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Outswinging corner taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Unfair challenge on Neal Eardley by Kazenga LuaLua results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Neal Eardley results in a free kick. Booking for Neal Eardley for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Kevin Phillips shown a yellow card.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Crainey, Goal scored by Kevin Phillips from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-2 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Crainey.
Romain Vincelot concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Sutherland. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Stephen Crainey, free kick awarded. Booking for Craig Mackail-Smith. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.
Craig Sutherland concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Painter. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.
Alan Navarro is brought on as a substitute for Gary Dicker.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Ormerod on Kazenga LuaLua. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Dicker from left wing, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Neal Eardley results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.
Barry Ferguson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Corner taken by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.
Foul by Ian Evatt on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Ian Evatt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Gary Dicker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Craig Noone goes off and Kazenga LuaLua comes on. Free kick taken by Craig Mackail-Smith.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Kevin Phillips grabs a headed goal from close in. Brighton 2-1 Blackpool.Assist by Neal Eardley.
Craig Noone challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Noone receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Neal Eardley comes on in place of Chris Basham. Brett Ormerod is brought on as a substitute for Billy Clarke. Matt Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Sutherland. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.
Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Billy Clarke from right channel, clearance by Ashley Barnes.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Noone, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Craig Noone from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the right by-line to the near post, Goal scored by Ashley Barnes from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 2-0 Blackpool.Craig Noone provided the assist for the goal.
Matt Phillips takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Foul by Matt Phillips on Inigo Calderon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Foul by Billy Clarke on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Ian Evatt. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
Alex Baptiste concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dicker.
Craig Noone fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Chris Basham for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Dicker.
Inswinging corner taken by Billy Clarke from the right by-line, Ashley Barnes makes a clearance.
Craig Mackail-Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brighton 1-0 Blackpool.Assist by Craig Noone.
Gary Dicker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Billy Clarke crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Chris Basham fouled by Lewis Dunk, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Clarke.
Kevin Phillips fouled by Gordon Greer, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Gordon Greer for unsporting behaviour. Barry Ferguson sends in a cross, Shot from outside the box by Billy Clarke goes wide right of the target.
Craig Noone takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Dicker from right channel.
Barry Ferguson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.
Ian Evatt challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Basham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Painter. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Southern on Craig Noone. The ball is sent over by Craig Noone, Inigo Calderon produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Shot from outside the area by Kevin Phillips misses to the left of the target.
Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Billy Clarke played to the near post, Gary Dicker makes a clearance.
Buckley boost for Brighton
Will Buckley could return to the Brighton squad for the visit of Blackpool.
Albion feared the forward, a #1million summer signing from Watford, would be sidelined for at least a fortnight after he suffered a hamstring injury at Portsmouth on Saturday.
Buckley sat out Wednesday night's win at Cardiff but the problem is not as bad as first feared and he could make the bench against the Seasiders.
Winger Kazenga LuaLua has missed the last three games with his hamstring injury and remains a doubt.
Boss Gus Poyet is hoping to tie up the signing of midfielder Ryan Harley from Swansea ahead of the game.
Defenders Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and Adam El-Abd (foot) are still on the sidelines.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could ring the changes.
The Seasiders slumped to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Derby on Wednesday and Holloway, who has no major injury concerns, could not hide his frustration afterwards.
Matt Hill replaced Craig Cathcart in the starting line-up against the Rams in a tactical switch after Holloway sought to bring greater experience to his defence.
Holloway will now consider his options after Craig Bryson struck to hand Derby victory, sweeping home a loose ball after Matt Gilks had parried a free-kick.
The Seasiders boss said: "It was absolute pants. A back four shouldn't let one of their midfielders get there first off a rebound."
Phillips at the double to save Tangerines
Kevin Phillips scored twice as Blackpool fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw away at Brighton in the npower Championship.
A livewire performance from Craig Noone helped to put the home side in the ascendancy as he laid on goals for Craig Mackail-Smith and Ashley Barnes.
But Phillips dragged his side back into the game late on, scoring from close range on the hour mark before rifling in the equaliser in the last minute.
The visitors dominated possession in the opening exchanges but found the Brighton defence in resilient mood. Billy Clarke's inswinging corner was well cleared at the near post by Gary Dicker after just five minutes.
Phillips then flashed a long-range drive narrowly wide of Casper Ankergren's post.
Brighton managed to relieve some of the pressure when Noone invited a foul from Keith Southern before delivering a flighted delivery which Inigo Calderon nodded over from close range.
And Noone, recalled to the side in place of Matt Sparrow following the 1-0 defeat at Derby, was at the forefront again as he unleashed an ambitious shot from 25 yards which Matthew Gilks did well to keep hold of.
It was no surprise that Noone was heavily involved in the game's opening goal. The former Plymouth winger scampered away down the left and whipped in a cross which the predatory Mackail-Smith guided into the bottom corner with an excellent header.
Defender Chris Basham came up with his own method for stopping the lively Noone but picked up a yellow card for his foul just before the break.
But the entire Blackpool defence switched off five minutes into the second half, allowing Noone to fire in a cross which Barnes smashed in from close range for his fourth goal of the season.
The goal served as a wake-up call for the Tangerines and their response was urgent.
Holloway made a triple change in the 58th minute as Brett Ormerod, Neal Eardley and Craig Sutherland were sent on in place of Clarke, Basham and Matt Phillips.
And it took just two minutes for the changes to have the desired effect. Eardley delivered from the right and Phillips was in the perfect position to nod home and reduce the deficit.
Suddenly the the visitors sensed the game was still there for the taking and they forced a series of corners as they cranked up the pressure.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher's deliveries came to nothing but the evergreen Phillips refused to give up and when Stephen Crainey's corner was only half cleared, the former Sunderland striker was on hand to lash home a late leveller and his fourth of the season.
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