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Blackpool 0-1 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury secured back-to-back League One victories with a 1-0 win away at Blackpool.

Fejiri Okenabirhie's penalty put the visitors ahead after the break and it proved decisive at Bloomfield Road, with defeat ending a seven-game league unbeaten run for Simon Grayson's side.

Visiting goalkeeper Max O'Leary kept the game goalless in the 20th minute after acrobatically palming Armand Gnanduillet's header over the crossbar.

Shrewsbury themselves went close to taking the lead five minutes later when Jak Alnwick parried Scott Golbourne's cross to Donald Love, who fired inches wide.

The Tangerines almost went ahead two minutes after half-time when Gnanduillet's header struck the post from Jordan Thompson's corner.

Shrewsbury won a penalty 10 minutes after the restart for a handball against Gnanduillet and Okenabirhie hit the back of the net.

Blackpool's Ben Heneghan should have done better with a free header 15 minutes from the end, while Salop's Shaun Whalley could have added a second goal before full-time but blazed well over.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forKaikaiat 63'minutes
  • 6Heneghan
  • 5Edwards
  • 26Husband
  • 11Feeney
  • 8SpearingBooked at 66mins
  • 17Virtue-ThickBooked at 60minsSubstituted forNuttallat 63'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forMacDonaldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Kaikai
  • 14Scannell
  • 16Tilt
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 24Ebanks-LandellBooked at 20mins
  • 2Pierre
  • 6Beckles
  • 17LoveBooked at 54mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 15WalkerSubstituted forGossat 90'minutes
  • 3GolbourneBooked at 85mins
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 10OkenabirhieSubstituted forUdohat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Williams
  • 11Giles
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 21Thompson
  • 22Goss
  • 23Udoh
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,695

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Shrewsbury Town 1.

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

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by James Husband (Blackpool).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).

Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calum MacDonald (Blackpool).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Shaun Whalley.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss replaces Brad Walker because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Brad Walker (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Udoh.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

Booking

Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by James Husband.

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

Foul by Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

David Edwards (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Calum MacDonald replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Daniel Udoh replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

goal

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