Wednesday November 10, 2010 Day 12 Finished Villa Park

Aston Villa 3 - 2 Blackpool

  • Downing 29’
  • Delfouneso 61’
  • Collins 90’
  • Harewood 45’
  • Campbell 87’

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  1. Last-gasp Villa down Blackpool

    Last-gasp Villa down Blackpool

    James Collins headed a 90th-minute winner to seal a dramatic 3-2 win for Aston Villa over Blackpool in the Premier League at Villa Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Aston Villa
    • Blackpool
    • FT And there goes the final whistle! What a finish at Villa Park - and it's the hosts who grab the three points at the death.
    • 90+2' VILLA SUB: Eric Lichaj replaced Bannan.
    • 90+1' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Blackpool have failed to defend set-pieces all night and that's cost them big time with just second left.
    • 90'' GOAL! Villa are back ahead! Downing swings in a corner from the left and Collins is on hand to head home!
    • 88' Adam thread a neat ball through to Ormerod who in turns lays off to Campbell. The former Birmingham man worked a yard of space and went for goal from 18 yards, with Collins' deflection sending the ball looping over Friedel.
    • 87' GOAL! Blackpool are level and it's substitute DJ Campbell!
    • 84' Villa are content to sit back and try to hit Blackpool on the break. Adam is at the centre of everything for the visitors but can't find that crucial final pass.
    • 83' For the latest Premier League photos, check out the gallery.
    • 82' ASTON VILLA SUB: Stephen Ireland comes on
    • 81' Villa break with pace and catch Blackpool short of numbers but Albrighton can't direct his far post shot on goal.
    • 81' Adam attempts to whip in the corner but it's a poor effort and Villa clear at the first attempt.
    • 80' Phillips beats his man, Warnock, on the right and fires in a cross which is cleared for a corner.
    • 80' Blackpool look to have found their feet after those three subs and are enjoying a prolonged spell of possession without making any impact in the final third.
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    • 78' BLACKPOOL SUB: DJ Campbell is introduced in place of goal scorer Harewood.
    • 77' Albrighton sprints clear and goes for goal from 20 yards but shoots on the stretch and can't direct his effort goalwards.
    • 76' Adam swings in the free-kick and it's deflected out for a Blackpool corner. Adam fires in the corner and it's headed out for another.
    • 75' BLACKPOOL SUB: Keinan, who looks like he has done his hamstring, is finally replaced by Ian Evatt.
    • 74' Phillips is brought down 35 yards out and finally Blackpool can make their sub.
    • 73' Real confusion at Villa Park with Keinan still on but in no state to continue.
    • 72' BLACKPOOL SUB: For now, Charlie Adam comes on Euell. Keinan won't be able to continue so there's a brief hold-up while the visitors sort themselves out.
    • 71' Blackpool skipper Euell lunges in on Young to give away a free-kick and receive a yellow card for his troubles. No complaints there.
    • 70' Villa look to make their numerical advantage count but Blackpool repel Young.
    • 69' Keinan has taken a knock and goes off for some treatment. Will that affect Holloway's thinking, who was about to make a triple sub?
    • 68' Warnock releases Agbonlahor down the line but Sylvestre challenges to give Villa a throw.
    • 66' The attendance of tonight's game is 34,330.
    • 65' Blackpool look a little ragged, when will Holloway ring the changes and bring his big hitters on?
    • 64' Basham slides in with a late challenge on Warnock. That'll be a booking.
    • 63' VILLA SUB: Goal scorer Delfouneso is replaced by Gabriel Agbonlahor.
    • 61' But Blackpool will make a change; looks like Charlie Adam.
    • 60' Gabriel Agbonlahor was going to come on for Villa but he's briefly returned to the bench after that goal.
    • 60' GOAL! Young slides in a central ball to Delfouneso and this time there's no question with the England under-21 international sprinting clear and finishing past Kingson.
    • 58' It looks like Villa will make a sub.
    • 57' Young gets past Southern in the left channel and nips into the box before sending a low cross across the face of goal!
    • 56' It's all hands to the pump for Blackpool. Villa are in the ascendency.
    • 55' GOAL! No, it's been disallowed! Young broke down the right and lofted in a cross but Delfouneso is adjudged to have pushed Keinan before heading home!
    • 54' Dunne really should have scored there. The Villa defender swatted away challenges before mistiming his header.
    • 53' Yet another Villa corner... Downing swings it in, Dunne rises and heads over! Great chance.
    • 52' Blackpool are the only club yet to hit the woodwork this season. Opponents Aston Villa have struck post or bar seven times this season, a total only beaten by Arsenal (8) and Stoke City (10).
    • 51' Basham is on hand to guide the overhit corner out for a goal-kick.
    • 50' Basham nips in with a smart header to concede another corner.
    • 49' Collins meets the corner and glances a header goalwards which Carney clears off the line!
    • 48' Young bursts clear and unleashes a fierce shot which Kingson pushes wide. That wasn't the most convincing of saves!
    • 47' Two men were booked in the first half. Clark for Villa and Keinan for Blackpool.
    • 46' Blackpool kick-off to get the second half off and running.
    • HT There goes the half-time whistle! Blackpool are deservedly level at the break courtesy of Harewood's fourth goal of the season.
    • 45+2' Blackpool win a late corner but there isn't time to make it count.
    • 45+1' Phillips, the star man in this first half, gets to the byline and drives in before standing up a cross to the back post which is headed clear.
    • 45' What a superb time to score. Blackpool will be full of beans going into the break now. Game on.
    • 44' GOAL! Blackpool are level! Phillips releases the Seasiders front man with a superb backheel and Harewood makes no mistake in sliding a cool finish past Friedel.
    • 42' Phillips sends a long diagonal forward and Euell nods it on but Dunne is there to clear the loose ball.
    • 41' Carney fouls Young. Collins takes the free-kick but Villa are soon pushed backwards.
    • 40' Three of Blackpool's four league victories have come against clubs currently in the top half of the division – Newcastle United, Liverpool and West Brom.
    • 39' Ian Holloway has Eardley, Evatt, Grandin, Varney, Adam, Campbell on the bench as outfield options - will the Blackpool boss make changes at half-time?
    • 38' Clark is booked. Looking at the replay, he caught Ormerod with a stray arm but, to be fair, his eyes were fixed firmly on the ball.
    • 37' Ormerod is unhappy with a challenge on him by Clark and pair go toe-to-toe.
    • 36' The free-kick is played short to Downing, who floats in a cross to the back post. Albrighton meets it on the volley and Euell clears off the line!
    • 35' Euell brings down Young on the right flank. Villa free-kick.
    • 34' Blackpool go long but Dunne is wide to their efforts and makes two successive challenges before hooking clear.
    • 33' Here's a sorry stat for 'pool fans. Your side have lost five of the six matches in which they've gone behind this season.
    • 32' Villa corner... Downing sends it in and Southern slides in to challenge, Villa shout for a penalty but the referee's having none of it.
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    • 30' I expect Downing will still be credited with that goal, making it his fifth of the season.
    • 29' That's hard on Blackpool, who have done well for the first half-hour. It looks like Kingson would have comfortably saved Downing's original effort before it took a wicked deflection.
    • 28' GOAL! Downing exchanges passes with Young and receives the ball back before shifting onto his right foot just outside the box and hitting a low shot which deflects off Keinan and into the top corner!
    • 27' Harewood flicks on to Ormerod, the linesman's flag goes up but I'm afraid he's got that one wrong.
    • 26' A long Blackpool ball is pumped forward and drops to Harewood in the box but he can't bring it down first time, allowing Dunne to nip in and concede a corner. Missed opportunity.
    • 25' Harewood is the target at the near post but it's scooped away by Villa.
    • 24' Phillips has another go from distance and Dunne gets a crucial block in. Blackpool corner.
    • 23' Aston Villa have won their last two league matches against Blackpool without conceding a goal - in old Division One in 1974-75 - since losing 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in April 1974.
    • 22' Keinan brings Delfouneso down to hand Villa a free-kick in their own half.
    • 21' Young blazes over for Villa!
    • 20' Here comes Carney... high, wide, next please.
    • 19' Young hands possession to Sylvestre. The ball is spread across midfield and Ormerod is eventually brought down Collins 25 yards out on the right of the penalty area. Carney will fancy this.
    • 18' Blackpool have lost their last four top flight league visits to Villa Park, since a 5-1 victory in September 1952.
    • 17' Aston Villa have won the last five top flight meetings between the two - Blackpool have failed to score in three of these matches - since a 3-1 away defeat in September 1964.
    • 16' Blackpool defender Edwards is outjumped from the corner and Dunne's there to try and capitalise. A brief scramble ensues but Kingson manages to get to the ball to avert any danger.
    • 15' Albrighton gets away from Carney and swings in a cross which is headed clear for a corner, their second of the night.
    • 14' Blackpool have started well but have been caught in possession a couple of times and that's nearly cost them.
    • 13' Downing gets his head down on the left and whips in a fantastic low cross which just evades Sylvestre in the middle.
    • 12' Sylvestre gives up possession in midfield and Albrighton nearly makes Blackpool pay but his 20-yard shot is straight at Kingson.
    • 11' Harewood falls foul of the Villa offside trap.
    • 10' Phillips flies clear on the right and cuts inside but, with three team-mates waiting in the box, goes for go and fires high and wide with his left foot.
    • 9' Phillips is the danger man for Blackpool. The tricky winger signed from Wycombe in August.
    • 8' Southern heads the corner away to allow Blackpool to break. Phillips sprints clear and lays off for Harewood on the edge of the box... he's blazed it over! Great chance for the visitors.
    • 7' Blackpool have had the better of the opening exchanges at Villa Park. Hold on, corner to the hosts.
    • 6' Phillips gets to the byline and cuts back to Harewood but the Blackpool front man can't quite wrap his foot around the ball to get a shot off. Good move.
    • 5' First goal of the night goes to Blackburn, who've opened the scoring at Newcastle. More here.
    • 4' Young floats the free-kick into the box and Kingson strolls off his line to catch. He'll save those all night long.
    • 3' Keinan is booked after a late challenge on Delfouneso. He'll be on a knife-edge for the rest of the game.
    • 2' Blackpool win an early corner but can't pick out Phillips in the middle.
    • 1' Aston Villa get the game underway...
    • 19:44 The teams are out... here we go!
    • 19:43 While, Ian Holloway has opted to make 10 changes, Gerard Houllier opts to only bring in Ciaran Clark in place of the injured Nigel Reo-Coker.
    • 19:42 Blackpool have scored 40 goals in the Premier League this season – more than any other club in the division. Goalkeeper Matt Gilks, on the bench tonight, has been called upon to make 52 saves this season, the most in the competition. It's all action when the Seasiders are playing!
    • 19:40 Villa and Blackpool have met 62 times in the league. Villa have won 26, Blackpool 20 and there have been 16 draws.
    • 19:35 Blackpool, sitting in 12th, are unbeaten in their last two PL matches. If they avoid defeat today it will be their longest unbeaten run of the season. They have, however, conceded 23 goals this campaign – more than any other club in the division.
    • 19:30 Aston Villa, currently 14th in the Premier League, have no win in their last five PL matches. They last went five PL matches without a victory in April and have not gone six without a win since a nine-match streak from February to April 2009.
    • 19:25 Ian Holloway has made TEN changes. Midfielder Keith Southern is the only survivor from Saturday's 2-2 home draw with Everton. What do you make of that Blackpool fans?
    • 19:20 THE TEAMS ARE IN:
    • - Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton, Clark, Bannan, Downing, Ashley Young, Delfouneso /// Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Agbonlahor, Beye, Hogg, Lichaj, Johnson
    • - Blackpool: Kingson, Basham, Edwards, Keinan, Carney, Southern, Sylvestre, Euell, Phillips, Harewood, Ormerod /// Subs: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Grandin, Varney, Adam, Campbell
    • - Anthony Taylor (Cheshire) takes charge from the middle.
    • 19:15 Blackpool will be without defender Craig Cathcart. Cathcart has a sore knee and is undergoing a scan to establish the extent of the problem. Otherwise Seasiders boss Ian Holloway should be able to choose from the same squad as he did for Saturday's 2-2 draw with Everton.
    • 19:10 Gerard Houllier is already without injured midfielders Nigel Reo-Coker (knee) and skipper Stiliyan Petrov (knee). Striker John Carew, who has resolved his public spat with Houllier, is still out of action with his calf problem along with Emile Heskey.
    • 19:05 Midfielder Steve Sidwell is Aston Villa's latest injury casualty. The former Chelsea player is to undergo surgery on his troublesome Achilles after initially delaying an operation to help Villa through their current injury crisis.
    • 19:00 Aston Villa host Blackpool at Villa Park in what's sure to be a busy night of Premier League action - eight matches in all. Kick-off 19:45.
  • Summary

    • 90'' GOAL! Villa are back ahead! Downing swings in a corner from the left and Collins is on hand to head home!
    • 88' Adam thread a neat ball through to Ormerod who in turns lays off to Campbell. The former Birmingham man worked a yard of space and went for goal from 18 yards, with Collins' deflection sending the ball looping over Friedel.
    • 87' GOAL! Blackpool are level and it's substitute DJ Campbell!
    • 60' GOAL! Young slides in a central ball to Delfouneso and this time there's no question with the England under-21 international sprinting clear and finishing past Kingson.
    • 57' Young gets past Southern in the left channel and nips into the box before sending a low cross across the face of goal!
    • 55' GOAL! No, it's been disallowed! Young broke down the right and lofted in a cross but Delfouneso is adjudged to have pushed Keinan before heading home!
    • 53' Yet another Villa corner... Downing swings it in, Dunne rises and heads over! Great chance.
    • 49' Collins meets the corner and glances a header goalwards which Carney clears off the line!
    • 48' Young bursts clear and unleashes a fierce shot which Kingson pushes wide. That wasn't the most convincing of saves!
    • 36' The free-kick is played short to Downing, who floats in a cross to the back post. Albrighton meets it on the volley and Euell clears off the line!
    • 28' GOAL! Downing exchanges passes with Young and receives the ball back before shifting onto his right foot just outside the box and hitting a low shot which deflects off Keinan and into the top corner!
    • 12' Sylvestre gives up possession in midfield and Albrighton nearly makes Blackpool pay but his 20-yard shot is straight at Kingson.
    • 10' Phillips flies clear on the right and cuts inside but, with three team-mates waiting in the box, goes for go and fires high and wide with his left foot.
    • 8' Southern heads the corner away to allow Blackpool to break. Phillips sprints clear and lays off for Harewood on the edge of the box... he's blazed it over! Great chance for the visitors.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • L. Young
      • J. Collins Goal
      • R. Dunne
      • S. Warnock Yellow Card
      • C. Clark Yellow Card
      • B. Bannan Substitution Out (90′)
      • M. Albrighton Substitution Out (81′)
      • A. Young
      • S. Downing Goal
      • N. Delfouneso Goal Substitution Out (64′)

      Subs

      • G. Agbonlahor Substitution In64′
      • E. Lichaj Substitution In90′
      • B. Guzan
      • S. Lowry
      • S. Ireland Substitution In81′
      • J. Hogg
      • D. Johnson
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Kingson
      • C. Basham Yellow Card
      • R. Edwards
      • D. Keinan Yellow Card Substitution Out (76′)
      • D. Carney
      • L. Sylvestre
      • K. Southern
      • J. Euell Yellow Card Substitution Out (72′)
      • M. Phillips
      • B. Ormerod
      • M. Harewood Goal Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • I. Evatt Substitution In76′
      • L. Varney
      • M. Gilks
      • D. Campbell Substitution In77′ Goal
      • N. Eardley
      • C. Adam Substitution In72′
      • E. Grandin
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