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  • O'Connor (3), Potter (50)
  • Date:2010-02-09
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Hillsborough
  • Attendance:19058
  • Referee:Eltringham, G

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

87mins

David Vaughan is replaced by Alhassan Bangura.

86mins

Blackpool are replacing Keith Southern with Stephen Husband.

77mins

Blackpool are replacing Stephen Dobbie with Ben Burgess.

77mins

Luke Varney is replaced by Leon Clarke.

50mins

Goal!! Darren Potter scores for Sheff Wed.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

3mins

Goal!! Sheff Wed have scored with James O'Connor putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Sheff Wed face Blackpool at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.


Match Report

Alan Irvine continues to work wonders as Sheffield Wednesday struck in each half to snatch three vital points in their battle to claw clear of the drop zone following a 2-0 win over Blackpool.

Goals from James O'Connor and Darren Potter gave the Hillsborough side their fifth win from seven games since the ex-Preston boss took over.

Wednesday got off to a dream start after scoring with their first attack on three minutes.

Full-back Tommy Spurr pumped over a precise cross from the left and midfielder O'Connor rose unmarked to head firmly past Paul Rachubka from six yards.

The Sheffield side escaped minutes later when Keith Southern was allowed a free route into the area but, as three defenders backed off, the Blackpool midfielder lost his footing and his left-foot shot flew high and wide.

Jason Euell almost found a way through after Lee Grant failed to hold onto David Vaughan's looping cross but, with the lanky midfielder about to pounce, the Wednesday keeper smothered the ball at his feet.

They were in trouble again in the 31st minute when Stephen Dobbie picked out Dudley Campbell but the little striker pulled his close-range header wide of the target.

Wednesday, who were lucky to cling onto their slender lead in the opening period, stepped up the pace after the break.

Potter almost added a second as he ran onto Luke Varney's measured pass but his strike from 25 yards took a deflection and the ball spun inches wide.

The lanky midfielder had better luck in the 50th minute with Varney again the provider as Potter cleverly curled the ball beyond the diving Rachubka into the bottom left-hand corner.

Varney almost grabbed a third as the Sheffield side took a stranglehold on the game.

Tom Soares fed the in-form striker, whose shot from 15 yards was turned around the post by Rachubka.

Sheffield Wednesday

Blackpool

Corners

44

Fouls

117

Goal attempts

66

Shots off target

35

Offsides

93

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