Blackpool winger Matt Phillips fired two late goals to snatch all three points for the Seasiders at promotion rivals Cardiff City.

Cardiff took a second half lead when Joe Mason scored his seventh of the season with a close range finish from Don Cowie's knock-down.

Kevin Phillips' well-placed volley brought the scores level.

Then namesake Matt drilled home a low shot from the edge of the box and rolled in a one-on-one to win it.

Ian Holloway's side dominated much of the first half but couldn't find a way past David Marshall in the Cardiff goal.

Marshall was forced into fine saves from Nouha Dicko and Stephen Crainey to keep the scores level at the break.

Cardiff improved in the second half and went close to taking the lead through Kenny Miller, but the Scotland international curled his shot narrowly wide of the Blackpool goal from the edge of the area.

The deadlock was finally broken when Mason poked the home side in front with his seventh of the season on the hour mark.

The goal looked to have stretched Cardiff's unbeaten league run to seven games until substitute Kevin Phillips produced a moment of magic.

The 38-year-old striker, Blackpool's leading scorer this season, chested the ball in the air from a corner before calmly stroking home to bring the teams level.

Matt Phillips, a rumoured transfer target for Cardiff last month, then took centre stage.

The fleet-footed winger smashed home a low shot from the edge of the Cardiff box, after his first effort had been blocked.

The 20-year-old then collected a through-ball from substitute Roman Bednar before racing away from the tired Cardiff defence to finish coolly under Marshall.

The win moves Blackpool into fourth place in the Championship, while Cardiff remain one place ahead in third.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Cardiff City

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 McNaughton (Blake - 77' )
  • 03 Taylor
  • 06 Gerrard
  • 25 Turner
  • 07 Whittingham
  • 08 Cowie
  • 11 Conway
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 52 Ralls (Mason - 46' )
  • 09 Miller (Gestede - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Heaton
  • 23 Blake
  • 27 Harris
  • 15 Gestede
  • 20 Mason

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 17 Basham Booked
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 37 Wilson
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 23 M Phillips
  • 25 Fleck (Bednar - 66' )
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Eardley - 90' )
  • 32 Dicko (K Phillips - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Eardley
  • 09 K Phillips
  • 35 Bednar
  • 36 Ince
  • 38 LuaLua
Ref: Stroud
Att: 22,577

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

5 9

Corners

3 4

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4:00

Craig Conway takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

90:00 +3:02

The referee blows for offside against Craig Conway. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

90:00 +1:38 Substitution

Substitution Neal Eardley comes on in place of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

90:00 +1:38

The referee blows for offside against Joe Mason.

90:00 +0:08

Assist by Roman Bednar.

90:00 +0:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Phillips - Cardiff 1 - 3 Blackpool Matt Phillips grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-3 Blackpool.

89:26

Barry Ferguson challenges Aron Gunnarsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

88:07

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by David Marshall. Long distance effort on goal by Kevin Phillips goes wide left of the goal.

85:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Ferguson on Craig Conway. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

84:03 Substitution

Substitution Rudy Gestede replaces Kenny Miller.

82:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Phillips - Cardiff 1 - 2 Blackpool Matt Phillips finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-2 Blackpool.

78:27

Assist on the goal came from Matt Phillips.

78:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Cardiff 1 - 1 Blackpool Kevin Phillips gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Cardiff 1-1 Blackpool.

78:12

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Phillips from the left by-line, save by David Marshall.

76:58 Substitution

Substitution (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Darcy Blake coming on for Kevin McNaughton.

75:50

Stephen Crainey sends in a cross, Don Cowie manages to make a clearance.

68:38

Roman Bednar fouled by Anthony Gerrard, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Crainey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Aron Gunnarsson fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. David Marshall takes the direct free kick.

68:24

Joe Mason takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Basham.

67:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Barry Ferguson takes the indirect free kick.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Kevin Phillips coming on for Nouha Dicko.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Roman Bednar coming on for John Fleck.

62:37

Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

61:26

Foul by Nouha Dicko on Don Cowie, free kick awarded. Kevin McNaughton takes the free kick.

58:34

Assist by Don Cowie.

58:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Mason - Cardiff 1 - 0 Blackpool Joe Mason fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 1-0 Blackpool.

58:32

Centre by Andrew Taylor.

57:46

Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

55:58

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Kenny Miller misses to the left of the target.

55:09

Andrew Taylor fouled by Barry Ferguson, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

51:51

Effort from the edge of the box by Nouha Dicko goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:27

Effort on goal by Craig Conway from 18 yards. Gary Taylor-Fletcher gets a block in.

50:42

Barry Ferguson takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gerrard.

50:04

Nouha Dicko takes a shot. Don Cowie gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Matt Phillips to the near post, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance.

49:15

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Fleck. Stephen Crainey delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Don Cowie makes a clearance.

47:54

Peter Whittingham fouled by Barry Ferguson, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Taylor takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Joe Mason coming on for Joe Ralls.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:31

Header from close range by Gary Taylor-Fletcher misses to the right of the goal.

43:12

Peter Whittingham has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

41:04

Effort on goal by Matt Phillips from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

40:06

Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

40:06 Booking

Booking Chris Basham is cautioned.

39:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Conway by Chris Basham.

38:02

Joe Ralls concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Cathcart. Craig Cathcart takes the direct free kick.

37:12

Alex Baptiste concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Andrew Taylor takes the direct free kick.

36:26

Nouha Dicko is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

35:08

Ben Turner challenges Gary Taylor-Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by David Marshall.

34:24

Craig Cathcart fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Cathcart takes the free kick.

32:38

Effort from the edge of the box by Craig Conway goes wide of the left-hand post.

28:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nouha Dicko by Anthony Gerrard. Strike comes in from Matt Phillips from the free kick.

25:54

Alex Baptiste concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Conway. Don Cowie crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Matthew Gilks.

25:11

Corner taken by Matt Phillips from the left by-line, Kenny Miller manages to make a clearance.

23:17

Nouha Dicko concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Gerrard. Free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.

20:46

The ball is sent over by Craig Conway, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

19:09

Nouha Dicko takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Fleck from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ben Turner.

17:57

Shot from just outside the box by Craig Conway misses to the right of the goal.

16:48

Nouha Dicko is caught offside. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.

16:06

Shot by Nouha Dicko from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

11:13

Peter Whittingham takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Gerrard misses to the right of the goal.

10:14

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie, save by Matthew Gilks. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Danny Wilson.

6:33

Stephen Crainey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Don Cowie. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick, Gary Taylor-Fletcher manages to make a clearance.

5:43

Joe Ralls fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Ralls.

4:35

Kenny Miller is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

2:36

Peter Whittingham is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Barry Ferguson takes the direct free kick.

1:48

Effort from outside the penalty box by Matt Phillips goes wide right of the goal.

0:06

The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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