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  • Gutierrez (12), Carroll (36), Nolan (62), Routledge (77)
  • Ormerod (85)
  • Date:2010-04-10
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St James' Park
  • Attendance:47010
  • Referee:Russell, M

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

85mins

Goal!! Brett Ormerod scores for Blackpool.

77mins

Goal!! Wayne Routledge scores for Newcastle.

75mins

Danny Simpson is being taken off, Shola Ameobi has come on in his place.

69mins

Kevin Nolan is being taken off, Joey Barton has come on in his place.

67mins

Blackpool are replacing David Vaughan with Barry Bannan.

65mins

Ben Burgess is replaced by Brett Ormerod.

65mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher is being taken off, Stephen Dobbie has come on in his place.

62mins

Goal!! Newcastle have scored with Kevin Nolan putting it in the back of the net.

57mins

Danny Guthrie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by M Russell

37mins

Tamas Kadar is replaced by Ryan Taylor.

36mins

Goal!! Andy Carroll scores for Newcastle.

20mins

Stephen Crainey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

12mins

Goal!! Jonas Gutierrez scores for Newcastle.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 10th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Newcastle face Blackpool at 3pm on Saturday, April 10th.


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Match Report

Rampant Newcastle United moved ever near the Championship title with another clinical demolition job, this time against play-off hopefuls Blackpool, who were beaten 4-1.

The win with first-half goals from Jonas Gutierrez and Andy Carroll were added to by Kevin Nolan and Wayne Routledge, before Brett Ormerod managed a late consolation.

The victory means United remain six points clear of West Brom with four matches to play, while the Baggies are left with just three fixtures

Chris Hughton was forced into one change from the side which beat Sheffield United on Monday, with bug victim Jose Enrique replaced by Tamas Kadar, making his ninth start of the season.

Blackpool went into the match searching for a double over United and sitting one point outside of a play-off position.

Newcastle stormed ahead after just 12 minutes through Gutierrez. Kadar played in the Argentinian down the left, who slipped two defenders to see his shot deflect beyond Matt Gilks to start the Spiderman celebrations.

It then got better before the break when Carroll netted a second for United to erase memories of that rare early-season defeat at Bloomfield Road.

Throughout the season the telling accuracy of Danny Guthrie from set-pieces has been paramount in the United success story and the midfielder was as accurate as ever when he planted the ball at pace on the forehead of Carroll, who gave Gilks no chance.

Carroll then returned the favour with a penetrating pass of his own only for Guthrie to squander the opportunity in front of goal.

Early into the second half and Carroll once again supplied the ammunition for strike partner Peter Lovenkrands, only for the Dane to head beyond Gilks and against the woodwork.

More United goals looked as if they would follow and it was no surprise when red-hot Nolan made it 3-0 on 62 minutes.

Shell-shocked Blackpool were hit again after 77 minutes when Routledge grabbed his second goal for the club, before Ormerod pulled back a consolation for the Tangerines five minutes from time.

Newcastle United

Blackpool

Corners

62

Fouls

88

Goal attempts

179

Shots off target

62

Offsides

46

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