Saturday 5 January 2013, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
FA Cup
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Karagounis 80'
Blackpool
1
Sylvestre 60'
A 1-1 draw between Fulham and Blackpool on Saturday afternoon ensured our Third Round FA Cup with Budweiser tie went to a Replay.

80' Goal

Giorgos Karagounis

53' Yellow Card

Matthew Briggs Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Ashkan Dejagah

70' Substitution

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

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kerim Frei
Off:Matthew Briggs

60' Goal

Ludovic Sylvestre
Assist by Nathan Delfouneso

17' Yellow Card

Chris Basham Card was given for a foul

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Crainey
Off:Robert Harris

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nathan Eccleston
Off:Kevin Phillips

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A 1-1 draw between Fulham and Blackpool on Saturday afternoon ensured our Third Round FA Cup with Budweiser tie went to a Replay.

After a goalless first half, Ludovic Sylvestre gave the away side the lead on the hour mark, before Giorgos Karagounis smashed home a fine equaliser with the clock ticking down.

The Whites had the better of the play but we came up against an organised Blackpool team who did well to frustrate throughout.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between in the tie and it came as a massive relief to the home crowd when Karagounis volleyed home with aplomb for his first Fulham goal.

Martin Jol named a strong side for the visit of the npower Championship outfit, keeping the same XI that started the 2-1 win at The Hawthorns on New Year’s Day.

After a tentative opening period with both sides looking to control the game in midfield, it was the Whites who first came close to opening the scoring after eight minutes. A clever lofted pass by Brede Hangeland found Dimitar Berbatov in the area and the subsequent Blackpool tackle that came in nearly saw the ball roll inside the far post. Unfortunately, it went just the wrong side for a corner.

Only a fine David Stockdale save prevented the away side from taking a shock lead four minutes later. Veteran striker Kevin Phillips held the ball up well in the penalty area before laying off to Thomas Ince whose venomous shot looked in all the way, only for Stockdale to superbly palm over for a corner.

The Whites were awarded a free-kick in a decent area on 17 minutes after Bryan Ruiz was scythed down after ghosting beyond two Tangerine shirts. The dead-ball situation had Ruiz written all over it and the playmaker didn’t disappoint with his effort, bending a sumptuous shot towards the far post that Matt Gilks did well to tip behind for a corner.

Fulham were pressing and went close once again a few minutes later. Alexander Kacaniklic’s quick feet saw him create space inside the penalty area in front of the Putney End and he found Ashkan Dejagah with his cross, only for the Iran international to fire narrowly wide.

Despite the home side dominating matters, the Seasiders weren’t without their threat and only a last-gasp Steve Sidwell tackle prevented Sylvestre from taking a shot on 10 yards from goal after Phillips had played him in.

Neat interplay between Berbatov and Ruiz on 29 minutes saw the former play in Kacaniklic down the left. The winger cut inside onto his right foot and unleashed a well-struck strike but it was always rising and never caused Gilks any real concern.

Ince and Phillips were the visitors’ biggest threats and the pair linked up again on the half-hour mark as the 39-year-old striker flicked the ball to Ince who drew another good save from Stockdale.

Matthew Briggs was proving a useful outlet down the left and the young full-back did well to control a high ball on the edge of the box on 41 minutes, before he volleyed just over the angle of crossbar and post.

Nine minutes into the second period Jol looked to introduce a different attacking impetus as Hugo Rodallega entered the action as a replacement for Dejagah.

The first meaningful attack of the half resulted in the first goal as Blackpool took the lead – although it wasn’t without its controversy. Phillips appeared to control the ball with his arm in the middle of the park before feeding Nathan Delfouneso down the left. The attacker held the ball up well before laying off to Sylvestre who coolly opened up his body to finish beyond Stockdale’s reach and inside the far post.

Fulham were struggling to find a rhythm and a dragged Sidwell effort on 68 minutes was their first response to the Tangerines’ goal. Jol played his next card moments later as Kieran Richardson came on for Kacaniklic, before then replacing Briggs with Kerim Frei.

The Whites needed something special and that necessary moment of magic was provided by Karagounis on 80 minutes. Ruiz’s corner was cleared only as far as the Greek on the edge of the area and the 35-year-old smashed a beautiful volley over Gilks and just under the bar at the far post to equalise for Fulham.

Encouraged by a vociferous crowd, the home side pushed for a winner and Richardson went on a purposeful run with five minutes remaining, only to drag his shot wide. And the Whites went within a whisker of nicking the win two minutes later. Richardson delivered an inch-perfect cross which Ruiz headed back across goal and against the crossbar.

Rodallega went close as we entered stoppage time and probably will feel he should have done better when he headed Ruiz’s cross wide in what proved to be the last chance of the match.

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup with Budweiser

Date: Saturday 5 January 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 14,473

Referee: Lee Mason

Fulham

Line-up: Stockdale; Riether, Hughes, Briggs (Frei 72'), Hangeland; Sidwell, Karagounis, Dejagah (Rodallega 54'), Kacaniklic (Richardson 70'); Berbatov; Ruiz

Unused substitutes: Somogyi, Senderos, Baird, Kasami

Manager: Martin Jol

Blackpool

Line-up: Gilks; Harris (Crainey 81'), Broadfoot, Baptiste, Eardley; Delfouneso, Sylvestre; Basham, Osbourne, Ince; Kevin Phillips (Eccleston 90')

Unused substitutes: Halstead, Cathcart, Tiago Gomes, Bruna, Ángel

Manager: Michael Appleton

Goals
1
1
Total Shots
19
13
Shots On Target
3
5
Passing Accuracy
88%
73%
Fouls
10
10
Corners
9
4
Offsides
5
3
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
Substitutes
  • 22Csaba Somogyi
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 21Kerim Frei
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Blackpool (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Matthew Gilks
  • 33Robert Harris
  • 42Kirk Broadfoot
  • 15Alex Baptiste
  • 5Neal Eardley
  • 40Nathan Delfouneso
  • 14Ludovic Sylvestre
  • 17Chris Basham
  • 18Isaiah Osbourne
  • 11Thomas Ince
  • 9Kevin Phillips
Substitutes
  • 21Mark Halstead
  • 3Stephen Crainey
  • 20Craig Cathcart
  • 8Tiago Gomes
  • 23Gerardo Bruna
  • 31Ángel
  • 41Nathan Eccleston
Manager
  • Michael Appleton
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, Fulham 1, Blackpool 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Blackpool 1.
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Eccleston replaces Kevin Phillips.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.
  • 88' Offside, Blackpool. Chris Basham tries a through ball, but Kevin Phillips is caught offside.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kerim Frei with a cross following a corner.
  • 87' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Neal Eardley.
  • 87' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kieran Richardson with a cross.
  • 86' Offside, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Brede Hangeland.
  • 83' Offside, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 82' Offside, Blackpool. Neal Eardley tries a through ball, but Thomas Ince is caught offside.
  • 81' Substitution, Blackpool. Stephen Crainey replaces Robert Harris.
  • 80' Goal! Fulham 1, Blackpool 1. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner following a corner.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Harris.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Harris.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Basham.
  • 77' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 77' Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Offside, Fulham. Giorgos Karagounis tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Robert Harris (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Phillips.
  • 73' Attempt saved. Kerim Frei (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Richardson.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Kerim Frei replaces Matthew Briggs.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Kieran Richardson replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 70' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 70' Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
  • 69' Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.
  • 68' Offside, Blackpool. Robert Harris tries a through ball, but Kevin Phillips is caught offside.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Briggs.
  • 61' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.
  • 60' 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' Attempt blocked. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 57' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 57' Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Offside, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 53' Matthew Briggs (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 52' Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).
  • 52' Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
  • 50' Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).
  • 50' Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Harris.
  • 46' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Robert Harris (Blackpool).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Blackpool 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Blackpool 0.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ludovic Sylvestre.
  • 44' Hand ball by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Matthew Briggs (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 37' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.
  • 36' Foul by Matthew Briggs (Fulham).
  • 36' Alex Baptiste (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 33' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 33' Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Neal Eardley (Blackpool) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high following a corner.
  • 30' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 30' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Phillips.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 26' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 25' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 25' Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 23' Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 23' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Neal Eardley.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 21' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Foul by Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool).
  • 20' Attempt missed. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic with a cross.
  • 18' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 17' Chris Basham (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 17' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Matthew Briggs (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 16' Hand ball by Ludovic Sylvestre (Blackpool).
  • 16' Foul by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • 16' Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Basham.
  • 13' Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Eardley.
  • 12' Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Basham.
  • 9' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
  • 8' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.
  • 6' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 6' Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 4' Offside, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov tries a through ball, but Ashkan Dejagah is caught offside.
  • 2' Foul by Neal Eardley (Blackpool).
  • 2' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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