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Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
Effort from a long way out by Dudley Campbell goes wide left of the goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Varney. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.
The referee penalises Sylvan Ebanks-Blake for handball. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
Kevin Doyle has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Centre by Kevin Doyle, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Nenad Milijas is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
Charlie Adam takes a short corner.
David Carney comes on in place of Stephen Crainey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Michael Mancienne. Luke Varney restarts play with the free kick.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Richard Stearman on Dudley Campbell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
Kevin Doyle grabs a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 2-1 Wolverhampton.Assist by George Elokobi.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Ian Evatt.
David Jones takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
Shot from 20 yards from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Richard Kingson makes a save.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Evatt. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
Christophe Berra shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Neal Eardley from the free kick.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball.
The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, Nenad Milijas manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.
Centre by David Vaughan, Richard Stearman gets a block in.
Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Christophe Berra gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis, Richard Kingson makes a save.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis.
The ball is sent over by David Vaughan, clearance by Michael Mancienne.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Doyle, Header from deep inside the area by Steven Fletcher goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Mancienne. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Varney has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Effort on goal by Charlie Adam from 18 yards. Blocked by Christophe Berra.
Matthew Jarvis produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Richard Kingson.
Neal Eardley produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line played to the near post, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher on for Matt Phillips.
Ludovic Sylvestre on for Marlon Harewood.
The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
Michael Mancienne takes a shot. David Vaughan gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the area by Nenad Milijas goes over the bar.
Centre by Nenad Milijas, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.
George Elokobi sends in a cross, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty area hitting the post.
Steven Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Karl Henry.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, Close range header by Kevin Doyle misses to the right of the target.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.
The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.
Charlie Adam fouled by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
The referee shows Karl Henry a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner.
Kevin Doyle fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Nenad Milijas crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Shot by Kevin Doyle. Comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
Foul by Christophe Berra on Matt Phillips, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Kevin Doyle.
Kevin Doyle produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Neal Eardley, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.
Matt Phillips sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
Shot from 20 yards from Dudley Campbell. Blocked by George Elokobi.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
Shot from just outside the area by David Jones goes over the bar.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake sends in a cross, Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
Centre by Dudley Campbell, comfortable save by Marcus Hahnemann.
Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line, clearance by Luke Varney.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake comes on in place of Stephen Hunt.
A goal is scored by Marlon Harewood from close in low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Wolverhampton.
Corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan.
David Vaughan takes a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Ian Evatt, save by Marcus Hahnemann.
George Elokobi crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Hunt misses to the right of the target.
Kevin Doyle crosses the ball, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Hunt. Richard Kingson takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Michael Mancienne, clearance made by Marlon Harewood.
Shot from 25 yards from Charlie Adam. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.
Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Christophe Berra. Christophe Berra takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Hunt. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Marlon Harewood. George Elokobi restarts play with the free kick.
David Jones takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
George Elokobi produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Kevin Doyle from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by David Vaughan.
Nenad Milijas comes on in place of Kevin Foley. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Christophe Berra. The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marcus Hahnemann.
Kevin Foley sends in a cross, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Charlie Adam.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, blocked by Stephen Crainey.
Centre by Stephen Crainey.
David Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Jones. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Hunt from left channel, clearance by Charlie Adam.
The ball is delivered by David Jones, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Doyle, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Michael Mancienne, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Marlon Harewood. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Foley, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
Shot by Dudley Campbell. Blocked by Christophe Berra.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Neal Eardley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Jarvis.
Marlon Harewood has a drilled shot. Save by Marcus Hahnemann.
The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, save made by Marcus Hahnemann.
Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, George Elokobi has an effort at goal. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Charlie Adam gets a block in.
Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.
Karl Henry fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Hunt, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
A goal is scored by Luke Varney from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Crainey.
Luke Varney fires in a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Ian Evatt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Karl Henry. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.
The referee gets the game underway.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The match restarts for the second half.
The referee ends the match.
Adam a major doubt for Seasiders
Key midfielder Charlie Adam is a major doubt for Blackpool's Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves at Bloomfield Road.
Adam suffered a medial ligament strain playing in Scotland's victory over the Faroe Islands on Tuesday and looks likely to miss out.
Ghana international Richard Kingson will continue in goal with Matt Gilks ruled out for up to two months with a broken kneecap. Youngster Mark Halstead has been recalled from a loan at Barrow as back-up.
Blackpool have no other new fitness concerns but are still missing long-term casualties Billy Clarke, Alex Baptiste and Louis Almond.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway is looking forward to welcoming Mick McCarthy to Bloomfield Road tomorrow having cleared the air with his Wolves counterpart.
Holloway apologised to McCarthy over a misunderstanding which arose as the Tangerines boss tried to justify his controversial 10 changes at Aston Villa last week.
Holloway suggested McCarthy did not think he could win when he made wholesale changes for Wolves' visit to Manchester United last season.
Wolves were hit with a #25,000 suspended fine for fielding an understrength side in that match.
Blackpool could be subject to similar sanctions having been written to by the Premier League for an explanation for their team selection at Villa Park nine days ago.
Holloway intends to mount a robust defence of his actions - and has threatened to resign if fined - and is sorry for dragging McCarthy into the controversy.
Holloway claims he commented on the Wolves case without knowing the full facts when asked in his post-match press conference immediately after the game at Villa, which his side lost 3-2 to a late goal.
"He was unhappy with what I said - I have never been unhappy with Mick," said Holloway at another press conference.
"I didn't know what Mick said. One or two of you people [media] told me Mick said something and I responded to it.
"Mick did what he felt was right and I don't think she should have been fined.
"Mick is a great manager - if I even do half of what he has done I will be delighted. Mick and I haven't got a problem.
"But that story has gone, let's move on. I am just getting on with my team for Wolves - it's quite ironic that we play Wolves next."
Holloway respects the achievements of former Sunderland and Republic of Ireland boss McCarthy and feels Wolves' current lowly position in the Barclays Premier League is no reflection of their ability.
Wolves go into the game 19th in the table with just nine points from 13 games, six behind Blackpool.
Holloway is also surprised the Molineux side appear to have acquired a reputation for dirty play this season.
"Again that is an absolute load of poppycock," the Seasiders manager said. "They are a fantastically hard-working team.
"They play great football, they stayed up last year and they'll be desperate to stay up again this year.
"They had a great start last year and everyone was saying how great they were.
"Now all of a sudden a few borderline tackles have been highlighted and blown out of all proportion."
Wolves defender Christophe Berra is set to return.
The Scotland defender was forced to withdraw from last weekend's home defeat against Bolton shortly before kick-off with a sore knee.
Fellow centre-back Steven Mouyokolo has also been declared fit after suffering a knee injury in the early stages against the Trotters although he was able to complete the game.
Winger Matt Jarvis is expected to be fit despite missing part of training this week with a calf injury.
McCarthy admits Wolves are approaching the "defining period" of the season, saying: "We are getting good at taking positives out of defeats and I am sick of it. It is wearing a bit thin.
"We've played well enough in all the games recently.
"We always take the positives out of any game but it is time to get three points.
"In games when you are playing teams, like we've got in the next six or seven games, you've got to get points.
"It is it a defining period up to Christmas. With the position we are in now, we've got to get results and wins and we have to get them quickly.
"We can't wait any longer for them."
McCarthy insists he does not suffer sleepless nights through Wolves' current plight.
He also knows there is no magic formula for reviving their fortunes but believes Wolves are due a change of fortunes.
McCarthy said: "I sleep fine. I am preoccupied at times, more so when you are not winning, because when you are winning, you can have a happy, normal existence."
Blackpool rock woeful Wolves
Luke Varney and Marlon Harewood piled on the pressure for Wolves by firing Blackpool to a 2-1 victory in front of Prince William.
Varney set up a thrilling Barclays Premier League contest with a stunning volley after just three minutes at Bloomfield Road and Harewood added a second just before the interval.
Kevin Doyle set up a tense finish after Nenad Milijas hit the post for Wolves in a fine second-half response but the hosts held on.
Prince William, taking time out from his wedding preparations, was among the 15,922 crowd with a number of his friends.
He may have enjoyed the game more than the Wolves supporters who, despite their side's spirited showing after the break, booed their team off the field.
The result leaves them entrenched in the bottom three after a run of nine defeats in 11 games.
Blackpool had gone into the game with the worst home record in the league but they looked sprightly from the onset against the team with the worst away form.
Wolves were also looking to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season but their plans were in tatters almost as soon as the game had started.
Blackpool were buoyed by the presence of inspirational captain Charlie Adam after an injury scare but their stunning opener had nothing to do with the Scot's creativity.
Varney, wide on the left, chested a long Ian Evatt ball past Kevin Foley and watched it bounce before unleashing an inch-perfect 25-yard shot which looped over Marcus Hahnemann and dipped under the crossbar.
The visitors tried to respond but George Elokobi's shot was blocked.
Harewood tested Hahnemann with a 30-yard shot but the American saved comfortably low down.
Wolves began to enjoy some possession but Blackpool got numbers back.
Adam headed away a corner from under his crossbar and goalkeeper Richard Kingson, playing in place of injured first choice Matt Gilks, was not worried by a header from Christophe Berra.
Doyle also headed wide of the post for Mick McCarthy's side.
McCarthy was clearly not happy with the performance of Foley, who had been shifted infield soon after Varney's goal with Michael Mancienne moving to right-back.
With less than half an hour gone Foley was taken off by McCarthy and replaced by Milijas.
Hahnemann had a moment of uncertainty when he spilled a long-range Evatt shot but there was no danger and he recovered.
The incident failed to jolt the keeper into life and another lapse of concentration allowed Blackpool to double their lead.
Hahnemann came out to claim a David Vaughan corner but missed the ball and Varney headed down.
Harewood was on hand to stab towards goal and the ball found its way across the line despite the last-ditch efforts of Matt Jarvis.
The visiting fans turned their frustration on the team and chanted, 'What a load of rubbish' at half-time.
As a result, Wolves started the second period in determined fashion but David Jones sliced a good chance wide.
Blackpool continued to attack themselves and DJ Campbell beat Berra in the box but failed to find anyone with his cross.
The approach of both sides made for a really open contest and Doyle twice went close, first dragging a shot across goal and then picking out Kingson.
Milijas went even closer after a powerful run down the middle, striking a left-foot shot which beat Kingson to his left but rebounded to safety off the post.
Milijas tried his luck again moments later but blazed over.
Blackpool pieced together another good move with Adam playing Varney through but the on-loan Derby forward shot narrowly wide.
Jarvis pulled the ball back for substitute Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in the six-yard box but it seemed Wolves' luck was out as Vaughan deflected his shot wide.
Wolves continued to press and were finally rewarded five minutes from time as Doyle headed home at the far post from an Elokobi cross.
Jones went down in the area as Wolves pushed for an equaliser in the dying moments but referee Mark Clattenburg was unimpressed.
Campbell spotted Hahnemann out of goal in injury time but his effort from inside his own half stopped short.
Wolves had time to win one last corner but the whistle blew as soon as it was taken.
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