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Blackpool 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Armand Gnanduillet scored twice as Blackpool crept back into the League One play-off places with a home win over AFC Wimbledon.

Top-scorer Gnanduillet's second-half brace secured back-to-back league wins that moved the Seasiders up to fifth.

Sullay Kaikai fired against the crossbar from outside the area early on and Nathan Delfouneso hooked the rebound over as the hosts dominated.

Kaikai's free-kick curled off target, while Matty Virtue chested down Jay Spearing's pass but fired straight at visiting goalkeeper Nathan Trott.

At the other end Jak Alnwick punched Max Sanders' curling free-kick to safety and the Blackpool goalkeeper collected Terell Thomas' drive at the second time of asking ahead of Marcus Forss.

After a goalless first half, the hosts took the lead six minutes after the restart when Gnanduillet's effort flew in following Delfouneso's good work.

Gnanduillet secured the points with nine minutes remaining after slotting home Liam Feeney's cross from close range.

Trott parried substitute Joe Nuttall's effort to an onrushing Kaikai who could not apply the finishing touch, while Alnwick kept Forss' shot out as the Dons failed to find a consolation.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 23Alnwick
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Heneghan
  • 26Husband
  • 11Feeney
  • 8Spearing
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forGuyat 76'minutes
  • 29MacDonaldSubstituted forTiltat 88'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 10Kaikai
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forNuttallat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hardie
  • 14Scannell
  • 16Tilt
  • 20Turton
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims

Wimbledon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 28mins
  • 21Delaney
  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 23SandersSubstituted forReillyat 62'minutes
  • 19McLoughlinSubstituted forHartiganat 62'minutes
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forAppiahat 78'minutes
  • 37Osew
  • 39PigottBooked at 41mins
  • 15Forss

Substitutes

  • 8Hartigan
  • 9Appiah
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 22Wood
  • 24McDonnell
  • 31Madelin
  • 33Reilly
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
7,588

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Curtis Tilt replaces Calum MacDonald.

  8. Post update

    Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Dangerous play by Marcus Forss (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke O'Neill with a cross following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich15103225101533
2Wycombe1696125141133
3Coventry177822219329
4Peterborough1784539231628
5Blackpool177732419528
6Rotherham1683525131227
7Oxford Utd1675433191426
8Fleetwood158252719826
9Sunderland157442216625
10Bristol Rovers167451919025
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Gillingham175662120121
15Burton145541815320
16Rochdale185492130-919
17Lincoln City175391822-418
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington173681727-1015
20Wimbledon1734102028-813
21MK Dons1741121326-1313
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton14347829-211
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