Kevin Phillips scored a stoppage-time penalty to earn Blackpool an FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Clinton Morrison, one of eight changes to the Sheffield Wednesday side, put them ahead against the run of play with an exquisite chip.

Blackpool had the best of the chances but Robert Harris and Phillips missed clear opportunities.

However, Gary Taylor-Fletcher was hauled down by Danny Batth and Phillips fired home from the spot late on.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, who also made eight changes, went on the attack from the off with the backing of their biggest crowd of the season.

In an entertaining first half full-back Harris twice tried his luck from distance, while Matt Phillips brought a save out of Wednesday goalkeeper Stephen Bywater with a low drive.

Phillips could have scored soon after the half-hour mark when, having cleverly engineered space, he shot inches wide.

Blackpool were made to pay for their poor finishing when Morrison gave the Owls the lead.

David Prutton's through ball found Ryan Lowe, who, in attempting to round goalkeeper Matt Gilks, found Morrison. He finished clinically from an acute angle.

The Seasiders struggled to fashion clear opportunities, but got their reward in the 91st minute, securing a replay that neither of these promotion-chasing sides will relish.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson:

"I'm really disappointed, not surprised but disappointed. I thought that was the only way they were going to score, unless it was something special from distance.

"If it was a penalty it looked really soft, I didn't think it was. You saw from both line-ups what the competition is, we both want to go through but obviously there is an importance attached to the league fixtures, but the game was played in a proper competitive spirit.

"It was a little bit nip and tuck, we wanted to try and get the result away from home but once we did score we wanted to keep hold of what we've got.

"One of the problems with the FA Cup for teams like ourselves is each time we get through a round we have to postpone a game and we're near enough playing Tuesday, Saturday for the next few weeks."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 05 Eardley
  • 17 Basham
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 33 Harris
  • 37 Wilson
  • 04 Southern (Taylor-Fletcher - 53' )
  • 23 M Phillips
  • 31 Angel (Ince - 79' )
  • 07 Clarke (Dicko - 62' Booked )
  • 09 K Phillips

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 25 Fleck
  • 11 Bruna
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 32 Dicko
  • 36 Ince

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 43 Bywater
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Batth Booked
  • 05 R Jones
  • 13 Beevers
  • 07 Prutton
  • 08 Lines Booked
  • 12 Palmer (Johnson - 46' )
  • 15 Sedgwick
  • 19 Morrison (O'Grady - 74' )
  • 30 Lowe (Otsemobor - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 06 Semedo
  • 20 Otsemobor
  • 11 Johnson
  • 09 O'Grady
  • 14 Madine
Ref: Deadman
Att: 14,042

Match Stats

Shots

21 10

On target

9 7

Corners

4 4

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:28 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +5:16

Nouha Dicko takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

90:00 +4:28

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Danny Wilson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.

90:00 +4:19

Robert Harris takes a shot from 35 yards.

90:00 +4:14

The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips, clearance made by Chris Lines.

90:00 +3:07

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:52

Chris Sedgwick takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

90:00 +2:01

Gary Taylor-Fletcher provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Blackpool 1 - 1 Sheff Wed Power penalty scored by Kevin Phillips. Blackpool 1-1 Sheff Wed.

90:00 +1:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Batth for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Danny Batth on Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Penalty awarded.

90:00 +0:39

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:05

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

87:57

Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

87:57 Booking

Booking Nouha Dicko goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

87:54

Nouha Dicko challenges Chris Lines unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:43

Matt Phillips delivers the ball.

87:07

Chris O'Grady challenges Matt Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Phillips.

86:07

Effort on goal by Chris Sedgwick from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

85:32

Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Otsemobor. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.

85:12

The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, clearance by Rob Jones.

84:52

Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Chris Lines results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Phillips.

84:41

Robert Harris crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark Beevers.

84:17

Direct free kick taken by Neal Eardley.

84:17 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Chris Lines for unsporting behaviour.

84:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Lines on Nouha Dicko.

83:06

Chris Sedgwick is ruled offside. Chris Basham takes the indirect free kick.

81:35

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

78:53 Substitution

Substitution Thomas Ince joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martinez Angel.

77:12

Kevin Phillips produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

75:44

Effort from just outside the area by Neal Eardley goes over the target.

75:39

The ball is swung over by Robert Harris, clearance by Rob Jones.

73:59 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Chris O'Grady.

73:32

A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips.

71:34

Gary Taylor-Fletcher crosses the ball, save by Stephen Bywater.

71:22

The ball is crossed by Robert Harris, Danny Batth makes a clearance.

66:58

The referee blows for offside against Chris Lines. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

66:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Chris Basham.

64:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nouha Dicko. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

63:52

The ball is swung over by Matt Phillips, save by Stephen Bywater.

61:58

Corner taken by Chris Lines, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

61:58 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Nouha Dicko coming on for Billy Clarke.

61:33

Centre by Jon Otsemobor, Robert Harris manages to make a clearance.

58:14 Substitution

Substitution Jon Otsemobor comes on in place of Ryan Lowe.

57:36

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Beevers.

56:41

Craig Cathcart challenges Ryan Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Chris Lines, Danny Batth takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

55:59

Effort from outside the penalty box by Kevin Phillips goes wide right of the goal.

52:32

Outswinging corner taken by Billy Clarke, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Matt Phillips. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

52:15 Substitution

Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Keith Southern.

51:02

Chris Lines provided the assist for the goal.

51:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Clinton Morrison - Blackpool 0 - 1 Sheff Wed Clinton Morrison gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Sheff Wed.

48:54

Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by David Prutton results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

48:34

Clinton Morrison fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis Buxton restarts play with the free kick.

46:47

Chris Lines challenges Martinez Angel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the direct free kick.

46:31

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Chris Basham takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Batth.

45:46

Clinton Morrison sends in a cross.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Liam Palmer.

45:00 +0:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Bywater by Kevin Phillips. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

44:25

The ball is crossed by Robert Harris, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

42:52

The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley.

42:32

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Billy Clarke takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

41:33

Effort on goal by Kevin Phillips from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

40:32

A cross is delivered by Mark Beevers.

40:16

Unfair challenge on David Prutton by Martinez Angel results in a free kick. David Prutton takes the direct free kick.

38:26

Chris Lines produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

37:44

The ball is crossed by Lewis Buxton, Danny Wilson manages to make a clearance.

37:24

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

32:55

Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Phillips misses to the right of the target.

31:21

Billy Clarke takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Phillips takes a shot. David Prutton gets a block in.

31:14

Neal Eardley produces a cross, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

28:22

Matt Phillips sends in a cross, clearance made by Rob Jones.

24:17

The ball is swung over by Neal Eardley, Rob Jones makes a clearance.

23:18

Matt Phillips delivers the ball, clearance made by Rob Jones.

22:58

Chris Lines crosses the ball, Chris Basham makes a clearance.

22:49

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Lines from the left by-line to the near post, Keith Southern makes a clearance.

22:12

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Lines, Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

22:00

The ball is crossed by Chris Sedgwick, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

20:30

Foul by Martinez Angel on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lines.

19:33

Mark Beevers produces a cross.

18:47

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Jones.

16:24

Keith Southern delivers the ball.

14:46

Matt Phillips produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

14:35

Keith Southern takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.

13:48

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Ryan Lowe goes wide right of the goal.

13:35

Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

13:06

Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

11:03

Robert Harris produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

10:52

Chris Basham delivers the ball, Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

9:41

Neal Eardley delivers the ball.

8:16

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke from the right by-line to the near post, Chris Basham has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

6:41

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.

5:51

Corner taken by Billy Clarke from the left by-line to the near post.

5:36

Neal Eardley takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

2:58

Handball decision goes against Liam Palmer. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.

1:07

Shot from outside the box by Robert Harris goes wide right of the target.

0:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Phillips by David Prutton. Matt Phillips has an effort direct from the free kick.

0:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clinton Morrison on Chris Basham. Free kick taken by Chris Basham.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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