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Burton Albion 3-0 Blackpool

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.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 22WallaceSubstituted forHutchinsonat 84'minutes
  • 2Brayford
  • 3Buxton
  • 5McFadzean
  • 26Daniel
  • 4Allen
  • 23QuinnSubstituted forBradleyat 88'minutes
  • 18MillerSubstituted forHarnessat 76'minutes
  • 27Boyce
  • 10Akins

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 7Fraser
  • 11Templeton
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Harness
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke

Blackpool

  • 1HowardSubstituted forBoneyat 16'minutes
  • 12Nottingham
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Heneghan
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 8Spearing
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forKirbyat 67'minutes
  • 31LongBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDodooat 59'minutes
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Feeney
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 7Delfouneso
  • 11Dodoo
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 19Taylor
  • 23Kirby
  • 27Bola
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,715

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Harness replaces Will Miller.

Foul by Liam Boyce (Burton Albion).

Nick Anderton (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 3, Blackpool 0. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nya Kirby replaces Jordan Thompson.

Delay in match Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Booking

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Foul by Jamie Allen (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joseph Dodoo replaces Chris Long.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt missed. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

Chris Long (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Barnsley382112564283675
3Sunderland371916264343073
4Portsmouth382011766412571
5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
19Oxford Utd381013154454-1043
20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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