Saturday April 30, 2011 Day 35 Finished Bloomfield Road

  1. Stoke hold Blackpool to draw

    Stoke hold Blackpool to draw

    Blackpool remain just outside the Premier League relegation places following a 0-0 draw with Stoke City at Bloomfield Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackpool
    • Stoke 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+4 And that's it from Bloomfield Road - stay here for the write up.
    • 90+2 Four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Last minute headed chance for Kornilenko but his effort is tame from six yards out.
    • 89' A period of head tennis culminates in Stoke clearing the ball as Blackpool push on for a late winner.
    • 88' Begovic comes to claim a high ball as Blackpool continue to probe.
    • 86' A break of the ball falls to Whelan on the edge and his efforts whistles past the post.
    • 84' Good news for Blackpool fans: Everton have equalised against Wigan which means a draw here will be enough for the hosts to stay out of the relegation zone.
    • 82' Best move of the match from Blackpool comes to an end with a crunching tackle by Shotton on Vaughan.
    • 81' Jon Walters makes his way to the touchline but his cross is straight out for a goal kick.
    • 79' A little bit of head tennis results in, well, not much - pretty turgid stuff this half.
    • 77' Pennant wins another free-kick in a dangerous area down the left and he whips it in but puts too much on it and it is out for a goal kick.
    • 76' Stoke work the ball well down both wings but once again the delivery leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 75' We have another break for an injury following a clash of heads between Adam and Shawcross.
    • 73' Varney for Phillips and Kornilenko for Taylor-Fletcher.
    • 72' Corner for Blackpool - Adam over it as Holloway makes a double change.
    • 71' Wilson fires the free-kick straight at the wall.
    • 70' The pressure is really building on the home side. Pennant now wins a free-kick in a very promising position. He has been the stand out man today.
    • 68' Pennant breaks and wins a corner, which is cleared. The follow up is blocked and then worked wide until Pennant wins another corner. Blackpool clear for yet another corner. Huth attemptes to head towards goal but in fact fouls his man.
    • 66' Jon Walters drags a disappointing effort wide from just inside the box and right of centre.
    • 64' Blackpool coming into this now having taken a more direct approach this half.
    • 62' The wind continues to have a negative impact on either side's passing - this time Whelan over hits a switch of play.
    • 60' Stoke looking the more threatening of the two sides now.
    • 58' Pressure really building now for the visitors. This culminates with Jones drawing a save from Gilks following a corner. Crainey clears.
    • 56' Shotton for Wilkinson
    • 55' Gilks pushes a Whelan effort wide of the post from outside the box. Corner.
    • 54' Jones thuds a header wide via a deflection to win a corner from a Delap throw.
    • 53' Southern having collected the ball from Crainey looks to find the bottom corner but his effort clips Campbell on the way through before whistling past the post.
    • 51' Adam steals the ball from Pennant before attempting to release but the ball has too much on it. Goal kick.
    • 49' Slight hiatus for an injury to Gilks following a long throw.
    • 47' Blackpool straight on the attack. Corner. Adam whips it in and Jones clears for another from under the post. Adam delivers again but Begovic denies Phillips from close range.
    • 46' And we're back at Bloomfield Road.
    • 45+1 MISS OF THE SEASON!! Jones latches onto Whelan's through ball and rounds Gilks before inextricably side-footing wide from inside the box. And it is half time.
    • 44' The Tangerines are looking to become only the fourth different club in PL history to score in all of their home matches within a single PL season, and the first non-Big Four clubs. Arsenal (4), Chelsea (2) and Manchester United (1) are only other clubs to achieve this but there has been a dearth of clear cut chances for either side.
    • 42' Campbell sweeps a ball across the box but it is cleared at the near post with Taylor-Fletcher stalking the back post.
    • 40' Taylor-Fletcher tamely heads at Begovic from a tight angle.
    • 39' Vaughan over cooks a switch of play - that's about the sixth or seventh time that has happened this half.
    • 38' Stoke break with Whelan down the left but his cross is easily cut out. Poor from the Irishman. He really should have clipped that in with his left but instead elected to go with the outside of the right. Corner. Cleared easily by the hosts, who have looked solid at the back.
    • 36' Blackpool load the box after Huth gives away a corner but the delivery is not good enough and is cleared at the near post.
    • 35' Delap does well to retrieve an over-hit cross at the back post but he then gets too much on an attempted ball to Jones. Poor.
    • 33' Holloway is very animated in the technical area - he'll be anxious for his side to their superiority to a lead.
    • 31' Adam strikes the wall and from the rebound Blackpool pass up at least three opportunities to take a clean strike on goal but each effort is snatched at.
    • 29' Vaughan wins a free-kick from Whelan 25 yards out and right of centre. Adam over it.
    • 28' And break they do with Jones - he was clear through but for a great last ditch challenge from Evatt.
    • 27' Stoke look quite happy to soak up the pressure and then break at pace.
    • 26' Stoke work the ball left to right and back again before winning a free-kick. Stoke clear and break with Pennant but the Tangerines regain possession with Phillips and fashion a chance for Eardley but he flashes an effort wide from just inside the box. Campbell with the assist.
    • 24' Blackpool look to be targeting Wilson but with Phillips' end product left wanting at the moment it is stalemate.
    • 22' The hosts are really struggling to come to terms with the wind here today - they are definitely in control but with the wind erratic they are struggling to find their range with their usual switch of play.
    • 20' Disarray in the Stoke box following a switch of play from Adam - but Campbell takes a touch too many with his back to goal and the chance is lost. He should have really teed up a teammate there.
    • 19' DJ Campbell's effort from the edge of the box is charged down. He scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory at Stoke on December 11.
    • 17' Adam nips in and tackles Jones on the edge of the area before finding Phillips but the move breaks down after the wide man overruns the ball.
    • 15' Stoke appear to have pushed up and are squeezing their hosts a bit more now and as a result are having more of the ball. Delap weaves this way and that down the left before flashing an effort across goal. Chance.
    • 13' Stoke have their first long throw of the day. Gilks gets a hand to it but Huth tees up Shawcross who, leaning back, never looks like threatening the goal.
    • 11' Blackpool have certainly started the brighter - with Adam and Campbell looking industrious.
    • 10' Slight hiatus to a pulsating start for a head injury to Adam - the Scot looked to have been fouled there but Mark Clattenburg waves play on.
    • 9' Phillips colects a loose ball on the edge of the box but drags his effort wide.
    • 7' Campbell gets his head to a Crainey cross but it flashes wide. Big chance there - he has 11 league goals this season and if Blackpool are to stay up it looks like he'll need to add to that tally.
    • 5' Blackpool are also looking to become only the fourth different club in PL history to score in all of their home matches within a single PL season, and the first non-Big Four clubs. Arsenal (4), Chelsea (2) and Manchester United (1) are only other clubs to achieve this.
    • 4' Adam tracks back to deny Jermaine Pennant space as he looks to spark a counter.
    • 3' Boisterous start thus far. Adam looks to get on the ball but his first pass doesn't find its intended target.
    • 2' Bright sunshine and blustery winds in the North West.
    • 1' Stoke get this one underway.
    • 14:55 We're a little over five minutes away from kick-off in the North West England of England. Stay in the loop with all of today's Premier League games.
    • 14:50 The referee today is Mark Clattenburg - Stoke have never won a Premier League away match with him as referee (3 defeats, 1 draws).
    • 14:45 Stoke are looking to win back-to-back PL matches for the third time this season and the first since November 2010, but their hosts have no win in their last seven PL matches - their only victory in the last 14 PL was 3-1 at home against Tottenham in February.
    • 14:40 Stoke have won five of their 13 PL matches against North-west clubs this season (6 defeats). They have conceded 13 goals in these 13 matches – only Chelsea (8), Manchester City (10) and Arsenal (12) have conceded more goals against these sides this season.
    • 14:35 Blackpool and Stoke City have met 61 times in the league. The hosts have won 20, Stoke 23 and there have been 18 draws. The Tangerines are looking to complete the league double over Stoke for the first time since 1963-64, but the Potters are unbeaten in their last 10 league visits to Blackpool, winning four of the last five, since a 1-0 defeat in old Division One in February 1964.
    • 14:30 Some match facts for you:
    • 14:25 Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Crainey, Southern, Adam, Vaughan, Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell. Subs: Kingson, Ormerod, Varney, Cathcart, Kornilenko, Puncheon, Reid. /// Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whitehead, Whelan, Delap, Walters, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Diao, Carew, Faye, Shotton.
    • 14:20 Stoke will be without influential winger Matthew Etherington for the trip to Bloomfield Road after he tore a hamstring in the midweek win over Wolves. Dean Whitehead, who replaced Etherington against Wolves, will hope to be given the chance to stake his claim for a cup final spot while John Carew could be given his first start in almost two months.
    • 14:15 Blackpool manager Ian Holloway should have a virtually full squad to choose from for this clash - Striker James Beattie is the only real doubt - he has been feeling unwell but trained on Thursday; while Holloway expects Stephen Crainey to be available despite the defender sustaining a toe problem.
    • - Some team news for you:
    • 14:10 Stoke on the other hand all but secured Premier League football next season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday and have the FA Cup final to look forward to. League table.
    • 14:05 Last weekend's 1-1 draw against Newcastle saw the Tangerines move out of the drop zone on goal difference, but with trips to Tottenham and Manchester United as two of their three remaining fixtures Blackpool's bid to preserve their top-flight status looks to be going right down to the wire.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Blackpool and Stoke City from Bloomfield Road.
  • Summary

    • 86' A break of the ball falls to Whelan on the edge and his efforts whistles past the post.
    • 77' Pennant wins another free-kick in a dangerous area down the left and he whips it in but puts too much on it and it is out for a goal kick.
    • 47' Blackpool straight on the attack. Corner. Adam whips it in and Jones clears for another from under the post. Adam delivers again but Begovic denies Phillips from close range.
    • 45+1 MISS OF THE SEASON!! Jones latches onto Whelan's through ball and rounds Gilks before inextricably side-footing wide from inside the box. And it is half time.
    • 31' Adam strikes the wall and from the rebound Blackpool pass up at least three opportunities to take a clean strike on goal but each effort is snatched at.
    • 26' Stoke work the ball left to right and back again before winning a free-kick. Stoke clear and break with Pennant but the Tangerines regain possession with Phillips and fashion a chance for Eardley but he flashes an effort wide from just inside the box. Campbell with the assist.
    • 20' Disarray in the Stoke box following a switch of play from Adam - but Campbell takes a touch too many with his back to goal and the chance is lost. He should have really teed up a teammate there.
    • 15' Stoke appear to have pushed up and are squeezing their hosts a bit more now and as a result are having more of the ball. Delap weaves this way and that down the left before flashing an effort across goal. Chance.
    • 13' Stoke have their first long throw of the day. Gilks gets a hand to it but Huth tees up Shawcross who, leaning back, never looks like threatening the goal.
    • 9' Phillips colects a loose ball on the edge of the box but drags his effort wide.
    • 7' Campbell gets his head to a Crainey cross but it flashes wide. Big chance there - he has 11 league goals this season and if Blackpool are to stay up it looks like he'll need to add to that tally.
    • 14:25 Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste, Crainey, Southern, Adam, Vaughan, Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell. Subs: Kingson, Ormerod, Varney, Cathcart, Kornilenko, Puncheon, Reid. /// Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pennant, Whitehead, Whelan, Delap, Walters, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Pugh, Diao, Carew, Faye, Shotton.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Blackpool and Stoke City from Bloomfield Road.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Gilks
      • N. Eardley
      • A. Baptiste
      • I. Evatt
      • S. Crainey
      • C. Adam
      • K. Southern
      • D. Vaughan
      • M. Phillips Substitution Out (73′)
      • D. Campbell
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher Substitution Out (73′)

      Subs

      • B. Ormerod
      • A. Reid
      • L. Varney Substitution In73′
      • C. Cathcart
      • R. Kingson
      • J. Puncheon
      • S. Kornilenko Substitution In73′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic
      • A. Wilkinson Substitution Out (56′)
      • R. Shawcross
      • R. Huth
      • M. Wilson
      • G. Whelan
      • D. Whitehead
      • J. Pennant Substitution Out (90′)
      • R. Delap Substitution Out (81′)
      • J. Walters
      • K. Jones

      Subs

      • J. Carew Substitution In81′
      • T. Sørensen
      • S. Diao Substitution In90′
      • D. Pugh
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins
      • R. Shotton Substitution In56′
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