Blackpool continued their winning start to the Championship season thanks to an injury-time own goal from unlucky Barnsley defender Scott Wiseman.

Wiseman could only watch as his failed clearance from a deep Jack Robinson throw-in bounced across the line off the crossbar.

The hosts were indebted to the defensive miscue as they failed to impress for much of the game.

Barnsley even shaded the first half, going close with a David Perkins drive.

Straight out the blocks

Wiseman's own goal ensured Blackpool secured successive wins at the start of a league season for the third year running

The midfielder shot over the bar in just the fourth minute following a sharp one-two with striker Chris O'Grady.

Barnsley - who finished the day bottom of the Championship - remained in the ascendancy for the rest of the opening period, but the best chance fell to Seasiders striker Michael Chopra when he skewed a low effort agonisingly wide of the post shortly before the break.

The visitors again began the brighter following the restart, with O'Grady heading over from close range.

With the game drifting towards a goalless draw, that miss was punished after a Robinson throw-in caused chaos at the back for Barnsley and Wiseman erred.

The result saw Paul Ince's side keep pace with Watford and Nottingham Forest, who are the only other sides to have registered two wins from two Championship games.

Blackpool manager Paul Ince:

"I'd pretty much resigned myself to it being a goalless draw to be honest.

"Though I was disappointed because I felt we created the better chances over the 90 minutes.

"You've got to keep your mind sharp though, and you never know, a chance is always likely to come at the end like that."

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft:

"If Chris O'Grady goes and sticks that chance away just after half-time then it could have been such a different game.

"As we worked hard we're all gutted. It was looking like whoever scored the first goal would go on to win, but to lose it like that is sickening really.

"Up until that late stage in the game we had defended so well. We'd had to withstand throw-ins, corners, free-kicks, everything, but we'd defended heroically. It's a difficult one to swallow."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 03 Robinson
  • 05 MacKenzie
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 10 Grant (Eccleston - 61' )
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 17 Basham
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 08 Chopra
  • 09 Davies (Bishop - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 33 Harris
  • 12 Bishop
  • 29 Banvo
  • 34 Charles
  • 23 Eccleston (Barkhuizen - 83' )
  • 27 Barkhuizen

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 03 Golbourne
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 08 Dawson
  • 11 Perkins
  • 17 Digby (Mellis - 65' )
  • 19 Cywka (Noble-Lazarus - 79' )
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 13 Dagnall (Scotland - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 15 McNulty
  • 21 Mellis
  • 09 Scotland
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus
  • 29 Cofie
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 14,268

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

0 0

Corners

7 6

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Wiseman - Blackpool 1 - 0 Barnsley Scott Wiseman heads into their own net. Blackpool 1-0 Barnsley.

90:00 +1:34

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

90:00 +0:45

Reuben Noble-Lazarus manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:03

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

89:47

Isaiah Osbourne fouled by Stephen Dawson, the ref awards a free kick.

89:07

Chris Basham sends in a cross.

88:48

Scott Wiseman takes the free kick.

88:43

Scott Wiseman fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick.

87:31

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

87:24

Handball decision goes against Jason Scotland.

86:43

Shot by Neal Bishop cleared the target.

86:33

Jack Robinson crosses the ball.

85:52

Chris Basham produces a cross.

84:46

The ball is crossed by Chris Basham.

83:27

Clearance by Barry Ferguson.

83:20

Corner taken by Jim O'Brien.

83:13

Clearance made by Jack Robinson.

82:57

Isaiah Osbourne makes a clearance.

82:44

Corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Tom Barkhuizen coming on for Nathan Eccleston.

80:34

Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross.

80:07

Clearance by Isaiah Osbourne.

80:03

Corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line.

79:15

Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

79:08

A cross is delivered by Scott Golbourne.

78:41 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Noble-Lazarus on for Tomasz Cywka.

78:19

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

78:12

Foul by Stephen Dawson on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded.

77:45

David Perkins takes the free kick.

77:39

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Scotland.

77:25

Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.

76:53

Jacob Mellis manages to make a clearance.

76:48

Corner taken by Nathan Eccleston from the right by-line.

76:29

Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance.

76:10

Luke Steele makes a clearance.

76:04

Centre by Michael Chopra.

75:36

Corner taken by Nathan Eccleston from the right by-line.

75:22

Clearance by Chris O'Grady.

75:17

Corner taken by Nathan Eccleston from the right by-line.

74:36

Barry Ferguson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Jim O'Brien.

73:52 Substitution

Substitution Neal Bishop joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Davies.

73:30

Unfair challenge on Nathan Eccleston by Jacob Mellis results in a free kick.

71:34

Stephen Dawson takes a weak shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

71:05

Clearance by Craig Cathcart.

69:49

David Perkins crosses the ball.

69:39

Stephen Dawson takes the free kick.

69:10

Gary MacKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Scotland.

68:28

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

68:00

Scott Golbourne restarts play with the free kick.

67:55

Chris Basham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka.

65:15

Clearance by Kirk Broadfoot.

64:07 Substitution

Substitution Jacob Mellis replaces Paul Digby.

63:34

Header by Jason Scotland goes over the bar.

63:21

Centre by Scott Golbourne.

62:50

Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.

62:20

Short corner worked by Nathan Eccleston.

61:44

Nathan Eccleston has an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Wiseman.

61:33

Clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

61:29

The ball is delivered by Steven Davies.

61:12

Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

60:59 Substitution

Substitution Bobby Grant leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Eccleston.

60:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Dawson.

60:37

Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

60:13

Chris Basham takes a shot and strikes the bar.

59:03

The ball is crossed by Chris Basham.

57:41

Shot by Tomasz Cywka missed to the left of goal.

57:32

Jim O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

57:20 Substitution

Substitution Chris Dagnall leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Scotland.

56:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Tomasz Cywka.

56:15

David Perkins restarts play with the free kick.

56:07

Jim O'Brien fouled by Isaiah Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick.

55:11

Clearance by Matt Gilks.

55:06

A cross is delivered by Tomasz Cywka.

54:25

David Perkins takes the free kick.

54:12

Steven Davies challenges Scott Golbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:16

Free kick crossed by Bobby Grant.

52:55

Handball by Scott Golbourne.

51:32

David Perkins manages to make a clearance.

51:27

The ball is crossed by Craig Cathcart.

47:49

Shot by Chris O'Grady cleared the target.

47:44

The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne.

47:18

Chris O'Grady makes a clearance.

47:13

The ball is sent over by Bobby Grant.

45:50

Paul Digby makes a clearance.

45:38

Free kick crossed by Barry Ferguson.

45:18

Foul by Jim O'Brien on Steven Davies, free kick awarded.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

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

45:00 +1:01

Paul Digby makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:56

Free kick crossed by Craig Cathcart.

45:00 +0:27

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Basham.

44:21

Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

43:36

The offside flag is raised against Stephen Dawson.

43:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on David Perkins.

42:24

Matt Gilks takes the free kick.

42:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Dagnall.

41:01

Michael Chopra crosses the ball.

40:23

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

39:59

Scott Golbourne makes a clearance.

39:53

The ball is sent over by Bobby Grant.

39:41

Kirk Broadfoot restarts play with the free kick.

39:35

Barry Ferguson fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick.

38:59

Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

38:38

Craig Cathcart challenges Chris O'Grady unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:29

Free kick crossed by Barry Ferguson.

37:50

Foul by Scott Golbourne on Chris Basham, free kick awarded.

36:49

Gary MacKenzie manages to make a clearance.

36:45

The ball is crossed by Stephen Dawson.

35:18

Clearance by Scott Golbourne.

32:46

Tomasz Cywka takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

32:38

Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.

32:28

A cross is delivered by Jim O'Brien.

32:25

Short corner worked by Stephen Dawson.

31:58

Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

31:42

Chris Basham concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomasz Cywka.

30:14

Header at goal by Craig Cathcart misses to the right.

30:08

Corner taken by Bobby Grant from the left by-line.

29:23

Bobby Grant has an effort at goal. Blocked by David Perkins.

29:14

The ball is sent over by Michael Chopra.

28:22

Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

28:08

Stephen Dawson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

24:54

Jim O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

24:48

Isaiah Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Dawson.

23:02

Clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

22:52

The ball is swung over by Chris Basham.

22:48

Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.

22:42

Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Kirk Broadfoot.

20:56

Free kick crossed by Jim O'Brien.

20:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Basham on Chris O'Grady.

20:00

Bobby Grant takes a shot and cleared the goal.

19:34

Stephen Dawson makes a clearance.

19:28

Corner taken by Bobby Grant from the right by-line.

19:12

Clearance made by David Perkins.

19:08

Free kick crossed by Bobby Grant.

18:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim O'Brien on Jack Robinson.

15:10

David Perkins takes the free kick.

15:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Davies.

12:47

Stephen Dawson takes a short corner.

12:30

Matt Gilks makes a clearance.

12:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jim O'Brien.

11:56

Chris Dagnall restarts play with the free kick.

11:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kirk Broadfoot on Tomasz Cywka.

10:27

The ball is swung over by Chris Basham.

9:40

Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.

9:30

The offside flag is raised against Stephen Dawson.

7:07

Clearance made by Scott Golbourne.

6:30

Chris O'Grady has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

6:22

The ball is delivered by Tomasz Cywka.

4:14

David Perkins takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

3:40

Shot by Isaiah Osbourne missed to the left of goal.

3:32

Clearance made by Paul Digby.

3:24

Corner taken by Bobby Grant from the right by-line.

2:40

Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.

2:24

Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Robinson.

1:43

Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

1:38

Free kick crossed by Barry Ferguson.

1:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomasz Cywka on Chris Basham.

1:12

Scott Golbourne makes a clearance.

1:08

Jack Robinson crosses the ball.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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