On this Day 3 Jan 2004 & 2009

Last updated : 03 January 2012 By INOIT

135839-2Saturday 3rd January 2004

Aiyegbeni Yakubu's injury time winner broke Blackpool hearts after Scott Taylor had earlier notched his 6th FA Cup goal of the season at Fratton Park. Steve McMahon's men finally fell to the home side's pressure when Teddy Sheringham's header deep into injury time from a Matthew Taylor corner was saved by keeper Lee Jones only for fellow striker Yakubu Ayegbeni to ram home the rebound. Gareth Evans was sent off 2 minutes into stoppage time but it meant little as the final whistle was as good as blown. Blackpool boss Steve McMahon hailed football a "cruel game" after seeing his side slip to the 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat against Premiership Portsmouth.

Saturday 3rd January 2009

Torquay United had reached the FA Cup third round with victories over Chipstead, Evesham and Oxford United whilst the Seasiders' caretaker boss Tony Parkes had to make do without a host of loan players who left the club earlier in the week. At a freezing cold Plainmoor the Gulls subsequently inflicted a massive cup upset when just past the half-hour Mark Green took down a long pass and placed an accurate left-foot shot past Pool’s keeper Paul Rachubka his goal was enough to sink Championship Blackpool and put non-league Torquay into the hat for the fourth found.

Blackpool on this day record for 3 January

List of Blackpool's record against their opponents on the selected day in history
Statistics last updated on Monday, 2nd January 2012

YearCompOpponentsVResultScorersAttView options
1903 DIV2 BURSLEM PORT VALE H L 2-5       Results Table
1914 DIV2 BARNSLEY H W 3-1       Results Table
1920 DIV2 WEST HAM UNITED H D 0-0       Results Table
1925 DIV2 HULL CITY H D 0-0       Results Table
1931 DIV1 BLACKBURN ROVERS H D 1-1       Results Table
1948 DIV1 EVERTON H W 5-0       Results Table
1953 DIV1 Bolton Wanderers A L 0-4       Results Table
1959 DIV1 Manchester United A L 1-3       Results Table
1970 FAC Arsenal A D 1-1       Results  
1976 FAC BURNLEY H W 1-0       Results  
1983 DIV4 PETERBOROUGH UNITED H L 0-3       Results Table
1987 DIV3 BRENTFORD H W 2-0       Results Table
1994 LD2 BRISTOL ROVERS H L 0-1       Results Table
2000 LD2 COLCHESTER UNITED H D 1-1       Results Table
2004 FAC Portsmouth A L 1-2 Taylor 43 13,479   Results  
2005 LGE1 PORT VALE H L 0-2   5,115   Results Table
2009 FAC Torquay United A L 0-1   3,654 Report Results  

Overall playing record for 3 January: Played 17, Won 4, Drawn 5, Lost 8, Scored 18, Conceded 25


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