Watford 0-2 Blackpool

Two goals from Stephen Dobbie earned Blackpool victory over Watford and further cemented their position in the play-off places.

The striker - on-loan from Swansea - scored his first by beating keeper Tomasz Kuszczak after a mazy run.

The on-loan Manchester United custodian then saved well from Tom Ince before bringing him down inside the area.

Dobbie took the resulting spot-kick and made no mistake to take his tally to four goals in two games.

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Blackpool did not buckle - Holloway

Watford were unbeaten in their last seven but it was the visitors who took the early initiative at Vicarage Road.

The game was barely underway when Kuszczak was sent scrambling by Ince, his shot deflecting off Martin Taylor, but the Polish keeper got a hand to the ball to scoop it off the line.

Sean Murray then volleyed over for the home side before team-mate Chris Iwelumo headed just wide of the post.

When the opening goal came it was one worth waiting for as Dobbie showed neat footwork to go past the whole Watford defence and stab the ball home.

John Eustace went close to equalising for Sean Dyche's side after the break when he saw Matt Gilks off his line and went for the lob, only for the ball to drift wide.

The win was wrapped up for Blackpool when Ince was bought down in the area. Dobbie who scored twice in his last match secured his second double since rejoining Ian Holloway's side on loan.

The victory moved Blackpool three points clear of Brighton and Middlesbrough in sixth and seventh place, while Watford remain in 11th.

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