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Southend United 1-2 Blackpool

Armand Gnanduillet scored the winner as Blackpool beat Southend to move to the fringe of the League One play-off places.

Gnanduillet's 83rd-minute goal handed Terry McPhillips' side a deserved victory after the Shrimpers' Jason Demetriou had cancelled out Oliver Turton's opener.

Southend, who had Michael Turner sent off for violent conduct four minutes from time, came close to taking an early lead when winger Michael Kightly struck the inside of the left post with an audacious effort from the right flank.

But, with 14 minutes on the clock, Blackpool broke the deadlock with Turton firing home Marc Bola's fine left-wing cross from close range.

Seasiders' skipper Jay Spearing struck to the crossbar with a screaming long-range shot at the start of the second half before Southend drew back level, with Demetriou heading home Timothee Dieng's left-wing cross.

However, Blackpool were not to be denied and, seven minutes from time, Gnanduillet headed home Harry Pritchard's left-wing cross.

The Shrimpers' misery was compounded by a late red card shown to Turner following an off-the-ball incident.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 23Moore
  • 6TurnerBooked at 86mins
  • 32HendrieSubstituted forRobinsonat 87'minutes
  • 18Mantom
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 31'minutes
  • 8Dieng
  • 7KightlySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 74'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 30Bunn

Substitutes

  • 2Bwomono
  • 4Hyam
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Bishop
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 28McCoulsky
  • 31Robinson

Blackpool

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Howard
  • 2Daniels
  • 16Tilt
  • 6Heneghan
  • 20Turton
  • 25GuySubstituted forPritchardat 60'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 27Bola
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 11DodooSubstituted forNottinghamat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Feeney
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,882

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 1, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Blackpool 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

  4. Post update

    Harry Pritchard (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Stephen Hendrie.

  7. Dismissal

    Michael Turner (Southend United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 1, Blackpool 2. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Pritchard.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Bunn (Southend United).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Southend United 1, Blackpool 1. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Timothee Dieng.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Nottingham replaces Joseph Dodoo.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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