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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Blackpool

Armand Gnanduillet's added-time header ended Blackpool's winless run and inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Doncaster Rovers.

The substitute bundled in Sullay Kaikai's cross from close range to snatch the three points on a slog of an evening at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Blackpool, who had gone five games without a victory prior to the game, were well organised, denying Doncaster the space they craved.

The ball was closed down quickly each time Rovers carried the ball into opposition territory and it made for a frustrating evening with few chances for either side.

Blackpool's Ryan Hardie drew a fine save from Ian Lawlor from the edge of the box while, at the other end, Niall Ennis saw a shot deflected narrowly wide.

After the break, Ben Whiteman was denied by Jak Alwick with a good reaction save and Blackpool's Ryan Hardie failed to take advantage after intercepting Lawlor's pass out from the back.

Curtis Tilt denied Ennis on the line, paving the way for Gnanduillet's late heroics.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 32John
  • 3James
  • 8Whiteman
  • 6Sheaf
  • 10Taylor
  • 7SadlierSubstituted forCoppingerat 70'minutes
  • 17BlairSubstituted forMayat 18'minutes
  • 31Ennis

Substitutes

  • 12Gomes
  • 19May
  • 21Longbottom
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 24Dieng
  • 26Coppinger
  • 33Daniels

Blackpool

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23Alnwick
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 11Feeney
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forGuyat 86'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 75mins
  • 26Husband
  • 24NuttallSubstituted forKaikaiat 74'minutes
  • 9HardieSubstituted forGnanduilletat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bushiri
  • 10Kaikai
  • 14Scannell
  • 20Turton
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
6,964

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Blackpool 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Niall Ennis (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Coppinger.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Guy replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece James.

  8. Post update

    Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Sheaf.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry9540159619
2Ipswich85301541118
3Wycombe94411410416
4Sunderland84311310315
5Blackpool94321311215
6Peterborough84222081214
7Fleetwood84221512314
8Lincoln City9414149513
9Burton8332107312
10Doncaster733197212
11MK Dons84041112-112
12Bristol Rovers93331011-112
13Shrewsbury8332910-112
14Rotherham7322128411
15Gillingham8242149510
16Rochdale8242912-310
17Oxford Utd92341315-29
18Portsmouth61329906
19Tranmere81341215-36
20Accrington81341016-66
21Wimbledon9036815-73
22Southend80171024-141
23Bolton7025123-22-10
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