Thursday August 11, 2011 1st Round Finished Hillsborough

  1. Wednesday beat Blackpool on pens

    Wednesday beat Blackpool on pens

    Sheffield Wednesday beat Blackpool on penalties to reach the second round of the Carling Cup, the match finishing 0-0 after extra time. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:120'
    • Sheffield Wednesday
    • Blackpool
    • - Wednesday will play Blackburn away in the second round.
    • - So Wednesday it is who go through to the second round of the Carling Cup. The draw is coming up soon so keep a check on our football news to see who they get in the next round.
    • 4-2 O'Connor to finish it for Wednesday... and he bangs it home to seal the match!
    • 3-2 Llera for Blackpool. Straight down the middle, under the bar to beat the keeper.
    • 3-1 Morrison steps up... and sends her home. He enjoys it too!
    • 2-1 Sylvestre for the Tangerines... he finds the top corner. Vital for the away side.
    • 2-0 Otsemobor for the Owls... and he makes no mistake!
    • 1-0 Eardley for Blackpool... he goes to the keeper's right but puts it over the bar!
    • 1-0 Palmer up for Wednesday... he sweeps it inside the post!
    • 0-0 Clarke first up for Blackpool. His kick is poor and saved by O'Donnell!
    • - Penalties it is then. Who will hold their nerve?
    • 130' Eardley flies into the box and lets rip - great block to deny him. Corner to Blackpool... wasted, and the last act of open play.
    • 120' The finishing tonight has been woeful, but it hasn't been the worst 0-0AET I've ever seen.
    • 119' Beevers looks to shoot for goal where he has no right to. Wednesday looking the more likely late on.
    • 118' Time winding down now towards penalty kicks. The pace has slowed in between attacks, but the players are giving it all when they go forward.
    • 116' Llera back to make a great block as Wednesday attack in numbers! Corner to the Owls.
    • 114' Barkhuizen takes on three Wednesday players on the right before firing for goal from an angle... palmed on to the crossbar by O'Donnell! Great effort, the best piece of play on the night.
    • 114' Harris really struggling, going down with cramp again.
    • 113' Nice move out from the back by Blackpool, but the ball just gets away from Barkhuizen as he stretches to control it.
    • 112' Clarke booked for dissent following an offside decision.
    • 110' Reynolds delivers from the let and Nyoni is there to divert the ball... just wide of the far post! What does it take to get something on target?
    • 109' Harris bleeding from his head, which is covered in Vaseline in an attempt to stifle the flow.
    • 108' Blackpool win a corner. Clarke to take it... headed away.
    • 107' Free-kick on the left, 30 yards out... Clarke blazes it well off-target. Poor.
    • 106' Clever drag back and ball down the right from Hill, using his experience... Sylvestre's ball into the box is disappointing.
    • 106' Blackpool get us underway for the final time.
    • 105' The whistle sounds. Fifteen minutes to play - and if there aren't any goals then, we'll go to penalties.
    • 105' Before the two minutes to be added on can elapse Harris goes down with cramp. This early in the season, they aren't quite up to speed.
    • 105' Sylvestre wins a corner as he bangs one at goal. When it comes back out he tries again, slicing it horribly... Clarke is there to take it on and can shoot - wide of the back post again.
    • 104' Barkhuizen down the left with Clarke in the middle... he comes inside and his cross is blocked.
    • 103' Martinez caught Coke late - the Spaniard was holding his collarbone while Coke's shin came a bit keen. Both will continue.
    • 102' The home crowd boo as Clarke brings the ball forward and crosses with Martinez and Coke both down injured at the other end. O'Donnell is under it.
    • 101' Halstead makes a mess of things again and gives away a corner.
    • 100' If he cannot continue, Blackpool will only have nine men on the pitch. He should be able to though.
    • 99' Johnson holds his head while Blackpool defender Harris is poleaxed. He sits up but that was a nasty clash of heads.
    • 98' Johnson, who has been shoved up front by Megson, heads for goal - saved by Halstead.
    • 96' Eardley with the latest entry for the Danny Baker Own Goals and Gaffes DVD - another sliced horrorshow, not an own-goal.
    • 95' O'Connor with space... he bends a shot just wide with that trusty left foot of his. Good try.
    • 95' The youth product has space on the right and does better this time, dragging his shot wide of the back stick.
    • 94' Barkhuizen with a shocking faux-pas! He completely loses his bearings and slices the ball under no pressure out for a goal-kick.
    • 93' Bruna pass cut out but the Owls cannot find a route to goal this time.
    • 92' The home side seeing more of the ball against the 10 men of Blackpool in the early moments.
    • 91' Wednesday attacking the goal to our left in the first half of extra time.
    • - The final away change: Gerardo Bruna on for Sutherland.
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle. 0-0 the score. Extra time at Hillsborough.
    • 90+2' Palmer arrows a cross from the right, too far ahead of anyone.
    • 90+1' Pressure on the Blackpool backline as Wednesday cob in crosses... nothing comes of them.
    • 90' Three minutes to be added on after Clarke sends a cross straight to O'Donnell.
    • 89' Sutherland with a chip over the home defence where Barkhuizen leaps to control, but the ball heads straight up in the air and his bicycle kick was never going to be allowed to happen by the defenders.
    • 88' Only two minutes left for either side to find a winner.
    • 87' Coke with a poor cross straight behind the away goal as Wednesday break out on the counter.
    • 87' Morrison does better here to hold up the ball and tee up Coke, arriving from the back... his shot is saved low down by Halstead.
    • 86' Morrison goes down like a sack of spuds near the edge of the box. No foul awarded - he isn't a happy bunny.
    • 83' The first Blackpool changes: Miguel Angel Llera and Tom Barkhuizen on for Ince and Basham. /// Ian Logan: "doesn't look too good without Adam"
    • 83' Palmer sees a low drive fly wide. Unfortunately no relation to former Wednesday midfielder Carlton.
    • 82' Johnson knocks Sutherland over from behind, but no penalty is given. It would have been soft. Blackpool still doing all the attacking despite having 10 men.
    • 81' Corner to Blackpool as Harris's cross is deflected behind. A great game now, but will there be a goal inside 90 minutes?
    • 80' Ince again in behind on the left... he leaves the ball behind him as he should get a shot away!
    • 79' Scot Reynolds is lucky to pick himself up after that one. Studs showing halfway up the shin.
    • 78' Ashley Eastham sent off! The ball runs away from the Blackpool defender and he goes through Reynolds with a horrible tackle!
    • 77' Tumulty booked for a tackle on Ince.
    • 76' Another great chance for the Tangerines goes begging! Ince sent scurrying down the left, and he seeks Sutherland in the middle... the ball makes its way to Clarke on the far side though and he sidefoots wide with the goal at his mercy.
    • 75' Basham with an effort for goal, wide of the far post.
    • 74' Sutherland again in behind, denied by Beevers in the box! The centre-half was strong - no penalty despite the former American college player going down in a heap. The challenge was outside the box anyway.
    • 72' Clarke flicks into Sutherland who races through on goal... his shot is too close to O'Donnell, who makes the stop! He looked to open up his body with the ball too much in line with his centre and didn't get around the ball enough.
    • 71' The final Wednesday change: Liam Palmer on for Jones.
    • 71' Coke with a solid challenge to win the ball from Ince as he made his way towards the box.
    • 69' The dangerous Clarke with a diagonal run to strip away his defensive cover, takes the shot early... a few yards wide. A bit of improv, but not especially recommended.
    • 68' Basham to the right byline, pulls back for Sutherland... low strike for the near post, held by Wednesday keeper O'Donnell.
    • 67' An O'Donnell goal-kick finds its way straight to Morrison - but the ref reckons he handled in controlling the ball.
    • 66' We saw a few free-kicks scored from here on Tuesday night. Eardley strikes for goal... bent well over the top.
    • 65' Sutherland wins a free-kick as Reynolds manhandles him. That leads to another on the edge of the box as Coke fouls Clarke...
    • 64' Harris with a looping backpass that Halstead is relieved to pluck out of the air. For a moment Blackpool hearts were in mouths.
    • 62' This match can go to extra-time and penalties if it remains level.
    • 61' Wednesday make a second change: local lad Matthew Tumulty on for Uchechi.
    • 59' Martinez penetrates the Wednesday backline with a through-ball but O'Donnell is out of his box quickly to hack clear with a scissor action. Clarke was right on top of him.
    • 58' Wild effort from Hill. The Blackpool defender has a chuckle about it.
    • 57' Basham wanted more options in the middle for that cross. Blackpool have a corner nevertheless.
    • 56' Beevers heads it away but Angel Martinez loops a ball back over the top... Sutherland is there on the right to shoot for goal - blocked and claimed by O'Donnell at the near post.
    • 55' Uchechi surprised that he has been penalised there. Blackpool with a dangerous free-kick.
    • 54' Wednesday trying to pass the ball, something they have avoided so far this evening. And they find touch, which is only a good thing in rugby.
    • 53' Howard Wilkinson also in the ground tonight, sitting next to Man City exec Brian Marwood, who featured for both Sheffield clubs.
    • 51' Johnson with perhaps the worst long ball forward I've ever seen - nowhere near a blue-and-white-striped shirt. ///Cameron: "Come on Wednesday! I'm Personally a Bluebird but­ i'd much rather Cardiff Vs Wednesday than­ Blackpool!"
    • 50' O'Connor off-target with a strike. Morrison is not a bad sub to bring on in these circumstances. /// margittamiles: "Blackpool of corse are going to win!!!!!!!!"
    • 48' Ince just offside from a Clarke pass. It was a close call. /// Rahat Khan: "Blackpool lost this match 2-1."
    • 47' Wednesday made a change at the break: Clinton Morrison on for Madine.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+1' And that is half-time. Goalless so far in a contest between two weakened teams.
    • 45+1' Clarke manoeuvring his way around the box but his cross finds no one.
    • 45' One minute to be added on.
    • 44' Blackpool with more of the ball in the last moments, looking for a goal before the break.
    • 42' Clever spin and strike for goal from Clarke, stopped then claimed safely at the second attempt by O'Donnell at his near post.
    • 40' Basham tees up Eardley on the right, but his low cross is poor... however the ball is not cleared well and prize-winning novelist Robert Harris strikes first-time - well off target.
    • 39' The verdict is a corner to the visitors, which Wednesday defend as Eardley fails to gets as spectacular a shot away this time.
    • 38' Chance for Blackpool! Ince leaves a cross alone for the arriving Eardley - and his hammer volley is only a yard wide!
    • 37' The game has opened up a lot, with both teams willing to attack.
    • 35' Basham penalised to give Wednesday a free-kick in an advanced position on the left. It is clipped in by Giles Coke - Blackpool head away.
    • 33' Eardley at the sharp end of another Blackpool attack, but there is no one on the end of his cross.
    • 32' Clarke gets the better of Reda Johnson and into the box... he goes down under a challenge but that will not be a penalty.
    • 31' Reynolds harshly booked for accidentally clipping the heels of Basham as he hared away.
    • 30' Another nervous moment from Halstead as he clears into the stand. That will not fill his defence with much confidence.
    • 29' Back come Blackpool through Ince, who finds a path into the box but the ball runs away from him. Otsemobor boots as far as Neal Eardley, whose wild shot from a long way out is wide of the near post.
    • 28' Cecil Nyoni with a sliding challenge to nick the ball away from Tom Ince, son of Paul.
    • 26' Blackpool keeper Halstead punches thin air around the penalty spot under some pressure - but there is no excuse for that, it was terrible goalkeeping. He gets away with it.
    • 25' Chris Waddle in the stands watching - now there is a bonafide Owls legend.
    • 24' The defender, at Wednesday's neighbours Barnsley last season, is hurt and receives treatment.
    • 23' Matt Hill defends with a diving header as Uchechi comes piling in to attack the ball.
    • 22' Madine has space in the box and plays it across to Daniel Jones... the ball is poor though and his cross while stretching is dealt with. SWFC should have got a shot on goal there.
    • 20' Clarke causing problems for the Owls in their half. No clear-cut chances on goal as yet though in this match.
    • 19' Who do you expect to win? Leave a comment below.
    • 18' Wednesdayites may not be fond of being considered the underdogs against Blackpool. Here Uchechi grafts to earn the ball near the penalty area, but Blackpool deal with the danger.
    • 17' Blackpool midfielder Billy Clarke 25 yards out on the left lets fly... couple of yards wide of the far post.
    • 16' Nothing comes of the throw-in. There have been a fair few upsets in this competition already... Carling Cup results and fixtures
    • 15' Good move sees Mark Reynolds given space to cross from the left thanks to good work by James O'Connor and Madine. The ball is deflected out for a throw.
    • 14' The home fans get behind Wednesday as they forage forward, but they are kept at bay here.
    • 13' Ian Holloway relatively calm on the bench so far, while Gary Megson is out and instructing his men.
    • 12' Basham again involved, sliding to keep the ball in but failing on this occasion. The Seasiders enjoyed a solid start to their Championship campaign on Friday night. Fixtures and results
    • 11' Better from Blackpool, spreading the play to keep their opponents moving.
    • 10' Basham again probing on the right, Craig Sutherland unable to make anything of the ball though.
    • 9' Not a great deal of action so far, with Wednesday enjoying perhaps slightly more territorial possession.
    • 8' Jon Otsemobor it was who got a head to the ball from under the nose of Wednesday keeper Richard O'Donnell.
    • 7' Uchechi wants a free-kick near halfway but referee Eddie Ilderton waves his appeal away.
    • 6' Blackpool right-back Chris Basham delivers from close to the corner flag. SWFC just get the ball away from inside the six-yard box.
    • 5' Madine races down the left and puts in a testing ball which Halstead claims under pressure.
    • 4' Wednesday signed Daniel Uchechi on loan from Nigerian side FC Dender today - and he is making his debut. Owls snaffle Uchechi
    • 3' Neither side is fielding anything like a strong line-up. League One Wednesday are playing on the south coast at Bournemouth on Saturday. Fixtures
    • 2' Home striker Gary Madine charges down keeper Mark Halstead's clearance, but is penalised for handball.
    • 1' Off we go, with Blackpool kicking from left to right in the first half wearing their usual orange and white.
    • - And the Chesterfield manager is here tonight, watching in the stands. Regarded as a hero by one half of the Steel City.
    • - The Owls won the competition in 1990-91, beating Manchester United in the final with a strike from John Sheridan.
    • - The players emerge at Hillsborough for this clash between former League Cup champions Wednesday and Blackpool, Premier League residents last season.
    • - Wednesday team: O'Donnell, Otsemobor, Beevers, Reda Johnson, Reynolds, Coke, O'Connor, Nyoni, Daniel Jones, Madine, Uchechi; subs: Weaver, Batth, Semedo, Prutton, Palmer, Morrison, Tumulty. Megson to mix it up
    • - Blackpool team: Halstead, Basham, Eastham, Hill, Harris, Angel, Sylvestre, Eardley, Clarke, Sutherland, Ince; subs: Kettings, Llera, Tomsett, Barkhuizen, Djordjic, Bignot, Bruna. Holloway to shake up XI
    • - Welcome to coverage of the Carling Cup first-round match between League One side Sheffield Wednesday and Championship outfit Blackpool. Kick-off is at 19:45 so join us then for minute-by-minute updates.
  • Summary

    • 4-2 O'Connor to finish it for Wednesday... and he bangs it home to seal the match!
    • 114' Barkhuizen takes on three Wednesday players on the right before firing for goal from an angle... palmed on to the crossbar by O'Donnell! Great effort, the best piece of play on the night.
    • 78' Ashley Eastham sent off! The ball runs away from the Blackpool defender and he goes through Reynolds with a horrible tackle!
    • 76' Another great chance for the Tangerines goes begging! Ince sent scurrying down the left, and he seeks Sutherland in the middle... the ball makes its way to Clarke on the far side though and he sidefoots wide with the goal at his mercy.
    • 72' Clarke flicks into Sutherland who races through on goal... his shot is too close to O'Donnell, who makes the stop! He looked to open up his body with the ball too much in line with his centre and didn't get around the ball enough.
    • 38' Chance for Blackpool! Ince leaves a cross alone for the arriving Eardley - and his hammer volley is only a yard wide!
    • - Wednesday team: O'Donnell, Otsemobor, Beevers, Reda Johnson, Reynolds, Coke, O'Connor, Nyoni, Daniel Jones, Madine, Uchechi; subs: Weaver, Batth, Semedo, Prutton, Palmer, Morrison, Tumulty. Megson to mix it up
    • - Blackpool team: Halstead, Basham, Eastham, Hill, Harris, Angel, Sylvestre, Eardley, Clarke, Sutherland, Ince; subs: Kettings, Llera, Tomsett, Barkhuizen, Djordjic, Bignot, Bruna. Holloway to shake up XI

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