Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Blackpool 1 – West Ham 2 (Championship Playoff Final, May 19, 2012) The Irons were first to strike late in the first half when Matt Taylor made headway down the left before playing a delightful ball to Carlton Cole, who brought it down well and buried it into the roof of the net. Blackpool levelled early in the second half when Matt Phillips pinged a perfect pass over the West Ham defence for Thomas Ince, and the youngster drilled a superb angled finish past Rob Green. With three minutes remaining West Ham scored the clincher as Carlton Cole shifted the ball to Ricardo Vaz Te in the Seasiders’ box, and the Portuguese forward slammed the winner into the roof of the net.
Post match interviews: James Tomkins & Ricardo Vaz Te.