The official website for European football

Blackpool buoyant after Liverpool double

Published: Wednesday 12 January 2011, 23.05CET
Blackpool FC defeated Liverpool FC 2-1 in Kenny Dalglish's first league game at the helm in nearly 20 years while Arsenal FC came unstuck in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.
Blackpool buoyant after Liverpool double
Gary Taylor-Fletcher opens the scoring for Blackpool ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 12 January 2011, 23.05CET

Blackpool buoyant after Liverpool double

Blackpool FC defeated Liverpool FC 2-1 in Kenny Dalglish's first league game at the helm in nearly 20 years while Arsenal FC came unstuck in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

Kenny Dalglish's first league game in charge of Liverpool FC for almost 20 years ended in a 2-1 defeat by Blackpool FC on a night when Arsenal FC were surprised in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.

Proceedings had started well for Dalglish and Co when Fernando Torres received Martin Kelly's pass, advanced into the area and rifled in the opener from a tight angle after three minutes. Blackpool, who beat their opponents by the same score earlier in the campaign at Anfield, were soon level, however, through Gary Taylor-Fletcher's composed finish.

The home side then consigned Liverpool to their fourth defeat in five league games on 69 minutes, the unmarked DJ Campbell heading in his fifth goal in as many games. Blackpool rise to ninth as a result, with the Reds sliding to 13th – four points above the relegation zone.

In the second League Cup semi-final, second-tier Ipswich Town FC caused a surprise by defeating a strong Arsenal FC team 1-0 in the first leg at home. The Suffolk team, beaten 7-0 by Chelsea FC in the FA Cup on Sunday, gained a narrow advantage to take into the return on 25 January when Tamás Priskin broke the visitors' offside trap and coolly stroked past Wojciech Szczęsny 12 minutes from time.

Results

Standings

Photo gallery

Last updated: 13/01/11 9.16CET

Results

English Premier League 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

12/01/2011

BlackpoolBlackpool2-1LiverpoolLiverpool

Taylor-Fletcher 12, Campbell 69

Torres 3

Venue: Blackpool

Standings

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=eng/news/newsid=1585657.html#blackpool+buoyant+after+liverpool+double

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.