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Stoke   4 - 3   Blackpool

Stoke City v Blackpool

Stoke 4-3 Blackpool


Andy Griffin
Griffin celebrates his dramatic injury-time winner at the Britannia

Andy Griffin struck in injury time to settle a seven-goal thriller and see Stoke into the Carling Cup last 16.

David Vaughan smashed home and Billy Clarke looped in a header either side of half-time to put Blackpool two up.

However, Danny Higginbotham headed home firmly from a corner, before Matt Etherington's neat finish and Ricardo Fuller's shot put Stoke ahead.

Ben Burgess kept the drama coming with an equalising header, only for Griffin to snatch the win with a solo effort.

It was a remarkable end to a fantastic cup tie, but Championship side Blackpool fell just short.

Holloway wants Blackpool to emulate Stoke

Home manager Tony Pulis's introduction of Etherington and Fuller made all the difference, inspiring Stoke after the visitors had taken a two-goal lead through Vaughan scoring the first from 25 yards, and then taking the corner from which Clarke nodded in.

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Lawrence should have kicked off the comeback from the penalty spot after Tuncay was bundled over by Alex Baptiste and Ashley Asthma, but it was beaten away by keeper Matthew Gilks.

But Higgingbotham rose to meet a corner before Fuller took over - first setting up Etherington to equalise before putting Stoke ahead himself after good work by Tuncay.

Pulis thanks fans for lifting Stoke players

The Britannia Stadium might have thought that was it before Burgess's late intervention, and yet there was still time for Griffin to drive forward and fire past Gilks from the edge of the area at the death.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stoke 4-3 Blackpool FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Higginbotham 75
  • Etherington 78
  • Fuller 80
  • Griffin 90+6
  • Vaughan 40
  • Clarke 47
  • Burgess 81

Stoke

Substitutes

Blackpool

  • 21 Gilks
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 22 Eastham (Eardley 83)
  • 24 Edwards
  • 11 Vaughan
  • 14 Martin
  • 19 Emmanuel-Thomas (Bouazza 90+2)
  • 20 Bangura
  • 26 Adam yellow card
  • 07 Clarke
  • 09 Burgess

Substitutes

  • 13 Halstead,
  • 03 Crainey,
  • 05 Eardley,
  • 04 Southern,
  • 16 Bouazza,
  • 10 Ormerod,
  • 18 Euell
Ref: ProbertAtt: 13,957
STOKE
BLACKPOOL

Possession

  • Stoke 55%
  • Blackpool 45%

Attempts on target

  • Stoke 10
  • Blackpool 6

Attempts off target

  • Stoke 5
  • Blackpool 4

Corners

  • Stoke 7
  • Blackpool 4

Fouls

  • Stoke 7
  • Blackpool 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:02 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+5:37 GOAL - Andy GriffinStoke 4 - 3 Blackpool Andy Griffin finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 4-3 Blackpool.
  • 90:00+3:35 Danny Pugh is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
  • 90:00+0:50 Danny Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:50 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Hameur Bouazza coming on for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 90:00+0:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Adam on Danny Pugh.
  • 89:57 Andy Wilkinson fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:20 Michael Tonge takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks. Short corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
  • 86:56 Danny Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 84:46 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 84:23 The official flags Matthew Etherington offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neal Eardley.
  • 82:35 The official flags Tuncay Sanli offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:07 Substitution Neal Eardley is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Eastham.
  • 80:52 The assist for the goal came from Joe Martin.
  • 80:52 GOAL - Ben BurgessStoke 3 - 3 Blackpool Ben Burgess finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Stoke 3-3 Blackpool.
  • 79:21 Tuncay Sanli provided the assist for the goal.
  • 79:21 GOAL - Ricardo FullerStoke 3 - 2 Blackpool Ricardo Fuller finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 3-2 Blackpool.
  • 77:50 Assist by Tuncay Sanli.
  • 77:50 GOAL - Matthew EtheringtonStoke 2 - 2 Blackpool Matthew Etherington grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Stoke 2-2 Blackpool.
  • 76:54 Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:54 Booking Andy Griffin is booked.
  • 76:43 Foul by Andy Griffin on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, free kick awarded.
  • 76:20 The referee blows for offside against Matthew Etherington. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 74:09 The assist for the goal came from Matthew Etherington.
  • 74:09 GOAL - Danny HigginbothamStoke 1 - 2 Blackpool Danny Higginbotham finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Stoke 1-2 Blackpool.
  • 73:40 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington,
  • 72:57 Billy Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Wilkinson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Lawrence from right wing, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
  • 71:34 Shot from deep inside the area by Tuncay Sanli goes over the bar.
  • 70:58 Andy Wilkinson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 70:14 Handball by Ashley Eastham. Direct free kick taken by Tuncay Sanli.
  • 69:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 65:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Etherington on Charlie Adam. Charlie Adam fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 63:23 Substitution Matthew Etherington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Soares.
  • 63:23 Substitution Ricardo Fuller joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Beattie.
  • 61:21 Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Alex Baptiste.
  • 61:03 Shot by Charlie Adam from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 60:08 Effort on goal by James Beattie from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 57:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Beattie by David Vaughan. Tuncay Sanli produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 57:03 Booking Booking for Charlie Adam.
  • 55:39 Effort from just outside the area by James Beattie goes over the bar.
  • 54:12 Penalty taken by Liam Lawrence saved by Matthew Gilks. Stoke 0-2 Blackpool.
  • 54:12 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli by Rob Edwards.
  • 52:47 Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
  • 49:23 Liam Lawrence takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort on goal by James Beattie from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 46:41 Assist by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.
  • 46:41 GOAL - Billy ClarkeStoke 0 - 2 Blackpool Billy Clarke finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Stoke 0-2 Blackpool.
  • 46:02 Billy Clarke takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Vaughan,
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Michael Tonge on for Diego Arismendi.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:13 The first half comes to an end.
  • 41:44 Corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan, Andy Wilkinson manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:19 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Comfortable save by Matthew Gilks.
  • 39:41 GOAL - David VaughanStoke 0 - 1 Blackpool David Vaughan gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Blackpool.
  • 36:22 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Ben Burgess.
  • 34:44 Alhassan Bangura takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Vaughan, Danny Higginbotham makes a clearance. Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.
  • 33:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Burgess on Danny Pugh. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 31:22 Tom Soares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste. Free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
  • 30:26 Shot by Charlie Adam from a long way out goes over the net.
  • 28:25 Corner from the right by-line taken by David Vaughan, Liam Lawrence manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Eastham by James Beattie. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.
  • 26:27 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 25:58 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tuncay Sanli. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Diego Arismendi on David Vaughan. Free kick taken by Joe Martin. Leon Cort challenges Billy Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:10 Liam Lawrence is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
  • 18:01 Leon Cort fouled by Ben Burgess, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 15:48 Andy Griffin fouled by Ashley Eastham, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Liam Lawrence from the free kick.
  • 14:38 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Burgess. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:50 The offside flag is raised against Ben Burgess. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.
  • 10:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Martin by Danny Pugh. Joe Martin takes the direct free kick.
  • 8:33 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line.
  • 4:21 The referee blows for offside against Andy Griffin. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Burgess on Liam Lawrence. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.
  • 2:30 Ben Burgess concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Cort. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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