Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Blackpool: Match Report

BLACKPOOL ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: DJ Campbell of Blackpool battles for the ball with Sebastien Bassong of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Bloomfield Road on February 22 2011 in Blackpool England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Tuesday, Tottenham Hotspur and Blackpool locked horns on a cold night at Broomfield Road in the Barclays Premier League. Blackpool have scored in every home game in the league this season and they maintained their record early, in the 18th minute. Sebestian Bassong followed DJ Campbell into the penalty area and then clumsily tumbled over Campbell, who then fell under Bassong's challenge. Reported Tottenham transfer target Charlie Adam stepped up and duly converted the penalty with aplomb.

The Seasiders soon doubled their lead just before half-time in the 44th minute through DJ Campbell. James Beattie was out on the right side of midfield and whipped in a vicious cross for his teammate Campbell to flick home. Blackpool's second goal was just reward for a lightning quick counter-attack and their endeavour since kick off. Tottenham were in a state of shock.

In the second half, Jermaine Jenas was brought on in place of Wilson Palacios. Tottenham soon began to assert themselves and test Richard Kingson in the Blackpool goal.

However, Blackpool extended their lead in the 80th minute through Brett Ormerod. Benoit Assou-Ekotto was found wanting in the Tottenham penalty area. Assou-Ekotto thought he had more time than he actually had, turned with the ball, only to find Ormerod pounce and slide the ball home. Tottenham were left in a further state of shock.

The abruptness of Blackpool's three goals pushed Tottenham's attack into a prolonged onslaught. Tottenham finally got on the score sheet through their Russian striker, Roman Pavlyuchenko in the 92nd minute. His goal bound shot took a wild deflection off and floated past Kingson.

In the end, it was Blackpool who took all the points and brought high flying Tottenham back to earth with a bump.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Join Cartilage Free Captain

You must be a member of Cartilage Free Captain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cartilage Free Captain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker