Ricardo Fuller's first-half equaliser was enough for Blackpool to take a point at Birmingham City.

Jesse Lingard gave the hosts the lead when he capitalised on Kirk Broadfoot's mistake to slot home.

But Tom Ince crossed for Fuller to level for the Seasiders.

Both teams had chances to win it after the break but Dan Burn cleared Ince's shot off the line before Tyler Blackett did the same for the visitors from a Lee Novak shot.

Back in business

This was the last game of Blackpool manager Paul Ince's five-match stadium ban

Manchester United loanee Lingard had seen a shot deflected wide of the post but scored the sixth goal of his spell with Blues after Broadfoot mis-controlled a Paul Caddis pass.

Lee Clark's side were in front for less than 10 minutes as Ince set up Fuller before the former Stoke man forced home keeper Darren Randolph into an excellent save before the break.

Birmingham introduced Polish international Dariusz Dudka early in the second half and he drew a good save from Matt Gilks as the hosts looked to secure a first home win since 1 October.

Neither side settled for the draw but good defending ensured the game ended level.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark:

"We took the lead and then lost our concentration and gave the ball away cheaply. I thought that was the big factor and we struggled to get any forward momentum.

"We also lost possession far too easily and there is a lot of work to be done in this department.

"I cannot fault the players for their effort and application. They have fought, they have battled and taken on board the fact that, if you cannot win, do not lose the match."

Blackpool assistant boss Alex Rae:

"I thought we should have nicked the game and we dominated the game after the opening 25 minutes. They had a couple of chances at the death but I thought we were the team which looked most likely to get the winner.

"But give Birmingham credit - they were chasing the winner right until the final whistle."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Birmingham City

  • 01 Randolph
  • 31 Caddis
  • 18 Hancox Booked
  • 17 Reilly (Dudka - 49' Booked )
  • 06 Burn
  • 04 Robinson Booked
  • 07 Burke (Gray - 86' )
  • 24 Adeyemi
  • 19 Zigic (McLean - 63' )
  • 12 Novak
  • 09 Lingard

Substitutes

  • 08 Mullins
  • 11 Løvenkrands
  • 13 Doyle
  • 22 Shinnie
  • 33 Gray
  • 34 Dudka
  • 35 McLean

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 17 Basham Booked
  • 25 Blackett
  • 04 Gosling
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 12 Bishop
  • 18 Osbourne Booked
  • 19 Fuller Booked (Davies - 89' )
  • 15 Dobbie (Chopra - 88' )
  • 11 Ince

Substitutes

  • 08 Chopra
  • 09 Davies
  • 10 Grant
  • 13 Warner
  • 14 Delfouneso
  • 24 Zeegelaar
  • 31 Martínez
Ref: Craig Pawson
Att: 14,480

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

6 5

Corners

3 6

Fouls

16 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +3:39

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

90:00 +3:39

Darren Randolph (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:43 Booking

Booking Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:34

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City).

90:00 +1:45

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Novak with a headed pass.

90:00 +1:26

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

90:00 +1:26

Dan Burn (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:56

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

90:00 +0:12

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:12

Foul by Aaron McLean (Birmingham City).

89:40

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

88:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ricardo Fuller.

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Stephen Dobbie.

87:33

Matthew Gilks (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:33

Foul by Aaron McLean (Birmingham City).

87:18

Lee Novak (Birmingham City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

85:41

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tyler Blackett.

85:35

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

85:31

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Robinson.

85:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Demarai Gray replaces Chris Burke.

84:46

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

84:46

Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:33

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

82:44

Attempt missed. Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

81:25

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

81:25

Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:40

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

79:40

Lee Novak (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:50

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:50

Foul by Aaron McLean (Birmingham City).

77:16

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

76:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:57

Delay in match Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) because of an injury.

73:12

Attempt blocked. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

71:56

Offside, Birmingham City. Dariusz Dudka tries a through ball, but Aaron McLean is caught offside.

70:20

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

69:55 Booking

Booking Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:46

Dan Gosling (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:46

Foul by Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City).

68:34 Booking

Booking Chris Basham (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:56

Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

67:56

Lee Novak (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:33

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:44

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:44

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

65:25

Foul by Dan Gosling (Blackpool).

65:25

Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:23 Booking

Booking Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:16

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

64:16

Paul Caddis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Aaron McLean replaces Nikola Zigic.

62:21

Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:21

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

60:20

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:20

Foul by Dan Burn (Birmingham City).

59:12

Offside, Blackpool. Isaiah Osbourne tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

58:17

Attempt saved. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:50 Booking

Booking Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:41

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

56:41

Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:40

Attempt saved. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

51:46

Attempt saved. Dariusz Dudka (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikola Zigic with a headed pass.

50:27

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

49:57

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

49:15

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:15

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City).

48:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Birmingham City. Dariusz Dudka replaces Callum Reilly.

48:17

Offside, Birmingham City. Darren Randolph tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

47:14

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Blackpool).

47:14

Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:56

Foul by Dan Gosling (Blackpool).

45:56

Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 1.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 1.

44:37

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross.

44:15

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

43:47

Offside, Birmingham City. Tom Adeyemi tries a through ball, but Nikola Zigic is caught offside.

41:56

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:56

Foul by Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City).

40:43

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Ince following a fast break.

40:10

Attempt blocked. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

39:05

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

38:24

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

38:22

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross.

37:30

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

37:30

Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:44

Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:44

Foul by Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City).

35:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 1. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross.

34:38

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

34:38

Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:38

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Blackpool).

31:38

Chris Burke (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:48

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:48

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

28:55

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:55

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

26:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Birmingham City 1, Blackpool 0. Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

22:06

Dan Gosling (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:06

Foul by Callum Reilly (Birmingham City).

19:43

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.

17:49

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

15:19

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

15:19

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:01

Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:01

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

12:34

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

12:32

Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:13

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:13

Foul by Nikola Zigic (Birmingham City).

2:43

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

2:03

Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

2:03

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:27

Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:27

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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