Wednesday January 12, 2011 Day 19 Finished Bloomfield Road

Blackpool 2 - 1 Liverpool

  • Taylor-Fletcher 12’
  • Campbell 69’
  • Torres 3’

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  1. Blackpool beat Liverpool again

    Blackpool beat Liverpool again

    Liverpool's woes are still to be alleviated by their change of manager as they lost 2-1 at Blackpool in their vital Premier League clash. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackpool
    • Liverpool
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match from 00:01 tomorrow morning (UK only)."
    • 90+4' The whistle goes, and Blackpool have completed their first league double over Liverpool since 1947! They thoroughly deserve it too. It seems it will take a lot more than a change of manager to lift Liverpool out of their malaise.
    • 90+3' Agger launches the ball forward, but it is not a Liverpool player who meets it with a header.
    • 90+1' Liverpool are barely threatening to grab a late equaliser here at all. if anything, Blackpool remain the more threatening.
    • 89' The fourth official signals a minimum of four minutes of added time.
    • 88' Southern picks out Phillips who heads for goal, but is shrugged off the ball by two defenders.
    • 87' Matt Phillips continues to cause trouble, and this time he dinks in an inviting ball that Reina plucks out of the air.
    • 85' Liverpool substitution: David N'Gog replaces Poulsen.
    • 84' A Liverpool free-kick sails out for a goal kick, as Adam hobbles back on to the field.
    • 83' Blackpool substitutions: Keith Southern and Alex Baptiste replace Varney and Taylor-Fletcher.
    • 82' Adam is down again, and is receiving treatment on his ankle.
    • 80' With this match not being broadcast anywhere on British TV, the 16,089 fans inside BLoomfield Road will be teh only ones who can say they saw this. Can Blackpool hold on?
    • 79' The free-kick comes in and Lucas's header loops into the air. Torres and Cathcart jump for it and CATHCART HANDBALLS.... NO PENALTY!! instead, referee Michael Oliver books Torres for shoving the defender! Replays show it was the right decision, but doesn't that just sum up Liverpool's night?
    • 78' Torres gambols forward and wins a free-kick about 10 yards inside the Blackpool half. Meireles will send it in...
    • 77' Charlie Adam tries to beat Reina from his own half! The ball drops well wide of the target, and Reina was easily back in time, but fair play!
    • 76' Liverpool substitution: Jonjo Shelvey replaces Kuyt.
    • 75' Campbell scampers away downt he left. Liverpool want offside but the flag stays down. The strike from a tight angle is saved by Reina!
    • 74' Blackpool seemingly attacking at will now. Phillips gets tot he byline and somehow his cross is hacked clear!
    • 73' Matt Phillips curls a shot over the bar from 20 yards out. Blackpool back on top now.
    • 72' A long clearnace finds its way to Campbell, who handles as he controls it. The break was very much on then.
    • 71' Liverpool attack now with Torres down the left. He picks out Meireles with a cross and the Portuguese does brilliantly to steer his header goalwards, but it's just over the bar!
    • 70' DJ Campbell's fifth goal in four games could mean another 2-1 win over Liverpool for Blackpool!
    • 69' GOAL!! Blackpool ahead!! Liverpool clear the corner but Evatt nods the second ball back across goal and Campbell beats Reina with a header! His team-mates carry him on their shoulders in celebration! Amazing scenes!
    • 68' Nothing comes of the corner. Blackpool coem forward and Vaughan slips a ball into the path of Phillips who strikes... deflected behind for a corner!
    • 67' Play is worked across into the middle and Kuyt fires in a decent low strike that Kingson scrambles round the foot of the post!
    • 66' Meireles has a shot blocked and Torres picks out Jovanovic. The Serb can't find a way through but Liverpool keep the ball.
    • 65' Blackpool substitution: Matt Phillips replaces Grandin.
    • 64' Forgive me for not remarking on this before, but Kingson is wearing an ansolutely huge white snood. It looks like he's got a neck brace on!
    • 63' Campbell caught offside again. Liverpool are finding their way back into this game now.
    • 62' Raul Meireles curls in a cross to the far post... Cathcart heads behind for a corner.
    • 61' Better from Liverpool as Johnson and Jovanovic combine down the left, but they come up against a tangerine wall on the 18-yard line. Varney nips at Kelly's heels and Liverpool have a free-kick in a good position.
    • 59' Liverpool have conceded at least twice in each of their last four PL away matches, and have conceded three goals in each of their last two away matches at Newcastle United and Blackburn. (Infostrada)
    • 58' But here come the Reds now. Jovanovic chips a ball across to the far post where Torres is unmarked... volleyed over the bar!
    • 57' Blackpool can't make the corner count. No two ways about it - Liverpool are getting outplayed here.
    • 56' Taylor-Fletcher battles past Johnson and picks out Varney with a cross. He brings the ball down and strikes... Reina tips it over the bar! Great save!
    • 55' Liverpool pegged back now and one shot is blocked before Adam forced a quality diving save from Reina!
    • 53' Kuyt plays Torres through and the striker heads for goal. He tries to weave his way past Craig Cathcart but the defender stays with him and blocks the eventual effort.
    • 51' Adam has Kelly stumbling as he goes past him into the Liverpool box. The Blackpool skipper pulls a ball back but it doesn't find a team-mate. Now Varney coems forward and fires in a low shot from the left that Reina has covered.
    • 50' Blackpool take the corner quickly but it was too quick for some.
    • 49' Smart free-kick from the halfway line from Adam... he picks out Campbell who earns a corner.
    • 48' Liverpool have Maxi Rodriguez and David N'Gog on the bench if Dalglish feels the need to change things. Ryan Babel has been left out of the squad.
    • 47' Lucas's persistence forces an error in the Blackpool defence and he makes tracks down the wing, but his cross is headed out for a throw.
    • 46' Blackpool get the second half underway!
    • 45+2' Half-time at Bloomfield Road. The score is 1-1, but it would be a big surprise if it ends like that.
    • 45+1' The corner is swung in to the far post and Lucas steers it goalwards... the ball coems between Kingson and Adam and the keeper grabs hold of it. Shouts for handball against Adam from several Liverpool players, but the referee is not interested.
    • 45' Eardley swings in a whipped delivery, but it's too high for a team-mate to attack. The full-back then heads Kuyt's cross behind for a corner.
    • 44' Meireles fires a free-kick forward from midfield. Agger meets it with a looping header, but it doesn't trouble Kingson.
    • 43' Kuyt bustles his way forward before a ball is lifted over the defence for Torres... who is offside.
    • 41' Great determination shown from both sides as several challenges are made in quick succession.
    • 40' Only one of the last 13 league meetings between Blackpool and Liverpool has ended as a home win. (Opta)
    • 39' Adam and Lucas collide in the air again, and this time it's Lucas who ends up on his backside. Play restarts with a drop ball.
    • 38' Jovanovic does well to keep an attack alive, but Liverpool can't find a way through.
    • 37' Craig Cathcart marshals the ball out for a goal kick under pressure from Johnson. The stand-in Liverpool left-back then sends a cross from deep out of play.
    • 36' More promising attackign play from Blackpool, but Campbell is penalised for a handball as he chests the ball down with his back to goal.
    • 35' Mark Lawrenson is in the crowd. He has a face like thunder. David Moyes is sat in front of him, checking out the state of the opposition ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby.
    • 34' Blackpool have had 63% per cent of the possession in the last five minutes.
    • 33' Kelly gets the the byline, but Stephen Crainey does well to make him concede the goal kick.
    • 32' Johnson makes another run down the left, but it ends in a Blackpool goal kick.
    • 31' Poulsen fouls Adam on the right flank. All Blackpool at the moment. Reina comes off his line to claim the delivery.
    • 30' Reina is played into trouble from a backpass. Campbell hounds him down and makes him rush his clearance, which falls to Taylor-Fletcher. He goes for the lob... too much bend on it,, and Reina can gather it gratefully!
    • 29' Adam pounces on Liverpool's failure to clear the free-kick and tries to bend an effort round Reina, but the shot is tame and easy for the keeper.
    • 28' Kelly brings down Varney as the Blackpool man hares down the wing, and picks up a booking for his troubles.
    • 27' The Scot stays down for a moment to get his head together, and now rejoins play.
    • 26' Lucas and Adam clash in mid-air, and it's the Tangerines captain who comes off worse.
    • 25' Taylor-Fletcher was the first Blackpool player not named DJ Campbell to score in the Premier League for the club in 46 days. Campbell had scored Blackpool’s last four PL goals. (Infostrada)
    • 24' The cross comes in and Jovanovic leaps for it and handles the ball! The Serb receives the game's first booking.
    • 23' Dirk Kuyt's characteristic endeavour down the right wins Liverpool a throw. Blackpool clear but here come Liverpool again.
    • 22' Another Liverpool attack breaks down, another Blackpool counter. They really love to get men forward at every opportunity.
    • 21' Christian Poulsen's through ball for Torres is intercepted and Blackpool break! Varney gets into the box at the byline and his cross is caught by Reina!
    • 20' Ian Evatt slows the tempo down with a pass back to Kingson. Probably wise, it's been quite a hectic start to this game.
    • 18' Varney is caught offside now as Blackpool look to build from a throw-in on the left.
    • 17' Milan Jovanovic is caught offside. This is a big (last?) chance for him to impress.
    • 16' Since New Year's Day 2010, 14 Premier League teams have a better record away from home than Liverpool (13 pts -11 GD). (Opta)
    • 15' Charlie Adam plays the free-kick out wide to Neal Eardley who crosses in. The ball pings off several heads inside the box before Campbell heads inches wide of the post!
    • 14' Chants of "Who are ya?!" ring around Bloomfield Road. Taylor-Fletcher wins a free-kick about 35 yards from goal.
    • 13' That's Taylor-Fletcher's first goal since October. Told you we were in for a good game!
    • 12' GOAL!! Gary Taylor-Fletcher levels! Meireles loses the ball in midfield, Elliot Grandin feeds Taylor-Fletcher who beats Daniel Agger and slots a low finish past Reina!
    • 11' DJ Campbell looks to get on the end of a ball into the box, but Reina beats him to it.
    • 10' Blackpool have failed to win any of the nine PL matches this season in which they have conceded first. (Infostrada)
    • 9' Kelly finds Raul Meireles with a canny throw-in, but the Portuguese's hooked ball across doesn't find a team-mate.
    • 8' Johnson surges down the left and squares a ball across the box, but it's too close to Richard Kingson. Very positive from Liverpool so far. This could be a cracker.
    • 7' David Vaughan does well to keep possession in his own half, but the Blackpool attack sees the ball run through to Pepe Reina.
    • 6' Martin Kelly intercepts a long ball forward with his head before it reaches Luke Varney.
    • 5' Blackpool, unperturbed, are back on the ball and always looking for a route to goal.
    • 4' That was the Torres of old right there, and his ninth goal of the season has given Liverpool a dream start.
    • 3' GOAL!! Fernando Torres fires Liverpool in front! Martin Kelly slips a ball down the right channel and the Spain striker hammers it into the far corner from a tight angle!
    • 2' Looks like it's Glen Johnson filling in at left-back for Liverpool. Is Konchesky really not fit enough to start, or is it a statement from Dalglish?
    • 1' Liverpool kick off and we're underway!
    • 19:58 The teams are walking out on to the pitch now. Obligatory handshakes all-round. We'll be underway shortly...
    • 19:55 Ian Holloway hopes that Kenny Dalglish does not tarnish his Liverpool legacy after returning to the club as manager: "I don`t want the fans to ever turn on Kenny. He doesn't deserve that. What Kenny can`t do is carry the can for all this. If he was young enough to play he would make a difference, but when you're on the line, sometimes no matter what you say, it doesn`t always have the same effect." Holloway: Don't kill Kenny
    • 19:50 Tonight's referee is Michael Oliver. The Northumberland official sent off two West Brom players the last time he took charge of a Blackpool match, so they will be happy to see him.
    • 19:45 Eurosport pundit Jim White gives a word of warning for Dalglish on his return to the big time: "At the home of the Premier League's least-endowed members, Dalglish could be in for a very nasty jolt of reality. Here he will get a sense of exactly what it is that he has taken on. And it is unlikely to make pleasant viewing." Read Jim's article in full
    • 19:40 HEAD-TO-HEAD: Blackpool and Liverpool have met 41 times in the league. Blackpool have won 14, Liverpool 18 and there have been nine draws. Blackpool are looking to complete the league double over Liverpool for the first time in 64 years, since beating them home and away in old Division One in 1946-47. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six league visits to Bloomfield Road, winning five times, since a 3-0 defeat in April 1954. (Infostrada)
    • 19:35 In 1991, when Dalglish was last in charge of Liverpool, Blackpool were down in the old Division Four. Tonight, they began this match level on points, with the Reds only above them on goal difference. Can the Tangerines repeat their famous win at Anfield back in October? Liverpool 1-2 Blackpool: Match report
    • 19:30 Plenty of intrigue to be found in Dalglish's first Premier League team selection in over a decade. With Steven Gerrard suspended, Christian Poulsen is brought into the midfield, while Milan Jovanovic is also handed a rare league start. Joe Cole is left out of the squad with an ankle problem, while Paul Konchesky starts on the bench, meaning either Martin Kelly or the returning Glen Johnson will play at left-back. Jamie Carragher (shoulder) and Jay Spearing (ankle) are injured.
    • 19:30 Blackpool boss Ian Holloway hopes to reap the benefits of fielding a young XI in the FA Cup as he brings back his key players. Elliot Grandin returns after a hamstring injury but there is no David Carney, who is with Australia at the Asian Cup. Billy Clarke, Matthew Gilks and Malaury Martin all miss out with knee problems, while Chris Basham (leg) and Marlon Harewood (hamstring) are also absent. Gary Taylor-Fletcher, DJ Campbell and Luke Varney make up a bullish three-man attack.
    • 19:25 BLACKPOOL: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Grandin, Adam, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Rachubka, Southern, Ormerod, Baptiste, Euell, Sylvestre, Phillips /// LIVERPOOL: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Kelly, Meireles, Poulsen, Lucas, Jovanovic, Torres, Kuyt. Subs: Gulacsi, Konchesky, Kyrgiakos, Maxi, Wilson, Ngog, Shelvey
    • 19:20 This rearranged fixture could have huge implications for Liverpool as they begin life under interim manager Kenny Dalglish. Win tonight and against Everton on Sunday and they are right back in the mix for a Europa League place. Lose, and Blackpool will leap over them and back into the top 10, keeping the Reds just four points off relegation. Premier League table
    • 19:15 Welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo's live coverage of the key Premier League clash at Bloomfield Road - Blackpool v Liverpool!
  • Summary

    • 77' Charlie Adam tries to beat Reina from his own half! The ball drops well wide of the target, and Reina was easily back in time, but fair play!
    • 71' Liverpool attack now with Torres down the left. He picks out Meireles with a cross and the Portuguese does brilliantly to steer his header goalwards, but it's just over the bar!
    • 69' GOAL!! Blackpool ahead!! Liverpool clear the corner but Evatt nods the second ball back across goal and Campbell beats Reina with a header! His team-mates carry him on their shoulders in celebration! Amazing scenes!
    • 68' Nothing comes of the corner. Blackpool coem forward and Vaughan slips a ball into the path of Phillips who strikes... deflected behind for a corner!
    • 67' Play is worked across into the middle and Kuyt fires in a decent low strike that Kingson scrambles round the foot of the post!
    • 58' But here come the Reds now. Jovanovic chips a ball across to the far post where Torres is unmarked... volleyed over the bar!
    • 56' Taylor-Fletcher battles past Johnson and picks out Varney with a cross. He brings the ball down and strikes... Reina tips it over the bar! Great save!
    • 55' Liverpool pegged back now and one shot is blocked before Adam forced a quality diving save from Reina!
    • 45+1' The corner is swung in to the far post and Lucas steers it goalwards... the ball coems between Kingson and Adam and the keeper grabs hold of it. Shouts for handball against Adam from several Liverpool players, but the referee is not interested.
    • 30' Reina is played into trouble from a backpass. Campbell hounds him down and makes him rush his clearance, which falls to Taylor-Fletcher. He goes for the lob... too much bend on it,, and Reina can gather it gratefully!
    • 15' Charlie Adam plays the free-kick out wide to Neal Eardley who crosses in. The ball pings off several heads inside the box before Campbell heads inches wide of the post!
    • 12' GOAL!! Gary Taylor-Fletcher levels! Meireles loses the ball in midfield, Elliot Grandin feeds Taylor-Fletcher who beats Daniel Agger and slots a low finish past Reina!
    • 3' GOAL!! Fernando Torres fires Liverpool in front! Martin Kelly slips a ball down the right channel and the Spain striker hammers it into the far corner from a tight angle!
    • 19:50 Tonight's referee is Michael Oliver. The Northumberland official sent off two West Brom players the last time he took charge of a Blackpool match, so they will be happy to see him.
    • 19:25 BLACKPOOL: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Grandin, Adam, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Rachubka, Southern, Ormerod, Baptiste, Euell, Sylvestre, Phillips /// LIVERPOOL: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Kelly, Meireles, Poulsen, Lucas, Jovanovic, Torres, Kuyt. Subs: Gulacsi, Konchesky, Kyrgiakos, Maxi, Wilson, Ngog, Shelvey

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • R. Kingson
      • N. Eardley
      • C. Cathcart
      • I. Evatt
      • S. Crainey
      • C. Adam Yellow Card
      • D. Vaughan
      • E. Grandin Substitution Out (64′)
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher Goal Substitution Out (84′)
      • L. Varney Substitution Out (84′)
      • D. Campbell Goal

      Subs

      • J. Euell
      • P. Rachubka
      • B. Ormerod
      • K. Southern Substitution In84′
      • M. Phillips Substitution In64′
      • L. Sylvestre
      • A. Baptiste Substitution In84′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Reina
      • M. Kelly Yellow Card
      • D. Agger
      • M. Škrtel
      • G. Johnson
      • Raul Meireles
      • C. Poulsen Substitution Out (85′)
      • D. Kuyt Substitution Out (76′)
      • Lucas
      • M. Jovanovic Yellow Card
      • F. Torres Goal Yellow Card

      Subs

      • P. Konchesky
      • M. Rodríguez
      • D. N'Gog Substitution In85′
      • J. Shelvey Substitution In76′
      • D. Wilson
      • S. Kyrgiakos
      • P. Gulacsi
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