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Blackpool 2-2 Blackburn Rovers

DJ Campbell

Steve Davies's late own-goal earned Blackburn a point against Blackpool as both sides were reduced to 10 men in a fiery Lancashire derby.

Tom Ince's early penalty was cancelled out by Jordan Rhodes's own spot-kick before Dan Gosling's long-range effort gave Blackpool a first-half lead.

The game was marred late on when Blackburn's DJ Campbell and Blackpool's Jack Robinson saw red after a melee.

Blackburn drew level in stoppage time when Davies headed Tom Cairney's cross.

A point for Gary Bowyer's side prevented them from falling to their third consecutive defeats.

And although the late equaliser denied Blackpool the win, they moved into fourth in the Championship table and extended their unbeaten run to six games.

The Seasiders took a deserved lead when Ricardo Fuller was pulled down in the box by Matt Kilgallon and Ince stepped up to coolly slot away a 13th-minute penalty for his sixth goal of the season.

Rovers drew level through top-scorer Rhodes with a penalty of their own on 21 minutes, coolly finishing after Robinson's handball for his 10th goal of the campaign.

Robinson nearly made amends for his error immediately but saw his 26th-minute header from Ince's cross cleared off the line by Scott Dann.

Against the run of play, Gosling handed the Tangerines back the lead when, six minutes before the break, his 25-yard effort found a way past Jake Kean into the bottom corner.

But the hosts improved after the break with Stephen Dobbie unlucky not to get on the scoresheet after his low 53rd minute effort from just outside the area fizzed inches past Kean's post.

Ince nearly made sure of the win with an 80th-minute volley after Campbell almost set up Tom Cairney.

But ex-Blackpool striker Campbell caused the 83rd-minute scrap between the two sides after going in for a heavy challenge on Seasiders goalkeeper Matthew Gilks.

Campbell and Robinson were sent off for their reactions before Davies made his unintended mark on the game.

Blackpool assistant manager Alex Rae:

"We're obviously extremely disappointed to lose the goal in the last minute as we had the game under control and restricted them to long-throws into the box.

"It's a local derby and we started really bright. Unfortunately we couldn't capitalise on it and we allowed them to get back into it.

"My initial reaction was it was a dangerous tackle from DJ (Campbell) and he went in two-footed and it was dangerous. It without a doubt felt like a loss - I'm frustrated and it's always a sore one to concede an own goal."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"It had everything. I think in the end we're going away with a point we thoroughly deserved.

"You have to give them credit for how they responded - it's a bit of luck for the own goal but over the course of the game, it's a bit of luck we deserved.

"DJ was entitled to go for it but it's the reaction of the Blackpool players after that caused two players to be dismissed from the field. Gilks and DJ are mates so DJ is not going to hurt one of his mates - it's the reaction afterwards."



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Gilks
  • 17Basham
  • 3RobinsonBooked at 85mins
  • 31Martínez Cervera
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 6Broadfoot
  • 11Ince
  • 4GoslingBooked at 37mins
  • 19FullerSubstituted forDaviesat 70'minutes
  • 15DobbieBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 72'minutes
  • 12Bishop


  • 7Tyson
  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 10Grant
  • 13Warner
  • 24Zeegelaar
  • 27Barkhuizen


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 34Kean
  • 2Kane
  • 3SpurrBooked at 12mins
  • 6Lowe
  • 16Dann
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 45Cairney
  • 17WilliamsonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 11Rhodes
  • 25JudgeSubstituted forCampbellat 60'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7King


  • 9Best
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Marshall
  • 13Eastwood
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Marrow
  • 24Morris
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Chris Basham.

  5. Goal!

    Own Goal by Steve Davies, Blackpool. Blackpool 2, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  6. Post update

    Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Booking

    Leon Best (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Dismissal

    Jack Robinson (Blackpool) is shown the red card for fighting.

  14. Dismissal

    DJ Campbell (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

  15. Post update

    Foul by DJ Campbell (Blackburn Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Matthew Gilks (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match (Blackburn Rovers) for fighting.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

As It Stood

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24Sheff Wed120841218-68
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