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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 21:46 GMT 22:46 UK
Blackpool 2-2 Sheff Utd
An 88th-minute equaliser from striker James Beattie snatched a point for Sheffield United at Blackpool.

Beattie opened the scoring on 13 minutes, heading in Jon Stead's cross before Stephen Crainey equalised with a free-kick on the stroke of half-time.

Ben Burgess looked to have sneaked a winner when he restored Blackpool's lead in the 87th minute.

But seconds later Beattie's hopeful 35-yard shot crept under keeper Paul Rachubka to seal the draw.

  • Blackpool boss Simon Grayson:
     "It's the wrong end of a 2-2 but I'm not going to take any negatives from the game because I thought we were excellent.

    "We dominated the second half from start to finish.

    "I won't criticise our keeper Paul Rachubka one iota because he's kept us in so many games this season."

  • Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson:
    "In the second half Blackpool dominated and we were very fortunate to get something out of the game.

    "The second-half performance was not acceptable and we must improve.

    "If we score two goals away from home we should be winning games. But we're not."

    Blackpool: Rachubka, Barker, Jackson, Evatt, Crainey, Hoolahan, Southern, Fox, Taylor-Fletcher (Welsh 82), Burgess, Morrell (Parker 85). Subs Not Used: Coid, Vernon, Gorkss

    Goals: Crainey 45, Burgess 87

    Sheff Utd: Kenny, Bromby, Naysmith, Morgan, Kilgallon, Gillespie (Alan Quinn 65), Armstrong, Tonge (Webber 73), Stephen Quinn (Carney 54), Beattie, Stead. Subs Not Used: Lucketti, Sharp.

    Goals: Beattie 13, 88

    Att: 9,512

    Ref: Mark Halsey (Lancashire).


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