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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:21,464
  • Barnard (52) Do Prado (87)
Goal!

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92:07 +2.07

Kingsley Francis-Reynolds takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

89:00

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from just inside the area that bounces off the post.

87:12

Guly Do Prado scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Blackpool.

85:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Dickson by Keith Southern. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Seaborne.

84:20

Short corner worked by Ludovic Sylvestre. Ludovic Sylvestre has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

83:07

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is brought on as a substitute for Lee Barnard.

81:42

Guly Do Prado is caught offside. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.

80:14

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

78:17

The ball is crossed by Jason Puncheon.

78:17

The ball is sent over by Jason Puncheon. (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Guly Do Prado coming on for Adam Lallana.

76:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jason Puncheon, Ryan Dickson takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Euell.

75:42

Josh Roberts comes on in place of Brett Ormerod.

74:07

Ryan Dickson takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.

69:10

Brett Ormerod takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

67:48

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka. Short corner taken by Adam Lallana from the right by-line.

66:27

The ball is sent over by Richard Lambert. Lee Barnard takes a shot. Dekel Keinan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line, Adam Lallana produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

66:00

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

64:56

Kingsley Francis-Reynolds replaces Neal Eardley.

64:36

Dekel Keinan challenges Lee Barnard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Puncheon takes the free kick.

64:17

Adam Lallana delivers the ball, save made by Paul Rachubka.

62:54

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski. Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Matt Phillips goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:59

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka. Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Lallana, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

61:04

Centre by Neal Eardley, Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

60:15

Ryan Dickson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Hammond.

58:13

Jason Euell sends in a cross, Frazer Richardson gets a block in.

55:47

The offside flag is raised against Jason Euell. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

55:10

Liam Tomsett leaves the field to be replaced by Tom Barkhuizen. Dan Harding produces a cross, Alex Baptiste gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Jason Puncheon, free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Paul Rachubka. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

52:06

Lee Barnard finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Blackpool.Richard Lambert takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

50:08

The offside flag is raised against Brett Ormerod. Indirect free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

48:31

Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, Lee Barnard produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

47:44

A cross is delivered by Neal Eardley, Header from close in by Jason Euell misses to the left of the target.

46:55

The referee books Alex Baptiste for unsporting behaviour. Alex Baptiste gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by Jason Puncheon.

46:05 +1.05

Jason Euell concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Seaborne. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

45:48

Morgan Schneiderlin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:40 +0.40

Neal Eardley produces a cross, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

45:21

The official flags Brett Ormerod offside. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

44:57

Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

43:52

The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

42:49

Adam Lallana produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

42:12

Ludovic Sylvestre sends in a cross, Dan Harding gets a block in. Ludovic Sylvestre decides to take the corner short. Neal Eardley delivers the ball, Frazer Richardson makes a clearance.

41:17

The referee blows for offside. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

40:21

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka. Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save.

38:04

The ball is delivered by Alex Baptiste, clearance made by Dean Hammond.

37:03

Lee Barnard is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

35:49

The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana, Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

35:05

Jason Puncheon fouled by Ludovic Sylvestre, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Seaborne.

33:00

Short corner taken by Adam Lallana. A cross is delivered by Dan Harding, Richard Lambert takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rachubka by Lee Barnard. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

31:17

The referee shows Aaron Martin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Phillips. Neal Eardley crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Aaron Martin.

28:27

Booking for Liam Tomsett for unsporting behaviour. Liam Tomsett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard. Shot comes in from Richard Lambert from the free kick, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

26:49

Neal Eardley crosses the ball, clearance made by Jason Puncheon.

24:34

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Keith Southern misses to the left of the target.

23:58

Frazer Richardson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Frazer Richardson. Liam Tomsett takes the free kick.

22:56

Brett Ormerod crosses the ball.

21:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana from the left by-line, Foul by Lee Barnard on Paul Rachubka, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

21:32

Lee Barnard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Rachubka. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

20:20

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

19:21

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

17:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Seaborne on Matt Phillips. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neal Eardley, clearance by Dan Harding. The official flags Ludovic Sylvestre offside. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

17:03

Dan Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Edwards. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

15:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Eardley on Lee Barnard. Direct free kick taken by Adam Lallana.

14:06

The ball is crossed by Dan Harding, Dekel Keinan manages to make a clearance.

12:12

Adam Lallana takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Neal Eardley.

11:07

Lee Barnard is caught offside. Rob Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

10:55

Centre by Neal Eardley, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

9:25

Shot from outside the box by Adam Lallana misses to the left of the target.

8:49

Adam Lallana has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

5:39

The ball is crossed by Morgan Schneiderlin, blocked by Ludovic Sylvestre. Corner taken by Jason Puncheon played to the near post, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

2:42

Centre by Adam Lallana, Dekel Keinan makes a clearance.

1:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ludovic Sylvestre.

0:09

Richard Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Rob Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Rob Edwards.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The half-time whistle blows.

The second half has started.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Saints at full strength Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has almost a full-strength squad at his disposal for the visit of Blackpool in the FA Cup. Winger Lee Holmes is the only absentee following his recent ankle surgery but Adkins reported no new injuries following Monday's win at Dagenham. Adkins is expected to make changes with one eye on Saints' League One promotion push. Striker Lee Barnard has made two substitute appearances since recovering from a hernia operation and he could be named in the starting line-up for the first time since mid-November. Frazer Richardson, Morgan Schneiderlin and David Connolly will also be in contention along with Jason Puncheon, who is back at St Mary's following his loan spell at Millwall. Ian Holloway plans to make wholesale changes and says most of his first-choice team will not even make the journey to St Mary's Stadium. A number of fringe players and youth-team members are set to be given a chance. Goalkeeper Paul Rachubka is likely to make his first start for a year while there could also be opportunities for the likes of Keith Southern, Dekel Keinan, Rob Edwards and Alex Baptiste. Brett Ormerod and Jason Euell could face their former club. David Carney is at the Asian Cup with Australia while Elliot Grandin could be doubtful with a hamstring injury.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Aaron Martin
  • Daniel Seaborne
  • Dan Harding
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Dean Hammond
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Adam Lallana
  • Lee Barnard
  • Richard Lambert
  • SUBS
  • Tommy Forecast
  • Ryan Dickson
  • Jose Fonte
  • Guly Do Prado
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • David Connolly
  • Oscar Gobern

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Match Report

Saints dump out under-strength Blackpool Ian Holloway sent his Blackpool reserves on FA Cup duty and watched them tumble out with a 2-0 defeat at Southampton. In a third-round shock of sorts, League One Saints overcame top-flight opposition thanks to second-half goals from Lee Barnard and Guly Do Prado. But Holloway had virtually written off his side's chances in the competition beforehand, and made nine changes to his starting line-up with half the youth team making up the bench. Holloway makes no bones about the fact survival in the Premier League is his sole focus, so his established stars did not even make the trip south. In fairness to the Seasiders boss, it says everything about their recent achievements that their squad looks so lightweight even when compared to a third-tier side, who made eight changes themselves but still managed to field a line-up of first-team regulars. All Holloway wanted to see was his side give a good account of themselves and for the most part they did, especially in the second half. The visitors almost equalised Barnard's opener - even if a replay was the last thing Holloway wanted - but Saints keeper Bartosz Bialkowski pulled off a fine save to deny Matt Phillips. Southampton's priorities also lie elsewhere - they currently sit second in League One - but boss Nigel Adkins still included Adam Lallana the day after he signed a new four-and-a-half year contract. The former England Under-21 international latched onto Jason Puncheon's through-ball only to chip over, and also fired a 20-yard effort inches too high in a lively opening for Saints. Seasiders keeper Paul Rachubka, making his first start in a year, had a stroke of luck when he spilled a Rickie Lambert shot but managed to grab the ball before Barnard arrived. And there was mild controversy when Rachubka went to clear the ball only for Barnard to cheekily nod it out of his hand and put it into the net. However, referee Danny McDermid was having none of it and ruled the goal out. Rachubka showed a safer pair of hands when he got down well to hold onto Lambert's deflected free-kick on the half-hour. And Saints blew a golden chance to take the lead three minutes later when, in an almighty goalmouth scramble, Rachubka palmed the ball to the feet of Lambert only for the striker to crash his shot against the crossbar from all of six yards out. Rachubka also saved Barnard's header, blocked an attempted lob from Puncheon and kept out Lallana's low drive as a one-sided first half drew to a close. Blackpool finally created a chance on goal two minutes into the second period, and former Saint Jason Euell really should have scored. Full-back Neil Eardley overlapped down the right and swung in an inviting cross but Euell wastefully headed over the top. But Saints finally made the breakthrough six minutes minutes later after Lallana played in Lambert. His effort was blocked by the foot of the onrushing Rachubka but the ball fell to Barnard, who steadied himself before crashing his shot past two defenders on the line. To their credit, Blackpool attempted to hit back and were only denied by a stunning, full-length save from Bialkowski as he tipped a curler from Phillips wide. Saints defender Aaron Martin also had to clear from underneath the crossbar as another Saints old boy, Brett Ormerod, attempted to force a loose ball home. At the other end Rachubka made fingertip saves to deny Barnard and Ryan Dickson. But Brazilian substitute Do Prado put the icing on the cake with a sensational second two minutes from time, cutting inside on his right foot and rifling the ball past Rachubka from 20 yards. There was even time for another sub, Liverpool target Alex Chamberlain, to smash a shot against the post as the Seasiders were sent packing.

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