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Nottingham Forest 0-1 Blackpool

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.

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."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 2Lichaj
  • 8Cohen
  • 18Jara
  • 25Hobbs
  • 16Lascelles
  • 10Lansbury
  • 24VaughanSubstituted forReidat 84'minutes
  • 9HendersonSubstituted forHalfordat 59'minutes
  • 12MackieSubstituted forPatersonat 89'minutes
  • 39AbdounBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 7Chalobah
  • 11Reid
  • 15Halford
  • 21Paterson
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries
  • 31Cox

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2OrrSubstituted forTysonat 69'minutes
  • 25Blackett
  • 31MartínezBooked at 70minsSubstituted forDaviesat 76'minutes
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 6Broadfoot
  • 11Ince
  • 4Gosling
  • 19FullerSubstituted forChopraat 77'minutes
  • 15Dobbie
  • 12BishopBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 7Tyson
  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 10Grant
  • 13Warner
  • 24Zeegelaar
  • 27Barkhuizen
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
21,581

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 1.
Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.
Offside, Blackpool. Thomas Ince tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Jamie Mackie.
Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid replaces David Vaughan.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).
Hand ball by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ricardo Fuller.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Ángel.
Ángel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest).
Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Blackpool).
Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

Booking

Ángel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).
David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Tyson replaces Bradley Orr.
Foul by Tyler Blackett (Blackpool).
Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.
Attempt missed. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Greg Halford replaces Darius Henderson.

Booking

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).
Jamie Mackie (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.
Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Mackenzie.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Henri Lansbury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.
Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Dangerous play by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).
Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).
Dan Gosling (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.
Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ángel with a headed pass.
Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

Second Half

Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Blackpool 0.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jamaal Lascelles.
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.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.
Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Matthew Gilks.
Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara.
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.
Attempt saved. Dan Gosling (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Penalty saved! Thomas Ince (Blackpool) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1410311733
2Leicester1410221132
3QPR14941931
4Blackpool14761627
5Reading14653523
6Nottm Forest14653523
7Watford14644722
8Leeds14626220
9Blackburn14545419
10Wigan13544419
11Derby14545319
12Brighton14464118
13Ipswich14455217
14Huddersfield14455217
15Bournemouth14527-917
16Middlesbrough14365115
17Charlton13355-414
18Millwall14356-1114
19Bolton14275-713
20Doncaster13337-1112
21Sheff Wed13184-311
22Birmingham14329-711
23Barnsley14248-1510
24Yeovil14239-129
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