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  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance: 16,832
HuddersfieldHuddersfieldvBlackpoolBlackpool
1
  • Gerrard, 66
1
  • Delfouneso, 90+3

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Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Blackpool 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Blackpool 1.

90+3 mins:Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Blackpool 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner.

90 mins:Foul by Stephen Crainey (Blackpool).

90 mins:James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Attempt missed. Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Crainey with a cross.

88 mins:Foul by Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town).

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

86 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Kevin Phillips replaces Tiago Gomes.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso tries a through ball, but Nathan Delfouneso is caught offside.

81 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Nouha Dicko replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

81 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Adam Hammill replaces Sean Scannell.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box is too high.

73 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

70 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Wesley Thomas.

66 mins:Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Blackpool 0. Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

65 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

65 mins:Stephen Crainey (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

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

64 mins:Hand ball by Alex Baptiste (Blackpool).

63 mins:Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63 mins:Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

63 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

56 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Wesley Thomas tries a through ball, but Wesley Thomas is caught offside.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

53 mins:Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Chris Atkinson replaces Oliver Norwood.

52 mins:Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces Calum Woods.

50 mins:Foul by Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town).

50 mins:Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jermaine Beckford tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

49 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Blackpool 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Blackpool 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

45+2 mins:Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

45+2 mins:Foul by Wesley Thomas (Blackpool).

45+2 mins:Jack Hunt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

44 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

42 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but James Vaughan is caught offside.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

35 mins:Foul by Keith Southern (Huddersfield Town).

35 mins:Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

28 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

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

18 mins:Attempt missed. Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

17 mins:Corner, Huddersfield Town.

16 mins:Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

16 mins:Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Wesley Thomas (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

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

6 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

4 mins:Hand ball by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

3 mins:Offside, Huddersfield Town. Jermaine Beckford tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Galpharm Stadium
  • Attendance: 16,832
HuddersfieldHuddersfieldvBlackpoolBlackpool
1
  • Gerrard, 66
1
  • Delfouneso, 90+3

match report

Substitute Nathan Delfouneso struck deep in stoppage time for Blackpool to deny Huddersfield a first win in eight games as an entertaining Championship clash finished 1-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

Anthony Gerrard's first goal for the club looked to have ended Huddersfield's barren run but the Seasiders were excellent value for at least a point.

Blackpool should have been out of sight by half-time, with the home side unable to find a method of breaking up their stylish attacking play.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher wasted two glorious openings in the first 90 seconds against his former club. Chris Basham played him in with the first move of the game, but the 31-year-old miscued his shot high and wide with only goalkeeper Alex Smithies to beat.

Liverpool target Thomas Ince played in Tiago Gomes after six minutes, but the Portuguese midfielder had his effort blocked by home captain Peter Clarke.

A minute later Ince played glorious one-twos with Gomes and Taylor-Fletcher as the visitors broke from halfway, but the winger fired over from the edge of the box.

Thomas drilled wide after 14 minutes as Blackpool's relentless pressure continued, while Huddersfield's best moment of the first half came when Sean Scannell's low cross deflected to the feet of James Vaughan, only for the Norwich loanee to fail to get the ball under control allowing Blackpool to clear their lines.

Clarke's miscued clearance fell to Osbourne and Ince played in Thomas, who curled over from 12 yards, while moments later Alex Baptiste fluffed his lines when a Stephen Crainey corner fell to him in the six-yard box and the right-back shot harmlessly over the crossbar.

Ince finally managed to beat Smithies five minutes before half-time, but full-back Calum Woods was on hand to clear off the line, before Anthony Gerrard turned Alex Baptiste's cross just wide of his own post.

Gerrard made Blackpool pay for their profligacy on 66 minutes when he rose highest to head home Adam Clayton's corner.

But late on Ince showed why Liverpool are eager to land the 20-year-old in January as he wove past two players to get to the by-line and cut back for Delfouneso, who made no mistake from six yards.

team line-up

1Alex Smithies
6Anthony Gerrard
32Jack Hunt
2Calum Woods52
5Peter Clarke
24Keith Southern
8Adam Clayton
4Oliver Norwood52
21Jermaine Beckford
18James Vaughan
7Sean Scannell81

substitutes

15Murray Wallace52
31Chris Atkinson52
16Scott Arfield
9Lee Novak
20Simon Church
13Ian Bennett
14Adam Hammill81

referee

Nigel Miller

team line-up

1Matthew Gilks
17Chris Basham
15Alex Baptiste
3Stephen Crainey
20Craig Cathcart
42Kirk Broadfoot
18Isaiah Osbourne
8Tiago Gomes86
39Wesley Thomas70
12Gary Taylor-Fletcher81
11Thomas Ince

substitutes

9Kevin Phillips86
33Robert Harris
40Nathan Delfouneso70
31┴ngel
21Mark Halstead
38Nouha Dicko81
5Neal Eardley

referee

Nigel Miller

match stats

possession %3366
shots on target15
shots off target29
corners36
tackles won00
offsides32