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Blackpool 2-0 Coventry City

Second-half strikes from Mark Cullen and Joe Dodoo inspired Blackpool to a 2-0 win over Coventry City.

Cullen's header after 48 minutes was added to by Rangers loanee Dodoo, who struck with 10 minutes remaining to hand caretaker boss Terry McPhillips and his side a first win of the season in League One.

Chances were at a premium in the first half, though Coventry keeper Liam O'Brien was forced to beat Tangerines skipper Jay Spearing's 25-yard drive away for a corner, while Luke Thomas curled his free-kick just over for the Sky Blues.

The home side broke the deadlock three minutes after half-time, with Cullen pouncing on Oliver Turton's whipped cross from the left to beat O'Brien in the air and nod home.

Mark Robins' Coventry looked to get back into it but Thomas saw his shot charged down by Turton and Donervon Daniels.

But the game was put to bed after 80 minutes when Dodoo latched onto Daniels' long pass and lifted the ball over O'Brien and into the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 12Nottingham
  • 2DanielsSubstituted forO'Connorat 90+1'minutes
  • 16Tilt
  • 27Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 15Thompson
  • 20Turton
  • 11Dodoo
  • 9CullenBooked at 20minsSubstituted forDelfounesoat 72'minutes
  • 14PritchardSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 6Heneghan
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 29Sinclair-Smith
  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 39Bunney

Coventry

  • 13O'Brien
  • 4Willis
  • 15Hyam
  • 16Ogogo
  • 17Sterling
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forAndreuat 75'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 20Bayliss
  • 12Brown
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forBakayokoat 5'minutesSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 71'minutes
  • 23Thomas

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 3Mason
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 22Andreu
  • 27Thompson
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,656

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Coventry City 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. John O'Sullivan replaces Harry Pritchard.

  4. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Abu Ogogo (Coventry City).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Paudie O'Connor replaces Donervon Daniels.

  7. Post update

    Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dujon Sterling (Coventry City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc Bola (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 2, Coventry City 0. Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Nottingham.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Marc Bola.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Hyam (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Marc Bola.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Tony Andreu replaces Jordan Shipley because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Mark Cullen.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400103712
2Portsmouth440093612
3Barnsley43101001010
4Walsall431084410
5Sunderland32106247
6Doncaster42116337
7Accrington42116607
8Gillingham32016336
9Bradford420224-26
10Blackpool41213215
11Wimbledon412123-15
12Fleetwood31114314
13Southend411256-14
14Charlton411245-14
15Luton411245-14
16Scunthorpe311135-24
17Coventry411224-24
18Rochdale4112511-64
19Bristol Rovers410357-23
20Burton410336-33
21Plymouth402235-22
22Shrewsbury402213-22
23Wycombe402226-42
24Oxford Utd4004313-100
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