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Blackpool 2-1 Southend United

Blackpool finally picked up their first win of 2020 with a routine victory at home to struggling Southend.

A goal in each half for top scorer Armand Gnanduillet secured three vital points for Simon Grayson's side as the Shrimpers slip into deeper relegation trouble despite Stephen McLaughlin's late strike.

Southend enjoyed the better chances in a slow opening half-hour at Bloomfield Road as Sam Barratt forced a diving save from keeper Chris Maxwell.

Despite showing little attacking intent in the first half the Seasiders edged in front after 37 minutes as Gnanduillet got in front of his man to nod home Liam Feeney's cross.

Blackpool looked to have made the points safe after 64 minutes as Gnanduillet tucked home from the penalty spot after a foul on substitute Nathan Delfouneso.

But Sol Campbell's side showed real grit in the closing stages as McLaughlin fired home a spectacular 25-yard effort with 72 minutes gone.

The visitors almost stole a dramatic point in added time but McLaughlin volleyed a deep corner just wide of the post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 32Maxwell
  • 11Feeney
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 42Moore
  • 3Bola
  • 8SpearingSubstituted forVirtue-Thickat 82'minutes
  • 15Dewsbury-Hall
  • 40RonanSubstituted forWardat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 30MadineSubstituted forDelfounesoat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Thorniley
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Nuttall
  • 27Ward
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 2Bwomono
  • 8Dieng
  • 33Clifford
  • 25BarrattSubstituted forGoodshipat 45'minutes
  • 5Milligan
  • 36HutchinsonSubstituted forKinaliat 60'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 89mins
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forRushat 82'minutes
  • 18Mantom

Substitutes

  • 14Goodship
  • 34Egbri
  • 41Rush
  • 43Kinali
  • 45Taylor
  • 46Coker
  • 47Mitchell-Nelson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
7,870

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Southend United 1.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Mantom with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Grant Ward replaces Connor Ronan.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Clifford with a headed pass.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Matthew Virtue-Thick replaces Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Matt Rush replaces Charlie Kelman.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Offside, Southend United. Mark Milligan tries a through ball, but Charlie Kelman is caught offside.

Hand ball by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Offside, Southend United. Tom Clifford tries a through ball, but Brandon Goodship is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Kelman (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Southend United 1. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Mantom.

Attempt missed. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Ronan.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Brandon Goodship (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 2, Southend United 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mark Oxley (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Gary Madine.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Eren Kinali replaces Isaac Hutchinson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaac Hutchinson.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Blackpool) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Connor Ronan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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