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

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

94:08 +4.08

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

93:47 +3.47

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

93:21 +3.21

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

92:52 +2.52

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

92:33 +2.33

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

92:25 +2.25

Centre by Matt Phillips.

92:25 +2.25

Matt Phillips sends in a cross.

92:07 +2.07

Elliot Grandin decides to take a short corner.

91:52 +1.52

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

91:45 +1.45

The ball is delivered by David Carney.

89:54

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

89:22

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

89:22

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

88:36

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

87:38

A cross is delivered by David Carney.

85:58

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.

85:20

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

85:15

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

85:10

The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam.

84:10

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.

83:35

Booking for Dekel Keinan for unsporting behaviour.

82:47

Centre by Nicky Shorey.

82:32

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

81:00

Dekel Keinan sends in a cross.

78:47

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam.

78:24

Gary Taylor-Fletcher decides to take the corner short.

78:12

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Shorey.

76:30

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

74:21

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

73:55

Elliot Grandin decides to take a short corner.

72:43

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

71:20

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.

70:46

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

70:10

Giles Barnes on for Jerome Thomas.

69:45

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

68:56

The ball is delivered by Gabriel Tamas.

68:24

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

67:37

Dudley Campbell crosses the ball.

66:01

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.

63:43

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.

63:10

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

61:59

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.

61:19

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

60:03

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

59:34

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.

58:32

Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball.

58:00

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

57:13

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

56:33

Matt Phillips replaces Neal Eardley.

56:15

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.

56:15

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

55:38

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

54:48

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

54:07

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

53:38

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

52:53

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.

52:30

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

51:08

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

50:36

The ball is swung over by Luke Varney.

49:45

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

48:39

Charlie Adam crosses the ball.

48:12

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.

47:54

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

47:43

Corner taken short by Luke Varney.

47:35

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

46:34

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

46:18 +1.18

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.

46:18

Short corner taken by Neal Eardley.

46:08

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

45:43

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

45:18 +0.18

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

45:14

Luke Varney sends in a cross.

44:32

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

44:13

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

43:30

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam.

42:26

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

42:22

Graham Dorrans delivers the ball.

42:17

Graham Dorrans takes a shot.

42:14

The ball is swung over by Nicky Shorey.

41:04

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

40:04

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

38:52

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

38:27

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

37:59

The ball is delivered by Steven Reid.

37:51

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

36:33

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

34:33

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

34:33

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

34:33

Graham Dorrans on for Marc-Antoine Fortune.

33:36

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

33:08

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

32:10

A cross is delivered by David Vaughan.

31:00

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

29:52

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

29:32

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

28:40

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.

28:40

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.

26:48

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.

24:58

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

24:07

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.

22:46

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

21:03

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

19:52

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball.

19:03

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

16:43

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.

16:43

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.

13:39

Steven Reid on for Simon Cox.

10:04

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.

9:47

Assist by Dudley Campbell.

9:04

Centre by Chris Brunt.

8:42

Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

7:33

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

6:43

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

6:04

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.

5:22

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

3:34

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

2:51

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

2:13

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

1:06

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

0:36

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.

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

possession


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