League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Blackpool

Clinical Blackpool eased to a League Two win over second-placed Plymouth at rain-swept Home Park.

Seasiders striker Mark Cullen got the ball rolling when he turned Brad Potts' deflected angled shot from outside the box into the far corner out of the reach of diving keeper Luke McCormick.

Three minutes later Potts made it 2-0 when he swept home a Colin Daniel cross as the Tangerines pressed home their advantage.

Argyle's misery was compounded in the 63rd minute as Jordan Flores was first to a loose ball in the penalty area and hammered home from 15 yards.

It could have been worse for jaded Plymouth as Yann Songo'o was forced to clear Nathan Delfouneso's 61st-minute cross-cum-shot off the goal-line under pressure.

Plymouth's opportunities were limited to an eighth-minute Matty Kennedy shot, which curled just outside the post and long-range efforts which rarely troubled Blackpool keeper Dean Lyness.

Blackpool's win lifts them to 10th in the table, four points from the play-off places.

Argyle remain second, six points ahead of third-placed south coast rivals Portsmouth.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 52mins
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forSlewat 76'minutes
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 45'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSpencerat 45'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner

Blackpool

  • 27Lyness
  • 2Mellor
  • 15AldredBooked at 32mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Potts
  • 28Payne
  • 12FloresSubstituted forBlackat 76'minutes
  • 23DanielBooked at 53minsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 71'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forMattat 79'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 25Boney
  • 29Odelusi
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 37Black
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
10,568

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Blackpool 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Blackpool 3.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ian Black.

Attempt blocked. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ian Black (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Ian Black (Blackpool).

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Blackpool).

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Ian Black (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Mark Cullen.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ian Black replaces Jordan Flores.

Booking

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Colin Daniel.

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Blackpool 3. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Booking

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth352051054391565
3Portsmouth351781051312059
4Carlisle35151375651558
5Luton341512753312257
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Blackpool351214955381750
11Wycombe35148134445-150
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley35127164154-1343
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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