2012 Football League Championship play-off Final

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2012 Football League Championship play-off Final
View from Wembley Way, Playoff Final 2012.jpg
Event 2011–12 Football League Championship
Date 19 May 2012
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match James Tomkins (West Ham)[1]
Referee Howard Webb[2]
Attendance 78,523[3]
2011
2013

The 2012 Football League Championship play-off Final was a football match contested between West Ham United and Blackpool on 19 May 2012 at Wembley Stadium to decide the third team to be promoted from the Championship to the Premier League for the 2012–13 season.[4] Under Championship play-off rules, the final is contested by the two teams which secured an aggregate victory over two-legged semi-finals.

Route to the final[edit]

The two-legged semi-finals will determine the competitors in the final.

First legs[edit]

3 May 2012
19:45 BST
Cardiff City 0–2 West Ham United
Report Collison Goal 9'41'
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 23,029
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
4 May 2012
19:45 BST
Blackpool 1–0 Birmingham City
Davies Goal 45' (o.g.) Report
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 13,832
Referee: Mark Halsey

Second legs[edit]

7 May 2012
16:30 BST
West Ham United 3–0 Cardiff City
Nolan Goal 15'
Vaz Tê Goal 40'
Maynard Goal 90'
Report
Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 34,682
Referee: Mike Dean

West Ham United won 5–0 on aggregate.

9 May 2012
19:45 BST
Birmingham City 2–2 Blackpool
Žigić Goal 64'
Davies Goal 73'
Report Dobbie Goal 45'
M. Phillips Goal 48'
St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,483
Referee: Chris Foy

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

19 May 2012
15:00 BST
Blackpool 1–2 West Ham United
Ince Goal 48' Report Cole Goal 35'
Vaz Tê Goal 87'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 78,523[3]
Referee: Howard Webb[2]
Blackpool
West Ham United
GK 1 Scotland Matthew Gilks
DF 5 Wales Neal Eardley
DF 6 England Ian Evatt
DF 15 England Alex Baptiste
DF 3 Scotland Stephen Crainey
MF 23 England Matt Phillips
MF 16 Scotland Barry Ferguson (c)
MF 31 Spain Ángel Martínez Substituted off 90'
FW 7 Scotland Stephen Dobbie Substituted off 90'
FW 9 England Kevin Phillips Substituted off 71'
FW 36 England Tom Ince
Substitutes:
DF 20 Northern Ireland Craig Cathcart
MF 4 England Keith Southern
MF 14 France Ludovic Sylvestre Substituted in 71'
MF 32 France Nouha Dicko Substituted in 90'
FW 35 Czech Republic Roman Bednář Substituted in 90'
Manager:
England Ian Holloway
GK 1 England Robert Green
DF 20 Ivory Coast Guy Demel Substituted off 57'
DF 2 New Zealand Winston Reid
DF 5 England James Tomkins
DF 14 England Matthew Taylor
MF 10 England Jack Collison
MF 16 England Mark Noble
MF 4 England Kevin Nolan (c)
MF 32 England Gary O'Neil Substituted off 53'
FW 9 England Carlton Cole
FW 12 Portugal Ricardo Vaz Tê Booked 89'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Republic of Ireland Stephen Henderson
DF 3 Northern Ireland George McCartney Substituted in 53'
DF 18 France Julien Faubert Substituted in 57'
MF 22 England Henri Lansbury
FW 8 England Nicky Maynard
Manager:
England Sam Allardyce

Man of the Match:
James Tomkins (West Ham United)[1]

Assistant referees:
Peter Kirkup[2]
Mike Mullarkey[2]
Fourth official:
Kevin Friend[2]
Reserve Assistant Referee:
Sian Massey[2]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics[edit]

Blackpool West Ham
Total shots 14 12
Shots on target 7 4
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 4 5
Fouls committed 6 8
Offsides 3 5
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

Source: BBC Sport[3]

A panorama of Wembley before the final

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tonks' final flourish". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Match Official Appointments". Football League. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Fletcher, Paul (19 May 2012). "West Ham clinch Premier League return". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "npower Championship Play-off dates confirmed". www.football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 1 April 2012.