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Southend United 1-3 Blackpool

Simon Grayson maintained a perfect start on his return to Blackpool as three first-half goals saw the Seasiders cruise to a comfortable win at Southend.

The visitors scored a trio of strikes inside the opening 37 minutes and were able to secure all three points, despite having James Husband sent off on the hour mark.

Blackpool, who beat Bristol Rovers last weekend, went in front after just nine minutes when Shrimpers goalkeeper Mark Oxley's attempted punched clearance struck team-mate Harry Lennon and deflected into the back of the net.

Three minutes later, Blackpool doubled their lead when Nathan Delfouneso raced onto Sullay Kaikai's through ball before beating the advancing Oxley with a neat finish.

Oxley then did well to deny Armand Gnanduillet from close range before the Seasiders made it 3-0 in the 37th minute, with Delfouneso netting again from close range after Jordan Thompson's corner.

After the break, Kaikai saw his deflected 20-yard shot tipped onto the right post by Oxley before the visitors were reduced to 10 men on the hour mark with Husband dismissed for a poor challenge on Elvis Bwomono.

Southend netted a 75th-minute consolation as Simon Cox headed home.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 26Lennon
  • 6RidgewellSubstituted forNdukwuat 52'minutes
  • 2Bwomono
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 5Milligan
  • 18MantomSubstituted forKelmanat 72'minutes
  • 3RalphBooked at 8mins
  • 10Cox
  • 7HumphrysSubstituted forRobinsonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hyam
  • 13Bishop
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 23Kelman
  • 31Robinson
  • 39Blackman
  • 48White

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20Turton
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Tilt
  • 26HusbandBooked at 60mins
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forNuttallat 74'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 15Thompson
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forNottinghamat 63'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 82minsSubstituted forBushiriat 87'minutes
  • 10Kaikai

Substitutes

  • 4Bushiri
  • 9Hardie
  • 12Nottingham
  • 14Pritchard
  • 24Nuttall
  • 34Shaw
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
6,823

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 1, Blackpool 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Blackpool 3.

Attempt missed. Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elvis Bwomono.

Charlie Kelman (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Nottingham (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Layton Ndukwu with a cross.

Foul by Layton Ndukwu (Southend United).

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Ralph.

Attempt missed. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Milligan.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Rocky Bushiri replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Mark Milligan (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Mark Milligan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Ralph.

Attempt blocked. Theo Robinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson.

Booking

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Foul by Layton Ndukwu (Southend United).

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

Attempt saved. Layton Ndukwu (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Joe Nuttall.

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joe Shaughnessy.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 1, Blackpool 3. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Lennon following a corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Lennon (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Liam Feeney.

Offside, Blackpool. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Oliver Turton is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Charlie Kelman replaces Sam Mantom.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson.

Attempt missed. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson with a cross.

goal

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