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Blackpool 1 - Leeds United 1

Bloomfield Road

26/12/13 5.15pm

Attendance: 15,552

Referee takes centre stage

Leeds United and Blackpool shared the points at Bloomfield Road in a 1-1 draw but it was referee Scott Mathieson, who provided the main talking point.

The vastly experienced referee somehow saw Kirk Broadfoot`s foul on Ross McCormack on the edge of the area as only a yellow card despite him being the last man and McCormack in on goal.

Broadfoot eventually saw in the final minute for a poor tackle on Leeds defender Marius Zaliukas, but he should have been off the pitch for the final 23-minutes of the game.

In a dour first quarter of the game, Leeds took the lead on 25 minutes when Lee Peltier headed home his first goal for the club following a deep cross from Danny Pugh.

Broadfoot had looked the most dangerous attacking option for Blackpool and he came closest for the home side in the first half when he headed wide from a corner.

McCormack was busy in attack for Leeds and he had two efforts blocked by the Blackpool defence as they looked to increase the lead before the break.

Jason Pearce and Rodolph Austin both had chances to double the lead for Leeds early in the second half and they were made to pay when Tom Ince saw his long-range effort deflect off the head of Zaliukas and into the net with Paddy Kenny already committed.

The controversial talking point followed soon after the equalising goal and McCormack saw his resulting free-kick deflected over.

Ince saw another effort go just wide whilst McCormack skied a left foot effort as neither side could find a winning goal.

Broadfoot was then shown a straight red for Blackpool, their ninth of the season, as the game petered out.

Leeds dropped a place to sixth after Sunday`s opponents Nottingham Forest beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in the late game.


Gilks, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Broadfoot, Basham, Ferguson, Ince, Robinson, Gosling (Delfouneso 63), Bishop, Chopra (Davies 82)

Subs not used
Warner, Blackett, Angel, Dobbie, Barkhuizen,

Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Pugh, Brown, Tonge, Austin, Smith McCormack

Subs not used
Cairns, Warnock, Byram, Ariyibi, Poleon, Wootton, Varney

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 27 2013

Time: 8:12AM

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Referee apparently thought McCormack didn't have the ball under control. What a load of rubbish.

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