Blackpool secured their place in the Championship play-offs with an emphatic derby victory over Burnley.

Stephen Dobbie fired Ian Holloway's side into the lead from 25 yards, his fifth goal in as many starts.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher's header and shots by Stephen Crainey and Nouha Dicko made sure of the result as they extended their unbeaten run to six games.

While Burnley had their chances, Blackpool can now dream of an immediate return to the top-flight.

Dobbie has made an instant impact since rejoining the Seasiders on loan from Swansea and his fine form continued.

The former Scotland striker returned to the side in place of Lomana LuaLua after overcoming a back injury and gave Blackpool a dream start.

The Tangerines were denied an early penalty when Dobbie's shot appeared to strike Dean Marney's hand. But it mattered not as the Blackpool striker made up for that disappointment with a drilled strike that flashed low beyond the dive of Clarets goalkeeper Lee Grant.

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Burnley, unbeaten in their previous four games, were dangerous when they did attack. Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks was forced into impressive saves from Chris McCann, Charlie Austin, Junior Stanislas and Ross Wallace as the visitors sought an immediate response.

Dobbie might have extended the hosts' lead, however, only for Tom Ince's curling cross to narrowly evade him.

But a minute into the second half Blackpool doubled their lead. Stephen Crainey's looping a cross was met by Taylor-Fletcher, who beat a pair of Burnley defenders to head his eighth goal of the season.

Holloway's men put the result beyond doubt just after the hour. Dobbie and Ince exchanged passes to send Crainey into the area, where his shot slipped between Grant's hands and into the net.

There was still time for Dicko to add a fourth goal in the 80th minute as fellow substitute Kevin Phillips released Ince, who squared to for the on-loan Wigan man to finish.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley
  • 06 Evatt Booked
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 23 M Phillips (K Phillips - 77' )
  • 31 Angel
  • 07 Dobbie (Sylvestre - 70' )
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Dicko - 57' )
  • 36 Ince

Substitutes

  • 33 Harris
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 09 K Phillips
  • 32 Dicko
  • 38 LuaLua

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 04 Duff
  • 15 Edgar
  • 06 McCann
  • 07 Wallace
  • 08 Marney
  • 11 Stanislas Booked (Jackson - 88' )
  • 20 Bartley (Ings - 58' )
  • 23 Austin (McQuoid - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 19 McQuoid
  • 32 Howieson
  • 14 Ings
  • 44 Jackson
Ref: Sarginson
Att: 14,141

Match Stats

Shots

13 18

On target

12 9

Corners

5 11

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:07

Short corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line.

90:00 +1:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Ferguson on Danny Lafferty. Dean Marney restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:08

The ball is swung over by Danny Lafferty.

90:00 +0:15

Danny Lafferty sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Danny Ings misses to the left of the goal.

89:17

Short corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

89:07

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Joseph Jackson on for Junior Stanislas.

87:36 Substitution

Substitution Josh McQuoid is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Austin.

87:19

Charlie Austin delivers the ball, Matthew Gilks makes a save.

87:10

The ball is swung over by Chris McCann.

85:33

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. David Edgar gets a block in.

83:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Danny Ings. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

79:42

Thomas Ince provided the assist for the goal.

79:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Nouha Dicko - Blackpool 4 - 0 Burnley A goal is scored by Nouha Dicko from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 4-0 Burnley.

79:30

The ball is delivered by Danny Lafferty, clearance by Ian Evatt.

78:15

Ludovic Sylvestre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace. Ross Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Corner taken by Junior Stanislas, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

77:32

Ross Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Ferguson. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

76:04 Substitution

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

75:17

Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

74:15

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

74:07

The ball is delivered by Ross Wallace, blocked by Barry Ferguson.

72:10

Effort from outside the area by Thomas Ince goes wide right of the goal.

70:10

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Thomas Ince.

68:47

Thomas Ince crosses the ball, Shot from 18 yards from Stephen Crainey. Blocked by Michael Duff.

68:47 Substitution

Substitution Ludovic Sylvestre replaces Stephen Dobbie.

68:47

Thomas Ince fouled by Danny Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick.

67:22

Ross Wallace sends in a cross, Charlie Austin has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:56

The referee blows for offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

64:21

Danny Ings has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

61:08

Assist by Stephen Dobbie.

61:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Crainey - Blackpool 3 - 0 Burnley Stephen Crainey fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Blackpool 3-0 Burnley.

58:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Danny Lafferty takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

58:19

Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, Stephen Crainey gets a block in.

56:07

Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.

56:07 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Bartley goes off and Danny Ings comes on.

56:07 Substitution

Substitution Nouha Dicko comes on in place of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

56:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Edgar by Thomas Ince.

53:58

Shot by Dean Marney from outside the box goes over the net.

53:30

Junior Stanislas decides to take the corner short.

53:22

Centre by Junior Stanislas, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

50:30

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney. Shot on goal comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick, save made by Matthew Gilks. Shot by Marvin Bartley from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

49:02

The official flags Ross Wallace offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

46:38

The assist for the goal came from Stephen Crainey.

46:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Taylor-Fletcher - Blackpool 2 - 0 Burnley Gary Taylor-Fletcher finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Blackpool 2-0 Burnley.

46:34

Centre by Stephen Crainey,

45:49

Charlie Austin is ruled offside. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

45:37

Dean Marney takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:27

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

45:00 +0:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Bartley on Thomas Ince. Free kick taken by Thomas Ince.

45:00 +0:23

The ball is crossed by Dean Marney, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

44:39

Neal Eardley fouled by Chris McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

42:47

Pass corner from right by-line crossed in by Thomas Ince, clearance by Charlie Austin.

41:58

The referee blows for offside against Chris McCann. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

41:16

Kieran Trippier sends in a cross, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.

40:32

A cross is delivered by Danny Lafferty, save by Matthew Gilks.

40:04

Stephen Dobbie sends in a cross, save by Lee Grant.

38:03

Stephen Crainey crosses the ball in from the free kick.

38:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Junior Stanislas for unsporting behaviour.

37:47

Foul by Junior Stanislas on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded.

37:06

Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick.

37:06 Booking

Booking Ian Evatt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

36:47

Chris McCann fouled by Ian Evatt, the ref awards a free kick.

35:43

Corner taken short by Junior Stanislas.

35:28

Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Phillips.

35:18

A cross is delivered by Danny Lafferty, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

35:12

Kieran Trippier delivers the ball.

33:58

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

33:16

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

31:59

Thomas Ince fouled by David Edgar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Thomas Ince.

30:54

Dean Marney produces a cross.

29:04

Corner taken by Ross Wallace, Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Ian Evatt gets a block in.

28:54

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.

28:31

Kieran Trippier crosses the ball, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

27:54

The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Martinez Angel manages to make a clearance.

27:08

Danny Lafferty crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Chris McCann misses to the right of the target.

26:26

The official flags Chris McCann offside. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

26:07

Junior Stanislas delivers the ball, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

23:49

Thomas Ince produces a cross.

22:08

Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

21:50

Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Gilks.

20:44

The assist for the goal came from Stephen Crainey.

20:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Dobbie - Blackpool 1 - 0 Burnley Stephen Dobbie gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 1-0 Burnley.

20:06

Foul by Dean Marney on Stephen Dobbie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

19:58

The ball is crossed by Matt Phillips, blocked by Ross Wallace.

18:21

The ball is crossed by Stephen Crainey, Danny Lafferty manages to make a clearance.

16:16

Charlie Austin has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

15:21

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

14:52

Ross Wallace is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

14:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann by Stephen Crainey. Kieran Trippier delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

11:17

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.

10:36

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

8:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher on Charlie Austin. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

7:29

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.

7:10

Junior Stanislas crosses the ball, Shot by Chris McCann. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

6:34

Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

4:25

Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas.

4:16

Ross Wallace takes a shot. Martinez Angel gets a block in.

4:07

Kieran Trippier crosses the ball, Barry Ferguson manages to make a clearance.

2:45

Corner crossed in by Junior Stanislas, Martinez Angel manages to make a clearance.

2:08

Ian Evatt challenges Charlie Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kieran Trippier, Ian Evatt manages to make a clearance.

1:07

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Michael Duff.

0:53

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Duff.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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