Brighton 2-2 Blackpool

Kevin Phillips scored twice for Blackpool as they fought back from 2-0 down to earn a draw with Brighton.

Craig Mackail-Smith opened the scoring for the Seagulls, heading home Craig Noone's cross on the half hour.

Noone provided once more, firing in a cross which Ashley Barnes smashed in from close range to double their lead.

But Phillips pulled one back on the hour nodding in Neal Eardley's cross before equalising in the last minute lashing home from deep inside the box.

It was no surprise that Noone was heavily involved in the game's opening goal, the former Plymouth winger scampering down the left and whipping in a cross, which the predatory Mackail-Smith guided into the bottom corner with an excellent header.

The entire Blackpool defence switched off five minutes into the second half, allowing Noone to fire in a cross which Barnes smashed in from close range for his fourth goal of the season.

However, Blackpool reduced the deficit after Eardley delivered from the right and Phillips was in the perfect position to nod home.

In the 90th minute Stephen Crainey's corner was only half cleared and the former Sunderland striker was on hand to lash home a late leveller and his fourth of the season.

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