Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Blackpool (4-2 penalties)

League One Sheffield Wednesday rode their luck over 120 minutes before beating 10-man Blackpool on penalties to reach the Carling Cup second round.

Captain James O'Connor hit the winning spot-kick after a match played out by two sides made up of youth and squad players who lacked nothing in desire.

Ian Holloway's men had Ashley Eastham sent off in the second half after they missed two fine chances to lead.

Wednesday travel to Premier League Blackburn in the next round.

Championship side Blackpool, who were playing in the top flight last season, controlled the majority of the game at Hillsborough but could not force a breakthrough.

Tom Barkhuizen went close late on in extra time but his powerful shot was tipped onto the bar.

The Seasiders had created enough opportunities in normal play, but Billy Clarke was guilty of missing the best one, dragging a left-foot shot wide with the goal gaping just before Eastham was dismissed for a dangerous sliding challenge on Mark Reynolds.

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Obviously I'm pleased with that.

"The attitude and mentality of the players that played on Saturday and tonight has been first class.

"It's a good draw for us and for Blackburn because they'll get a good gate. Our lot will travel regardless who we play."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 23 O'Donnell
  • 13 Beevers
  • 17 Johnson
  • 18 Reynolds Booked
  • 20 Otsemobor
  • 21 D Jones (Palmer - 71' )
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 22 Coke Booked
  • 26 Nyoni
  • 14 Madine (Morrison - 46' )
  • 27 Uchechi (Tumulty - 60' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 04 Batth
  • 06 Semedo
  • 07 Prutton
  • 12 Palmer
  • 25 Tumulty
  • 19 Morrison

Blackpool

  • 21 Halstead
  • 05 Eardley
  • 17 Basham (Llera - 83' )
  • 18 Hill
  • 22 Eastham Dismissed
  • 33 Harris
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 31 Angel
  • 07 Clarke Booked
  • 24 Sutherland (Bruna - 91' )
  • 36 Ince (Barkh'zen - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Bignot
  • 25 Llera
  • 26 Tomsett
  • 32 Djordjic
  • 34 Kettings
  • 11 Bruna
  • 27 Barkh'zen
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 5,240

Match Stats

Shots

7 22

On target

3 9

Corners

3 7

Fouls

12 4

Live Text Commentary

123:55 Penalty

James O'Connor scores a penalty. Sheff Wed 4-2 Blackpool on penalties.

123:20 Penalty

Penalty scored by Miguel Angel Llera. Sheff Wed 3-2 Blackpool on penalties.

122:58 Penalty

Penalty scored by Clinton Morrison. Sheff Wed 3-1 Blackpool on penalties.

122:29 Penalty

Penalty scored by Ludovic Sylvestre. Sheff Wed 2-1 Blackpool on penalties.

121:46 Penalty

Penalty scored by Jon Otsemobor. Sheff Wed 2-0 Blackpool on penalties.

121:13

Spot kick missed by Neal Eardley.

120:38 Penalty

Penalty scored by Liam Palmer. Sheff Wed 1-0 Blackpool on penalties.

120:03

Penalty taken by Billy Clarke is saved by Richard O'Donnell.

120:01

The first player steps forward to start the penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +1:20

The match goes to a penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +0:30

Corner taken by Gerardo Bruna.

118:10

The ball is delivered by James O'Connor, save made by Mark Halstead.

117:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Reynolds on Tom Barkhuizen. Free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

115:46

Liam Palmer delivers the ball, clearance by Miguel Angel Llera.

115:20

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Palmer from the right by-line.

113:31

Tom Barkhuizen takes a shot. Fantastic save by Richard O'Donnell.

113:01

Billy Clarke crosses the ball, Jon Otsemobor manages to make a clearance.

111:18

Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

111:18 Booking

Booking Billy Clarke booked for dissent.

111:11

The offside flag is raised against Billy Clarke.

109:27

The ball is swung over by Mark Reynolds, Cecil Nyoni produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

107:37

Corner from the left by-line taken by Billy Clarke, Mark Beevers manages to make a clearance.

107:31

Billy Clarke sends in a cross, blocked by Liam Palmer.

107:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reda Johnson on Gerardo Bruna. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.

105:56

Unfair challenge on Gerardo Bruna by Matthew Tumulty results in a free kick. Billy Clarke fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

105:01

The second half of extra time begins.

105:00 +1:29

Centre by Liam Palmer, save made by Mark Halstead.

104:22

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Billy Clarke.

104:04

Martinez Angel takes a shot. Cecil Nyoni gets a block in.

103:45

Corner taken by Billy Clarke.

103:22

Shot from 18 yards from Gerardo Bruna. James O'Connor gets a block in.

102:24 Booking

Booking Giles Coke is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

101:31

Centre by Billy Clarke, save by Richard O'Donnell.

100:45

Giles Coke takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Robert Harris makes a clearance.

98:04

Cecil Nyoni sends in a cross.

94:31

James O'Connor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

93:46

Tom Barkhuizen has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

90:01 Substitution

Substitution Gerardo Bruna comes on in place of Craig Sutherland.

90:00 +3:48

The whistle goes to signal the end of normal time, with extra time looming.

89:52

The ball is crossed by Billy Clarke, save by Richard O'Donnell.

88:21

Clinton Morrison is caught offside. Miguel Angel Llera takes the free kick.

86:04

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save by Mark Halstead.

84:51

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

83:20

Cecil Nyoni concedes a free kick for a foul on Martinez Angel. Robert Harris takes the direct free kick.

82:21 Substitution

Substitution Tom Barkhuizen is brought on as a substitute for Thomas Ince.

82:21 Substitution

Substitution Chris Basham goes off and Miguel Angel Llera comes on.

82:06

Long range effort from Liam Palmer misses to the left of the target.

80:24

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke played to the near post, clearance by Matthew Tumulty.

80:17

A cross is delivered by Robert Harris, Matthew Tumulty gets a block in.

77:29

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

77:29 Dismissal

Dismissal Ashley Eastham is sent off by the referee.

77:16

Ashley Eastham challenges Mark Reynolds unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:21

Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

76:21 Booking

Booking Matthew Tumulty is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

76:15

Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Matthew Tumulty results in a free kick.

75:19

Billy Clarke produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

73:36

Chris Basham has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

71:34

Craig Sutherland takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

70:09

Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Liam Palmer on for Daniel Jones.

70:09

Foul by Thomas Ince on Giles Coke, free kick awarded.

67:48

Billy Clarke has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

67:23

Craig Sutherland takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

66:50

Clinton Morrison handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Harris.

65:13

Unfair challenge on Neal Eardley by Giles Coke results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Neal Eardley.

64:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Sutherland by Mark Reynolds. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

60:47

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

59:59 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Tumulty comes on in place of Danny Uchechi.

57:23

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Hill goes over the crossbar.

57:02

Neal Eardley takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Clinton Morrison.

56:55

The ball is sent over by Chris Basham, clearance made by Jon Otsemobor.

55:37

Craig Sutherland has an effort at goal. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

54:54

Danny Uchechi concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Harris. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Neal Eardley, Mark Beevers makes a clearance.

54:50

A cross is delivered by Chris Basham.

52:14

Centre by Chris Basham.

49:06

Effort from outside the penalty area by James O'Connor goes wide left of the target.

47:33

The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison on for Gary Madine.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:36

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Craig Sutherland goes wide right of the goal.

43:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Harris by Danny Uchechi. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neal Eardley, Jon Otsemobor manages to make a clearance.

41:27

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

40:52

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Giles Coke gets a block in.

40:03

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Harris goes over the crossbar.

39:53

Neal Eardley delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Beevers.

38:38

Effort on goal by Neal Eardley from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

38:17

Corner taken right-footed by Neal Eardley, Gary Madine manages to make a clearance.

37:49

The ball is swung over by Billy Clarke, Neal Eardley takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Otsemobor.

37:17

Gary Madine takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Martinez Angel gets a block in.

36:44

The offside flag is raised against Billy Clarke. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

34:35

Daniel Jones fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giles Coke, clearance by Thomas Ince.

33:15

Neal Eardley produces a cross, Giles Coke makes a clearance.

30:17

Direct free kick taken by Chris Basham.

30:17 Booking

Booking Mark Reynolds booked.

30:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Basham by Mark Reynolds.

27:51

Neal Eardley has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

25:25

Giles Coke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martinez Angel. Free kick taken by Mark Halstead.

25:08

Giles Coke takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Eastham.

22:02

The ball is crossed by Daniel Jones.

18:17

Martinez Angel concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Coke. Free kick taken by Reda Johnson.

16:16

Billy Clarke produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

15:08

Inswinging corner taken by Giles Coke.

14:55

The ball is swung over by Mark Reynolds, blocked by Chris Basham.

10:53

Thomas Ince crosses the ball.

5:37

Chris Basham crosses the ball, Jon Otsemobor makes a clearance.

4:45

The ball is crossed by Daniel Jones, Mark Halstead makes a save.

0:51

Gary Madine is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Halstead takes the direct free kick.

0:06

Unfair challenge on Ludovic Sylvestre by Giles Coke results in a free kick. Mark Halstead takes the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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