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Sheff Wed   2 - 0   Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Blackpool

Sheffield Wednesday won their third straight home game as their revival under manager Alan Irvine continued.

James O'Connor converted a Tommy Spurr cross from the left, heading home from eight yards after two minutes.

DJ Campbell headed wide before Darren Potter's deflected shot was well saved by Pool keeper Paul Rachubka.

After the break, Potter beat his marker before scoring with a curling shot from 18 yards, while Rachubka denied Luke Varney from 10 yards.


Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine:

"It's a terrific effort - five wins out of seven is magnificent in any division. The lads deserve enormous credit for that.

"But we're still in it. A couple of bad results and people catch up on you.

"I think this will go a long way. We still need six wins I believe, but six out of 16 is better than 11 out of 23."

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway on the dropping of three players after a nightclub incident:
"Do I have any regrets? I regret they went out at the wrong time.

"You saw us play. I had to bring in three people who aren't quite as well rehearsed and we didn't look cohesive.

"We also had our player of the season (Charlie Adam) banned. Charlie's a big player for us and we missed his energy, his belief and his ability."

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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Wed 2-0 Blackpool FT
(HT 1-0)
  • O'Connor 3
  • Potter 50

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr
    • 04 Purse
    • 15 Beevers
    • 20 Simek
    • 33 Gray
    • 14 Potter
    • 17 O'Connor
    • 30 Soares
    • 07 Tudgay
    • 19 Varney (Clarke 77)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Jameson,
    • 05 Hinds,
    • 08 McAllister,
    • 11 Esajas,
    • 12 Lekaj,
    • 24 Boden,
    • 18 Clarke

    Blackpool

    • 01 Rachubka
    • 03 Crainey
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 24 Edwards
    • 28 Butler
    • 04 Southern (Husband 86)
    • 11 Vaughan (Bangura 87)
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
    • 18 Euell
    • 19 Campbell
    • 33 Dobbie (Burgess 77)

    Substitutes

    • 21 Gilks,
    • 06 Evatt,
    • 14 Martin,
    • 20 Bangura,
    • 30 Husband,
    • 09 Burgess,
    • 25 Almond
    Ref: Geoff EltrighamAtt: 19,058
    SHEFF WED
    BLACKPOOL

    Possession

    • Sheff Wed 54%
    • Blackpool 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Wed 4
    • Blackpool 1

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Wed 4
    • Blackpool 5

    Corners

    • Sheff Wed 4
    • Blackpool 4

    Fouls

    • Sheff Wed 10
    • Blackpool 7
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:32 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+2:53 James O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Alhassan Bangura. Andy Butler takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:55 Leon Clarke is caught offside. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:03 Alhassan Bangura concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Potter. Michael Gray takes the free kick.
    • 88:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alhassan Bangura on Marcus Tudgay. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
    • 87:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Simek on Jason Euell. Stephen Crainey takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:38 The referee blows for offside against Jason Euell. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 85:48 Substitution Alhassan Bangura comes on in place of David Vaughan.
    • 85:48 Substitution Stephen Husband replaces Keith Southern.
    • 85:17 Effort by Ben Burgess from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 80:33 The referee blows for offside against Leon Clarke. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
    • 79:16 Keith Southern takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
    • 76:10 Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:10 Substitution Ben Burgess replaces Stephen Dobbie.
    • 76:10 Substitution Leon Clarke comes on in place of Luke Varney.
    • 76:10 Darren Purse fouled by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 75:52 The offside flag is raised against Luke Varney. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
    • 75:11 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, save by Lee Grant.
    • 69:35 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Varney. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
    • 68:28 James O'Connor fouled by Jason Euell, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:50 Corner from right by-line crossed in by Michael Gray, Mark Beevers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
    • 66:31 Luke Varney takes a shot. David Vaughan gets a block in.
    • 65:25 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie.
    • 65:17 Centre by Stephen Dobbie, clearance by Darren Purse.
    • 64:55 The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Euell on Tom Soares. Michael Gray delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Paul Rachubka makes a save.
    • 57:40 Inswinging corner taken by David Vaughan from the right by-line, clearance by Darren Purse.
    • 57:07 The ball is swung over by David Vaughan, clearance by Mark Beevers.
    • 55:36 Luke Varney sends in a cross, Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:29 David Vaughan produces a cross.
    • 54:06 Centre by Alex Baptiste.
    • 53:17 Short corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line.
    • 53:08 A cross is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, clearance made by Darren Purse.
    • 52:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Varney. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.
    • 51:11 The ball is sent over by Darren Potter, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Rachubka by Marcus Tudgay. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
    • 50:44 Short corner taken by Darren Potter.
    • 49:40 Assist by Luke Varney.
    • 49:40 GOAL - Darren PotterSheff Wed 2 - 0 Blackpool Darren Potter scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 2-0 Blackpool.
    • 48:35 Luke Varney is caught offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
    • 47:44 Unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:11 Keith Southern fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.
    • 45:44 Darren Potter takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:21 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+0:49 Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 44:44 Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 42:17 The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.
    • 41:14 James O'Connor takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
    • 40:42 Corner taken by Michael Gray from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Keith Southern.
    • 40:34 The ball is swung over by Frank Simek, Andy Butler makes a clearance.
    • 39:44 Corner taken right-footed by Darren Potter to the near post, Rob Edwards manages to make a clearance.
    • 38:12 Effort from outside the penalty box by Darren Potter goes wide right of the goal.
    • 35:22 Centre by Alex Baptiste.
    • 34:56 Marcus Tudgay is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the indirect free kick.
    • 33:28 Effort on goal by Luke Varney from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 32:39 Luke Varney is ruled offside. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.
    • 30:43 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Dudley Campbell misses to the right of the target.
    • 25:33 Shot by Jason Euell from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • 25:26 Alex Baptiste produces a cross.
    • 25:01 Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
    • 24:06 The assistant referee signals for offside against Rob Edwards. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 23:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on David Vaughan. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey.
    • 23:01 Effort on goal by Michael Gray from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 22:17 The official flags Dudley Campbell offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Darren Potter. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:18 David Vaughan sends in a cross, save made by Lee Grant.
    • 17:56 Keith Southern produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 6:50 Jason Euell fouled by Darren Purse, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Crainey from left wing, clearance by Mark Beevers.
    • 6:16 Mark Beevers concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.
    • 2:05 The assist for the goal came from Tommy Spurr.
    • 2:05 GOAL - James O'ConnorSheff Wed 1 - 0 Blackpool James O'Connor finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Sheff Wed 1-0 Blackpool.
    • 2:02 The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr,
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 9 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 West Brom 30 30 59
    2 Newcastle 29 28 59
    3 Nottm Forest 30 23 55
    4 Cardiff 29 20 48
    5 Swansea 29 6 48
    6 Leicester 28 3 43
    7 Sheff Utd 30 0 42
    8 Middlesbrough 30 8 41
    9 Blackpool 30 6 40
    10 Barnsley 29 -5 39
    11 Watford 29 -2 38
    12 Preston 29 -6 38
    13 Bristol City 29 -6 37
    14 Coventry 30 -7 37
    15 Derby 30 -8 36
    16 Doncaster 28 -2 34
    17 QPR 29 -6 34
    18 Sheff Wed 30 -11 34
    19 Crystal Palace 29 2 33
    20 Ipswich 29 -7 33
    21 Scunthorpe 29 -16 33
    22 Reading 29 -14 32
    23 Plymouth 28 -16 24
    24 Peterborough 30 -20 21


    see also
    Blackpool drop nightclub players
    08 Feb 10 |  Blackpool


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