Blackpool striker Stephen Dobbie scored an injury-time winner to break down 10-man Nottingham Forest's resistance and end the hosts' unbeaten home record.

Forest winger Djamel Abdoun was sent off after 34 minutes when he fouled Neal Bishop in the penalty area.

However, home goalkeeper Karl Darlow saved Tom Ince's spot-kick and Forest could have gone ahead, but Matt Gilks blocked Chris Cohen's effort.

Dobbie won it in the 91st-minute, firing low into the net from 12 yards.

Another late Blackpool show

Blackpool's injury-time winner was the seventh time they have scored in the last 10 minutes of Championship matches this season.

The victory keeps Blackpool, unbeaten in seven matches, in fourth position in the table, with Paul Ince's side now six points behind leaders Burnley.

For Forest it was their second successive defeat, following a surprise 3-1 loss at struggling Yeovil Town last Saturday, and Billy Davies's team have now won only two of eight league matches, although they remain in the play-offs in sixth place.

Algerian Abdoun had come close to opening the scoring but dragged one effort wide from a tight angle and shot at Gilks, before the winger was dismissed.

Ince, aiming for his third goal in as many matches, had his penalty saved and Darlow also kept out a Dobbie free-kick as Blackpool applied pressure.

Darlow again denied Ince in the second half, but the home goalkeeper was finally beaten as Dobbie finished after good work from substitute Nathan Tyson to snatch a dramatic winning goal.

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"I spoke to the referee and the officials, because there were three very big incidents in the game - Henderson's claim for a penalty, the red card and then the Blackpool goal. The officials have agreed that there was contact on Henderson, when he was trying to get a shot on goal.

"I thought it was a penalty. I don't think Henderson was trying to win a penalty, when the ball was coming on to his left foot. There is no doubt that it was a red card for Abdoun. He was a little naive, he should have cleared the ball or given it to the keeper. We are not asking for much. We are just asking for them to do what they have to do."

Blackpool assistant coach Alex Rae:

"We were one of the favourites to go down at the start of the season, so our league position is a credit to the players. We were looking at survival, to begin with, the goal is still to get 51 points then to look at things from there, when we get to that point.

"We had 40 trial players in over the summer, but we got a good group of players in. There are a lot of leaders and winners in there. We did not expect to be in this position. But we know we have a special group of players. We try to make it hard for teams to break us down."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj
  • 08 Cohen
  • 18 Jara
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 16 Lascelles
  • 10 Lansbury
  • 24 Vaughan (Reid - 84' )
  • 09 Henderson (Halford - 59' )
  • 12 Mackie (Paterson - 89' )
  • 39 Abdoun Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 07 Chalobah
  • 11 Reid
  • 15 Halford
  • 21 Paterson
  • 27 Derbyshire
  • 29 de Vries
  • 31 Cox

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 Orr (Tyson - 69' )
  • 25 Blackett
  • 31 Martínez Booked (Davies - 76' )
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 11 Ince
  • 04 Gosling
  • 19 Fuller (Chopra - 77' )
  • 15 Dobbie
  • 12 Bishop Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Tyson
  • 08 Chopra
  • 09 Davies
  • 10 Grant
  • 13 Warner
  • 24 Zeegelaar
  • 27 Barkhuizen
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 21,581

Match Stats

Shots

11 17

On target

3 6

Corners

6 6

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 1.

90:00 +4:11

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +4:11

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

90:00 +3:23

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

90:00 +2:08

Offside, Blackpool. Thomas Ince tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

90:00 +0:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 1. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Tyson.

88:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Jamie Mackie.

86:58

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

83:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid replaces David Vaughan.

82:07

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

82:02

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81:31

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:31

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

80:57

Hand ball by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ricardo Fuller.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ángel.

73:54

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

73:54

Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).

73:14

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

73:14

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:49

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

69:36 Booking

Booking Ángel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

69:26

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

69:26

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Tyson replaces Bradley Orr.

67:46

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Blackpool).

67:46

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:19

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

60:59

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

58:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Greg Halford replaces Darius Henderson.

58:05 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:56

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

57:56

Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:32

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

57:17

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Mackenzie.

56:28

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Henri Lansbury.

54:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:51

Delay in match Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

52:29

Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:29

Dangerous play by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

51:51

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

51:51

Dan Gosling (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:08

Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:27

Attempt blocked. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

48:34

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ángel with a headed pass.

46:23

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:23

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

45:00

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 0.

41:57

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.

40:22

Attempt missed. Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Neal Bishop with a cross.

39:38

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.

38:59

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.

38:54

Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

38:50

Attempt blocked. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.

37:37

Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

35:33

Attempt saved. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:27

Penalty saved! Thomas Ince (Blackpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

34:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

34:06

Penalty conceded by Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) after a foul in the penalty area.

34:06

Penalty Blackpool. Neal Bishop draws a foul in the penalty area.

31:44

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Hobbs.

29:34

Attempt saved. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:49

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Bradley Orr.

24:14

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

22:39

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross following a corner.

22:17

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

21:09

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

20:36

Dangerous play by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

20:36

Dan Gosling (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:01

Attempt missed. Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Vaughan.

17:31

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

17:31

Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:06

Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:06

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

16:44

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest).

16:44

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

15:53

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

15:51

Attempt blocked. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gosling.

14:03

Attempt missed. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

13:21

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Dan Gosling.

13:08

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:08

Foul by Dan Gosling (Blackpool).

12:06

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:23

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

11:23

Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:29

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:29

Foul by Dan Gosling (Blackpool).

9:48

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bradley Orr.

8:44

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:44

Foul by Bradley Orr (Blackpool).

7:36

Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:36

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).

0:24

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tyler Blackett.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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