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  • Date:11 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Campbell (47)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91mins

Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, Rory Delap takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Eardley.

91mins

Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, Rory Delap takes a shot from inside the six-yard box that bounces off the post.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tuncay Sanli from the left by-line, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

87mins

Foul by Glenn Whelan on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam. The official flags Matt Phillips offside. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

83mins

Andy Wilkinson leaves the field to be replaced by Glenn Whelan.

82mins

Effort on goal by Matthew Etherington from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

81mins

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic. Corner taken by Charlie Adam.

80mins

(Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Matt Phillips coming on for Elliot Grandin.

78mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, clearance made by Andy Wilkinson. Short corner worked by Charlie Adam.

77mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington played to the near post, Robert Huth takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a save.

72mins

Ian Evatt is given a yellow card. Foul by Ian Evatt on Ricardo Fuller, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Etherington,

70mins

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Walters coming on for Kenwyne Jones. Tuncay Sanli comes on in place of Jermaine Pennant.

69mins

Matthew Etherington takes the inswinging corner, Kenwyne Jones produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

67mins

Unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

66mins

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot.

66mins

Rory Delap gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Shot by Charlie Adam. Save by Asmir Begovic.

64mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

62mins

Ricardo Fuller has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, save by Richard Kingson.

58mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington, clearance made by Charlie Adam.

57mins

Luke Varney has a header from just outside the area which clears the crossbar.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Evatt.

54mins

Ricardo Fuller challenges Ian Evatt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Crainey on Jermaine Pennant. Free kick taken by Andy Wilkinson.

48mins

Dudley Campbell scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Blackpool.Assist by Charlie Adam.

47mins

Ricardo Fuller takes a shot.

47mins

Ricardo Fuller takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Evatt.

47mins

Dean Whitehead takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

45mins

Charlie Adam goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Dean Whitehead fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.

44mins

Robert Huth fouled by Elliot Grandin, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Shawcross takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Robert Huth concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Kingson. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Rory Delap produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

39mins

Luke Varney takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

38mins

Craig Cathcart concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenwyne Jones. Matthew Etherington restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Ricardo Fuller takes a shot.

34mins

Luke Varney takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

31mins

Foul by Ricardo Fuller on Craig Cathcart, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

29mins

Rory Delap fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Wilkinson takes the free kick.

27mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dudley Campbell. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.

26mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Adam.

26mins

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Cathcart on Kenwyne Jones. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.

23mins

Danny Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Neal Eardley goes over the bar.

22mins

Shot on goal by Kenwyne Jones from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

22mins

Centre by Charlie Adam, save by Asmir Begovic.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Rory Delap. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

18mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Dudley Campbell misses to the left of the goal.

16mins

David Vaughan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

15mins

Charlie Adam fouled by Rory Delap, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.

14mins

Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones.

13mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Kenwyne Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.

12mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Kenwyne Jones produces a left-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

10mins

Robert Huth takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.

10mins

Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.

9mins

Kenwyne Jones produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Wilkinson on Luke Varney. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Wilkinson. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

3mins

Andy Wilkinson challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Evatt restarts play with the free kick.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Pulis expects test from Tangerines Stoke manager Tony Pulis believes his team's match against Blackpool this weekend will be one of the toughest games they have faced at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters have hosted some of the best sides in the world since their promotion to the Premier League in 2007/08, but Pulis reckons Saturday's clash with Ian Holloway's men will surpass many of those. He said: "Blackpool are a fluent team. They're very organised and everybody knows their jobs. "It's going to be a tough, tough game for us. "I think it will be one of our toughest games at the Britannia, for two reasons. "Firstly, it's one of the few occasions that we will be favourites, and secondly, the fact that they are such a well-drilled, fit, organised team." But, despite his high estimation of Blackpool, Pulis' team - who lie in 10th place after a 2-2 draw with Wigan last weekend - head into the match in upbeat mood. He said: "The confidence is high, the players have done well, and we need to keep picking points up because the league is a very, very tight league this year." Pennant and defender Andy Wilkinson are injury doubts for the Blackpool game. The cold weather has hindered their fitness battle, but Pulis hopes they will be able to play some part in the match. "The conditions have been very, very difficult for us to get the lads out training on the grass pitches," he said. "That has held us back a little bit, but we're hoping that Jermaine and Andy will be in contention." Blackpool have no fresh injury worries for the clash. Ludovic Sylvestre could return after a hamstring strain, while Alex Baptiste is continuing his recovery from a knee problem. Matt Gilks, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke (all knee), Marlon Harewood (hamstring) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain sidelined. Summer signing Malaury Martin, who damaged his knee shortly after joining the Seasiders, is back in training with the club following a period of rehabilitation in France and is expected to make his debut in January. Seasiders manager Holloway has lauded Pulis for his "phenomenal" work at Stoke - but believes it is important he continues developing his own recipe for success. With the Welshman at the helm, Stoke won promotion to the top flight in 2008 and have since notched impressive 12th and 11th-placed finishes. They currently lie 10th having drawn 2-2 on Saturday at Wigan, a match watched by Holloway, who believes Pulis - his former team-mate at Bristol Rovers - has fashioned an outfit who play better football than they are given credit for. "It will be a massive challenge - I watched them against Wigan last weekend and I thought they were terrific," Holloway said. "Never has a team had not enough written about them (as Stoke). Everyone talks about one thing and their fans have got some great songs about `We only score from a throw-in' and all that sort of stuff. "But he has gradually stepped the level of their players up to a fantastic level and it will be an honour to take my team there and try to take them on. "I know how tough it is going to be - they have some brilliant players. Matt Etherington was almost unplayable at times (against Wigan) he was so sharp and so quick. "Then they have got Kenwyne Jones up front and Ricardo Fuller. It is phenomenal what he has done."

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Danny Collins
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Rory Delap
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Danny Higginbotham
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • Marc Wilson
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Tuncay Sanli

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Match Report

DJ has Stoke in a spin The Blackpool bandwagon rolls on after DJ Campbell scored a second-half winner to beat Stoke 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium. It means Ian Holloway's side have now collected six wins and 22 points from 16 games - a remarkable tally given they were widely tipped for relegation. Prior to kick-off, a montage of the late Sir Stanley Matthews, who served both clubs and England with distinction, was well received by home and away supporters. Matthews would have been proud of the way Blackpool not only kept the ball but showed resilience when needed. Stoke huffed and puffed but were left deflated as their five-match unbeaten run came to an end. Blackpool showed what they were about in the 15th minute when David Vaughan clipped a volley narrowly over the top after a cross from Stephen Crainey. Holloway's side were beginning to settle into the game and Campbell found himself in a good position, however, he found the wrong side of the post with his effort. Stoke almost took the lead in the 36th minute following a piece of inspiration from Ricardo Fuller. The Jamaican got on the end of pass from Matthew Etherington 25 yards out and sent in a superb shot that beat Richard Kingson but came back off the bar. Back came Blackpool and Charlie Adam delivered a delightful ball into the path of Elliot Grandin six yards out. But the midfielder seemed slow to react and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic got there ahead of him and made the clearance. Stoke were anxious to make the breakthrough before half time and twice came close to taking the lead. Jermaine Pennant, showing no ill-effects after his injury, delivered a cross into the path of Rory Delap but he headed into the arms of the goalkeeper. Then Delap found the net but his celebration was cut short with the effort was disallowed for Huth's challenge on Kingson. Stoke made a determined start to the second half and Dean Whitehead found space on the edge of the area but hoisted his shot over the bar. Two minutes later Blackpool launched a swift counter-attack and Campbell opened the scoring. Adam and Luke Varney linked up, resulting in a deft finish by Campbell at the back post. It was the striker's third league goal of the campaign following his arrival from Leicester in August. Blackpool were growing in confidence at a ground where some of the top sides in league have found it a struggle in the past. Adam and Vaughan were pulling the strings in midfield and that meant Fuller and Jones were being deprived of good service. Fuller did break into the area in the 63rd minute only to scuff his shot wide of the post. Blackpool then came within a whisker of adding a second goal in the 66th minute. Gary Taylor-Fletcher came up on the blind side to get on the end of an inswinging free-kick from Adam only for his header to come back off the bar. Stoke came close to equalising in the 73rd minute when Etherington struck a free-kick firm and true only for it to rattle the woodwork. Two minutes later Kingson reacted instinctively to push up a goal-bound header from Huth and Crainey cleared off the line as the home side kept up the pressure. Etherington then cut in quickly from the right but his effort failed to test Kingson before Delap came close, hitting the post with his shot. But Blackpool saw the game out for another welcome three points.

Form Guide

    LWWWDD
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • WDLDWD

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 13/04/1971
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 03/10/1970
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 15/04/1967
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 19/11/1966
  • Stoke
  • 4 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 08/01/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 11/12/1965

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • K Jones 4
  • R Fuller 3
  • R Huth 3
  • M Etherington 2
  • J Walters 2
  • R Delap 1
  • D Whitehead 1
  • A Faye 1
  • T Sanli 1

Blackpool

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

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 21
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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