Sunday October 17, 2010 Day 8 Finished Bloomfield Road

Blackpool 2 - 3 Manchester City

  • Harewood 79’
  • Taylor-Fletcher 90’
  • Tévez 67’, 79’
  • Silva 90’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackpool
    • Manchester City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' There's the final whistle! Manchester City go second in the table with victory in an entertaining game, but credit to Blackpool for a tremendous performance.
    • 90+4' Phillips drives forward and runs at his man, but he puts his cross out for a goal kick and that could be time up.
    • 90+3' GOAL!!! BLACKPOOL PULL ONE BACK!! Adam works a corner to Varney at the edge of the box who sidefoots goalwards, and Taylor-Fletcher touches it in from close range.
    • 90+2' Four minutes of added time to be played.
    • 90+1' Yellow card David Silva for taking his shirt off after scoring.
    • 90' GOAL!!! WHAT A GOAL BY DAVID SILVA!! He dribbles past Vaughan and Crainey, and curls the ball around Adam into the left corner! Game over, spectacular strike!
    • 89' Adam fouls Tevez, then hauls the Argentine to his feet. A chance for City.
    • 88' Harewood crosses into the City box and Richards scrambles it to safety!
    • 87' Tevez holds off Evatt, turns and goes for goal... it clips the bar and goes over!!
    • 85' Patrick Vieira comes on for Adam Johnson as City look to close this game out.
    • 84' Tevez goes for the hat-trick from long range... blazes it well wide.
    • 83' The ball bounces dangerously inside the City box but this time Harewood cannot do anything with it.
    • 81' A couple of bodies down in the City box after a collision. Bit of a stoppage, but no major harm done.
    • 80' Fatally, Evatt stopped playing after that Tevez challenge - the City captain did not, and he restored the lead.
    • 79' GOAL!!! CITY BACK IN FRONT!!! INCREDIBLE!! Tevez robs Evatt - looks like a foul - and hits a shot that deflects off Cathcart into the bottom left corner! Lucky, lucky goal!
    • 78' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! BLACKPOOL ARE LEVEL THROUGH MARLON HAREWOOD!! Adam curls in a free-kick from 30 yards and Harewood glances a header past Hart! Tremendous finish.
    • 77' Richards is immediately on the attack and crosses low from the right. Put out for a throw.
    • 76' CITY: Boateng makes way for Micah Richards. BLACKPOOL: Matt Phillips on for Neal Eardley.
    • 75' Varney heads the ball towards Campbell who is charging into the box, and Lescott belts it into the crowd.
    • 74' Suddenly City are rampant - since scoring that opening goal they really do look like worldbeaters.
    • 72' MILNER!! RAPS THE CROSSBAR!! He curls a 20-yarder that comes back off the woodwork - did Gilks even get a touch on that?
    • 71' Milner chases through the left channel and lifts the ball past Gilks... it is hacked off the line!
    • 70' ADAM GOES CLOSE!! He curls a free-kick agonisingly wide of the right-hand post from 30 yards. It bounces back off the stanchion into the rear of the net, fooling some fans into thinking it is in.
    • 68' Tevez is booked for going into the crowd after scoring.
    • 67' GOAL!!! Man City are in front through Carlos Tevez! Silva crosses low and Tevez finishes superbly from six yards - but he was clearly offside! Blackpool will not he happy about that!
    • 66' CITY: David Silva replaces the disappointing Adebayor. BLACKPOOL: Marlon Harewood on for Grandin.
    • 66' The ball is in the net again, and again it is disallowed. DJ Campbell clearly impeding Joe Hart.
    • 65' EARDLEY!! Strikes a low shot from the edge of the box and Hart dives at full stretch to keep it out!
    • 64' The corner comes deep to Taylor-Fletcher on the volley but he gets it all wrong, shinning his volley out for a goal kick.
    • 64' CHARLIE ADAM!! Nothing wrong with that! He cracks a 25-yarder that Hart tips over!
    • 63' Charlie Adam goes down feeling his Achilles. He is back on his feet, but City will want to keep an eye on him.
    • 62' Boateng crosses diagonally into the box... it presents Gilks with an easy catch.
    • 61' Blakcpool have dominated the first hour, and at times City have just been holding on. Tremendous performance from the Seasiders and that shouldn't surprise us.
    • 59' DJ Campbell is on his own up front but muscles past Kompany and tries an outrageous chip... drops just over the bar!
    • 58' Milner with an outswinging corner.. LESCOTT!! Tries an acrobatic overhead kick but booms it into the crowd.
    • 57' Regarding the disallowed goal, Grandin was in an offside position, and did make a movement towards the ball... but it was no worse than the Gallas incident yesterday. Taylor-Fletcher definitely onside.
    • 56' Blackpool feel they should be in front, and the crowd are urging them on. A tremendous noise insise Bloomfield Road.
    • 55' GOAL!! NO!! Taylor-Fletcher has the ball in the net but there is a flag up! Disbelief for Blackpool, we'll have to see that again...
    • 53' WHAT A MISS BY DJ CAMPBELL!! Calamitous defending by City allows Varney to give Campbell a simple chance in front of Hart, but he rolls the shot narrowly wide! That was a gift.
    • 52' Boateng plays a ball into the area for Tevez, who slides for the ball but cannot reach it.
    • 51' Johnson delivers a City corner to the penalty spot, but somehow there is no blue shirt within eight yards of it.
    • 50' Adam fires a free-kick in from wide on the right... once again he picks out the gloves of Joe Hart.
    • 49' David Silva is warming up for City, and you feel they need someone of his guile and intelligence.
    • 48' Corner from the City left for Kompany, who heads wide.
    • 47' Tevez jinks past him man before aiming a deep, vague cross that poses no threat at all.
    • 46' Second half under way. No personnel changes from either side.
    • 45+2' Johnson crosses dangerously from the left, Adebayor slides in and cannot get there... and that's half-time!
    • 45+1' One minute of stoppage time to be played.
    • 45' HOW DID THAT STAY OUT?? The original corner bounces and comes for Boateng who finds Johnson, and his cross goes via Barry, Adebayor and Tevez but nobody can apply the killer touch!
    • 45' Another City corner, and once again the big lads trot forward...
    • 44' Milner's corner goes out of play before swinging back in, and that is a major relief for Blackpool with half-time a couple of minutes away.
    • 43' Gilks cannot prevent a corner, and City send their big guns up...
    • 42' Blackpool win a free-kick on their left, with Campbell to deliver... straight into the hands of Hart.
    • 40' Roberto Mancini is still seated but he doesn't look a happy man. His face is contorted into a perplexed frown.
    • 39' Varney very nearly charges down a Hart clearance from right in front of his goal - that would have been a huge embarrassment for the England keeper!
    • 38' Marginal offside against Grandin as he chases a through ball down the right.
    • 36' Adam feints past Milner and feeds Varney wide on the left... he is crowded out before he can get a cross in.
    • 35' De Jong releases Tevez through the right channel, he has Adebayor in the middle and squares... but Cathcart boots it out for a corner.
    • 34' Crainey's cross from the right finds an unmarked Campbell, but the ball is low and a little behind him and he heads well wide.
    • 32' This is one of those games where City need to slow things down a little, put their foot on the ball and pass through Blackpool. Look how Chelsea did that and demolished them. All a bit frantic at present.
    • 31' Taylor-Fletcher takes a quick free-kick, recieves the ball back and slashes a snapshot high over the bar.
    • 30' The first half hour has zipped by. No goals, but they will surely come.
    • 29' David Vaughan gets through a huge amount of work, racing to the right to block a Milner cross.
    • 28' Varney plays a neat reverse ball for the overlapping Crainey... who has strayed just offside.
    • 26' Johnson is caught in possession in how own half and here come Blackpool. Taylor-Fletcher goes for goal, blocked by Lescott!
    • 25' David Silva has been consigned to the City bench today. Superb a player as he is, it is hard to see where he is going to fit into the current City setup - even when they are playing 4-4-2 as today. Too much premium placed on hard work and strength.
    • 24' Chance for Adebayor! Johnson crosses from the right and the striker glances a header wide. In fact, the flag was up against him for offside.
    • 22' Varney gets into a promising position again... cannot control the ball, but room for optimism for the home side.
    • 21' Ian Holloway was clearly playing the expectations game when he called this the biggest mismatch in football history, but it has been very even so far.
    • 20' Ian Holloway is watching in the stands with his kids (or someone else's kids). He is serving a touchline ban today.
    • 19' Milner crosses from the left and Kompany glances a header goalwards... straight at Gilks.
    • 18' Here come Blackpool again as Eardley crosses from the left... cleared as far as Adam who cannot make anything happen.
    • 16' Barry crosses from the City left, and Evatt rises highest to head clear.
    • 15' More sustained pressure for the home side, but Adam stuffs it up by crossing directly out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Adam has a crack on the volley, but pulls it badly wide from 25 yards.
    • 12' Typically positive start from Blackpool, who are taking the game to City.
    • 11' Varney drifts into space through the right channel but Eardley overcooks the pass!
    • 10' Varney dribbles into the right side of the box and fires low from a tight angle... Hart parries it!
    • 8' DJ Campbell runs at Bridge and Boateng, then goes for goal... his low shot bobbles wide.
    • 7' Good tackle by Boateng to dispossess Varney, albeit at the cost of a throw.
    • 6' Johnson cuts inside Crainey and goes for goal, and Gilks tips over! Early danger for Blackpool...
    • 5' Adam Johnson attacks space down the City right, but David Vaughan is well back to plug the gap.
    • 3' Tevez recieves the ball from Boateng wide on the right, turns and strikes from a tight angle... wide! Well wide, actually. In fact, the ball doesn't even go out of play.
    • 2' A few jeers greet De Jong's first touch... football fans...
    • 1' Milner has an early shot from the edge of the box. Into the gloves of Gilks.
    • 1' Game on! Blackpool kick off, playing from left to right as we see it. They are of course in tangerine and white, City in sky blue.
    • 15:55 Only two defensive midfielders for City? Surely some mistake? Will be interesting to see what kind of reception national hate figure Nigel De Jong gets. Let's hope for a minimum of panto booing.
    • 15:50 Carlos Tevez has been the man in form this season and not just with his five goals, he has also set up more goalscoring chances from open play (17) than any other player.
    • 15:45 Blackpool have conceded more goals (15) than any other team in the league (although West Ham and Wigan are o that level too after yesterday) but if they win today they will be up to sixth. Premier League table
    • 15:40 It has been a good start to the season for Man City but they actually have two points fewer after seven games this season than they had in 2009-10 under Mark Hughes.
    • 15:35 No booze please: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned his young players to curb their drinking habits in order to prolong their careers. Mancini warning over drink culture
    • 15:30 So Andy Johnson gets the nod ahead of David Silva and there is also a rare start for Emmanuel Adebayor. Jerome Boateng is also now fit and starts the match.
    • 15:25 Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey, Grandin, Vaughan, Adam, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney; Subs: Kingson, Southern, Harewood, Sylvestre, Phillips, Carney, Keinan /// Man City: Hart, Boateng, Kompany, Lescott, Bridge, Adam Johnson, De Jong, Barry, Milner, Tevez, Adebayor; Subs: Given, Richards, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, Silva, Vieira
    • 15:20 Ian Holloway has described this match as probably "the biggest mismatch in the history of football". Always good for a quote that man
    • 15:15 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Bloomfied Road as Blackpool host Manchester City.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!!! BLACKPOOL PULL ONE BACK!! Adam works a corner to Varney at the edge of the box who sidefoots goalwards, and Taylor-Fletcher touches it in from close range.
    • 90' GOAL!!! WHAT A GOAL BY DAVID SILVA!! He dribbles past Vaughan and Crainey, and curls the ball around Adam into the left corner! Game over, spectacular strike!
    • 87' Tevez holds off Evatt, turns and goes for goal... it clips the bar and goes over!!
    • 79' GOAL!!! CITY BACK IN FRONT!!! INCREDIBLE!! Tevez robs Evatt - looks like a foul - and hits a shot that deflects off Cathcart into the bottom left corner! Lucky, lucky goal!
    • 78' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! BLACKPOOL ARE LEVEL THROUGH MARLON HAREWOOD!! Adam curls in a free-kick from 30 yards and Harewood glances a header past Hart! Tremendous finish.
    • 72' MILNER!! RAPS THE CROSSBAR!! He curls a 20-yarder that comes back off the woodwork - did Gilks even get a touch on that?
    • 71' Milner chases through the left channel and lifts the ball past Gilks... it is hacked off the line!
    • 70' ADAM GOES CLOSE!! He curls a free-kick agonisingly wide of the right-hand post from 30 yards. It bounces back off the stanchion into the rear of the net, fooling some fans into thinking it is in.
    • 67' GOAL!!! Man City are in front through Carlos Tevez! Silva crosses low and Tevez finishes superbly from six yards - but he was clearly offside! Blackpool will not he happy about that!
    • 66' The ball is in the net again, and again it is disallowed. DJ Campbell clearly impeding Joe Hart.
    • 65' EARDLEY!! Strikes a low shot from the edge of the box and Hart dives at full stretch to keep it out!
    • 64' CHARLIE ADAM!! Nothing wrong with that! He cracks a 25-yarder that Hart tips over!
    • 59' DJ Campbell is on his own up front but muscles past Kompany and tries an outrageous chip... drops just over the bar!
    • 58' Milner with an outswinging corner.. LESCOTT!! Tries an acrobatic overhead kick but booms it into the crowd.
    • 55' GOAL!! NO!! Taylor-Fletcher has the ball in the net but there is a flag up! Disbelief for Blackpool, we'll have to see that again...
    • 53' WHAT A MISS BY DJ CAMPBELL!! Calamitous defending by City allows Varney to give Campbell a simple chance in front of Hart, but he rolls the shot narrowly wide! That was a gift.
    • 45' HOW DID THAT STAY OUT?? The original corner bounces and comes for Boateng who finds Johnson, and his cross goes via Barry, Adebayor and Tevez but nobody can apply the killer touch!
    • 10' Varney dribbles into the right side of the box and fires low from a tight angle... Hart parries it!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Gilks
      • N. Eardley Substitution Out (76′)
      • C. Cathcart
      • I. Evatt
      • S. Crainey
      • D. Vaughan
      • E. Grandin Substitution Out (66′)
      • C. Adam
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher Goal
      • L. Varney
      • D. Campbell

      Subs

      • M. Harewood Substitution In66′ Goal
      • K. Southern
      • D. Keinan
      • R. Kingson
      • D. Carney
      • M. Phillips Substitution In76′
      • L. Sylvestre
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • J. Boateng Substitution Out (76′)
      • V. Kompany
      • J. Lescott
      • W. Bridge
      • N. de Jong
      • G. Barry
      • A. Johnson Substitution Out (85′)
      • J. Milner
      • C. Tévez Goals×2 Yellow Card
      • E. Adebayor Substitution Out (66′)

      Subs

      • P. Vieira Substitution In85′
      • R. Santa Cruz
      • S. Wright-Phillips
      • S. Given
      • M. Richards Substitution In76′
      • D. Silva Substitution In66′ Goal Yellow Card
      • P. Zabaleta
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