Writer: Eamonn Moore
Date:Thursday January 13 2011
So much for the King Kenny revolution...
Blackpool were magnificent last night and fully deserved to complete a famous league double over Liverpool, make no bones about it.
'Pool manager Ian Holloway made just one change from the Seasiders' last Premier League outing against Birmingham; the fit again Elliot Grandin replacing Matt Phillips.
Meanwhile, the visitors - without suspended captain Steven Gerrard - left out Fabio Aurelio and Maxi Rodriguez in favour of Glen Johnson, Christian Poulsen and Milan Jovanovic.
It was the visitors who started the game better and they caught the Seasiders out after just three minutes; Fernando Torres thumping the ball home from an acute angle despite appeals for offside.
Less than ten minutes later though, the Seasiders were level. Raul Meireles gave the ball away in midfield and David Vaughan fed in Gary Taylor-Fletcher who jinked past the Liverpool defence before cooly slotting past Pepe Reina.
From them on, the Seasiders began to enjoy the better of the game.
DJ Campbell should have put them ahead a few minutes later, but headed wide from close range, whilst an error from Reina let in GTF, but the forward's lofted effort drifted wide.
In the second half, Reina palmed away a stinging drive from Charlie Adam, who undoubtedly added some extra £££ to his price tag last night.
Reina came to Liverpool's rescue again a few minutes later; brilliantly tipping a David Vaughan shot over the bar.
Liverpool only really caused the Seasiders problems through errors from the boys in tangerine, but everytime the 'Pool defence held firm. Craig Cathcart in particular was magnificent.
Richard Kingson only really had one save to make all night; getting down well to save a long range Dirk Kuyt effort.
It was to be Blackpool's night though, and on 69 minutes DJ Campbell scored the winner.
A 'Pool corner was only partially cleared, and Neal Eardley whipped the ball back into the box and Ian Evatt headed it back across the box to DJ Campbell who found the back of the net with a brilliant diving header.
Four minutes were added on at the end, but the Seasiders had more than enough in the tank to hold off their visitors.
Another step closer to safety and another wonderful performance from the Seasiders; this is truly the best we've ever been on.
Date:Thursday January 13 2011
Thomas & McAlister Arrive At Bloomfield (Thursday July 30 2015)
McDonald Pleased With Morecambe Test (Thursday July 30 2015)
Robertson Pleased With Pre Season So Far (Tuesday July 28 2015)
St Johnstone 0-1 Blackpool (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Owen Oyston Issues Bid Response (Thursday July 23 2015)
Ross County vs Blackpool (Wednesday July 22 2015)
BST Bid Ignored (Wednesday July 22 2015)
Squires Gate Undergoing Work (Tuesday July 21 2015)
McDonald: 'We're Spoilt At Bloomfield Road' (Tuesday July 21 2015)
JPT Celebrates Ten Years - Blackpool (Tuesday July 21 2015)
|Walsall Lowly Ranked For Home Record
» Walsall : 31/07/2015 14:03:00
|The Posh Weekly - 31-July-2015
» Peterborough : 31/07/2015 13:46:01
|City Exit For Assistant Manager
» Coventry : 31/07/2015 12:01:00
|White Pens New Shrimpers Deal
» Southend : 31/07/2015 09:29:01
|Brown Wants Horton Reunion
» Southend : 31/07/2015 09:26:01