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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blackpool beat Cardiff 3-2 to earn promotion to Premier League

Blackpool twice came from behind to defeat Cardiff and reach the Premier League for the first time after an engaging and, at times, breathtaking final at a sun-soaked Wembley.

The Tangerines won 3-2, with all the goals coming during an opening half of unbelievable excitement and occasionally awful defending.

Michael Chopra and Joe Ledley twice put Cardiff ahead with crisp strikes but a Charlie Adam free-kick and a close-range finish from Gary Taylor-Fletcher drew the Lancashire side level on each occasion - before Brett Ormerod struck the winner shortly before the interval with a low strike.

The result completes a remarkable season for Blackpool, who can now plan for the top-flight for the first time since the 1970-71 campaign.

Blackpool 3-2 Cardiff FT (HT 3-2)
Adam 13                 Chopra 9
Taylor-Fletcher 41       Ledley 37
Ormerod 45+1                      

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