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  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 15,594
PalacePalacevBlackpoolBlackpool
2
  • Garvan, 52
  • Murray, 64
2
  • Delfouneso, 37
  • Dicko, 89

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Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 2.

90+5 mins:Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+5 mins:Attempt saved. Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90+1 mins:Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

90+1 mins:Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. Dean Moxey replaces Yannick Bolasie.

89 mins:Nouha Dicko (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 2. Nouha Dicko (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

88 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Kevin Phillips replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

86 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

86 mins:Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

82 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. André Moritz tries a through ball, but André Moritz is caught offside.

81 mins:Foul by Wesley Thomas (Blackpool).

81 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

79 mins:Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79 mins:Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

79 mins:Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Alex Baptiste (Blackpool).

78 mins:Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

78 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Attempt missed. André Moritz (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

75 mins:Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75 mins:Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

75 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Nouha Dicko replaces Tiago Gomes.

73 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Ludovic Sylvestre replaces Ángel.

73 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

73 mins:Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

73 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Tiago Gomes (Blackpool).

72 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

70 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

69 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

69 mins:Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

67 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

66 mins:Hand ball by André Moritz (Crystal Palace).

65 mins:Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

65 mins:Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Blackpool 1. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) header from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

60 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

59 mins:Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

59 mins:Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

56 mins:Substitution, Crystal Palace. André Moritz replaces Darcy Blake.

55 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

54 mins:Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

53 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Blackpool 1. Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

51 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

49 mins:Attempt blocked. Stephen Crainey (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48 mins:Darcy Blake (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48 mins:Foul by Darcy Blake (Crystal Palace).

48 mins:Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

46 mins:Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

46 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

46 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Crystal Palace 0, Blackpool 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Blackpool 1.

45+2 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Owen Garvan tries a through ball, but Owen Garvan is caught offside.

44 mins:Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Owen Garvan.

41 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

40 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

39 mins:Attempt saved. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

37 mins:Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Blackpool 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

36 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

35 mins:Foul by Alex Baptiste (Blackpool).

35 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

33 mins:Stephen Crainey (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33 mins:Foul by Stephen Crainey (Blackpool).

33 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by Tiago Gomes (Blackpool).

29 mins:Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

24 mins:Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

24 mins:Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

23 mins:Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

21 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Kagisho Dikgacoi tries a through ball, but Kagisho Dikgacoi is caught offside.

19 mins:Hand ball by Wesley Thomas (Blackpool).

18 mins:Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18 mins:Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

18 mins:Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Corner, Crystal Palace.

17 mins:Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

17 mins:Darcy Blake (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Ángel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15 mins:Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

15 mins:Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

13 mins:Foul by Wesley Thomas (Blackpool).

13 mins:Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

9 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

8 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Owen Garvan tries a through ball, but Owen Garvan is caught offside.

7 mins:Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.

6 mins:Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

6 mins:Owen Garvan (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Attempt missed. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso with a cross.

1 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 8 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Selhurst Park
  • Attendance: 15,594
PalacePalacevBlackpoolBlackpool
2
  • Garvan, 52
  • Murray, 64
2
  • Delfouneso, 37
  • Dicko, 89

match report

Blackpool substitute Nouha Dicko struck in the 89th minute to dramatically deny Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway a win in a 2-2 Selhurst Park draw against his former employers.

Nathan Delfouneso gave the visitors a lead their first-half dominance fully merited but Seasiders boss Michael Appleton was left to rue chances passed up by Wes Thomas and Thomas Ince.

Owen Garvan rounded off a clinical Palace counter-attack to level matters early in the second period and, after the same player tested the crossbar, Glenn Murray headed his 18th goal of the season.

That seemed enough to close Palace to within a point of npower Championship leaders Cardiff until Dicko - a man Holloway christened as a "super sub" earlier this season - converted Wes Thomas' drilled cross.

Fellow substitutes Kevin Phillips and Ludo Sylvestre went close as Blackpool finished the stronger but had to settle for a fifth draw in six unbeaten games under Appleton.

Seemingly intent on proving a point to their former boss, Blackpool flew out of the blocks and fashioned three openings inside the first four minutes with Craig Cathcart, Isaiah Osbourne and on-loan Bournemouth striker Thomas all going close

Palace's defence proceeded to repel a steady diet of corners as Blackpool dominated possession, but the hosts threatened to take an undeserved lead in the 25th minute when Garvan launched a swift counter-attack, and Wilfried Zaha drew a sharp stop from Matt Gilks.

Mile Jedinak struck a pass against Eagles team-mate Damien Delaney to leave Thomas through on goal, but he sliced wastefully high and wide.

His blushes were spared in the 37th minute when Pool defender Alex Baptiste broke up a Palace attack and released Ince to cut inside and whip a vicious ball across the six-yard box, where Delfouneso stole in at the back post to nod home.

Thomas could not repeat the trick when Delfouneso turned provider and there was still time before the interval for Ince to latch on to a Tiago Gomes flick and blaze over.

They were misses Blackpool would live to regret as Palace levelled seven minutes into the second period. Yannick Bolasie collected Zaha's overhit cross, and when he sent the ball back into the box from the left, Garvan was on hand to head past Gilks.

A minute later Garvan was inches away from a second, rattling the crossbar from a 25-yard free-kick after Delfouneso felled Zaha, but Palace completed the turnaround in the 64th minute.

Garvan collected Zaha's pass to clip a cross to the far post. Murray was left with plenty to do, moving away from goal, but executed his header back across Gilks to perfection.

Dicko lashed an earlier opportunity narrowly wide before sparking jubilant celebrations among the travelling support by applying the finishing touch when Thomas drove the Palace defence backwards. Darcy Blake recovered from illness to replace Joel Ward in the Crystal Palace defence, while Blackpool midfielder Angel Martinez earned a recall due to Chris Basham's one-match ban for collecting five yellow cards.

team line-up

1Julian Speroni
28Peter Ramage
27Damien Delaney
7Yannick Bolasie90
10Owen Garvan
4Jonathan Parr
15Mile Jedinak
14Darcy Blake56
8Kagisho Dikgacoi
17Glenn Murray
16Wilfried Zaha

substitutes

33Daniel Gabbidon
22Stuart O'Keefe
19Jermaine Easter
30André Moritz56
18Aaron Wilbraham
21Dean Moxey90
34Lewis Price

referee

Keith Stroud

team line-up

1Matthew Gilks
42Kirk Broadfoot
20Craig Cathcart
3Stephen Crainey
15Alex Baptiste
8Tiago Gomes73
31Ángel73
18Isaiah Osbourne
11Thomas Ince
39Wesley Thomas
40Nathan Delfouneso88

substitutes

9Kevin Phillips88
33Robert Harris
5Neal Eardley
38Nouha Dicko73
14Ludovic Sylvestre73
41Nathan Eccleston
21Mark Halstead

referee

Keith Stroud

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target44
shots off target56
corners77
tackles won00
offsides90