Tom Ince scored twice as leaders Blackpool hammered Ipswich at Bloomfield Road to maintain their winning start to the season.

Ince struck twice in nine second-half minutes after an Aaron Cresswell own goal and a Gary Taylor-Fletcher effort had given the hosts a 2-0 lead.

Craig Cathcart made it 5-0 before Nouha Dicko scored his second goal since joining on loan from Wigan.

Tom Ince - From Liverpool to Blackpool

Born: Stockport, 30 January 1992.

Liverpool: One senior appearance as a substitute against Northampton in the League Cup on 22 September 2010.

Blackpool last season: Eight goals in 41 appearances.

Blackpool this season: Four goals in four league and cup appearances.

It was Ipswich's biggest defeat since losing 7-1 at Peterborough last August.

Former Liverpool youngster Ince, 20, produced an inspirational performance as Blackpool made it three league wins out of three.

He produced the cross which saw Cresswell turn the ball into his own net to give Blackpool a 13th-minute lead.

Tangerines goalkeeper Matt Gilks produced a magnificent reaction save from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the 42nd minute before Taylor-Fletcher's half-volley made it 2-0 - Ince, the son of former England international Paul, again involved.

Blackpool scored four goals after half-time, Ince netting in the 49th minute with a finish into the bottom corner before he curled home another in the 58th minute.

The game's outstanding player turned provider shortly after the hour, crossing for defender Cathcart to power home a header.

Ipswich's misery was complete when Matt Phillips sped through on goal and lofted the ball for fellow substitute Dicko to finish in the dying moments.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway on Thomas Ince: "He took his goals terrifically well and he's come on leaps and bounds for us over the past year.

"The transfer deadline doesn't bother me because he's got his dad Paul Ince who understands what is best for him.

"He knows that Tom needs games to develop and he's at a very good place at Blackpool to do that. I had a conversation with his dad and he wants his boy to stay here.

"When we brought him in I was asked to nurture him and to look after him and that's something I'm grateful for."

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell: "It feels as bad as a 6-0 defeat can get. For the first 44 minutes we were very good and I certainly didn't see that coming at that point.

"We had as much possession as them but probably didn't do enough with it. The second goal was decisive; if you go into half-time at 1-0 then you never know what might happen.

"Even at 2-0, the third goal is decisive but we made too many basic mistakes. I can't blame them on us having a young side because mistakes were made by more senior players.

"We were caught on the counter-attack too many times. We left ourselves short in midfield and they hit us on the break time and again. It wasn't as if they had concerted amounts of possession."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley
  • 15 Baptiste Booked
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 08 Gomes
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 31 Angel (Noguera - 58' )
  • 09 K Phillips (Dicko - 56' )
  • 11 Ince
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (M Phillips - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 06 Evatt
  • 07 M Phillips
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 19 Noguera
  • 38 Dicko

Ipswich

  • 01 Loach
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 20 Smith
  • 07 Edwards
  • 09 E'-Thomas (Scotland - 56' )
  • 11 Martin
  • 15 Luongo (Carson - 65' )
  • 17 Drury
  • 19 Hyam
  • 10 Chopra Booked (Murray - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 05 Delaney
  • 22 Carson
  • 29 Ainsley
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 14 Scotland
  • 28 Murray
Ref: Miller
Att: 14,266

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

7 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:07 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +0:54

Matt Phillips provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +0:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Nouha Dicko - Blackpool 6 - 0 Ipswich Nouha Dicko fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackpool 6-0 Ipswich.

88:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Martin, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

88:14

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Comfortable save by Matt Gilks.

85:13

Corner taken right-footed by Tiago Gomes, Header from close range by Craig Cathcart hits the post.

84:21

The official flags Lee Martin offside. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

83:51

Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Neal Eardley results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Drury.

77:52

Foul by Andy Drury on Nouha Dicko, free kick awarded. Matt Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

74:41

Andy Drury challenges Tiago Gomes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution Michael Chopra leaves the field to be replaced by Ronan Murray.

66:51

The referee blows for offside against Matt Phillips. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

66:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nouha Dicko on Luke Chambers. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

65:08

Michael Chopra fouled by Tiago Gomes, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Drury.

64:34 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Josh Carson coming on for Massimo Luongo.

62:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Carlos Edwards. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

62:42

The referee blows for offside against Michael Chopra. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

62:09 Substitution

Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes off and Matt Phillips comes on.

61:13

Assist on the goal came from Thomas Ince.

61:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Cathcart - Blackpool 5 - 0 Ipswich Goal scored by Craig Cathcart from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 5-0 Ipswich.

60:42

Short corner taken by Thomas Ince.

57:59 Substitution

Substitution Angel Martinez goes off and Alberto Noguera comes on.

57:08

Assist by Tiago Gomes.

57:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Blackpool 4 - 0 Ipswich A goal is scored by Thomas Ince from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 4-0 Ipswich.

55:04 Substitution

Substitution Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Scotland.

55:04 Substitution

Substitution Nouha Dicko on for Kevin Phillips.

55:04

Aaron Cresswell fouled by Thomas Ince, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

54:28

Corner taken by Thomas Ince, Andy Drury manages to make a clearance.

54:14

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

53:28

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.

50:57

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Hyam. Luke Hyam takes the direct free kick.

50:29

Kevin Phillips is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

48:57

The assist for the goal came from Stephen Crainey.

48:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Blackpool 3 - 0 Ipswich A goal is scored by Thomas Ince from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 3-0 Ipswich.

47:37

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:41 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:14

Assist by Thomas Ince.

45:00 +0:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Taylor-Fletcher - Blackpool 2 - 0 Ipswich Gary Taylor-Fletcher grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackpool 2-0 Ipswich.

44:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tiago Gomes, save by Scott Loach.

43:42

Tiago Gomes takes a shot.

42:38

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

42:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the right by-line, clearance by Stephen Crainey.

41:44

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks.

41:02

Michael Chopra is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

37:51

Shot from just outside the box by Thomas Ince misses to the right of the target.

34:39

Tiago Gomes challenges Luke Hyam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

33:08

Shot from just outside the area by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas misses to the left of the target.

31:41

Free kick crossed by Stephen Crainey, Angel Martinez fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the free kick.

31:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Michael Chopra.

31:27

Unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Michael Chopra results in a free kick.

29:17

Effort on goal by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from 20 yards. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

28:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on Lee Martin. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

26:27

Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Phillips goes over the bar.

25:23

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tiago Gomes, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas makes a clearance.

23:54

Tiago Gomes fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

23:05

Michael Chopra is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Baptiste takes the free kick.

21:50

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the left by-line, Matt Gilks makes a comfortable save.

21:16

The official flags Alex Baptiste offside. Tommy Smith restarts play with the free kick.

20:33 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Alex Baptiste for unsporting behaviour.

18:13

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.

15:53

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

14:02

Kevin Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tommy Smith takes the free kick.

12:22

Thomas Ince provided the assist for the goal.

12:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Cresswell - Blackpool 1 - 0 Ipswich An own goal is conceded by Aaron Cresswell. Blackpool 1-0 Ipswich.

11:13

The offside flag is raised against Lee Martin. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

8:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

5:05

Kevin Phillips is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

3:53

Corner taken by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance by Alex Baptiste.

2:47

Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Luke Chambers results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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