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Blackpool 2-0 Peterborough United

Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen's early goal set Blackpool up for a third consecutive victory

Blackpool earned a third successive win in League One and ended in-form Peterborough United's seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

Mark Cullen scored inside two minutes, turning in the rebound after Ben Alnwick pushed his penalty onto the post following a foul on Elliot Lee.

Brad Potts rounded Alnwick to double the lead after 30 minutes.

Michael Bostwick twice shot wide for Posh after half-time as Blackpool kept a third clean sheet in a row.

Peterborough manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"We didn't start the best, that's for sure, and you don't want to come to anywhere and give them the boost and yourselves the uphill battle.

"Their two centre-halves were inspired, they defended their goal with real aggression, real determination.

"Despite our best efforts, and there were a lot of forward efforts in that second half, they just showed that little bit more desire to keep a clean sheet than we did to put the ball in the net."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 26Lyness
  • 3Ferguson
  • 5Robertson
  • 15Aldred
  • 2White
  • 4McAlister
  • 19NorrisBooked at 49mins
  • 25AimsonBooked at 37mins
  • 8Potts
  • 38LeeSubstituted forPatersonat 60'minutesSubstituted forBoyceat 90+2'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forLittleat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rivers
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Letheren
  • 27Little

Peterborough

  • 1AlnwickBooked at 2mins
  • 32ElderSubstituted forFoxat 16'minutes
  • 8Bostwick
  • 12Almeida SantosBooked at 74mins
  • 2Smith
  • 36SamuelsenSubstituted forCoulibalyat 67'minutes
  • 33ForresterBooked at 52mins
  • 10Oztumer
  • 7Taylor
  • 14Washington
  • 24AngolSubstituted forMaddisonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 11Maddison
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Fox
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
  • 35Addison
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,204

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Peterborough United 0.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Jim McAlister.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dean Lyness.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Emmerson Boyce replaces Martin Paterson because of an injury.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Chris Forrester.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hayden White (Blackpool).

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Little (Blackpool).

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Blackpool).

Booking

Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

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

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Conor Washington.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Souleymane Coulibaly replaces Martin Samuelsen.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Martin Paterson replaces Elliot Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Andy Little replaces Mark Cullen.

Attempt missed. Andrew Fox (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Peterborough United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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