EFL Cup - Third Round
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Blackpool 2-0 Queens Park Rangers: Seasiders knock out Rs to go through

Armand Gnanduillet has scored two goals this season, with both goals coming in the EFL Cup
Armand Gnanduillet has scored two goals this season, with both goals coming in the EFL Cup

League One Blackpool pulled off a shock to beat Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the Carabao Cup third-round at Bloomfield Road.

Armand Gnanduillet gave the hosts the lead as he sent Ben Heneghan's headed delivery home.

Queens Park Rangers were reduced to 10 men when Jordan Cousins picked up a second booking deep in the second half.

Jay Spearing fired from the edge of the box late on to ensure they would go through to the fourth-round.

The victory means Blackpool have reached the fourth-round of the competition for only the second time in 45 years.

The last time the Tangerines reached that stage was in 2007-08, where they lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 12Nottingham
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16TiltBooked at 56mins
  • 27Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 25GuySubstituted forTurtonat 77'minutes
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 85'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 11Dodoo
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forDelfounesoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5O'Connor
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 9Cullen
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 20Turton
  • 24Feeney
  • 37Mafoumbi

QPR

  • 1Ingram
  • 24KakayBooked at 22mins
  • 4Hall
  • 15Baptiste
  • 28Hamalainen
  • 11ScowenBooked at 20minsSubstituted forGossat 25'minutes
  • 8CousinsBooked at 70mins
  • 23Wszolek
  • 19ChairBooked at 34minsSubstituted forSmythat 45'minutes
  • 20Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forOtehat 77'minutes
  • 17Smith

Substitutes

  • 6Goss
  • 18Oteh
  • 30Owens
  • 38Smyth
  • 43Dalling
  • 45Brzozowski
  • 46Omar
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
1,910

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Queens Park Rangers 0. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Joseph Dodoo.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Osman Kakay.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. John O'Sullivan replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Marc Bola (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Attempt missed. Niko Hamalainen (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Aramide Oteh replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Oliver Turton replaces Callum Guy.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Bright Samuel.

Attempt blocked. Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Grant Hall.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Foul by Callum Guy (Blackpool).

Sean Goss (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers) for a bad foul.

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Callum Guy (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Michael Nottingham (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Callum Guy.

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

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