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England - FA Cup
January 15, 2013
• Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, Lancashire
Referee: A. Marriner
• Attendance: 8706
N. Delfouneso 82'
K. Richardson 90'+
B. Hangeland 116'
Here's Tom Marshall-Bailey for one last time: "Full-time and Fulham eventually progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to goals from Kieran Richardson and Brede Hangeland. They needed extra-time to see off the dogged spirit of Blackpool, who thought they had won it when Nathan Delfouneso struck with eight minutes left. It wasn't to be however, as Richardson netted with the final kick of the game before Hangeland stooped to nod in a Damien Duff corner."
Full-time: Blackpool 1-2 Fulham. Brilliant cup tie. The Tangerines can count themselves unlucky but a late goal in normal time and a late goal in extra-time see Martin Jol's side scrape through.
Blackpool are throwing the kitchen sink at Fulham but they are holding firm with moments left.
Assist Damien Duff
Goal Brede Hangeland
Goal!!! Fulham look like they have nicked the game. Hangeland with a looping header. What a match this has been.
Richardson drags his shot wide from outside the box as Fulham go close to nicking the game.
Eardley gets down the right and produces a cross. Taylor-Fletcher gets on the end of it but shoots straight at Schwarzer.
Baptiste gets yet another clearance in, again foiling Dejegah.
Back underway at Bloomfield Road and Ince is offside almost immediately.
Here's Tom Marshall-Bailey: "Half-time in extra-time and it is still level, it appears destined for penalties, with both sides proving wasteful in front of goal with Kirk Broadfoot missing the most glaring chance, after Mark Schwarzer had spilled, while Hugo Rodallege has yet to find his shooting boots, which could ultimately prove costly for Martin Jol's side, who have been much the better outfit here."
It's gone end-to-end again. Dejagah forces Gilks into a save. He responded well as he has not had a shot to save for a while.
Likewise Gomes down at the other end. His shot goes wide of the post. It looks destined for pens this one.
Richardson clears the bar from inside the area when he should have done a lot better.
Yellow Card Alex Baptiste
Baptiste has been penalised for a handball and he receives a yellow card. First mistake all night for the defender.
Alex Baptiste has been sensational tonight at the back and he gets another block in, this time from Rodallega.
Gomes forces Schwarzer into a save. He has played well since coming on as a substitute.
Long range effort from Ince goes just wide from Schwarzer. He has been Blackpool's main outlet all night.
Richardson twice clears from Gomes' deliveries. He has made his mark since coming on.
Back underway in extra-time. Ince shoots straight at Schwarzer. Good start by Blackpool.
90' + 5'
There will be a further 30 minutes of action to determine who will go through. If it is level at the end, then it will go to penalties.
90' + 4'
Goal Kieran Richardson
Goal!!! Unbelievable scenes. Moments after being booked, Richardson levels for Fulham. This is going to extra-time.
Yellow Card Sascha Riether
Yellow Card Kieran Richardson
Fulham's Keiran Richardson has been on the pitch two minutes and is booked. In other news, Martin Jol has stuck defender Brede Hangeland up front.
Blackpool go close to extending their lead through substitute Tiago Gomes but his shot drifts wide.
Fulham try and respond. Kacaniklic's cross is cleared by Broadfoot but only to Baird who fires over.
Assist Stephen Crainey
Goal Nathan Delfouneso
Goal!!! Schwarzer punches a defensive clearance straight to Delfouneso who doesn't have to think twice and buries it.
Ince decides to catch Schwarzer off-guard but the goalkeeper is having none of it and produces a good save.
That man Baptiste again. He gets up well to clear a Baird cross. He has been mightily impressive at the back tonight.
Eardley shoots from range but his effort goes over the bar.
More crosses coming from Fulham. Riether and Kacaniklic's deliveries confidently dealt with by Basham.
Stop in play as Baird is fouled by Chris Basham. In turn Basham is fouled by Petric. Crazy minute there.
Blackpool's turn to get some crosses into the box but nothing comes of Eardley's delivery.
Fulham are peppering the Blackpool box with crosses at the moment. Kacaniklic, Briggs and Dejagah have seen their crosses either cleared or saved. Something has to give soon.
Baptiste has made some brilliant blocks tonight. This time he gets in the way of Petric's shot.
Tom Marshall-Bailey has an update from Bloomfield Road: "That, you feel, may be the best chance Blackpool muster this evening as Tom Ince wastes a glorious opportunity to give his team the lead. Having sprung the offside trap, the Liverpool target somehow managed to dally on the ball long enough for Brede Hangeland to get across and, in the end, Mark Schwarzer was able to make an easy stop."
Riether and Dejagah have crosses cleared for Fulham.
In quick succession, Ince has crosses cleared by first Hangeland and then by Schwarzer as Blackpool edge closer to opening the scoring.
It's Fulham's turn to break and shoot. It's Briggs this time and his effort goes harmlessly wide of Gilks' post.
Schwarzer makes a fine save from Ince. This game is ebbing and flowing quite brilliantly.
Baptiste gets a decisive clearance from Briggs' corner and gets the ball to safety.
We are back underway at Bloomfield Road.
Extra-time beckons should no one get a winner in the second half.
Both teams have come close to scoring, with Fulham coming closer than Blackpool but neither have completely got a strangehold on the game.
Half-time: Blackpool 0-0 Fulham
Kacaniklic takes a shot but the ball is saved by Gilks on the stroke of half-time.
Rodallega again heads over the bar from a promising position.
Nathan Delfouneso shoots from the edge of the box and sees his effort sail over the crossbar.
Blackpool's turn for a corner and Ince's delivery is headed wide by Broadfoot as both teams come within a few inches of opening the scoring.
Chris Baird gets on the end of Karagounis' corner but can only head wide of the post. End-to-end this one.
Tom Marshall-Bailey brings us another update: "Blackpool begin to exert a bit of pressure on the Fulham goal and when the Cottagers try to play their way out the box, they are almost punished as Philippe Senderos and Mark Schwarzer both hesitate before the Swiss just about manages to sweep the ball away despite the advances of Nathan Eccleston. Fulham his straight back with Ashkan Dejagah and Hugo Rodallega both seeing efforts deflected behind for corners."
Hugo Rodallega heads over the crossbar from close range when he really should have done better.
Fulham come back on the break as this game starts to open up and Dejagah shoots at goal but Alex Baptiste does brilliant to get a block in.
Blackpool are starting to get a grip on the game and Hangeland has be aware of a cross from Neal Eardley.
First real chance for Blackpool. Taylor-Fletcher's shot is gathered by Schwarzer but it is a chance nonetheless.
Sascha Riether cross is met by Dejagah but his shot is well saved by Gilks.
Kacaniklic's drive from just inside the area goes wide of Gilks' goal to the relief of the majority of Bloomfield Road.
Fulham are getting closer. Ashkan Dejagah's cross is cleared to safety by Kirk Broadfoot. The resulting corner from Petric is cleared by Nathan Eccleston.
Tom Marshall-Bailey has another update from Bloomfield Road: "Fulham are slowly beginning to dominate proceedings and they finally muster a presentable chance after good work by Ashkan Dejagah. When the ball is rolled back to Mladen Petric, though, the Croatian snatches at the chance and skews horribly wide when he should have at least tested Matt Gilks."
Gilks is equal to another Kacaniklic centre as Fulham start to go up the gears.
Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks is forced into a save as Alex Kacaniklic crosses into the box.
Chances for Fulham. Mladen Petric goes close with two left-footed efforts which go narrowly over the bar.
More fouls, Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenging both Mark Schwarzer and Brede Hangeland unfairly, resulting in yet more free-kicks.
Again the referee stops play, this time Matthew Briggs the culprit, bringing down Thomas Ince.
Tom Marshall-Bailey reports from Bloomfield Road: "An end-to-end game so far, with both teams looking sloppy in possession at times but the home side look the most threatening going forward, with Nathan Eccleston and Tom Ince on both wings looking to get at their marker whenever possible.
Tentative start from both sides with referee Andre Marriner's whistle seeing more action than the football.
Blackpool's Thomas Ince delivers a testing cross into the box but Brede Hangeland does well and clears.
Giorgos Karagounis gives away a few early free-kicks for Fulham and play is resumed via Stephen Crainey.
We're underway at Bloomfield Road.
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Briggs; Dejagah, Karagounis, Baird, Kacaniklic; Rodallega, Petric. Subs: Stockdale, Riise, Hughes, Grimmer, Richardson, Duff, Kasami.
Here's your team news. Blackpool: Gilks; Eardley, Baptiste, Broadfoot, Crainey; Ince, Basham, Osbourne, Delfouneso; Taylor-Fletcher, Eccleston. Subs: Halstead; Cathcart, Harris, Gomes, Sylvestre, Angel, K Phillips.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the FA Cup third round replay between Blackpool and Fulham.
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