38mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Reid.

38mins

The ball is crossed by Nicky Shorey, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

37mins

Foul by Luke Varney on Steven Reid, free kick awarded. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.

35mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune goes off and Graham Dorrans comes on.

35mins

Graham Dorrans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc-Antoine Fortune.

35mins

Graham Dorrans on for Marc-Antoine Fortune.

34mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Thomas on Charlie Adam. Elliot Grandin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Luke Varney, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.

33mins

A cross is delivered by David Vaughan.

31mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Gabriel Tamas gets a block in. Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Steven Reid gets a block in.

30mins

Craig Cathcart takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, Steven Reid makes a clearance.

29mins

Gonzalo Jara is sent off by the referee. Luke Varney fouled by Gonzalo Jara, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Elliot Grandin.

29mins

Gonzalo Jara dismissed for professional foul. Gonzalo Jara challenges Luke Varney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliot Grandin.

27mins

Booking for Charlie Adam for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Charlie Adam on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Chris Brunt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

25mins

Close range shot by Paul Scharner misses to the left of the target.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Varney on Paul Scharner. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, save made by Matthew Gilks.

23mins

Dudley Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner. Nicky Shorey takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Elliot Grandin. Scott Carson takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball.

20mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.

17mins

The referee cautions Youssouf Mulumbu for dissent. Foul by Paul Scharner on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam from right channel, Gonzalo Jara manages to make a clearance.

17mins

Youssouf Mulumbu receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Charlie Adam fouled by Paul Scharner, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Gonzalo Jara manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Steven Reid on for Simon Cox.

11mins

The referee shows Ibanez Pablo a red card for professional foul. Charlie Adam scores a penalty. Blackpool 1-0 West Brom.Foul by Ibanez Pablo on Dudley Campbell, Penalty awarded.

10mins

Assist by Dudley Campbell.

10mins

Centre by Chris Brunt.

9mins

Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

8mins

Foul by Gonzalo Jara on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.

7mins

The ball is swung over by Gonzalo Jara, David Vaughan manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on Jerome Thomas. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Brunt, Gary Taylor-Fletcher manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu. Free kick taken by Ibanez Pablo.

4mins

Dudley Campbell fouled by Paul Scharner, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.

3mins

The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.

3mins

Marc-Antoine Fortune is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ian Evatt.

2mins

The ball is sent over by Paul Scharner, save by Matthew Gilks.

1mins

Jerome Thomas is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee brings the game to a close.

Match Preview

Blackpool captain Charlie Adam is a major doubt for the Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom at Bloomfield Road.

The 24-year-old required stitches in his ankle after picking up an injury in a tackle with Nikola Zigic in last weekend's defeat to Birmingham.

The Scot is Ian Holloway's only fresh injury worry but Billy Clarke, Alex Baptiste and Louis Almond are still all out.

A number of players, including Adam, who have impressed in Blackpool's start to the campaign have been linked with moves away from the club in January. But Holloway has advised them to focus on the competition for places with whoever he might bring to the club in the transfer window rather than eye a move.

"I think if I was one of my players I would be concerned about who I might bring in in January," he added.

"And I think the way footballers should think is that when that window opens I want to be in the gaffer's mind playing really well and trying to earn a new contract myself because I love playing for Blackpool and I love playing for him and I want to stay at this football club.

"And they should be worrying about who's going to replace them because we're progressing."

West Bromwich Albion head coach Roberto Di Matteo has a handful of key injury doubts.

Striker Peter Odemwingie has been out with a knee injury, but is making good progress. Di Matteo is also hopeful that defender Jonas Olsson (Achilles) and striker Marc-Antoine Fortune (ankle) will be fit for the trip to Bloomfield Road.

James Morrison is also a doubt, having picked up a knock in training.

 Like Holloway, Di Matteo has taken a positive approach to life in the top flight and considers that the only way to tackle the Premier League establishment.

A tremendous victory at Arsenal and a draw at Manchester United may have shocked most observers, but not Di Matteo, although he is careful to look at the bigger picture.

"We dont go into any game with fear. We have respect but no fear," the 40-year-old said.

"But if you want to do an analysis of the away games we've played so far you would have to include Chelsea and Liverpool.

"At Chelsea we got hammered [6-0 on the opening day of the season], at Liverpool we were probably unfortunate to lose but we lost.

"We went with the same attitude and mentality, at Arsenal we worked hard, at Manchester we worked hard. We try to go to win every game.

"We have a philosophy of how we want to win games. We do adjust it and adapt it a little bit, considering the opposition and the players we have available."

Formation:433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

Formation: 442Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

West Brom

  • Matthew Gilks
  • Neal Eardley
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Ian Evatt
  • Stephen Crainey
  • Elliot Grandin
  • Charlie Adam
  • David Vaughan
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • Dudley Campbell
  • Luke Varney
  • SUBS
  • Richard Kingson
  • Keith Southern
  • Marlon Harewood
  • Ludovic Sylvestre
  • Matt Phillips
  • David Carney
  • Dekel Keinan

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Match Report

Tangerines earn history win Blackpool claimed their first home Barclays Premier League win with a 2-1 victory over promoted rivals West Brom who were reduced to nine men in the opening half hour. Charlie Adam scored from the penalty spot after Baggies defender Pablo Ibanez was harshly sent off as the last man after just 11 minutes. The away side's task became even harder when Gonzalo Jara also saw red after 29 minutes, following a ludicrous two-footed challenge on Luke Varney, who scored his side's second on the hour mark. It proved the decisive strike as Yousouf Mulumbu pulled a goal back and set up a nervy final five minutes during which Paul Scharner and Steven Reid both almost nicked what would have been a barely believable point for the visitors. In the end Blackpool did enough claim their first home win in four games and end the Baggies' six-game unbeaten league run. West Brom gave first league start to Simon Cox while Jara joined him in place of injured duo Jonas Olsson and James Morrison. Cox almost gave his side an early lead following a neat exchange with Chris Brunt before his low shot was tipped wide by Matt Gilks. But the Baggies' hopes were dealt their first major blow as they lost their first of two players to a red card after 11 minutes, albeit in contentious circumstances. DJ Campbell ran onto an Adam throughball and with only Ibanez in attendance he went down a little easily under the merest of contact from the defender. Despite that referee Michael Oliver, who at 25 became the Premier League's youngest ever match official earlier this season, had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and then showing the obligatory red card to Ibanez as the last man. Adam blasted the penalty passed Scott Carson, who did get hands on the ball, to give his side the lead. West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo shuffled his reduced line-up by replacing Cox with Steven Reid, and his side almost snuck a goal back when Gilks misjudged a Brunt free-kick, palming a delivery which was going out of play back into the six-yard box, but the chance was snuffed out. But the away side's task became almost insurmountable when Jara became their second player to see red just before the half hour. This time there was no doubting that Oliver made the correct decision as the Chilean defender needlessly scythed down Luke Varney with a terrible two-footed challenge near the corner flag. West Brom's night soured further when Marc-Antonie Fortune seemed to pick up a leg injury and was replaced by Graham Dorrans, who almost grabbed a goal back only to slice his effort wide. Blackpool survived a scare shortly after the break when Craig Cathcart under-hit a pass and Dorrans won the ball to send Jerome Thomas on a quick break. Cathcart immediately redeemed himself, however, with a diving block to keep out Thomas' goal-bound shot. Blackpool were clearly intent on stretching West Brom's limited numbers with attacks down the flanks and that policy should have provided a second goal only for Varney to head a teasing cross straight into the arms of Carson from six yards. With only a goal in the game West Brom had enough reason to retain some belief and after controlling possession for a 10-minute period started to push numbers forward. It proved their undoing, however, as Blackpool found a second goal to give them a comfortable advantage in the 61st minute. The industrious David Vaughan recovered the ball high up the pitch and quickly played in Grandin, who drove into the area and, with the exposed Carson committed to his near post, slid a pass across the face of goal for Varney to tap in. That should have made the rest of the night comfortable for Blackpool but some poor defending allowed West Brom a way back into the game five minutes from the end. Yousouf Mulumbu was given too much time to trick his way into the area and curl a shot in at the far post to set up a nervy end. The away fans suddenly sensed their side could snatch a remarkable draw and Scharner almost found it when he headed a Brunt free-kick narrowly wide before Reid blasted over following a goalmouth scramble.

Form Guide

    WLLWLL
  • Blackpool
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • DWWDDW

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 19/12/1970
  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 22/08/1970
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 06/05/1967
  • West Brom
  • 3 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 01/04/1967
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 09/04/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 13/11/1965

Top Scorers

Blackpool

  • M Harewood 3
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 2
  • L Varney 2
  • A Baptiste 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • M Phillips 1

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 3
  • J Thomas 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • J Morrison 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • GA Jara 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • S Tchoyi 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Blackpool

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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