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Blackpool 0-0 Watford

Highlights - Blackpool 0-0 Watford

Matt Phillips and Lomana LuaLua were both denied by the woodwork as playoff-chasing Blackpool were frustrated by a resilient Watford.

Phillips saw a fierce drive cannon off a post after a mazy run before LuaLua was similarly denied from 20 yards.

Watford had their moments with Prince Buaben spurning a fine chance to give the visitors the lead.

But the game ended in stalemate after Blackpool's Gary Taylor-Fletcher back-heeled wide with the goal at his mercy.

The hosts made a strong start with on-loan Wigan striker Callum McManaman and Phillips causing Watford's defence problems.

Phillips almost opened the scoring in the seventh minute with his post-rattling effort before McManaman skilfully evaded a challenge to shoot narrowly wide.

And Watford must really have thought it was their lucky day midway through the half when LuaLua was able to beat the goalkeeper but not the post.

The Hornets, now five points above the relegation zone, were not without their own chances though and could easily have snatched the points.

Buaben nodded wide from Mark Yeates's 31st minute cross while Troy Deeney forced a fine save from Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks.

But Blackpool will be wondering how they did not win - Taylor-Fletcher wasting a great chance from close range just after the break.

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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 0-0 Watford FT
(HT 0-0)

      Blackpool

      • 01 Gilks
      • 03 Crainey
      • 05 Eardley
      • 06 Evatt yellow card
      • 20 Cathcart
      • 14 Sylvestre (Clarke 78)
      • 16 Ferguson yellow card
      • 23 M Phillips
      • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
      • 38 LuaLua (K Phillips 67)
      • 39 McManaman (Basham 87)

      Substitutes

      • 17 Basham,
      • 31 Angel,
      • 07 Clarke,
      • 09 K Phillips,
      • 36 Ince

      Watford

      • 01 Loach
      • 02 Hodson
      • 06 Mariappa
      • 12 Doyley
      • 33 Nosworthy
      • 07 Yeates (Eustace 67)
      • 18 Kightly
      • 19 Buaben
      • 32 Hogg
      • 09 Deeney
      • 20 Sordell

      Substitutes

      • 30 Bond,
      • 21 Mirfin,
      • 04 Eustace,
      • 25 Garner,
      • 37 Beattie
      Ref: HaywoodAtt: 11,652
      BLACKPOOL
      WATFORD

      Possession

      • Blackpool 56%
      • Watford 44%

      Attempts on target

      • Blackpool 9
      • Watford 4

      Attempts off target

      • Blackpool 9
      • Watford 4

      Corners

      • Blackpool 8
      • Watford 6

      Fouls

      • Blackpool 4
      • Watford 12
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:55 The referee signals the end of the game.
      • 90:00+4:31 Short corner taken by Michael Kightly.
      • 90:00+4:05 Stephen Crainey fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+3:24 The ball is delivered by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.
      • 90:00+2:33 Chris Basham delivers the ball, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
      • 90:00+0:34 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Kightly, Unfair challenge on Neal Eardley by John Eustace results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 89:43 Nyron Nosworthy fouled by Kevin Phillips, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
      • 88:03 Barry Ferguson fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Billy Clarke, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Craig Cathcart takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Gilks by Michael Kightly. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.
      • 87:28 The offside flag is raised against Troy Deeney. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 86:45 Substitution Chris Basham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum McManaman.
      • 86:05 Booking The referee shows Ian Evatt a yellow card for dissent.
      • 84:58 Booking Barry Ferguson goes into the book.
      • 84:34 Stephen Crainey challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Hodson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 83:34 Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.
      • 82:21 The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, Kevin Phillips has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
      • 80:18 Centre by Jonathan Hogg, Barry Ferguson manages to make a clearance.
      • 79:38 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the left by-line.
      • 78:16 Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
      • 77:05 Substitution Ludovic Sylvestre leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Clarke.
      • 74:08 John Eustace takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.
      • 73:05 The ball is sent over by John Eustace.
      • 72:43 The ball is crossed by Neal Eardley, Jonathan Hogg manages to make a clearance.
      • 70:41 Neal Eardley produces a cross, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.
      • 69:49 Outswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
      • 69:42 A cross is delivered by Callum McManaman, blocked by Lloyd Doyley.
      • 69:30 Kevin Phillips takes a short corner.
      • 68:26 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre, The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
      • 66:38 Substitution Kevin Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
      • 66:14 Substitution Mark Yeates goes off and John Eustace comes on.
      • 65:44 Michael Kightly delivers the ball, Close range shot by Prince Buaben misses to the left of the goal.
      • 64:00 A cross is delivered by Lee Hodson.
      • 63:23 Matt Phillips delivers the ball.
      • 62:36 Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.
      • 62:27 A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.
      • 61:44 Mark Yeates produces a cross, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 60:57 Troy Deeney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
      • 60:39 The ball is swung over by Lee Hodson, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.
      • 58:23 Foul by Prince Buaben on Matt Phillips, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Stephen Crainey from the free kick, Mark Yeates gets a block in. Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre. The ball is sent over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
      • 57:45 Centre by Michael Kightly, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
      • 56:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Nyron Nosworthy takes the indirect free kick.
      • 56:38 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
      • 55:01 Troy Deeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Evatt. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
      • 54:32 Jonathan Hogg produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
      • 54:00 Mark Yeates crosses the ball, clearance by Ian Evatt.
      • 53:18 Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
      • 52:14 Effort from outside the box by Neal Eardley goes wide right of the target.
      • 51:51 Ludovic Sylvestre takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
      • 51:02 The referee blows for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
      • 50:03 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Scott Loach gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Callum McManaman, Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 48:10 Centre by Neal Eardley.
      • 47:12 Neal Eardley crosses the ball, save by Scott Loach.
      • 45:52 The ball is crossed by Marvin Sordell, Neal Eardley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates.
      • 45:19 Jonathan Hogg crosses the ball, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:17 The ref blows to signal half-time.
      • 45:00+0:41 Barry Ferguson fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the indirect free kick.
      • 44:24 Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 42:58 Lomana Tresor LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
      • 40:25 Lee Hodson concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McManaman. Free kick crossed right-footed by Barry Ferguson from left channel, Marvin Sordell manages to make a clearance. Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
      • 38:39 Troy Deeney crosses the ball, save by Matthew Gilks.
      • 37:50 Mark Yeates delivers the ball.
      • 36:22 Callum McManaman takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
      • 33:59 Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 32:40 A cross is delivered by Michael Kightly, clearance by Ian Evatt. Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Yeates, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
      • 32:10 The offside flag is raised against Troy Deeney. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 31:59 The ball is swung over by Adrian Mariappa, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.
      • 30:19 The ball is delivered by Mark Yeates, Header by Prince Buaben from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
      • 28:25 Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
      • 26:32 Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Gilks. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 25:52 Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Jonathan Hogg, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 24:50 Callum McManaman sends in a cross, save made by Scott Loach.
      • 24:14 Lomana Tresor LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.
      • 23:31 Matt Phillips produces a cross, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
      • 22:26 Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Neal Eardley gets a block in.
      • 20:35 Nyron Nosworthy sends in a cross, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates.
      • 20:09 Michael Kightly sends in a cross, save made by Matthew Gilks.
      • 16:25 The offside flag is raised against Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
      • 14:36 The ball is delivered by Lomana Tresor LuaLua.
      • 13:47 A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. The offside flag is raised against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.
      • 12:58 The ball is crossed by Ludovic Sylvestre, Lee Hodson makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line.
      • 12:43 Short corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.
      • 12:18 Corner taken by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
      • 11:55 A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips.
      • 11:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Sordell. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
      • 10:34 Jonathan Hogg challenges Lomana Tresor LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the indirect free kick.
      • 9:44 Effort on goal by Mark Yeates from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 9:03 Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot.
      • 8:22 The ball is sent over by Lomana Tresor LuaLua, Prince Buaben manages to make a clearance.
      • 7:36 Shot from just outside the box by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes over the crossbar.
      • 6:41 Matt Phillips has an effort at goal from just outside the box that bounces off the post.
      • 5:54 Mark Yeates produces a cross, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
      • 5:49 The ball is crossed by Michael Kightly.
      • 3:43 Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Jonathan Hogg results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
      • 1:21 Shot from just outside the box by Callum McManaman goes over the bar.
      • 0:00 The game begins.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 17 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Southampton 21 21 43
      2 West Ham 22 17 43
      3 Middlesbrough 22 9 41
      4 Hull 22 4 39
      5 Cardiff 22 11 38
      6 Leeds 22 6 35
      7 Reading 22 5 33
      8 Blackpool 22 6 32
      9 Brighton 22 0 32
      10 Leicester 22 4 30
      11 Burnley 22 1 30
      12 Crystal Palace 21 1 30
      13 Barnsley 22 -2 30
      14 Birmingham 19 4 29
      15 Peterborough 22 2 28
      16 Derby 22 -6 28
      17 Portsmouth 20 1 26
      18 Watford 22 -8 26
      19 Ipswich 21 -10 26
      20 Millwall 22 -3 23
      21 Bristol City 22 -12 21
      22 Nott'm Forest 22 -18 21
      23 Doncaster 22 -17 19
      24 Coventry 22 -16 13

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