Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0.
First-half goals from Liam Boyce and Jamie Allen set Burton on their way to a comfortable victory over Blackpool at the Pirelli Stadium.
It was the Brewers' first home win of 2019 and, after taking a two-goal lead into the break, Lucas Akins sealed victory midway through the second half with a towering back-post header from Boyce's cross.
Boyce's 11th goal of the season, his first since the start of January, came after six minutes as he converted Akins' cross from close range past Blackpool keeper Mark Howard.
Allen almost made it two with a shot that came back off the post before Blackpool's afternoon began to unravel further.
Howard suffered an Achilles injury that saw him leave on a stretcher before a quarter of an hour had been played and his replacement, Myles Boney, had a moment to forget on his first league appearance of the season, failing to hold on to an Allen shot as it dropped over the line before Ben Heneghan could get back to spare his keeper's blushes.
Albion controlled the second half in difficult conditions and Akins wrapped it up with the Brewers never looking like surrendering their lead as they avenged their 3-0 defeat from earlier in the season at Bloomfield Road.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 22WallaceSubstituted forHutchinsonat 84'minutes
- 23QuinnSubstituted forBradleyat 88'minutes
- 18MillerSubstituted forHarnessat 76'minutes
- 1HowardSubstituted forBoneyat 16'minutes
- 15ThompsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKirbyat 67'minutes
- 31LongBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDodooat 59'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Bradley Collins.
Attempt saved. Nya Kirby (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by John Brayford.
Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Alex Bradley replaces Stephen Quinn.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamie Allen.
Foul by Reece Hutchinson (Burton Albion).
Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Reece Hutchinson replaces Kieran Wallace.
Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nick Anderton.
Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).
Joseph Dodoo (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Will Miller.
Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).