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
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