Sunday, 28 August 2011

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 Blackpool 1

Crystal Palace substitute Glenn Murray struck a second-half equaliser to deny Blackpool victory in their npower Championship match at Selhurst Park.Blackpool went close inside the third minute when veteran striker Brett Ormerod hit a 12-yard shot which drew a fine parried save from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.Darren Ambrose then fired over from distance for Crystal Palace before Baptiste opened the scoring four minutes before the break when he swept home a right-footed shot from six yards after connecting sweetly with Barry Ferguson's cross.In the 67th minute, veteran Blackpool striker Kevin Phillips produced a weak shot from 12 yards when he should have done better and Palace's Dean Moxey then hit the bar from distance.Murray then entered the action and soon had a header saved by Gilks before he equalised in the 79th minute. Moxey crossed from the left flank and Murray arrived to sweep the ball home right-footed.Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern and Murray then both went close from distance but neither side could find a winner.

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