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Blackpool 1-0 Millwall

Ricardo Fuller
Ricardo Fuller

Ricardo Fuller scored the only goal of the game as Blackpool beat Millwall to win for the first time in 19 matches.

The Lions' Steve Morison hit the bar with a chip before Tangerines striker David Goodwillie hit the post from the edge of the area.

Fuller put the hosts ahead from Tony McMahon's corner before Morison's penalty was saved by Matt Gilks.

Millwall's Martyn Woolford was again denied by the woodwork as the hosts picked up a first win in 101 days.

A first win under caretaker manager Barry Ferguson moves the Lancashire club nine points clear of the relegation zone but Millwall, managed by ex-Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, remain two points above the bottom three.

After Morison and Goodwillie saw shots come back off the woodwork, Fuller got his head to McMahon's corner to score after 13 minutes.

And when Morison was bundled over in the area by Kirk Broadfoot, the Millwall striker saw his spot-kick pushed away by Gilks.

Woolford hit the post after a Broadfoot mistake and Goodwillie's effort was saved by Millwall goalkeeper David Forde as Blackpool collected a first win since 30 November.

Blackpool caretaker-manager Barry Ferguson:

"It was one of the worst games I've watched but I couldn't care less; it's three points and it stops the rot.

"This is probably the most difficult period I've ever known in football. The fans have always been behind me, even though we were going through a difficult period.

"I told the players to be positive and if they gave me everything they had then I would be happy - they did that."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I really liked what I saw at the start.

"We hit the bar and I thought it was only a matter of time before we were going to score. But that's how it's goes and that's how it's gone for them as well recently. Good luck to them.

"I still can't believe we lost to be perfectly honest."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 14HallidayBooked at 90mins
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 6BroadfootBooked at 17mins
  • 12BishopSubstituted forHarounat 89'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 25GoodwillieBooked at 46mins
  • 19FullerSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 17BashamBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 15Haroun
  • 18Osbourne
  • 31Martínez
  • 33Dobbie
  • 39Grandin

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 14Fredericks
  • 31BessoneSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 64'minutes
  • 17Williams
  • 5Robinson
  • 12LowryBooked at 88mins
  • 13MartinSubstituted forChaplowat 75'minutes
  • 15Upson
  • 9MorisonSubstituted forJacksonat 57'minutes
  • 29Garvan
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Chaplow
  • 19Jackson
  • 26Abdou
  • 34Onyedinma
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
12,412

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home23
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Millwall 0.

Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

Owen Garvan (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Halliday (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Faris Haroun replaces Neal Bishop.

Booking

Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Perkins.

Hand ball by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Edward Upson.

Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

Edward Upson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

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

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

Attempt blocked. Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Davies with a cross.

Offside, Millwall. Simeon Jackson tries a through ball, but Fred Onyedinma is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Paul Robinson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Richard Chaplow replaces Lee Martin.

Offside, Blackpool. Steve Davies tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Owen Garvan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Andrew Halliday.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester34245565323377
2Burnley341912354272769
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Brighton34141193728953
8Wigan321571041301152
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn331210113941-246
11Watford341112114941845
12Middlesbrough351014114438644
13Leeds34128144749-244
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed33912123940-139
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham3499163944-536
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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