Blackpool 6-0 Ipswich

Tom Ince
Tom Ince

Tom Ince scored twice as leaders Blackpool hammered Ipswich at Bloomfield Road to maintain their winning start to the season.

Ince struck twice in nine second-half minutes after an Aaron Cresswell own goal and a Gary Taylor-Fletcher effort had given the hosts a 2-0 lead.

Craig Cathcart made it 5-0 before Nouha Dicko scored his second goal since joining on loan from Wigan.

It was Ipswich's biggest defeat since losing 7-1 at Peterborough last August.

Former Liverpool youngster Ince, 20, produced an inspirational performance as Blackpool made it three league wins out of three.

He produced the cross which saw Cresswell turn the ball into his own net to give Blackpool a 13th-minute lead.

Tangerines goalkeeper Matt Gilks produced a magnificent reaction save from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in the 42nd minute before Taylor-Fletcher's half-volley made it 2-0 - Ince, the son of former England international Paul, again involved.

Blackpool scored four goals after half-time, Ince netting in the 49th minute with a finish into the bottom corner before he curled home another in the 58th minute.

The game's outstanding player turned provider shortly after the hour, crossing for defender Cathcart to power home a header.

Ipswich's misery was complete when Matt Phillips sped through on goal and lofted the ball for fellow substitute Dicko to finish in the dying moments.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway on Thomas Ince: "He took his goals terrifically well and he's come on leaps and bounds for us over the past year.

"The transfer deadline doesn't bother me because he's got his dad Paul Ince who understands what is best for him.

"He knows that Tom needs games to develop and he's at a very good place at Blackpool to do that. I had a conversation with his dad and he wants his boy to stay here.

"When we brought him in I was asked to nurture him and to look after him and that's something I'm grateful for."

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I hope that's a one-off - Jewell

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell: "It feels as bad as a 6-0 defeat can get. For the first 44 minutes we were very good and I certainly didn't see that coming at that point.

"We had as much possession as them but probably didn't do enough with it. The second goal was decisive; if you go into half-time at 1-0 then you never know what might happen.

"Even at 2-0, the third goal is decisive but we made too many basic mistakes. I can't blame them on us having a young side because mistakes were made by more senior players.

"We were caught on the counter-attack too many times. We left ourselves short in midfield and they hit us on the break time and again. It wasn't as if they had concerted amounts of possession."

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