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Walsall 0-0 Blackpool

Walsall maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a dull stalemate at home to managerless draw specialists Blackpool.

It was the Seasiders' fourth draw in six League One games and their third consecutive goalless league draw on the road.

Walsall nearly led after 23 minutes as Zeli Ismail's 20-yard free-kick whistled just over but Blackpool went even closer six minutes later as Curtis Tilt's header was cleared off the line by George Dobson.

Blackpool controlled the game but Rangers loanee Joe Dodoo's 25-yard free-kick flew inches over and Jay Spearing's rocket from a similar distance was foiled by Walsall keeper Liam Roberts.

Roberts then saved well from Blackpool substitute Liam Feeney after 57 minutes before Mark Cullen blazed the rebound over.

Walsall had a great chance to win it a minute from time but Kane Wilson sent a free header wide from Luke Leahy's corner.

Blackpool thought they had won it heading into stoppage time as Nathan Delfouneso latched onto Feeney's pass to round Roberts and slot home but the flag was up for offside.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 27Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 10IsmailSubstituted forWilsonat 86'minutes
  • 4Dobson
  • 30Osbourne
  • 8Morris
  • 9CookSubstituted forGordonat 68'minutes
  • 16Ferrier

Substitutes

  • 13Dunn
  • 15Kinsella
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 21Cockerill-Mollett
  • 26Parker
  • 28Wilson
  • 29Gordon

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Howard
  • 12Nottingham
  • 16Tilt
  • 6Heneghan
  • 27Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 15ThompsonSubstituted forPritchardat 73'minutes
  • 20TurtonBooked at 44mins
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 76'minutes
  • 11DodooSubstituted forFeeneyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 14Pritchard
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 24Feeney
  • 29Sinclair-Smith
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,762

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kane Wilson (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Liam Feeney.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kane Wilson replaces Zeli Ismail.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

  15. Post update

    Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Josh Gordon (Walsall) because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Mark Cullen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough65101651116
2Portsmouth6510123916
3Barnsley64201431114
4Sunderland6420135814
5Walsall6420105514
6Fleetwood6321114711
7Doncaster62317439
8Accrington62318809
9Luton62228808
10Charlton62226608
11Blackpool61414317
12Gillingham6213910-17
13Southend621378-17
14Rochdale6213713-67
15Burton620479-26
16Wycombe613258-36
17Bradford620448-46
18Scunthorpe6132613-76
19Coventry612336-35
20Wimbledon612338-55
21Bristol Rovers611469-34
22Oxford Utd6114715-84
23Shrewsbury603347-33
24Plymouth6024413-92
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