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Foxes' Quality Shines Through

Foxes' Quality Shines Through
Brave Blackpool conceded two late goals, as the Seasiders lost to high flying Leicester City.

There was less pressure on the Blackpool players against the Foxes because of the superb victory in midweek to Millwall. The victory was long awaited as the Tangerines ended their terrible run of form, however, Blackpool were expected to give Leicester a good game.

The winning goal scorer in midweek, Ricardo Fuller was unable to start the game as he was not fit enough and in to replace the Jamaican striker was Jack Robinson, who was returning from suspension. This meant that David Goodwillie was to lead the line by himself, Barry Ferguson obviously thought that his side needed more defensive minded players than attacking as the plan was to frustrate the league leaders.

The games first clear-cut chance was for Blackpool as Neal Bishop had a free header at the back post from a terrific Andy Halliday corner. Bishop really should have worked the Leicester City goalkeeper at the least. It was then the Foxes' turned to try to score, which they nearly did, Jamie Vardy hitting the side-netting from an excellent attacking move. Vardy then squandered another massive chance as the ex Fleetwood man dragged a shot wide with no Blackpool players anywhere near the striker.

It was the Tangerines though who incredibly took the lead just before half time, a long Jack Robinson throw was misjudged by Foxes keeper Schmeichel, the ball fell to Goodwillie who made no mistake smashing in a volley into the empty net. This was Goodwillie`s first goal for Blackpool since joining on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

The second half seemed to be going to plan but on the 60th minuite a wonderful effort from Leicester`s Cities Mahrez made the scoreline 1-1. Leicester brought on former Pool players, Gary Taylor Fletcher and Kevin Phillips, Taylor Fletcher almost put the Foxes in the lead but his effort just went wide of the net. Leicester were piling on immense pressure, but Matt Gilks made a string of fantastic saves to keep Blackpool on equal terms. On the 82nd minute Leicester did take the lead through their captain, Wes Morgan. Morgan rose highest at the far post to head the ball into the back of the net. The result was then secured for the league leaders as Phillips scored a marvellous goal with a minute remaining, a touch of class from the veteran which Blackpool are certainly missing at the moment.

After the game, Blackpool interim manager Barry Ferguson claimed that his players ' Felt sorry for themselves` and that the team 'Dropped too deep`. Even though Ferguson was disappointed with the result you get the impression that the team are starting to play with a lot more confidence than previous weeks.

The Seasiders next game is hugely vital as they play Huddersfield at Bloomfield Road. It is a game that the Tangerines really need to win as this is one of the 'easier` games that they have left.

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Writer:Blackpool FC Blogger
Date:Wednesday March 19 2014
Time: 12:17AM

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