Saturday December 11, 2010 Day 17 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 0 - 1 Blackpool

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  1. Blackpool hang on to beat Stoke

    Blackpool hang on to beat Stoke

    Blackpool held on for an invaluable 1-0 Premier League win at Stoke after DJ Campbell's early second half strike separated the sides. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Blackpool
    • 90'+2 Thta's it! Blackpool survive and win away again, their fourth away win of the season. Their first win at Stoke in the top flight in 47 years. A nervy finish but a deserved win in the end.
    • 90' Amazing climax here as Stoke are going for this! They have 2 minutes
    • 89' Etherington swings the ball into the box from the right and Delap glances a header towards goal but it goes agonisingly wide.
    • 86' The game has slipped into a lull as Stoke seem to lack the ideas to unlock this Blackpool defence.
    • 83' Stoke sub: Whelan on, Wilkinson off.
    • 80' Etherington, now playing on the right, cut inside but skied his shot.
    • 77' Kingson makes a great save! Etherington's corner is met with Huth's head but Kingson makes a fantastic one-handed save and Blackpool clear to stay in the game. Blackpool hanging on.
    • 75' Infact it was Etherington! His left-foot curler hits the bar! Third time the woodwork has come into play today.
    • 73' Huth is lining up the free kick...
    • 72' Evett picks up a yellow card for blocking Fuller. No complaints there.
    • 70' Double Stoke sub: Walters & Tuncay on, Pennant & Jones off
    • 68' Big chance for Stoke again as Etherington's hooked cross from the left is met by Pennant and Whitehead, who get in each other's way - to the fury of Tony Pulis and the Stoke fans.
    • 67' Corner goes in from the right but again Jones heads over. Wasted.
    • 65' A big cheer goes up as Tuncay is sent off to warm up. Pulis surely needs to make a change.
    • 63' Taylor-Flecther hits the crossbar! The ball again from Adam is floated over to the far post and Taylor-Fletcher lost his marker Whitehead and did everything right except keep his header on target. Begovic was beaten there.
    • 60' Lovely football by Blackpool instigated by DJ Campbell. Campbell brings the ball over the halfway line, finds Adam, who tries to thread the ball through to Varney but it just gets away from him. Another good chance for the visitors though.
    • 58' But Blackpool clear their lines.
    • 57' Evett takes up a great position to cut out Pennant's cross. Stoke corner.
    • 56' Game getting a bit heated here. Delap catches Adam (who is up again) with a very late one. Lucky not to see yellow, really.
    • 54' Charlie Adam has picked up a knock. He's hobbling.
    • 52' Good run by Taylor-Fletcher down the right wing but delivers a poor cross and Stoke breathe again.
    • 50' Stoke will rue the two chances they missed in the opening seconds of the second half.
    • 49' Varney pulls his cross from the left back to Adam, whose shot is turned in from close range by Campbell. Simple goal, and Blackpool have a deserved lead.
    • 48' GOAL! DJ Campbell puts Blackpool 1-0 up
    • 47' Delap's long throw is only half cleared and Whitehead, on the edge of the box, fires over.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • - Remember, you can find me on Twitter at twitter.com/mjdasilva. Join me in 15 minutes for the second half.
    • 45'+1 That's half time.
    • 45' Adam penalised for leading with his arm into an aerial challenge with Whitehead. Seems harsh, and now Adam will miss the game against Spurs.
    • 45' A Stoke goal has been disallowed after a foul on the keeper. Huth bundled Kingson into the net before Delap nodded in, but the goal is rightly wiped off.
    • 44' Fuller wins a corner after twisting and turning along the Blackpool byline.
    • 43' Jones breaks for Stoke. His cross is blocked but Pennant crosses for Delap, who puts his header wide.
    • 42' Stoke look ragged at the back.
    • 41' Adam clips another beautiful ball over the Stoke defence to Grandin who beats the offside trap but takes a heavy touch in front of goal and Begovic claims. Blackpool won't get a better chance than that.
    • 40' Wonderful flick by Campbell puts Varney through on goal, but Huth gets back to make a challenge.
    • 39' Good open game here now.
    • 38' At the other end, Adam clips a ball over for DJ Campbell in a threatening position. Wilkinson gets just enough of his head on that to avert the danger, but that was close.
    • 37' Fuller hits the bar! Blackpool survive after a bit of magic by Fuller, who curled a sweet shot against the Blackpool bar after Etherington had found him from the left. Great shot, deserved a goal.
    • 35' A long ball for Jones is way off target and the home fans are groaning with frustration.
    • 34' Good play by Blackpool again. DJ Campbell finds Varney on the right wing, Varney cuts inside but fires a tame left-footed effort straight at Begovic.
    • 32' Eardley does a great job of preventing Etherington getting a cross in from the left. Stoke struggling to get behind this Blackpool defence.
    • 30' Blackpool are frustrating Stoke here. They have weathered the early storm and the home fans are getting restless.
    • 28' DJ Campbell is flagged offside but he definitely was not! He would have been through on goal. Bad mistake by the official.
    • 26' Dangerous ball in and Taylor-Fletcher heads clear, but only at the expense of a corner.
    • 25' Blackpool are conceding too many free kicks against a tall Stoke side. The home team will whip this ball in from the right wing. Pennant to take...
    • 23' Pennant tees up Jones on the edge of the box, but fires his shot so high that it nearly left the stadium.
    • 21' Adam flicks clear another 'Delapidator'.
    • 19' Big chance for Blackpool! Taylor-Fletcher robs the Stoke defence on the byline, fires the ball across the face of goal, Varney makes contact but is denied by Wilkinson on his own goal line! DJ Campbell tries to volley it back towards goal but puts it wide.
    • 17' Varney has picked up a knock and is receiving treatment.
    • 16' Crainey plays a lovely 1-2 with Grandin before crossing to Vaughan on the edge of the box who unleashes a venomous volley, which is just over.
    • 15' Etherington picks up the ball after Blackpool's corner was headed clear. He runs the length of the field before trying to release Jones, but the pass is cut out.
    • 13' Blackpool have forced a corner at the other end after a good build up.
    • 11' Jones misses a great chance! Free header from the inswinging corner corner from the right but he puts his header over the bar. Bad miss.
    • 10' Good ball by Penannt finds Fuller, who forces a corner off Vaughan. Stoke finding their feet here.
    • 8' First chance of the game falls to Fuller. Ball into the box is chested down by Jones into the path of his strike pasrtner Fuller, who hits a hard drive first time before being blocked crucially by the Blackpool defence. That shot was heading to the bottom corner.
    • 6' Good play by Blackpool to get themselves out of a spot of bother in their own half. The ball finds its way to Adam, who hits a long pass to no-one. Blackpool still dominating though.
    • 4' Fuller almost gets on the end of a long, high ball into the box but the Blackpool keeper, Kingson, claims.
    • 2' Blackpool enjoying the best of the early exchanges. Game needs to settle.
    • 1' Stoke get us underway at the Britannia.
    • 14.50 The players are warming up and the fans are taking their seats. Sir Stanley Matthews will be remembered before kick-off by both sets of supporters. Stoke and Blackpool's best years coincided with Matthews, who made a combined 701 league appearances for the two clubs between 1932 and 1965. This is their first top-flight meeting since 1971.
    • 14.40 Blackpool have not won in their last three league visits to Stoke, having won their previous three in a row there.
    • 14.35 Blackpool have not won in their last eight top flight matches against Stoke, since a 1-0 home victory in old Division One in February 1964.
    • 14.30 Stoke are unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Blackpool, since a 3-1 home defeat in the third tier in September 1998.
    • 14.25 STOKE: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Collins, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Fuller. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Wilson, Walters, Sanli. BLACKPOOL: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Grandin, Adam, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Halstead, Southern, Ormerod, Euell, Phillips, Edwards, Carney. Today's referee is Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).
    • 14.20 Their last meeting came in the League Cup third round last season – Stoke winning 4-3 at the Britannia Stadium in September 2009.
    • 14.20 Stoke City and Blackpool have met 60 times in the league. Stoke City have won 23, Blackpool 19 and there have been 18 draws.
    • 14.15 Hello everyone. I will be guiding you through all the action from Stoke vs Blackpool at the Britannia Stadium today.
  • Summary

    • 77' Kingson makes a great save! Etherington's corner is met with Huth's head but Kingson makes a fantastic one-handed save and Blackpool clear to stay in the game. Blackpool hanging on.
    • 75' Infact it was Etherington! His left-foot curler hits the bar! Third time the woodwork has come into play today.
    • 68' Big chance for Stoke again as Etherington's hooked cross from the left is met by Pennant and Whitehead, who get in each other's way - to the fury of Tony Pulis and the Stoke fans.
    • 63' Taylor-Flecther hits the crossbar! The ball again from Adam is floated over to the far post and Taylor-Fletcher lost his marker Whitehead and did everything right except keep his header on target. Begovic was beaten there.
    • 60' Lovely football by Blackpool instigated by DJ Campbell. Campbell brings the ball over the halfway line, finds Adam, who tries to thread the ball through to Varney but it just gets away from him. Another good chance for the visitors though.
    • 49' Varney pulls his cross from the left back to Adam, whose shot is turned in from close range by Campbell. Simple goal, and Blackpool have a deserved lead.
    • 48' GOAL! DJ Campbell puts Blackpool 1-0 up
    • 45' A Stoke goal has been disallowed after a foul on the keeper. Huth bundled Kingson into the net before Delap nodded in, but the goal is rightly wiped off.
    • 41' Adam clips another beautiful ball over the Stoke defence to Grandin who beats the offside trap but takes a heavy touch in front of goal and Begovic claims. Blackpool won't get a better chance than that.
    • 40' Wonderful flick by Campbell puts Varney through on goal, but Huth gets back to make a challenge.
    • 37' Fuller hits the bar! Blackpool survive after a bit of magic by Fuller, who curled a sweet shot against the Blackpool bar after Etherington had found him from the left. Great shot, deserved a goal.
    • 19' Big chance for Blackpool! Taylor-Fletcher robs the Stoke defence on the byline, fires the ball across the face of goal, Varney makes contact but is denied by Wilkinson on his own goal line! DJ Campbell tries to volley it back towards goal but puts it wide.
    • 16' Crainey plays a lovely 1-2 with Grandin before crossing to Vaughan on the edge of the box who unleashes a venomous volley, which is just over.
    • 11' Jones misses a great chance! Free header from the inswinging corner corner from the right but he puts his header over the bar. Bad miss.
    • 8' First chance of the game falls to Fuller. Ball into the box is chested down by Jones into the path of his strike pasrtner Fuller, who hits a hard drive first time before being blocked crucially by the Blackpool defence. That shot was heading to the bottom corner.
    • 14.25 STOKE: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Collins, Pennant, Whitehead, Delap, Etherington, Jones, Fuller. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Wilson, Walters, Sanli. BLACKPOOL: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Grandin, Adam, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Halstead, Southern, Ormerod, Euell, Phillips, Edwards, Carney. Today's referee is Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic
      • A. Wilkinson Substitution Out (83′)
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • D. Collins
      • R. Delap
      • D. Whitehead
      • J. Pennant Substitution Out (70′)
      • M. Etherington
      • K. Jones Substitution Out (70′)
      • R. Fuller

      Subs

      • T. Sørensen
      • E. Gudjohnsen
      • D. Higginbotham
      • J. Walters Substitution In70′
      • G. Whelan Substitution In83′
      • M. Wilson
      • T. Sanli Substitution In70′
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Kingson
      • N. Eardley
      • I. Evatt Yellow Card
      • C. Cathcart
      • S. Crainey
      • C. Adam Yellow Card
      • E. Grandin Substitution Out (81′)
      • D. Vaughan
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher
      • L. Varney
      • D. Campbell Goal

      Subs

      • J. Euell
      • B. Ormerod
      • K. Southern
      • D. Carney
      • M. Phillips Substitution In81′
      • R. Edwards
      • M. Halstead
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