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Thread: EPL: Blackpool thrash Spurs 3-1
02-23-2011, 11:41 AM #1
EPL: Blackpool thrash Spurs 3-1Tottenham's grip on fourth place in the Premier League was loosened by a 3-1 loss at Blackpool on Tuesday that enabled the home side to halt a six-match run without a win.
Blackpool captain Charlie Adam, who was close to joining Tottenham last month, netted the opener from the penalty spot.
DJ Campbell and Brett Ormerod scored further goals before Roman Pavlyuchenko's late consolation for Tottenham, which had won its last three league matches and beaten AC Milan in the Champions League last week.
Tottenham remains two points ahead of Chelsea, but the Blues have played a game less.
"We missed about 10 open goals and defended badly," Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said.
Blackpool, which moved five points clear of the relegation zone, soaked up early pressure before the breakthrough came when Sebastien Bassong fouled Campbell as the striker ran across the penalty area.
Adam fired the spot kick beyond diving goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes in the 18th minute.
Tottenham had a chance to level when Pavlyuchenko laid a pass to Steven Pienaar, but the South Africa midfielder's shot was blocked by Craig Cathcart.
Spurs went even closer soon after as Jermain Defoe clipped the ball goalward, but Cathcart was again on hand to avert the danger with a header off the line....being a human...