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Blackpool 1-2 Rotherham United

Rotherham secured back-to-back league wins with a hard-fought victory against Blackpool.

Michael Smith and Clark Robertson struck after the interval for the Millers at Bloomfield Road before Armand Gnanduillet's late penalty halved the deficit.

Matty Virtue's low effort on the quarter-hour mark was parried to safety by Dan Iversen, who later made a fabulous diving stop from Sean Scannell, while the woodwork denied Virtue from close range moments later.

Iversen kept Gnanduillet's header out before the half-hour to preserve the deadlock for the Millers, whose best first-half chance came when Michael Ihiekwe's header grazed the top of Jak Alnwick's crossbar.

The Millers took the lead six minutes after half-time when Dan Barlaser's free-kick was hooked back across goal for Smith to prod past Alnwick.

Rotherham made sure of the points when Robertson finished emphatically three minutes from the end, though Gnanduillet's header clipped the upright before the final whistle.

The French forward then grabbed one back with a 98th-minute spot-kick after Curtis Tilt was fouled.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20Turton
  • 6HeneghanBooked at 90mins
  • 16Tilt
  • 26HusbandSubstituted forMacDonaldat 85'minutes
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forDelfounesoat 62'minutes
  • 25GuyBooked at 85mins
  • 11FeeneyBooked at 49mins
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 14ScannellBooked at 10minsSubstituted forHardieat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Edwards
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 9Hardie
  • 12Nottingham
  • 29MacDonald
  • 35Bange
  • 37Mafoumbi

Rotherham

  • 1IversenBooked at 90mins
  • 22OlosundeBooked at 58minsSubstituted forJonesat 82'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 15Robertson
  • 11BarlaserBooked at 90mins
  • 16Lindsay
  • 8Wiles
  • 17CrooksSubstituted forClarkeat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23HastieSubstituted forOgbeneat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 4MacDonald
  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 18Clarke
  • 19Ogbene
  • 26Lamy
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
9,932

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2.

Booking

Daniel Iversen (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Rotherham United 2. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Blackpool. Curtis Tilt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Trevor Clarke (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Trevor Clarke (Rotherham United).

Booking

Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Trevor Clarke (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Callum Guy.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Calum MacDonald.

Booking

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Calum MacDonald with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Rotherham United 2. Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Lindsay following a set piece situation.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Calum MacDonald replaces James Husband.

Booking

Callum Guy (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Guy (Blackpool).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Billy Jones replaces Matthew Olosunde.

Hand ball by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Trevor Clarke (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ryan Hardie replaces Sean Scannell.

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Oliver Turton (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Callum Guy (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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