Late goals from Thomas Ince and Kevin Phillips earned Blackpool a third straight away win and lifted them into the play-off places.

Jon Stead gave Bristol City a first-half lead with his first goal of the season but Ince equalised thanks to a deflected free-kick.

Ince claimed his second of the game with six minutes left before Kevin Phillips netted a third.

City, without a win in six matches, are just three points above the drop zone.

Stead opened the scoring when he turned his man inside the area and placed a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.

Blackpool were level when Phillips won a free-kick in a dangerous position and Ince beat David James.

The former England goalkeeper was beaten again when Ince tapped in at the far post from Brett Ormerod's left-wing cross.

Ormerod was also involved in the third goal three minutes later, playing the ball out to Stephen Crainey before Phillips knocked home from six yards.

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

6 8

Corners

0 3

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:21

Albert Adomah produces a cross, Close range shot by Brett Pitman goes over the bar.

90:00 +4:21 Booking

Booking Stephen Crainey goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:11

Foul by Stephen Crainey on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded.

90:00 +2:22

Unfair challenge on Lomana Tresor LuaLua by Stephen Pearson results in a free kick. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:35

The offside flag is raised against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. David James restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:10

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by David James.

88:14

The referee blows for offside. Louis Carey takes the free kick.

87:34

Alex Baptiste fouled by Jon Stead, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

86:06

The assist for the goal came from Stephen Crainey.

86:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Phillips - Bristol C 1 - 3 Blackpool Goal scored by Kevin Phillips from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-3 Blackpool.

86:01

Centre by Stephen Crainey,

85:17

The official flags Kevin Phillips offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

84:40 Substitution

Substitution Yannick Bolasie is brought on as a substitute for Sean Davis.

83:28

Assist on the goal came from Brett Ormerod.

83:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Bristol C 1 - 2 Blackpool Thomas Ince finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bristol City 1-2 Blackpool.

83:23

Centre by Brett Ormerod,

82:35

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by David James.

79:44

Brett Ormerod delivers the ball.

78:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Albert Adomah. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

77:05

The referee blows for offside. Liam Fontaine takes the indirect free kick.

73:18

Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Keith Southern on for Martinez Angel.

73:18

Brett Pitman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson.

71:38

Unfair challenge on Martinez Angel by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Thomas Ince.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Brett Pitman comes on in place of Chris Wood.

69:53

Shot from deep inside the area by Thomas Ince clears the bar.

68:56

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by David James.

68:15

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, Louis Carey makes a clearance.

67:36

Barry Ferguson sends in a cross, Louis Carey gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Crainey played to the near post, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance.

66:53

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Thomas Ince, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

64:42

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

64:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows Louis Carey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

64:31

Louis Carey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince.

61:14

Sean Davis takes the indirect free kick.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Lomana Tresor LuaLua coming on for Ludovic Sylvestre.

61:14 Substitution

Substitution Brett Ormerod joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nouha Dicko.

61:14 Booking

Booking Richard Foster is given a yellow card.

60:56

Sean Davis fouled by Martinez Angel, the ref awards a free kick.

60:34

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

59:54

The ball is swung over by Jordan Spence, save by Matthew Gilks.

59:00

Albert Adomah sends in a cross, Neal Eardley manages to make a clearance.

57:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Wilson on Albert Adomah. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Pearson from right wing, Martinez Angel manages to make a clearance.

57:36

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. David James makes a save.

54:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Bristol C 1 - 1 Blackpool Thomas Ince finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Blackpool.

53:55

Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick.

52:47

Close range shot by Chris Wood misses to the left of the target.

50:45

Strike comes in from Kevin Phillips from the free kick.

50:45 Booking

Booking Sean Davis goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

50:34

Foul by Sean Davis on Kevin Phillips, free kick awarded.

50:01

Effort on goal by Chris Wood from 6 yards. Blocked by Alex Baptiste.

49:22

Nouha Dicko concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Davis. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

48:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Sean Davis. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

47:18

Martinez Angel concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Richard Foster restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Booking

Booking The referee shows Neal Eardley a yellow card.

45:00 +0:52 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:16

Ludovic Sylvestre challenges Albert Adomah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Carey takes the free kick.

43:03

The ball is swung over by Nouha Dicko, clearance by Louis Carey.

42:42

Jon Stead is ruled offside. Martinez Angel restarts play with the free kick.

41:13

Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

39:07

The offside flag is raised against Nouha Dicko. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

38:15

Stephen Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Thomas Ince takes the free kick.

36:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Wood. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

35:57

Liam Fontaine fouled by Thomas Ince, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.

34:15

Sean Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.

33:59

Jon Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

32:43

Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post.

30:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Free kick taken by David James.

28:30

The assist for the goal came from Albert Adomah.

28:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Stead - Bristol C 1 - 0 Blackpool Jon Stead gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Blackpool.

27:47

The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, Stephen Crainey makes a clearance.

26:28

Danny Wilson sends in a cross.

20:26

Foul by Alex Baptiste on Jon Stead, free kick awarded. Chris Wood produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

17:47

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

15:03

Richard Foster sends in a cross, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

13:03

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Phillips. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.

10:20

Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Wood.

8:36

Jon Stead takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

6:28

Foul by Louis Carey on Kevin Phillips, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Louis Carey gets a block in.

5:47

The ball is sent over by Jon Stead, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

2:30

Richard Foster produces a cross.

0:43

Foul by Louis Carey on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded. Martinez Angel crosses the ball in from the free kick, Neil Kilkenny makes a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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