West Brom 3 Blackpool 2: minute-by-minute

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A LATE goal from Peter Odemwingie broke Blackpool’s hearts in a Premier League thriller.

The striker got the better of Craig Cathcart to finish after Blackpool had superbly battled back into the game.

Vaughan put the Seasiders ahead early on with a fantastic left-footed strike before goals from Peter Odemwingie and James Morrison put the home side ahead.

Blackpool didn’t give up and thought they’d earned a well deserved point when Taylor-Fletcher finished a Matty Phillips cross with ten minutes to go.

However, the Seasiders failed to deal with a long ball forward and Odemwingie gave Kingson no chance from ten yards to seal the win for the Baggies.

Follow out minute-by-minute report below:

FULL TIME: WEST BROM 3 BLACKPOOL 2

91 mins: Ian Evatt half-volleys over from ten yards.

90 mins: Four minutes added time.

87 mins: GOAL FOR WEST BROM

Peter Odemwingie finished well after getting the better of Craig Cathcart.

85 mins: Graham Dorrans is replaced by Somen Tchoyi for West Brom.

81 mins: There’s been alot of talk about how well David Vaughan has been playing, but he’s been outstanding today in Blackpool’s midfield. He’s been everywhere.

LATEST: WEST BROM 2 BLACKPOOL 2

80 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL.

A well deserved goal for Blackpool as Gary Taylor-Fletcher finishes a superb move. David Vaughan released Phillips who crossed superbly into the path of Taylor-Fletcher. Well deserved.

79 mins: It’s all Blackpool here as the Seasiders have loads of the ball. Just lacking that killer pass at the moment.

76 mins: Luke Varney is replaced by Alex Baptiste for Blackpool. Another quiet afternoon for Varney despite alot of running, he needs a goal.

75 mins: Craig Cathcart is booked for a foul on Jerome Thomas.

72 mins: 25,316 is the crowd this afternoon.

72 mins: All out attack for Blackpool at the moment. There is no other reason why Ian Evatt would be charging down the left wing!

71 mins: Morrison is replaced by Simon Cox in West Brom’s attack.

70 mins: Another missed chance from James Morrison on the break. This time the striker scooped it over from 10 yards when he should really have scored.

68 mins: Neal Eardley is replaced by Brett Ormerod. Matty Phillips has gone to right back for Blackpool.

64 mins: Richard Kingson keeps Blackpool in the game with a fantastic save from Peter Odemingie.

63 mins: James Morrison scuffs one wide after a good turn inside the Blackpool box.

60 mins: End-to-end stuff here now at the Hawthorns. Blackpool are throwing men forward in search of a goal.

55 mins: David Vaughan is booked for a foul on Youssouf Mulumbu.

54 mins: Elliot Grandin is replaced by Matty Phillips in Blackpool’s midfield.

53 mins: James Morrison almost doubles West Brom’s lead as he forces a superb save from Richard Kingson.

LATEST: WEST BROM 2 BLACKPOOL 1

52 mins: GOAL FOR WEST BROM

James Morrison taps in from two yards after fantastic work from Jerome Thomas on the left wing. Typical after such a fantastic chance for Campbell a moment before at the other end.

50 mins: DJ Campbell misses a golden chance for Blackpool. He raced onto Charlie Adam’s pass but his shot drifted wide of the post. Glorious chance, as good as he’ll get this season.

45 mins: Back underway here.

HALF TIME: WEST BROM 1 BLACKPOOL 1

Apart from one moment of lapse defending it has been a good half for Blackpool. Ian Holloway will be glad to get in at half time level.

45 mins: One minute of time added on.

41 mins: Brilliant atmosphere inside the ground now. Big five minutes for Blackpool who need to keep it tight between now and half time.

LATEST: WEST BROM 1 BLACKPOOL 1

38 mins: GOAL TO WEST BROM.

Peter Odemwinbie beats Pool’s offside trap before calmly finishing past Richard Kingson. As the ball was played through Ian Evatt seemed to stop and the striker was never going to miss from there.

33 mins: Ian Holloway is giving fourth official Mark Halsey a right ear bashing so far this afternoon. The Pool boss feels his side have been on the wrong end of too many decisions so far this afternoon.

29 mins: Nice chip from James Morrison goes close for West Brom.

27 mins: A superb block from Stephen Crainey prevents West Brom from drawing level. A deep cross found Brunt at the back post who volley towards goal only for the Blackpool defender to block it on the line.

26 mins: Luke Varney races in on goal after a terrible mistake from Gabriel Thomas. Sadly the Pool striker’s left-footed shot was always rising.

24 mins: After an explosive start the game seems to have calmed down a bit, which will suit the Seasiders. Home fans starting to get frustrated. Yet another bunch of supporters who can’t understand why little old Blackpool are beating them!

16 mins: Good start for Blackpool against what look to be a very nervous West Brom side.

LATEST: WEST BROM 0 BLACKPOOL 1

11 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!

David Vaughan curls a sensational goal into the top corner to hand Blackpool the lead. The ball fell to the midfielder after West Brom failed to clear a corner and he took his time before picking his spot. SENSATIONAL stuff.

8 mins: Fantastic free-kick into the box by Charlie Adam is headed over his own goal by Chris Brunt. Brilliant delivery from the Pool skipper.

5 mins: Odemwingie looks lively for West Brom. This time the striker turned and shot wide from about 20 yards.

4 mins: Half chance for Chris Brunt on the volley at the back post for West Brom. He couldn’t keep Peter Odemwingie’s cross down though.

2 mins: Big chance for DJ Campbell to give Blackpool the perfect start. Craig Cathcart’s ball found Luke Varney who headed into the path of Campbell before the striker turned and shot just wide. Good chance

2:59pm: Very noisy travelling support behind the goal for Blackpool. Over 2,000 have made the trip from the North West.

2:58pm: The teams are out. Blackpool in their home kits of tangerine shirts, white shorts and tangerine socks.

Team news: BLACKPOOL have named an un-changed team as they take on West Bromwich Albion.

Ian Holloway has stuck with the side that beat Liverpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in midweek.

This means midfielder Elliot Grandin has shaken off a tight hamstring to take his places in the Seasiders’ line-up.

West Brom boss Roberto Di Matteo made three defensive changes from the side beaten in their last Barclays Premier League match at Fulham for the home clash with Blackpool.

Di Matteo axed keeper Scott Carson after his recent poor form and handed a first league start to Boaz Myhill.

In addition, centre-backs Gabriel Tamas and Paul Scharner were available after suspension and replaced Gianni Zuiverloon and James Hurst respectively.

Blackpool: Kingson, Eardley, Crainey, Evatt, Cathcart, Adam, Vaughan, Grandin, Taylor-Fletcher, Varney and Campbell.

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