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Blackpool 0-2 Ipswich Town

Lee Clark
Lee Clark took over at Bloomfield Road on Thursday

Lee Clark's first game as Blackpool manager ended in defeat as Ipswich recorded a routine victory.

Clark was appointed on Thursday, three days after Jose Riga was sacked with the Seasiders bottom of the table.

Town took the lead when David McGoldrick scored from close in after Teddy Bishop miscued his own shot.

Despite spells of pressure the hosts rarely threatened an equaliser and Daryl Murphy put the game to bed from Luke Hyam's cut-back.

The result means Blackpool remain eight points adrift of safety having won just once all season.

They could have fallen behind inside the first 10 minutes but Stephen Hunt's powerful effort came back off the crossbar, before Nile Ranger fluffed a presentable chance for the hosts.

McGoldrick's fifth goal of the season gave Mick McCarthy's side the lead on 26 minutes.

Ranger headed wide from eight yards as Clark's side made a better start to the second half, but could have gone further behind when Hunt fired into the side-netting.

The visitors sealed victory when Murphy slotted home on the hour mark and comfortably saw out the final 30 minutes to hand McCarthy a victory in his second anniversary as Town boss.

The Portman Road side, who entertain Wolves on Tuesday, sit just one point outside the play-off places.

Blackpool manager Lee Clark: "The job in the short term is rebuilding the players' self-belief and confidence. We seemed to be all right and then when we went one-nil down we seemed to lose a bit of self-belief.

"I wouldn't have taken the job on if I didn't think it was possible to survive. I want to give the players an opportunity but it won't be a long period of time."

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Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town boss on Blackpool win

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "I think it was terrific performance. It was a solid performance and we had to withstand a bit of an onslaught as well at times.

"Their two strikers, Nile Ranger and Ishmael Miller, they're a handful them. Nathan Delfouneso too. There's lots of them that have been places and been thought highly of."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Clarke
  • 28Rentmeister
  • 18DunneSubstituted forOrlandiat 65'minutes
  • 29McMahon
  • 24Lundstram
  • 3OriolSubstituted forZokoat 58'minutes
  • 19Ranger
  • 17Miller
  • 14DelfounesoSubstituted forBlackmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cywka
  • 8Mellis
  • 11Orlandi
  • 13Zoko
  • 21Parish
  • 23Oriol
  • 39Blackman

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Mings
  • 27BishopSubstituted forTabbat 69'minutes
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forAndersonat 52'minutes
  • 19HyamBooked at 33mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forSammonat 81'minutes
  • 12Hunt

Substitutes

  • 11Anderson
  • 14Bajner
  • 18Tabb
  • 23Henshall
  • 28Clarke
  • 29Ambrose
  • 32Sammon
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
10,918

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Ipswich Town 2.

Attempt saved. Tony McMahon (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

Offside, Blackpool. Jeffrey Rentmeister tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Hyam with a through ball.

Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Conor Sammon replaces David McGoldrick.

Hand ball by Tony McMahon (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. John Lundstram (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francois Zoko.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Andre Blackman.

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Donervon Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andre Blackman replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Offside, Blackpool. Joe Lewis tries a through ball, but Nile Ranger is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. John Lundstram (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Teddy Bishop because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Donervon Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andrea Orlandi replaces Charles Dunne.

Offside, Blackpool. Donervon Daniels tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 0, Ipswich Town 2. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Teddy Bishop.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Francois Zoko replaces Joan Oriol.

Attempt missed. Nile Ranger (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Donervon Daniels with a cross.

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jeffrey Rentmeister.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Cole Skuse because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Charles Dunne (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by John Lundstram.

goal

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