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Jol relieved by last-gasp win

BREDE HANGELAND was credited with the late winner as Fulham snatched a place in the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of spirited Championship side Blackpool.

The Norwegian completed the Premier League club's 2-1 win with four minutes of extra time remaining at freezing Bloomfield Road after Kieran Richardson had spared them humiliation in the replay late in normal time.

Richardson came off the bench to strike deep into the third and final minute of injury time after Nathan Delfouneso had put managerless Blackpool in sight of a trip to Manchester United or West Ham after 83 minutes.

There was much debate over who had the decisive final touch after Hangeland jumped between two defenders to send a late header goalwards but that did not concern manager Martin Jol.

Jol said: "Someone told me it was an own goal -- I don't know, I would have to see it again. I asked Brede and he didn't know either."

The Dutchman admitted relief after his side had been seconds away from defeat.

Jol said: "I had him (Richardson) on the bench so if something went wrong I could bring him on, and he did that. It is always a relief."