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Blackpool 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Armand Gnanduillet struck a stoppage-time winner as Blackpool scored two goals in the final six minutes to beat Fylde Coast neighbours Fleetwood 2-1.

After a competitive opening, the Seasiders came within inches of taking the lead in the 25th minute as Jay Spearing's 25-yard shot struck the right-hand upright.

Fleetwood had an opportunity on the counter after an hour when Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lumley came out of his area but was rounded by Wes Burns, who spurned the chance to shoot when presented with an open goal.

It was the Cod Army who took the lead after 75 minutes when Colin Daniel misjudged a long ball and Burns' effort was deflected in after Jordy Hiwula's shot came back off a post.

Blackpool grabbed their equaliser in superb fashion with two minutes remaining when the ball dropped for Viv Solomon-Otabor and he smashed a volley into the top corner from 12 yards.

And the dramatic winner came in the fourth minute of time added on as Gnanduillet powered a header in from six yards from Dolly Menga's cross.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Lumley
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 14Ryan
  • 44Spearing
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forMengaat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15S LongstaffSubstituted forCullenat 79'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 7VassellSubstituted forGnanduilletat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 21Menga
  • 22Agyei
  • 24Cooke
  • 37Mafoumbi

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Cairns
  • 6Pond
  • 5EasthamBooked at 68mins
  • 19JonesBooked at 35mins
  • 2CoyleBooked at 59mins
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forBurnsat 58'minutes
  • 8Dempsey
  • 22Hunter
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forGrantat 68'minutes
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 11Grant
  • 18Glendon
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,371

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dolly Menga with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Curtis Tilt.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Dolly Menga replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Kyle Vassell.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Sean Longstaff.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 0, Fleetwood Town 1. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  19. Post update

    Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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