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Blackpool 1-1 Leeds United

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Tom Ince's second-half equaliser earned Blackpool a point against Leeds at Bloomfield Road.

Leeds defender Lee Peltier headed the visitors in front from Danny Pugh's cross midway through the first half.

Ince's shot deflected off Marius Zaliukas to bring the Seasiders level with his seventh of the season.

Kirk Broadfoot was sent off for a lunge at Zaliukas in added time, Blackpool's ninth red card of the season.

Peltier opened the scoring, heading his first goal for Leeds, but Blackpool took control in the second half and Ince's powerful drive hit Zaliukas, flying past Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny.

Leeds felt Broadfoot should have been sent off for his challenge on Ross McCormack.

But even though the hosts were dominant in the closing stages, they struggled to create chances that troubled Kenny, and their chances of a win were effectively ended when Broadfoot was shown a straight red card for his tackle on Zaliukas.

Blackpool assistant Alex Rae:

"There's not been a drop of confidence with recent results and I think that was evident. We've got a good home record and we always feel strong and confident at home.

"We've got a few loan deals that will expire in the next week or so and that will change our squad a fair bit so we'll look to bring some players in and set ourselves up for the New Year.

"It was important that we stopped the run we were on and I was pleased with our response to going a goal down."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"Overall we're happy, sometimes you go away from home and be solid and we've done that.

"We've kept the points ticking over away from home and we move on to Nottingham Forest."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 6BroadfootBooked at 90mins
  • 3Robinson
  • 16Ferguson
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 11Ince
  • 17Basham
  • 8ChopraSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 4GoslingSubstituted forDelfounesoat 63'minutes
  • 12Bishop

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 13Warner
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 15Dobbie
  • 25Blackett
  • 27Barkhuizen
  • 31Martínez

Leeds

  • 1Kenny
  • 2Peltier
  • 16Pugh
  • 5Pearce
  • 24Zaliukas
  • 4Lees
  • 18Tonge
  • 17Brown
  • 20Smith
  • 44McCormack
  • 8Austin

Substitutes

  • 11Varney
  • 15Warnock
  • 22Wootton
  • 25Byram
  • 26Poleon
  • 27Ariyibi
  • 33Cairns
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
15,552

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Leeds United 1.
Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Dismissal

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Leeds United. Patrick Kenny tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neal Bishop following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Steve Davies replaces Michael Chopra.
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Basham.
Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).
Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).
Foul by Gary Mackenzie (Blackpool).
Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Neal Bishop.
Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.
Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Leeds United 1. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal following a set piece situation.
Barry Ferguson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).
Offside, Leeds United. Rodolph Austin tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Dan Gosling.
Attempt saved. Michael Chopra (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Bishop.
Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Robinson.
Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.
Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).
Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Barry Ferguson.
Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Barry Ferguson following a corner.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Lees.
Attempt blocked. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Ince.
Attempt missed. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Tonge with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Gosling.
Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

Second Half

Second Half begins Blackpool 0, Leeds United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Blackpool 0, Leeds United 1.
Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Offside, Leeds United. Jason Pearce tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Tonge.
Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).
Michael Tonge (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Thomas Ince with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Tom Lees.
Attempt blocked. Michael Chopra (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Lee Peltier (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matt Smith.
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Pearce.
goal

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