Vital Football

Latest Blackpool FC News

Report: Everton 5-3 Blackpool

Report: Everton 5-3 Blackpool

After a game like that it's difficult to know what to say.

I could repeat my antics of last season's defeat away at Barnsley where I just published a picture of some rubbish. I could rant. I could offer insightful and considered opinion. In this case though, I think I'll just say what happened at Goodison Park this afternoon.

'Pool made several changes to the side that lost to West Ham in midweek, but were still crap. Everton were much the better team and deserved their win.

After dominating the early stages, Everton finally took the lead on the 20 minute mark; Louis Saha slamming home from close range.

Remarkably, Blackpool found themselves level just before the break. A rehearsed corner kick routine leaving Alex Baptiste with a simple tap in.

Everton then had a goal chalked off by referee Kevin Friend, who instead of playing advantage blew for a foul on Seamus Coleman with the ball crossing the line moments later. Everton were obviously incensed, but no doubt profited from some helpful decisions from Mr Friend as the game progressed.

Everton did however regain the lead just after the half time break; Louis Saha again.

But the Seasiders fought back again; this time debutant Jason Puncheon crashing home after good work by James Beattie.

Remarkably, the Seasiders soon found themselves ahead. A cracking shot by DJ Campbell rebounded off the bar and into the path of Charlie Adam who headed home.

In a bid to hold onto the lead with 20 minutes to go, 'Pool manager Ian Holloway threw on Rob Edwards and Keith Southern. It was an horrendous mistake. Minutes later, Everton were 4-3 ahead.

First Saha completed his hat-trick with a close range header before substitute Jermaine Beckford made it 4-3.

It was soon five when Saha added his fifth on the counter.

Where do the Seasiders go from here? The Withdean on a cold and wet Tuesday night? Answers on a postcard please.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Saturday February 5 2011
Time: 9:44PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackpool Articles

Vital View - League 2, 24th September

Leaders Plymouth were held, which saw Portsmouth close the gap after hitting five with Carlisle continuing a good run to start the season with a home win.

Audio - Bowyer Talks Crewe

Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer has been giving his thoughts following the draw with Crewe Alexandra today.

Stats: Crewe v Blackpool

All the stats from Crewe (1) vs (1) Blackpool, Gresty Road, 24/9/16 Att: 4,185

Vital Pre-Match - Crewe v Blackpool

Blackpool battled back from two-down to draw two-all at Bloomfield Road against Carlisle a week ago, which proved a good point in the end. A trip to Crewe comes tomorrow.

Archived Vital Blackpool Articles

Vital Blackpool articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Blackpool
Write For Vital Blackpool
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crewe MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Slocombe0%
Mellor0%
Robertson0%
Aldred0%
Taylor0%
Philliskirk0%
McAlister0%
Payne0%
Yeates0%
Vassell0%
Gnanduillet100%
Sub - Lyness0%
Sub - Matt0%
Sub - Daniel0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Plymouth 9 6 1 2 19 4
2 Portsmouth 9 5 2 2 17 9
3 Luton 9 5 1 3 16 8
4 Doncaster 9 5 1 3 16 7
5 Crewe 9 4 4 1 16 4
6 Carlisle 9 3 6 0 15 3
7 Morecambe 9 5 0 4 15 -2
8 Colchester 9 4 2 3 14 2
9 Notts County 9 4 2 3 14 1
10 Accrington 9 4 2 3 14 1
11 Crawley 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Grimsby 9 4 1 4 13 2
13 Mansfield 9 3 3 3 12 -1
14 Leyton Orient 9 3 2 4 11 0
15 Hartlepool 9 2 5 2 11 -4
16 Blackpool 9 2 4 3 10 2
17 Barnet 8 2 4 2 10 -2
18 Stevenage 9 3 1 5 10 -3
19 Yeovil 9 3 1 5 10 -4
20 Exeter 9 3 0 6 9 -5
21 Wycombe 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Cheltenham 9 1 4 4 7 -3
23 Newport 8 1 3 4 6 -4
24 Cambridge 9 1 3 5 6 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackpool Results (view all)

Blackpool Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Portsmouth (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.premier 1236
2.SeasideEssexXile198
3.SaskPool139
4.Layton_Seasider102
5.Bear195143
6.BobHatton35
7.Hastings35
8.Albert Ramsbottom16
9.bfcpete15
10.nunu13