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Blackpool 3-2 Bradford City

Blackpool scored three times in the final six minutes to come from two goals down and beat Bradford 3-2 in David Hopkin's first game in charge of the visitors.

Eoin Doyle and Jack Payne gave Bradford the lead, but Jay Spearing scored twice and Curtis Tilt pounced on Richard O'Donnell's error to snatch a late winner.

The game burst into life after 59 minutes when Tilt tripped Kelvin Mellor in the area and Doyle coolly sent Mark Howard the wrong way from the spot.

Payne then doubled the lead five minutes later, finishing low into the corner through a defender's legs.

Spearing pulled one back from the spot with six minutes remaining, firing into the bottom corner after O'Donnell fouled Armand Gnanduillet.

Three minutes later, Ryan McGowan tripped Tilt in the area and, though O'Donnell saved Spearing's initial penalty, the Blackpool captain converted the rebound.

And Tilt then won the game in the 90th minute when O'Donnell spilled a routine cross, pouncing on the loose ball and stabbing in.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 20Turton
  • 2Daniels
  • 16Tilt
  • 27Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 15Thompson
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 14PritchardSubstituted forGnanduilletat 63'minutes
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forNottinghamat 76'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Heneghan
  • 12Nottingham
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 29Sinclair-Smith
  • 37Mafoumbi

Bradford

  • 1O'DonnellBooked at 83mins
  • 15Mellor
  • 4McGowan
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 36ColvilleSubstituted forGibsonat 74'minutes
  • 23WoodBooked at 50mins
  • 44WrightSubstituted forO'Brienat 66'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 9Doyle
  • 12MillerBooked at 49minsSubstituted forBallat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Dandery Seedorf
  • 18Brunker
  • 25Isherwood
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Sykes-Kenworthy
  • 39O'Brien
  • 40Ball
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
4,393

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Bradford City 2.

Foul by Michael Nottingham (Blackpool).

Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan McLaughlin (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Bradford City 2. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Bradford City 2. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Penalty saved! Jay Spearing (Blackpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Blackpool. Curtis Tilt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Hand ball by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Bradford City 2. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Richard O'Donnell (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Richard O'Donnell (Bradford City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Ryan McLaughlin (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Nottingham replaces Liam Feeney.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Gibson replaces Luca Colville.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Lewis O'Brien replaces Josh Wright because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Bradford City 2. Jack Payne (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Ball.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

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6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
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14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
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18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
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