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Blackpool 0-1 Peterborough United

Peterborough remained firmly in the hunt for the League One play-offs after a hard-fought win at fellow hopefuls Blackpool.

Marcus Maddison's strike just before half-time at Bloomfield Road ensured a third successive win for Darren Ferguson's men to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Armand Gnanduillet met Liam Feeney's cross after six minutes, but nodded wide under pressure from Aaron Chapman, and Posh top scorer Ivan Toney nearly capitalised on Curtis Tilt's poor pass, but his low drive flew inches over.

Feeney's low header from Nya Kirby's corner cleared the bar, but Toney nearly handed Peterborough the lead nine minutes from the break when his volley rattled off Christoffer Mafoumbi's bar.

Lee Tomlin blasted off target as half-time loomed, but the Cardiff loanee then slipped in Maddison who rifled in to give the visitors the advantage.

Rhys Bennett and Jason Naismith made key interceptions from Kirby and Gnanduillet, respectively, as the Seasiders sought an equaliser after the break.

Maddison raced onto Toney's ball with seven minutes left, but blasted into the stands, and Matty Virtue's effort before full-time only found Chapman.

Substitute Donervon Daniels had Mafoumbi to thank after his poor back-pass let Toney in, and the goalkeeper also denied Maddison in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16TiltBooked at 90mins
  • 27Bola
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forLongat 57'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 23Kirby
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forDanielsat 58'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 2Daniels
  • 5Evans
  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 15Thompson
  • 31Long

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 18Lafferty
  • 21Maddison
  • 11ReedSubstituted forKnightat 89'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forCooperat 79'minutes
  • 29TomlinSubstituted forWardat 70'minutes
  • 17Toney

Substitutes

  • 3Knight
  • 9Godden
  • 14Cooke
  • 15Ward
  • 19Cooper
  • 25O'Malley
  • 26Stevens
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
7,477

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Peterborough United 1.

Hand ball by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

(Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh Knight replaces Louis Reed.

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. George Cooper replaces Siriki Dembélé.

Delay in match Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Foul by Chris Long (Blackpool).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces Lee Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Daniel Lafferty (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Nya Kirby (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Donervon Daniels replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Chris Long replaces Liam Feeney.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nya Kirby (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Peterborough United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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