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Blackpool 2-2 Everton: Toffees come back twice to share points with Seasiders

Blackpool have relinquished the lead twice to be held to a 2-2 draw by Everton at Bloomfield Road in the first league meeting between the clubs since 1971.

Neil Eardley out the home side in front in just the 9th minute when he curved a free-kick around the wall and past Tim Howard but the Toffees were soon back on track when Tim Cahill powerfully headed home for his 50th Premier League in the 13th minute.

Blackpool again hit the front, this time three minutes after the re-start, when David Vaughan fired home on the second attempt after his initial shot rebounded back of an Everton defender.

But yet again, Everton responded quickly when Seamus Coleman made it 2-2 in the 50th minute unleashed a fierce shot after swooping on a poor clearance by Stephen Crainey.

Both Blackpool and Everton dropped a place on the table to 11th and 10th respectively as Sunderland leapfrogged them following their win over Stoke City.

Blackpool: 2 (Neil Eardley 9', David Vaughan 48') Everton: 2 (Tim Cahill 13', Seamus Coleman 50')

Venue: Bloomfield Road, BlackpoolCrowd: 16,094 Referee: Andre Marriner Yellow cards:BL - Neil Eardley 22', Stephen Crainey 38' EV - Phil Jagielka 90'

Starting Line-Ups

Blackpool Matthew Gilks (gk), Stephen Crainey, Neil Eardley, Ian Evatt, Craig Cathcart, Keith Southern (Phillips 62'), David Vaughan, Charlie Adam, Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Grandin 74'), Luke Varney (Harewood 74'), DJ Campbell

Subs - Richard Kingson (gk), Matt Phillips (62'), Eliot Grandin (74'), Marlon Harewood (74'), Dekel Keinan, Ludovic Sylvestre, David Carney

Everton Tim Howard (gk), Leighton Baines, John Heitinga (Beckford 77'), Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, Phil Neville, Seamus Coleman, Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill, Steven Pienaar (Bilyaletdinov 75'), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Saha 61')

Subs - Jan Mucha (gk), Louis Saha (61'), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (75'), Jermaine Beckford (77'), Tony Hibbert, Jack Rodwell, Jose Baxter

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