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  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Craven Cottage
FulhamFulhamvBlackpoolBlackpool
1
  • Karagounis, 80
1
  • Sylvestre, 60

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Match ends, Fulham 1, Blackpool 1.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Blackpool 1.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Eccleston replaces Kevin Phillips.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.

90+2 mins:Corner, Fulham.

88 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Kevin Phillips tries a through ball, but Kevin Phillips is caught offside.

88 mins:Corner, Fulham.

87 mins:Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the box.

86 mins:Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

83 mins:Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.

82 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Thomas Ince tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.

82 mins:Substitution, Blackpool. Stephen Crainey replaces Robert Harris.

80 mins:Goal! Fulham 1, Blackpool 1. Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

80 mins:Corner, Fulham.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

77 mins:Foul by Kerim Frei (Fulham).

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

76 mins:Offside, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Robert Harris (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Kerim Frei (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72 mins:Substitution, Fulham. Kerim Frei replaces Matthew Briggs.

71 mins:Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

70 mins:Substitution, Fulham. Kieran Richardson replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

70 mins:Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

70 mins:Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68 mins:Offside, Blackpool. Kevin Phillips tries a through ball, but Kevin Phillips is caught offside.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Corner, Fulham.

60 mins:Goal! Fulham 0, Blackpool 1. Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.

58 mins:Attempt blocked. Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55 mins:Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.

54 mins:Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Ashkan Dejagah.

53 mins:Matthew Briggs (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53 mins:Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).

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

52 mins:Foul by Robert Harris (Blackpool).

52 mins:Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).

50 mins:Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Corner, Fulham.

46 mins:Foul by Robert Harris (Blackpool).

46 mins:Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Fulham 0, Blackpool 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Fulham 0, Blackpool 0.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

44 mins:Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.

44 mins:Attempt blocked. Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42 mins:Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

36 mins:Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).

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

35 mins:Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

35 mins:Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

33 mins:Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).

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

30 mins:Attempt missed. Neal Eardley (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

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

28 mins:Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

25 mins:Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).

25 mins:Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23 mins:Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

23 mins:Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Corner, Fulham.

21 mins:Foul by Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool).

21 mins:Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

18 mins:Corner, Fulham.

18 mins:Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17 mins:Chris Basham (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

17 mins:Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt blocked. Matthew Briggs (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16 mins:Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15 mins:Corner, Fulham.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

13 mins:Corner, Blackpool.

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

9 mins:Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

9 mins:Giorgios Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Fulham.

6 mins:Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).

6 mins:Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Offside, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.

2 mins:Foul by Neal Eardley (Blackpool).

2 mins:Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Craven Cottage
FulhamFulhamvBlackpoolBlackpool
1
  • Karagounis, 80
1
  • Sylvestre, 60

match report

Giorgos Karagounis scored a late equaliser as Fulham denied Blackpool a famous FA Cup scalp in their third-round clash at Craven Cottage.

The Seasiders looked set to add another memorable chapter to their cup folklore - almost 60 years after Sir Stanley Matthews inspired their sole triumph - when Ludovic Sylvestre gave them a shock lead on the hour mark.

But veteran Greece midfielder Karagounis sent a stunning half-volley past Matt Gilks with ten minutes remaining to earn a replay for the Cottagers.

Blackpool's Thomas Ince started despite reportedly being on the brink of re-joining Liverpool, as did captain Alex Baptiste - said to be close to a move to Leicester.

Baptiste was in the thick of it early on, beating Dimitar Berbatov to Karagounis' fine ball only to almost turn it past his own goalkeeper. And it was not long before Ince got in on the act, blasting too close to David Stockdale from close range after a neat 13th-minute move and lay-off from Chris Basham.

Basham then lived up to his name by clattering into Bryan Ruiz, bringing a booking and almost further punishment when the victim's 20-yard free-kick was tipped wide by Gilks.

Back came the visitors, Sylvestre thwarted by Steve Sidwell's desperate tackle before a lovely backheel from the recalled Kevin Phillips set up Ince for another drive Stockdale could only palm behind.

Fulham's frustration was growing, their attempts becoming increasingly speculative before half-time, with manager Martin Jol waiting just nine minutes into the second half before throwing on Hugo Rodallega for Ashkan Dejagah.

The home side had certainly upped the tempo but their dominance was an illusion as Blackpool broke out to take the lead on the hour mark. Nathan Delfouneso had just seen a penalty appeal turned down when he again found himself on the left edge of the area, this time picking out Sylvestre, who rifled a low 18-yard drive into the corner of the net.

Cue a Fulham siege, Blackpool defending desperately to deny the likes of Ruiz and Berbatov before Jol sent on Kieran Richardson for Alex Kacaniklic and Kerim Frei for Matthew Briggs.

With ten minutes remaining, Blackpool thought they had cleared a corner but they did not reckon with Karagounis, who controlled the ball before unleashing an unstoppable dipping half-volley from the corner of the area, which sailed over the helpless Gilks.

It could easily have been followed by a winner but Ruiz's header from Richardson's cross hit the bar and then there was an injury-time miss - seemingly by Rodallega - from a corner as the Seasiders held on.

team line-up

13David Stockdale
18Aaron Hughes
27Sascha Riether
17Matthew Briggs72
5Brede Hangeland
31Alexander Kacaniklic70
14Giorgios Karagounis
7Steve Sidwell
9Dimitar Berbatov
24Ashkan Dejagah54
11Bryan Ruiz

substitutes

8Pajtim Kasami
20Hugo Rodallega54
6Chris Baird
22Csaba Somogyi
21Kerim Frei72
15Kieran Richardson70
4Philippe Senderos

referee

Lee Mason

team line-up

1Matthew Gilks
5Neal Eardley
17Chris Basham
15Alex Baptiste
42Kirk Broadfoot
33Robert Harris82
14Ludovic Sylvestre
18Isaiah Osbourne
40Nathan Delfouneso
9Kevin Phillips92
11Thomas Ince

substitutes

21Mark Halstead
23Gerardo Bruna
31┴ngel
8Tiago Gomes
41Nathan Eccleston92
3Stephen Crainey82
20Craig Cathcart

referee

Lee Mason

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target45
shots off target95
corners94
tackles won00
offsides63