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Blackpool   2 - 1   Wolverhampton

Luke Varney (right) celebrates his goal against Wolves
Varney (right) has been a key player since joining on loan from Derby

By Sam Sheringham

Blackpool returned to the top half of the Premier League after their first victory over Wolves for 42 years.

The Seasiders took an early lead in spectacular fashion when Luke Varney controlled a long ball and smashed a volley into the far top corner.

Marlon Harewood made it 2-0, bundling home after Varney had beaten goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann to a corner.

Wolves striker Kevin Doyle reduced the deficit with a header from George Elokobi's cross but Blackpool held on.

It was a ninth defeat in 11 games for Wolves which leaves Mick McCarthy's men rooted in the bottom three.

Blackpool fortunate to score winner - Holloway

And although the visitors showed plenty of appetite for the fight in the second half, McCarthy must be concerned by their lack of cutting edge up front.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, in contrast, will be delighted to see his side register only their second home league victory of the season and end a run of three games without a win.

Perhaps it was the presence of Prince William in the crowd which inspired Blackpool to make such a stunning start to the game.

A precise long ball forward from Ian Evatt was chested down on the left touchline by Varney, who unleashed a dipping volley from 20 yards over Wolves keeper Hahnemann.

The visitors responded well, with Matt Jarvis a constant threat on the left. One burst led to the winger reaching the byline, but his cut-back eluded all his team-mates.

Hahnemann gave Wolves fans a scare shortly afterwards when he allowed a long-range shot from Evatt to slip through his fingers, but the goalkeeper recovered in time to collect the ball as it trickled towards the goal.

Hahnemann was at fault again as Blackpool doubled their lead with a scrappy goal just before half-time.

The former Reading keeper was beaten to the ball in the air by Varney, whose nod down was poked over the line by Harewood despite the best efforts of Jarvis on the goal-line.

Wolves lacked clinical approach - McCarthy

Wolves' players complained to referee Mark Clattenburg that Varney had used an arm to lever himself above Hahnemann but the goal was allowed to stand.

McCarthy made a change at half-time, throwing on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to join Doyle up front and the duo almost combined for a goal as Doyle's low cross flashed just beyond the reach of his strike partner.

But with the visitors committed to attack, gaps started to appear at the back, with DJ Campbell twice getting himself into good positions only to squander the chances.

Midway through the half, Wolves substitute Nenad Milijas cut inside from right and unleashed a low left-footed shot which brushed Richard Kingson's fingertips before smashing into the upright.

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Play soon switched to the other end as Charlie Adam threaded a pass into Varney's path, but the winger sliced his shot wide.

Kingson had to be alert again to claw away an Ebanks-Blake effort at his near post but the Ghana keeper could do little to keep out Doyle.

With Evatt off the field following treatment, Elokobi found space on the left and whipped a cross into the danger area, and the Republic of Ireland striker crashed his header home.

Doyle was given the space to try his luck again in stoppage-time but his long-range effort on the turn fizzed past the post as the curtain came down on another painful afternoon for McCarthy and his troops.

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 2-1 Wolves FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Varney 3
  • Harewood 44
  • Doyle 86

Blackpool

Substitutes

Wolverhampton

Substitutes

Ref: ClattenburgAtt: 15,922
BLACKPOOL
WOLVES

Possession

  • Blackpool 54%
  • Wolves 46%

Attempts on target

  • Blackpool 9
  • Wolves 10

Attempts off target

  • Blackpool 4
  • Wolves 9

Corners

  • Blackpool 4
  • Wolves 11

Fouls

  • Blackpool 7
  • Wolves 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:57 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+4:37 Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis.
  • 90:00+4:20 Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.
  • 90:00+3:56 Long range shot by Dudley Campbell goes wide left of the goal.
  • 90:00+3:40 Luke Varney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:55 Handball decision goes against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Direct free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
  • 90:00+1:28 Kevin Doyle produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 90:00+1:10 The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 90:00+0:45 Nenad Milijas is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Craig Cathcart restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:41 Corner taken short by Charlie Adam.
  • 88:56 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with David Carney coming on for Stephen Crainey.
  • 88:29 Michael Mancienne challenges Luke Varney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Varney restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:39 A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.
  • 86:59 Unfair challenge on Dudley Campbell by Richard Stearman results in a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:54 George Elokobi provided the assist for the goal.
  • 85:54 GOAL - Kevin DoyleBlackpool 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Kevin Doyle finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Blackpool 2-1 Wolverhampton.
  • 84:31 Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.
  • 83:33 Drilled left-footed shot by David Jones. Comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
  • 81:53 Shot by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from 20 yards. Save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 80:55 Ian Evatt fouled by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Kingson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:38 Christophe Berra concedes a free kick for a foul on Dudley Campbell. Shot comes in from Neal Eardley from the free kick.
  • 79:38 Booking Christophe Berra booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 78:40 Centre by Matthew Jarvis.
  • 78:24 Charlie Adam sends in a cross, Nenad Milijas makes a clearance.
  • 77:45 Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam.
  • 77:36 The ball is crossed by David Vaughan, blocked by Richard Stearman.
  • 77:26 Shot from 20 yards from Charlie Adam. Blocked by Christophe Berra.
  • 76:59 Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, save by Richard Kingson.
  • 76:42 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake takes a shot. Save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 74:16 Centre by Kevin Doyle, clearance by David Vaughan.
  • 74:11 Kevin Doyle delivers the ball, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 74:03 Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball.
  • 73:04 Centre by David Vaughan, clearance made by Michael Mancienne.
  • 72:20 The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle, Steven Fletcher produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 71:23 Foul by Luke Varney on Michael Mancienne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 69:10 Luke Varney produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
  • 68:14 Effort from 18 yards by Charlie Adam. Christophe Berra gets a block in.
  • 67:24 Shot by Matthew Jarvis. Save made by Richard Kingson.
  • 66:25 Neal Eardley has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 65:41 Nenad Milijas takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Stephen Crainey.
  • 65:19 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nenad Milijas.
  • 64:33 Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher comes on in place of Matt Phillips.
  • 64:11 Substitution Marlon Harewood goes off and Ludovic Sylvestre comes on.
  • 62:28 Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, comfortable save by Richard Kingson.
  • 62:18 Drilled right-footed shot by Michael Mancienne. David Vaughan gets a block in.
  • 60:48 Nenad Milijas produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 60:34 A cross is delivered by Nenad Milijas, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
  • 60:21 George Elokobi sends in a cross, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:47 Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty area hitting the post.
  • 59:13 Substitution Steven Fletcher comes on in place of Karl Henry.
  • 58:55 Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball, Header from close range by Kevin Doyle misses to the right of the goal.
  • 58:33 The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.
  • 58:08 Matt Phillips produces a cross, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.
  • 57:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 56:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Karl Henry. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:27 Booking Karl Henry booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:48 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nenad Milijas.
  • 54:24 David Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle. Free kick crossed by Nenad Milijas, clearance by Ian Evatt.
  • 53:12 Kevin Doyle has a drilled shot. Save by Richard Kingson.
  • 51:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by Christophe Berra. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Adam from right wing, Kevin Doyle manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:16 Kevin Doyle produces a cross.
  • 50:34 The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, clearance made by Richard Stearman.
  • 48:57 Matt Phillips sends in a cross.
  • 48:40 Centre by Matthew Jarvis, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:26 Drilled right-footed shot by Dudley Campbell. George Elokobi gets a block in.
  • 47:54 The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
  • 47:16 David Jones takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 46:21 The ball is sent over by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
  • 45:37 Dudley Campbell delivers the ball, save by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Stephen Hunt.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:15 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:02 Matt Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Richard Stearman takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:17 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Luke Varney.
  • 43:49 GOAL - Marlon HarewoodBlackpool 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Marlon Harewood grabs a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Wolverhampton.
  • 43:39 Corner taken by David Vaughan from the left by-line.
  • 43:23 David Vaughan takes a short corner.
  • 43:10 The ball is swung over by Ian Evatt, Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.
  • 41:43 George Elokobi sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Hunt misses to the right of the goal.
  • 41:15 Kevin Doyle sends in a cross, Craig Cathcart makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 40:02 The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Hunt. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.
  • 40:02 The offside flag is raised against Stephen Hunt. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
  • 38:39 The ball is crossed by Michael Mancienne, clearance made by Marlon Harewood.
  • 37:49 Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Marcus Hahnemann makes a save.
  • 35:09 Christophe Berra fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.
  • 32:16 Stephen Hunt is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson.
  • 31:39 Christophe Berra fouled by Marlon Harewood, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by George Elokobi.
  • 31:08 Shot on goal by David Jones from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 29:49 George Elokobi sends in a cross, Kevin Doyle has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 29:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
  • 29:06 The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, David Vaughan manages to make a clearance.
  • 28:03 Unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Charlie Adam crosses the ball, Ian Evatt takes a shot. Marcus Hahnemann makes a comfortable save.
  • 28:03 Substitution (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Nenad Milijas coming on for Kevin Foley.
  • 27:17 Kevin Foley produces a cross, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Richard Kingson makes a comfortable save.
  • 26:48 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Charlie Adam.
  • 26:42 Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, blocked by Stephen Crainey.
  • 25:44 A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.
  • 25:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on David Jones. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Hunt from left channel, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:58 Centre by David Jones, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 22:37 Kevin Doyle crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Cathcart.
  • 19:19 Michael Mancienne produces a cross, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.
  • 18:37 The referee blows for offside against Marlon Harewood. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 15:48 Kevin Foley crosses the ball, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:16 The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:03 Dudley Campbell produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Christophe Berra.
  • 13:12 Foul by Neal Eardley on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Jarvis.
  • 7:53 Marlon Harewood has a drilled shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 6:21 Matt Phillips sends in a cross, save made by Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 5:44 Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, George Elokobi has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Ian Evatt gets a block in.
  • 5:37 A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, blocked by Charlie Adam.
  • 5:10 Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:55 Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line, clearance made by Luke Varney.
  • 4:17 Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Hunt from right channel, Charlie Adam makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 2:31 Assist on the goal came from Ian Evatt.
  • 2:31 Assist on the goal came from Stephen Crainey.
  • 2:31 GOAL - Luke VarneyBlackpool 1 - 0 Wolverhampton Luke Varney grabs a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Wolverhampton.
  • 0:45 Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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As it stood on 20 Nov 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 14 19 28
2 Man Utd 14 13 28
3 Arsenal 14 13 26
4 Bolton 14 6 22
5 Man City 13 5 22
6 Tottenham 14 2 22
7 Sunderland 13 2 19
8 Stoke 14 0 19
9 Liverpool 14 -1 19
10 Newcastle 14 1 18
11 Blackpool 14 -6 18
12 Aston Villa 13 -3 17
13 Birmingham 14 -2 16
14 West Brom 14 -9 16
15 Everton 13 1 15
16 Blackburn 13 -3 15
17 Fulham 13 0 14
18 Wigan 14 -13 14
19 Wolves 14 -11 9
20 West Ham 14 -14 9

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