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  • Date:05 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:38,202
  • Saha (19) Saha (46) Saha (75) Beckford (79) Saha (83)
  • Baptiste (36)
    Baptiste (36) Baptiste (36)
    Puncheon (61)
    Adam (63)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam, save made by Tim Howard.

94mins

Unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Phil Jagielka results in a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

94mins

The ball is delivered by Mikel Arteta.

92mins

Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

91mins

Neal Eardley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

88mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Jermaine Beckford clears the bar.

86mins

Phil Jagielka comes on in place of Louis Saha.

84mins

A goal is scored by Louis Saha from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 5-3 Blackpool.Marouane Fellaini provided the assist for the goal.

80mins

Jermaine Beckford grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 4-3 Blackpool.Marlon Harewood replaces James Beattie. Assist on the goal came from Leighton Baines.

76mins

Louis Saha fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Everton 3-3 Blackpool.Shot by Leighton Baines. Corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line played to the near post, assist by Jermaine Beckford.

75mins

Mikel Arteta decides to take the corner short.

74mins

Rob Edwards comes on in place of Jason Puncheon. Keith Southern on for Dudley Campbell. Alex Baptiste challenges Louis Saha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

71mins

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

Tim Cahill replaces Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Jack Rodwell leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Beckford.

68mins

Mikel Arteta takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Louis Saha fouled by Dudley Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick.

67mins

Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

66mins

Shot from 6 yards from Marouane Fellaini. Paul Rachubka makes a fantastic save.

64mins

A goal is scored by Charlie Adam from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Everton 2-3 Blackpool.Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Assist by Dudley Campbell.

63mins

Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. David Carney makes a clearance.

62mins

Jason Puncheon gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 2-2 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from James Beattie.

59mins

Shot by Jack Rodwell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Elliot Grandin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Seamus Coleman.

57mins

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.

55mins

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Charlie Adam. Inswinging corner taken by Elliot Grandin, David Carney has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

54mins

Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by James Beattie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

53mins

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Dudley Campbell, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.

50mins

The referee books Charlie Adam for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Adam on Phil Neville. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

49mins

Foul by Charlie Adam on Jack Rodwell, free kick awarded. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save. Leighton Baines has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

47mins

Louis Saha finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 2-1 Blackpool.Assist by Leighton Baines.

46mins

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. James Beattie concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Sylvain Distin restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by David Carney results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Leighton Baines from right wing.

37mins

Alex Baptiste finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 1-1 Blackpool.The referee gives a free kick against Sylvain Distin for handball. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Charlie Adam, Jack Rodwell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, assist on the goal came from Ian Evatt.

37mins

Effort from inside the six-yard area by Ian Evatt bounces off the post.

35mins

Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

33mins

Foul by Ian Evatt on Louis Saha, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Mikel Arteta from left channel.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Jack Rodwell. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga by Dudley Campbell results in a free kick. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

28mins

The offside flag is raised against Jason Puncheon. Marouane Fellaini restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Mikel Arteta takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Dudley Campbell.

26mins

Volleyed right-footed shot by James Beattie. Phil Neville gets a block in.

25mins

Foul by Phil Neville on James Beattie, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

20mins

A goal is scored by Louis Saha from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.

18mins

Effort on goal by Marouane Fellaini from just inside the area clears the bar.

16mins

Neal Eardley concedes a free kick for a foul on Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has an effort direct from the free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

15mins

Phil Neville challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Elliot Grandin, save by Tim Howard.

13mins

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov fouled by Neal Eardley, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

12mins

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

11mins

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Short corner taken by Mikel Arteta.

10mins

Johnny Heitinga has an effort at goal. Save by Paul Rachubka.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliot Grandin, Jack Rodwell makes a clearance.

8mins

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Dudley Campbell. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Charlie Adam challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mikel Arteta.

2mins

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Charlie Adam gets a block in.

1mins

David Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Rodwell. Shot comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.

Match Preview

Moyes hits back at Wenger Everton manager David Moyes has hit back at Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger in a row over the conduct of Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas. Wenger said "it is wrong for Moyes to come out on what he pretends to have heard in the tunnel" after the Everton boss claimed Fabregas made "disgusting" comments towards officials this week. The Spaniard was alleged to have approached the fourth official at half-time during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday to complain about the visitors' goal. Arsenal were angry Louis Saha had not been flagged offside before opening the scoring in the Barclays Premier League clash. Moyes said: "I have to defend the integrity of Everton and David Moyes as well. "I think it has been said I didn't see it or I didn't hear it. "Well I was there and I saw it and I heard it. "Cesc questioned Everton's integrity by suggesting we possibly had given money to the referee. "In doing that he also questioned the integrity of the referees. "If I had said that or any other player had said that I think that would have warranted a sending off. "I think Arsene said there was an unwritten rule that you don't say things which are in the tunnel. "Well his player was the one who broke the unwritten rule. "Because what he did was question Everton football club, that we may be paying officials." Wenger has defended his player and said that only he spoke to referee Lee Mason at half-time. Moyes however has confirmed that he thought Fabregas was speaking to fourth official Kevin Wright. He said: "Cesc never swore once. He was very calm, very calculated. It wasn't a rant or a rave like I've heard a lot people saying. "It was just straight to the point and I thought it was out of order and he deserved to be sent off. "I thought if I said that to the fourth official - who he did direct it to - I would have been sent off and the FA would be involved and probably fining me #8,000 again." Mason made no mention of any half-time incidents in his report and the Football Association will not be investigating. Moyes added: "We have no intention of getting the FA involved. "If the FA ask for information I won't give them it. That doesn't get me three points back. "In truth I wouldn't have even brought it up or mentioned it again if it wasn't that it looks like Arsene seems to think I have not seen or heard it." Defeat at Arsenal has left Everton just three points above the relegation zone and still struggling to build momentum. The Merseysiders have won just two of their last 14 Premier League games and are anxious to put that right as out-of-form Blackpool visit Goodison Park. Ian Holloway's promoted Seasiders are a point and two places better off than Everton but have experienced a reality check in recent weeks, losing on six of their last seven league outings. Moyes said: "Ian's doing a brilliant job. There are other managers doing great jobs but Ollie is certainly doing very well. "I think people like them because of their attacking style." Holloway hopes a change of scenery can inspire a change in fortunes for his Blackpool side as they look to end a run of four successive defeats. Promoted clubs usually rely on their home form to keep them out of trouble but for Blackpool the story has been somewhat different. In fact, they are the only team in the division whose away record is better than their home performance. Holloway said: "It's definitely more difficult to play at home in this division, for us anyway, and the results have proven that. Nearly everybody in the Premier League is very good at blocking you away from home and then counter-attacking. "If you look at the stats (against West Ham), we had 21 shots and they had 11 but unfortunately they scored three and we only got one. Our style is definitely counter-attacking, getting forward and having a go. "I think people's home expectations against Blackpool puts pressure on their team to attack us and that will leave space for us. We're just finding it a little bit difficult at home at the moment." Blackpool's exuberance and positive approach to life in the Premier League has won them many friends and Holloway is determined that will not be affected by their form. "What we've given ourselves is a great platform, with 28 points, to have a good crack at the last 14 games and try to get out of the sort of mid-season blues that newly-promoted clubs get in," he said.

Formation:451Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Tim Howard
  • Phil Neville
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Diniyar Bilyaletdinov
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Louis Saha
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Jermaine Beckford
  • Tim Cahill
  • Leon Osman
  • Victor Anichebe

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Match Report

Four-star Saha sinks Blackpool Louis Saha scored four and Jermaine Beckford was also on target as Everton came from behind to beat Blackpool 5-3 in an eight-goal thriller. Blackpool had come from 2-1 down to lead 3-2 with just over an hour gone of a frenetic Barclays Premier League clash at Goodison Park. But Saha's third levelled the scores and he completed the scoring with his eighth goal in his last six games after a superb Beckford volley. Saha had opened the scoring after 20 minutes and was angry to have another disallowed before half-time after Blackpool equalised when Alex Baptiste made sure Ian Evatt's effort crossed the line. He put that right early in the second half but Blackpool roared back in characteristic fashion with goals from Jason Puncheon and captain Charlie Adam. However, as has also been their way recently, Blackpool let their opponents back in and are now slipping alarmingly towards the relegation zone. Blackpool boss Ian Holloway rang the changes as he tried to prevent a run of six defeats in seven league outings worsening. Goalkeeper Richard Kingson was the biggest casualty of Wednesday's loss to West Ham as Paul Rachubka came in for his first league start of the season. New signings James Beattie and Puncheon made their full debuts, while Evatt and Elliot Grandin returned. But it was an unchanged Everton, with Tim Cahill available again but on the bench, who made the early running as the rain set in from the start. The hosts won a free-kick in the first minute but the wall blocked Leighton Baines' shot and Mikel Arteta's follow-up attempt. John Heitinga tested Rachubka when he robbed Grandin and tried his luck from distance, but the American saved comfortably. Everton deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes as Diniyar Bilyaletdinov weaved his way into the area and picked out Saha, who confidently swept home from seven yards. It was over half an hour before Blackpool got a serious sight at goal but Adam shot well wide from 30 yards. Adam got another chance after Sylvain Distin was caught out by an awkward bounce and handled on the edge of the area. Adam's free-kick was blocked but the ball ran out for the corner which led to the 37th-minute equaliser. Adam picked out Evatt at the near post and his shot may have crossed the line after striking the woodwork before Baptiste followed up to make certain. Everton thought they had reclaimed the lead two minutes later when Saha touched the ball past Rachubka from a Seamus Coleman pass. However, referee Kevin Friend had already blown his whistle for a foul on Coleman just outside the area. Everton and Saha removed that sense of injustice within two minutes of the restart as the former Manchester United striker finished off a slick move to restore the lead. Jack Rodwell fed Baines down the left and the full-back found Saha with a perfect ball into the area which was turned in at the near post with a first-time shot. Baines almost added another soon after with a low drive from the edge of the area which he just dragged wide. Rodwell looked certain to score after a brilliant touch took him past Baptiste in the area but he flicked his shot across goal. Everton paid for those misses as Blackpool turned the game on its head with two goals in the space of three minutes. The second equaliser came in the 61st minute after Heitinga lost the ball to Grandin 30 yards out, who quickly fed former Everton striker Beattie down the left and he cut inside to cross for the inrushing Puncheon to sidefoot home. Before Everton had time to recover, Blackpool broke from deep to set up DJ Campbell on the edge of the area. Campbell's shot was tipped onto the bar by Howard but Adam followed up to dive forward and head home the rebound. A compelling game almost took another twist when Rodwell caught Rachubka off his line, but Evatt got back to make a brilliant acrobatic clearance. Everton got themselves back level 14 minutes from time when Saha completed his hat-trick from a corner when he headed home from close range after a Distin flick-on. The crowd called out for another and substitute Beckford obliged in the 80th minute when he raced onto another superb Baines cross and hit a fine left-foot volley past Rachubka. Given what had gone before, Everton did not want to take any chances and surged forward to put the game beyond doubt with a fifth. Saha showed some of the determination of old as he beat Adam on a race to goal and slid in his fourth.

Form Guide

    DLWDDL
  • Everton
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • LWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Everton
  • 06/11/2010
  • Everton
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 24/04/1971
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Everton
  • 19/09/1970
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Everton
  • 22/04/1967
  • Everton
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 26/11/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Everton
  • 15/01/1966

Top Scorers

Everton

  • T Cahill 9
  • M Arteta 3
  • J Beckford 3
  • S Coleman 3
  • L Saha 2
  • L Baines 2
  • S Distin 1
  • D Bilyaletdinov 1
  • M Fellaini 1

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 8
  • M Harewood 5
  • L Varney 5
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • I Evatt 1
  • A Baptiste 1
  • C Adam 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 35
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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