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Cardiff   1 - 1   Blackpool

Charlie Adam celebrates after drawing Blackpool level at Cardiff City
Charlie Adam celebrates after drawing Blackpool level at Cardiff City

Charlie Adam's ninth league goal of the season secured a point for Blackpool at a bitterly cold Cardiff City Stadium.

Ian Holloway's side had to come from behind after Mark Hudson gave Cardiff a ninth minute lead, heading home Peter Whittingham's free kick.

The Bluebirds also hit the bar through youngster Josh Magennis who later went off with a suspected broken leg.

Adam levelled for Blackpool 28 seconds after the restart firing low into the bottom corner.

The game could have gone either way as the promotion rivals looked to keep up the pressure on the top two.

Cardiff remain fourth in the Championship, while Blackpool climb up a place to seventh, just one position and two points off the play-offs.

And it was the home side who took a ninth minute lead when Peter Whittingham's superb free kick was met at the far post by captain Hudson who headed home his second goal of the season.

The Bluebirds almost had a second in as many minutes when last season's top scorer Ross McCormack toepoked just wide.

But they had to be alert soon after as Blackpool's top scorer Adam sent a free-kick goalbound only for David Marshall in the Cardiff goal to deny him.

While it was a fairly even first half, Cardiff looked more threatening up front and 19-year-old striker Magennis, making his first Championship start, found the underside of the bar with a header, before being forced off with a broken leg.

There was still time before the break though for the visitors to threaten with Marshall first palming away Alex Baptiste's header from 12 yards and later taking two attempts to prevent Keith Southern's effort.

Cardiff City striker Josh Magennis is stretchered off in the first half
Cardiff City striker Josh Magennis is stretchered off in the first half

But Blackpool were level 28 seconds after the restart when Cardiff failed to pick up Adam who was released into the box by Brett Ormerod to fire left-footed into the bottom corner.

Neal Eardley tested Marshall soon after by forcing the Scotland international keeper to push his 30-yard free-kick over the bar, before Ben Burgess blasted over the bar from six yards.

And while Blackpool were continuing to pressure, Cardiff substitute Adam Matthews almost restored the hosts' advantage striking the post.

Bluebirds boss Dave Jones then switched things around to try and lift the pressure by matching Blackpool's five-man midfield.

And it almost worked immediately when Matthews linked up with fellow substitute Warren Feeney who set up McCormack, but his shot was saved well by Paul Rachubka.

606: DEBATE

That was to be McCormack's last real contribution as he was substituted 17 minutes from time, with the decision being met with a chorus of boos from the home supporters.

They voiced their disapproval again at the final whistle after Blackpool finished the stronger of the two sides.

Marshall denied Burgess again in the closing stages while at the other end, Rachubka tipped a Whittingham effort over the bar.


Cardiff manager Dave Jones:

Cardiff City manager Dave Jones

"Supporters are entitled to boo and cheer but I've said before that I don't understand booing your own players.

"We've played a team who's up there and we seem to think we have this divine right.

"We've got three or four lads in thererthrowing up and they could have easily come off.

"I'm proud of them today because they've dug in and that's hard going."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway:

"I am pleased Cardiff did so well to get the game on but it didn't look as though we had turned up in the first half," he admitted.

"I had a go at my players during half-time and the second half was totally different as we forced their keeper to make a number of saves. The longer it went on the more we looked like going on to win.

"I cannot understand the crowd jeering Cardiff off the field when they are fourth in the league. They should have a reality check."


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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cardiff 1-1 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Hudson 9
  • Adam 46

Cardiff

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 McNaughton yellow card
  • 05 Hudson
  • 14 Quinn
  • 15 Gerrard
  • 04 Rae
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 11 Burke (Matthews 52)
  • 16 Ledley
  • 29 Magennis (Feeney 35 yellow card)
  • 44 McCormack yellow card (Chopra 74)

Substitutes

  • 20 Enckelman,
  • 06 Gyepes,
  • 18 Taiwo,
  • 27 Matthews,
  • 28 Wildig,
  • 08 Chopra,
  • 26 Feeney

Blackpool

  • 01 Rachubka
  • 05 Eardley
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 28 Butler
  • 04 Southern
  • 11 Vaughan
  • 14 Martin
  • 26 Adam yellow card
  • 09 Burgess
  • 10 Ormerod (Nardiello 77)
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Bannan 77)

Substitutes

  • 21 Gilks,
  • 22 Eastham,
  • 20 Bangura,
  • 27 Demontagnac,
  • 29 Bannan,
  • 18 Euell,
  • 23 Nardiello
Ref: WardAtt: 19,147
CARDIFF
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Cardiff 48%
  • Blackpool 52%

Attempts on target

  • Cardiff 3
  • Blackpool 10

Attempts off target

  • Cardiff 8
  • Blackpool 4

Corners

  • Cardiff 5
  • Blackpool 8

Fouls

  • Cardiff 10
  • Blackpool 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:46 The referee signals the end of the game.
  • 90:00+0:42 Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Warren Feeney by Joe Martin. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.
  • 89:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Anthony Gerrard. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.
  • 88:27 Joe Ledley has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 87:22 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Vaughan.
  • 86:31 Corner taken by David Vaughan, Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.
  • 85:58 The offside flag is raised against Warren Feeney. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.
  • 82:28 Shot from just outside the box by Peter Whittingham misses to the right of the target.
  • 81:36 Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
  • 81:36 Booking Booking for Kevin McNaughton.
  • 81:24 Kevin McNaughton concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan.
  • 78:32 Inswinging corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line, clearance by Adam Matthews.
  • 77:50 Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the left by-line, clearance made by Warren Feeney.
  • 76:10 Substitution Brett Ormerod goes off and Daniel Nardiello comes on.
  • 76:10 Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher leaves the field to be replaced by Barry Bannan.
  • 75:56 Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 74:17 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Burgess. Anthony Gerrard takes the free kick.
  • 73:04 Free kick taken by David Marshall.
  • 73:04 Substitution Michael Chopra comes on in place of Ross McCormack.
  • 73:04 Unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Neal Eardley results in a free kick.
  • 72:47 Booking Ross McCormack shown a yellow card.
  • 70:45 Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner.
  • 69:09 David Vaughan takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 67:25 Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
  • 65:29 Ben Burgess produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
  • 64:07 Keith Southern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Rae. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Joe Martin.
  • 61:47 Close range headed effort by Ben Burgess clears the crossbar.
  • 57:07 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 56:15 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan from the left by-line.
  • 55:22 Joe Ledley concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Burgess. Strike comes in from Neal Eardley from the free kick, save by David Marshall.
  • 54:26 Corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan from the left by-line, Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 53:09 Joe Ledley concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Eardley. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
  • 52:32 Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCormack, save made by Paul Rachubka.
  • 51:09 Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 51:09 Substitution Chris Burke goes off and Adam Matthews comes on.
  • 51:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCormack.
  • 47:34 Unfair challenge on Warren Feeney by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Peter Whittingham produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 45:28 Assist by Brett Ormerod.
  • 45:28 GOAL - Charlie AdamCardiff 1 - 1 Blackpool A goal is scored by Charlie Adam from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Blackpool.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:03 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Rae on Brett Ormerod. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.
  • 44:51 Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 44:51 Booking Warren Feeney is booked.
  • 44:13 Foul by Warren Feeney on Andy Butler, free kick awarded.
  • 43:31 Joe Martin takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 42:05 Unfair challenge on Chris Burke by Joe Martin results in a free kick. Mark Hudson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:04 Ben Burgess takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 40:39 Joe Ledley challenges David Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 39:37 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Peter Whittingham.
  • 39:37 Booking Charlie Adam is given a yellow card.
  • 39:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Adam on Ross McCormack.
  • 38:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Ledley. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 37:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Gerrard by Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Anthony Gerrard takes the free kick.
  • 37:18 Warren Feeney produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 36:16 Corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line, Joe Martin takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.
  • 35:55 Inswinging corner taken by David Vaughan, clearance by Warren Feeney.
  • 35:09 The referee blows for offside. Andy Butler takes the indirect free kick.
  • 34:11 Substitution Warren Feeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Magennis.
  • 33:25 Corner taken by Ross McCormack.
  • 32:32 Ross McCormack fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross McCormack.
  • 28:14 Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Ledley. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.
  • 27:38 Foul by Charlie Adam on Joe Ledley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.
  • 26:19 Ross McCormack takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
  • 25:48 The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Ormerod. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:25 Josh Magennis takes a shot.
  • 23:42 Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCormack, save made by Paul Rachubka.
  • 22:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Joe Ledley. Strike on goal comes in from Charlie Adam from the free kick, save by David Marshall.
  • 21:27 David Vaughan takes a shot. Anthony Gerrard gets a block in.
  • 16:58 The referee blows for offside. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:01 Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Butler.
  • 15:34 Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Magennis. Direct free kick taken by Chris Burke.
  • 14:11 Neal Eardley fouled by Josh Magennis, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:39 Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Peter Whittingham results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
  • 9:49 Ross McCormack produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
  • 8:41 Assist on the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
  • 8:41 GOAL - Mark HudsonCardiff 1 - 0 Blackpool Mark Hudson scores a headed goal from close range. Cardiff 1-0 Blackpool.
  • 8:03 Charlie Adam challenges Chris Burke unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Peter Whittingham,
  • 7:13 Ben Burgess concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hudson. David Marshall takes the free kick.
  • 6:46 The referee blows for offside against Josh Magennis. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.
  • 4:27 The referee blows for offside against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Championship results

9 Jan 2010 23:59 UK


Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Newcastle 24 25 51
2 Nottm Forest 25 18 46
3 West Brom 24 24 45
4 Cardiff 24 15 38
5 Leicester 22 4 37
6 Swansea 24 2 37
7 Blackpool 23 10 35
8 Sheff Utd 24 2 35
9 Crystal Palace 24 1 34
10 QPR 24 2 33
11 Middlesbrough 24 5 32
12 Bristol City 24 0 32
13 Watford 24 -4 32
14 Coventry 25 -7 31
15 Doncaster 23 2 30
16 Barnsley 23 -7 30
17 Preston 23 -3 29
18 Derby 25 -14 26
19 Scunthorpe 24 -16 26
20 Ipswich 23 -7 24
21 Reading 24 -13 23
22 Plymouth 23 -13 21
23 Sheff Wed 23 -14 19
24 Peterborough 24 -12 18


see also
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