Managerless Blackpool secured their first league win in over a month, pushing hosts Sheffield Wednesday closer to the relegation zone.

Thomas Ince's eighth goal of the season put the Tangerines ahead, the attacker converting from close range after Elliot Grandin's cutback.

And Ludovic Sylvestre's late tap-in was enough to secure all three points for caretaker boss Steve Thompson.

The Owls were booed from the field at full-time.

Tangerine turnaround

This was Blackpool's first league win in over a month - the last time they collected three points was a 3-2 away victory over Hull on 2 October

That was a reflection of a match in which the visitors provided most of the game's guile, creativity and vision.

Wednesday's only fruitful moments came in the early stages, a Michail Antonio pull-back too heavy for advancing striker Jay Bothroyd.

That move would prove costly as Blackpool quickly settled, Matt Phillips brushing the crossbar with a fierce 25-yard shot.

In the 18th minute Phillips released Grandin down the left and his cross from the byline was neatly finished by Ince.

The visitors continued to dominate proceedings into the second half, but were only able to double their advantage and seal the win inside the final 10 minutes of the game.

On-loan Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso was introduced and made an almost instant impact, having a run and shot parried by Owls keeper Chris Kirkland, only for Sylvestre to turn the ball into the empty net.

Blackpool supporters chanted the name of interim manager Thompson at full-time, and the former Bolton midfielder can have done his prospects of earning the position on a full-time basis no harm with this result.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones: "We had a stonewall penalty again which the referee said [Michail] Antonio went down too easy.

"But I think a pull is not going down too easy. I'm getting fed up now, the referee has to give that. He is five yards away. One day someone is going to give us something."

Blackpool's temporary boss Steve Thompson: "Whoever comes in, whatever role I am taking, I will just give it 100% like I always do at the club. You have got a special bunch in there.

"Whoever does come in, I will support them and I will back them because Blackpool is a special club."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Wed

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 02 Buxton Booked
  • 04 Gardner
  • 26 Jones
  • 32 Llera
  • 06 Semedo
  • 07 Antonio
  • 16 McCabe (Rodri - 76' )
  • 24 Barkley
  • 12 O'Grady (J Johnson - 46' )
  • 23 Bothroyd

Substitutes

  • 30 Davies
  • 05 Taylor
  • 14 Mattock
  • 11 J Johnson
  • 09 Madine
  • 15 Rodri
  • 17 Pecnik

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Crainey
  • 05 Eardley
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 17 Basham Booked
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 07 M Phillips (Dicko - 90' )
  • 10 Grandin
  • 14 Sylvestre (Gomes - 84' )
  • 11 Ince
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Delfouneso - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 33 Harris
  • 42 Broadfoot
  • 08 Gomes
  • 31 Angel
  • 38 Dicko
  • 40 Delfouneso
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 19,978

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

4 5

Corners

4 2

Fouls

13 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Lozano Rodri. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:47

The referee blows for offside against Jermaine Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

90:00 +1:45

Chris Basham fouled by Lozano Rodri, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:20

Thomas Ince is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:50

The official flags Nathan Delfouneso offside. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

89:33

Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

89:33 Substitution

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

89:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lozano Rodri on Chris Basham.

86:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

86:16

Centre by Lewis Buxton.

85:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliot Grandin on Jose Semedo. Daniel Jones takes the direct free kick.

83:44 Substitution

Substitution Tiago Gomes comes on in place of Ludovic Sylvestre.

82:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Ludovic Sylvestre - Sheff Wed 0 - 2 Blackpool A goal is scored by Ludovic Sylvestre from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-2 Blackpool.

82:32

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.

80:52

Lozano Rodri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Neal Eardley restarts play with the free kick.

78:10

Matt Phillips fouled by Jermaine Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Gilks takes the direct free kick.

75:47 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Delfouneso comes on in place of Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

75:47

Centre by Jermaine Johnson, Miguel Llera has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

74:34

Chris Basham makes a clearance.

74:34 Substitution

Substitution Lozano Rodri replaces Rhys McCabe.

74:34

Lewis Buxton produces a cross, Neal Eardley makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Jay Bothroyd,

71:51

A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey.

70:50

Ludovic Sylvestre takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Anthony Gardner. Corner taken by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line to the near post, Ross Barkley manages to make a clearance.

67:07

Foul by Rhys McCabe on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

65:48

Rhys McCabe takes a shot. Matt Gilks makes a save.

63:07

Matt Phillips crosses the ball, Miguel Llera makes a clearance.

62:28

Ludovic Sylvestre fouled by Jose Semedo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

61:06

Jay Bothroyd produces a cross.

59:54

Jay Bothroyd takes a outswinging corner.

59:02

The ball is sent over by Neal Eardley, Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot.

58:22

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

57:05

Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

57:05 Booking

Booking Chris Basham receives a caution.

56:58

Jermaine Johnson fouled by Chris Basham, the ref awards a free kick.

56:42

Ludovic Sylvestre crosses the ball.

55:06

Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

55:06 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Lewis Buxton for unsporting behaviour.

54:38

Lewis Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham.

53:13

Shot on goal by Rhys McCabe from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

49:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Llera on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Elliot Grandin has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

48:52

Effort from deep inside the area by Michail Antonio misses to the left of the goal.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris O'Grady goes off and Jermaine Johnson comes on.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:09

Ross Barkley produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

41:37

Michail Antonio takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.

38:01

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

33:29

The ball is crossed by Chris O'Grady, save made by Matt Gilks.

32:47

The ball is delivered by Matt Phillips.

31:35

Foul by Chris Basham on Ross Barkley, free kick awarded. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.

31:10

Gary Taylor-Fletcher fouled by Miguel Llera, the ref awards a free kick. Elliot Grandin takes the free kick.

30:29

Close range header by Miguel Llera misses to the right of the goal.

29:18

Shot from just outside the box by Chris Basham goes over the bar.

27:53

The official flags Thomas Ince offside. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.

26:42

The offside flag is raised against Michail Antonio. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

25:21

The referee blows for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

24:19

Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Miguel Llera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Miguel Llera.

23:44

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.

21:30

Shot by Neal Eardley missed to the right of the target.

19:03

Jay Bothroyd takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matt Phillips makes a clearance.

17:50

Assist on the goal came from Elliot Grandin.

17:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Blackpool Thomas Ince finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Blackpool.

17:42

The ball is crossed by Elliot Grandin,

16:29

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Craig Cathcart, free kick awarded. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.

14:40

Stephen Crainey takes a shot. Miguel Llera gets a block in.

12:49

Ross Barkley challenges Thomas Ince unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Elliot Grandin from left channel, Daniel Jones makes a clearance.

9:18

Matt Phillips produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards.

6:47

The official flags Daniel Jones offside. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

5:18

Chris O'Grady takes a shot. Save by Matt Gilks.

4:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Chris Basham. Lewis Buxton takes the free kick.

3:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Cathcart by Miguel Llera. Matt Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

2:32

The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, clearance by Craig Cathcart. Corner taken right-footed by Jay Bothroyd, Matt Gilks makes a save.

0:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Thomas Ince, clearance made by Miguel Llera.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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