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Rocky Rachubka's pain.

TEAM LEEDS UTD BLACKPOOL 0 5 GOALKEEPER Paul Rachubka was hauled off at half-time after a pair of costly errors sent 10-man Leeds spiralling towards a heavy defeat.

Jonjo Shelvey notched a hat-trick for Blackpool and Lomana Lua Lua bagged a brace on his first start for the club, but Ian Holloway's men had more than a little help from Rachubka.

Signed after his release by Blackpool this summer, Rachubka has endured a tough introduction since Andy Lonergan suffered a fractured finger last month.

He was publicly backed by boss Simon Grayson after amistake handed Coventry a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, but his shaky form has continued and his manager was in less conciliatory mood as 18-year-old Alex Cairns was handed his professional debut at the start of the second half.

Following Lua Lua's opener he spilt a routine catch, leading to Tom Lees' dismissal for deliberate handball and Shelvey's first from the penalty spot.

On-loan Liverpool playmaker Shelvey found his second goal amid more gift-wrapping as Rachubka dropped a Lua Lua shot at his feet.

Blackpool's leading lights added a goal apiece in the second half to wrap it up.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 3, 2011
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