Tuesday 15 January 2013, 8:00pm at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
FA Cup
Blackpool
1
Delfouneso 82'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Richardson 90'+4; Hangeland 116'
Fulham’s FA Cup dreams continued as the Whites defeated Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road after extra-time.

82' Goal

Nathan Delfouneso

90' Yellow Card

Thomas Ince

101' Yellow Card

Alex Baptiste Card was given for a handball

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tiago Gomes
Off:Nathan Eccleston

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ludovic Sylvestre
Off:Isaiah Osbourne

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Cathcart
Off:Chris Basham

90'+4 Goal

Kieran Richardson

116' Goal

Brede Hangeland
Assist by Damien Duff

89' Yellow Card

Kieran Richardson Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Sascha Riether Card was given for a handball

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Hughes
Off:Philippe Senderos

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Damien Duff
Off:Mladen Petric

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kieran Richardson
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

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Fulham’s FA Cup with Budweiser dreams continued on Tuesday evening as the Whites defeated Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in a pulsating encounter.

Nathan Delfouneso’s late goal looked to have won it for Blackpool on a freezing cold night in Lancashire – where the thermometer was in negative figures throughout – only for Kieran Richardson to equalise with the last kick of the 90 minutes.

Extra-time ensued and penalties seemed inevitable until Brede Hangeland leapt highest with just minutes remaining to send the Whites through.

It was a dramatic and draining 120 minutes as the Whites set up a Fourth Round tie with either Manchester United or West Ham United.

Martin Jol made five changes from the side that drew with Wigan Athletic on Saturday, with Philippe Senderos, Matthew Briggs, Chris Baird, Ashkan Dejagah and Hugo Rodallega all given the nod. Influential forwards Dimitar Berbatov and Bryan Ruiz were rested ahead of the weekend’s crucial game away at Manchester City.

The Whites dominated possession in the opening stages without really threatening, although Blackpool – just like at the Cottage 10 days ago – looked dangerous on the break, with Thomas Ince and Nathan Eccleston providing pace down the flanks.

The first decent opening of the game came after 15 minutes. Rodallega’s speculative effort from 30 yards cannoned fortunately off a tangerine shirt and into the path of Dejagah down the right. The winger cut inside and found Mladen Petric who, unfortunately, got his shot all wrong as he sliced wide.

A neat counter attack from Fulham on 24 minutes saw us break after Briggs did well to head the ball clear to Giorgos Karagounis, who got Dejagah and Sascha Riether involved down the right. The latter found the Iran international, who controlled his shot well, but couldn’t get enough power on it to truly test Matt Gilks.

Blackpool responded immediately through Gary Taylor-Fletcher’s bending effort, but Mark Schwarzer was never going to be beaten by the forward’s attempt from distance.

There was a hairy moment for the Whites when Hangeland miscontrolled the ball in his own six-yard box and – as a combination of white and tangerine shirts sprinted towards the danger – Senderos got there first to clear to safety.

The game was beginning to show signs of life and Rodallega drew a great point-blank save from Gilks moments later after the ball dropped to him from Petric’s corner. The save led to another corner kick from which the Colombian again threatened – this time heading over.

The home side were struggling to deal with our corners and Baird came within a whisker of opening the scoring on 36 minutes. The Northern Ireland international escaped his marker to glance a header towards the far post from Karagounis’ set-piece – only to see it fall agonisingly the wrong side of the upright. The Seasiders showed that they, too, offered a similar threat when Chris Basham headed over from a corner a minute later.

The second half began at a decent tempo and Ince drew a routine save from Schwarzer after 49 minutes after running half the length of the pitch following a surrender of possession by Alexander Kacaniklic.

Chances were rare for either side and Petric may have been better off not attempting to head Dejagah’s shot goalwards on 70 minutes as the initial effort looked as though it was heading on target, whereas the deflection sent it harmlessly over. A minute later Jol made his first change of the game as Aaron Hughes came on to replace Senderos.

Lovely play by Baird and Petric on 76 minutes saw the ball worked to Rodallega who burst into the box before drawing another good save from Gilks with a well-struck effort from 10 yards.

The Whites were on top but could have fallen behind on 78 minutes when Basham’s drilled effort was heading in before Briggs got a crucial toe on the ball to send it wide of the post. Strangely, a goal-kick was awarded, at which point Damien Duff came on for Petric.

Fulham gave the ball away almost instantly, though, and it needed a fantastic fingertip save from Schwarzer to tip Ince’s rasping drive over the bar from 25 yards.

Blackpool had seized control for the first time in the game and they were rewarded with the opening goal on 82 minutes. Briggs’ clearance inside his own six-yard box went more up than out and Schwarzer’s subsequent attempted punch fell straight to Delfouneso who rolled into an empty net from close range.

Unsurprisingly the Seasiders sat men behind the ball from that point and our first attempt to draw level was a speculative Baird effort three minutes later which was always rising.

The Whites looked dead and buried but then a superb strike by Richardson deep into stoppage time meant the tie went into an additional 30 minutes. A hopeful ball was pumped into the box and after the Tangerines could only half clear, the Fulham substitute – a late replacement for Kacaniklic – rifled a volley in from 20 yards that squeezed just inside the near post to the delight of the vociferous 300-plus travelling Fulham fans.

In the first minute of extra-time, Rodallega burst through but couldn’t get his shot away under pressure from Alex Baptiste, before two excellent reflex saves from Schwarzer kept the score level shortly after.

Blackpool should really have regained the lead on 96 minutes. Substitute Tiago Gomes broke before drawing a save from Schwarzer which fell straight to Kirk Broadfoot – who had marauded forward – but the centre-back somehow blazed well over from five yards.

Fulham responded three minutes later when Dejagah’s shot from distance was deflected narrowly over for a corner, before Rodallega looped his header from Briggs’ deep cross into Gilks’ clutches.

A slick counter by the Whites on 103 minutes saw us take on the Tangerines’ backline three-on-three with Duff electing to feed Richardson down the left. Our goalscorer took a touch before shooting but couldn’t keep his effort down. Fulham had taken the initiative and Gilks was called into action a minute later to deny Dejagah a first goal for his new Club.

Hearts were in mouths on 111 minutes when a brilliant ball over the top sent Ince through one-on-one but the winger hit his effort straight at Schwarzer, who stood his ground well. The game was wide open and a minute later Taylor-Fletcher headed straight at our keeper when he had the goal at his mercy.

The Whites were next to come close and Richardson volleyed narrowly wide after Gilks failed to get enough distance on his punch following Baird’s free-kick.

Majestic footwork by Dejagah with four minutes remaining saw the winger jink into the box before seeing his powerful effort deflect wide for a corner – from which the Whites took the lead for the first time in the tie.

A brilliant delivery from Duff was begging to be attacked and Captain Hangeland duly obliged with a superb looping header.

Blackpool won a corner in the dying seconds but Fulham held on to seal their place in the next round of the famous competition.

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup with Budweiser

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2013
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 8,706

Referee: Andre Marriner

Blackpool

Line-up: Gilks; Eardley, Baptiste, Broadfoot, Crainey; Basham (Cathcart 89'), Osbourne (Sylvestre 78'); Ince, Delfouneso, Eccleston (Tiago Gomes 65'); Taylor-Fletcher

Unused substitutes: Halstead, Harris, Ángel, Kevin Phillips

Manager: Steve Thompson

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos (Hughes 71'), Hangeland, Briggs; Dejagah, Baird, Karagounis, Kacaniklic (Richardson 87'); Rodallega, Petric (Duff 78')

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, John Arne Riise, Grimmer, Kasami

Manager: Martin Jol

Goals
1
2
Total Shots
22
28
Shots On Target
9
8
Passing Accuracy
72%
85%
Fouls
15
11
Corners
7
12
Offsides
1
0
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Blackpool (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Matthew Gilks
  • 5Neal Eardley
  • 15Alex Baptiste
  • 42Kirk Broadfoot
  • 3Stephen Crainey
  • 17Chris Basham
  • 18Isaiah Osbourne
  • 11Thomas Ince
  • 40Nathan Delfouneso
  • 41Nathan Eccleston
  • 12Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Substitutes
  • 21Mark Halstead
  • 20Craig Cathcart
  • 33Robert Harris
  • 8Tiago Gomes
  • 14Ludovic Sylvestre
  • 31Ángel
  • 9Kevin Phillips
Manager
  • Steve Thompson
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 10Mladen Petric
Substitutes
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 44Jack Grimmer
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 16Damien Duff
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Blackpool 1, Fulham 2.
  • 120'+2' Second Half Extra Time ends, Blackpool 1, Fulham 2.
  • 120'+1' Attempt missed. Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 120' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.
  • 116' Goal! Blackpool 1, Fulham 2. Brede Hangeland (Fulham) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross following a corner.
  • 116' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.
  • 116' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 113' Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 112' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 112' Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).
  • 112' Attempt saved. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Eardley.
  • 111' Sascha Riether (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 111' Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).
  • 111' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Cathcart with a through ball.
  • 109' Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tiago Gomes with a cross following a corner.
  • 108' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 107' Offside, Blackpool. Gary Taylor-Fletcher tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.
  • Second Half Extra Time begins Blackpool 1, Fulham 1.
  • 105' First Half Extra Time ends, Blackpool 1, Fulham 1.
  • 105' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 105' Attempt saved. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Richardson.
  • 103' Attempt missed. Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.
  • 103' Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Damien Duff.
  • 102' Attempt missed. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 101' Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 101' Hand ball by Alex Baptiste (Blackpool).
  • 100' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Briggs.
  • 99' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Neal Eardley.
  • 99' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 98' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brede Hangeland with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
  • 98' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 98' Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).
  • 97' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.
  • 97' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 96' Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 96' Attempt saved. Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 95' Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher with a headed pass.
  • 94' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 94' Foul by Tiago Gomes (Blackpool).
  • 93' Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 93' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 92' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 92' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • First Half Extra Time begins Blackpool 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Blackpool 1, Fulham 1. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+3' Aaron Hughes (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 90'+3' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Aaron Hughes (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 90'+2' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90' Thomas Ince (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Substitution, Blackpool. Craig Cathcart replaces Chris Basham.
  • 89' Kieran Richardson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 89' Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Kieran Richardson replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Chris Baird (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 82' Goal! Blackpool 1, Fulham 0. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 80' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 80' Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
  • 78' Substitution, Blackpool. Ludovic Sylvestre replaces Isaiah Osbourne.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Damien Duff replaces Mladen Petric.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.
  • 76' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Baird.
  • 74' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 74' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
  • 73' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).
  • 72' Attempt missed. Neal Eardley (Blackpool) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.
  • 71' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 71' Tiago Gomes (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Aaron Hughes replaces Philippe Senderos.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Sascha Riether with a cross.
  • 67' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 67' Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Chris Baird (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
  • 65' Substitution, Blackpool. Tiago Gomes replaces Nathan Eccleston.
  • 61' Foul by Philippe Senderos (Fulham).
  • 61' Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neal Eardley with a cross.
  • 57' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 57' Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 54' Attempt missed. Mladen Petric (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sascha Riether with a cross.
  • 52' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 49' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Taylor-Fletcher with a through ball.
  • 47' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 47' Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Blackpool 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Neal Eardley.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis with a cross.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Ince.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross following a corner.
  • 38' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Chris Baird (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis with a cross following a corner.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis with a cross.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mladen Petric with a cross.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 25' Attempt saved. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Eccleston.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Eccleston.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 19' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 15' Attempt missed. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 12' Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 11' Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool).
  • 10' Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).
  • 10' Nathan Eccleston (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 4' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Nathan Eccleston (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.
  • 1' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 1' Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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