Derby climbed to third in the Championship by fighting back to win at Blackpool despite conceding a goal after 20 seconds.

David Goodwillie gave the Seasiders the lead, but Chris Martin turned in Johnny Russell's low cross to equalise.

Craig Bryson set up a second for Patrick Bamford and scored the third himself with a solo effort.

Blackpool, with two wins from their last 24 league matches, are three points above the relegation zone.

Sliding Seasiders

  • Blackpool were fourth in the Championship after beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 on 30 November
  • A run of two wins in 24 league matches since then have dropped them to 20th
  • Those two victories for the Seasiders were both 1-0 home wins - against Millwall on 11 March and Huddersfield 11 days later

Steve McClaren's Derby side produced a slick performance at Bloomfield Road - with Scotland international Bryson at the heart of everything.

But they fell behind to Blackpool's first attack, when Goodwillie raced towards goal and curled in a powerful effort.

Derby's response was emphatic, as they caused havoc down the left flank - and they were soon 3-1 up.

They equalised in the third minute as Russell glided past Blackpool full-back Tony McMahon to set up Martin.

The visitors' crisp passing and movement soon opened the home defence again and on-loan Chelsea striker Bamford added a second when he tapped in at the near post from Bryson's low cross.

Midfielder Bryson added a third with a brilliant solo effort, cutting in from the left flank and curling a low shot into the bottom corner with goalkeeper Matt Gilks unsighted.

Blackpool showed some fight after half-time and keeper Lee Grant produced a brilliant diving one-handed save to block Andy Keogh's close-range header.

But with little to cheer on the pitch, the home supporters directed their anger towards Blackpool owner Karl Oyston, and there were ugly scenes towards the end as fans clashed with stewards.

Blackpool caretaker-manager Barry Ferguson:

"I heard the protests and what the fans were singing, and I'm not going to kid anyone. I can't tell the fans what to do or what to chant. It's not a great help to the players. But they pay their money and feel they have right to say what they want.

"I've seen inside the club what's being spent and it's not what people are making out. The budget is a good enough budget to compete in the Championship."

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"There was a real focus and determination and it was a big win. Psychologically, it was huge. Performance is the key thing and that was excellent.

"We've got one foot in the door in terms of the play-offs and Saturday at home to Huddersfield becomes another big game. We need to get over the line."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 02 McMahon
  • 03 Robinson
  • 31 Martínez Booked (Basham - 55' )
  • 20 Cathcart Booked
  • 05 Mackenzie
  • 33 Dobbie (Barkhuizen - 68' Booked )
  • 39 Grandin (Bishop - 45' Booked )
  • 25 Goodwillie
  • 24 Keogh
  • 04 Perkins Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Bishop
  • 14 Halliday
  • 15 Haroun
  • 17 Basham
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 21 Halstead
  • 27 Barkhuizen

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 34 Thorne Booked (Bailey - 94' )
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 19 Hughes (Eustace - 83' )
  • 09 Martin
  • 35 Bamford (Sammon - 77' )
  • 11 Russell

Substitutes

  • 12 Naylor
  • 14 Eustace
  • 15 O'Brien
  • 18 Sammon
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 30 Bailey
Ref: David Webb
Att: 13,435

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

3 6

Corners

7 3

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

90:00 +5:04

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

90:00 +5:04

Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. James Bailey replaces George Thorne.

90:00 +2:53 Booking

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

90:00 +2:51

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

90:00 +2:51

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:40

Attempt blocked. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

89:51 Booking

Booking Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

89:40

Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) has gone down, but that's a dive.

88:46

Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

88:26

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

87:14

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

85:07

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

85:07

Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:38

Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neal Bishop with a headed pass.

82:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. John Eustace replaces Will Hughes.

81:33

Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.

80:59 Booking

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

80:50

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

80:50

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:36

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Basham.

79:32

Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

78:48

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

78:48

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

78:31

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

76:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Patrick Bamford.

71:02

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70:28

Delay in match Patrick Bamford (Derby County) because of an injury.

69:46

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

69:13

Hand ball by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

67:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Stephen Dobbie.

66:39

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

66:39

David Goodwillie (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:50

Attempt missed. Neal Bishop (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Goodwillie with a cross.

63:15

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

63:15

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

62:38

Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:43

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.

61:40

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

61:09

Attempt blocked. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

59:32

Offside, Blackpool. Jack Robinson tries a through ball, but Neal Bishop is caught offside.

58:05

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

57:43

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

55:46

Offside, Blackpool. Neal Bishop tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

54:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Chris Basham replaces Ángel.

54:34

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

54:34

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

52:40

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

52:40

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

52:02 Booking

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

51:46

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:46

Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

50:39

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

50:39

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

49:33

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

48:58

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

48:41

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

48:28

Attempt saved. Andrew Keogh (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

46:50

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

46:50

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

46:19

Attempt missed. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Neal Bishop replaces Elliot Grandin.

45:00 +3:55 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

45:00 +3:25

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

45:00 +3:25

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

45:00 +2:04 Booking

Booking Ángel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

45:00 +1:50

Hand ball by Ángel (Blackpool).

45:00 +1:22

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

45:00 +0:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00

Delay in match George Thorne (Derby County) because of an injury.

44:44

Attempt missed. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Perkins following a set piece situation.

44:06

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

44:06

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

43:21

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross following a set piece situation.

42:28

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:28

Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

41:43

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:43

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

40:11

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:11

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool).

39:28

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:35

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

35:35

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

34:15

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ángel.

33:23

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:23

Foul by David Perkins (Blackpool).

31:09

Attempt missed. Craig Cathcart (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

30:40

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

30:38

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

29:49

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

29:49

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

27:46

Hand ball by Jack Robinson (Blackpool).

25:46

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:46

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

23:40

Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:01 Booking

Booking George Thorne (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22:36

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

22:36

Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Derby County 3. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Thorne following a set piece situation.

18:40

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:40

Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).

15:58

George Thorne (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:58

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

15:46

Attempt blocked. Elliot Grandin (Blackpool) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

14:42

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

14:38

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

13:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Derby County 2. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross.

12:16

Attempt saved. David Perkins (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Derby County 1. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross.

1:11

Foul by David Goodwillie (Blackpool).

1:11

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackpool 1, Derby County 0. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David Perkins.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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