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Blackpool 1-0 Millwall

Ricardo Fuller
Ricardo Fuller

Ricardo Fuller scored the only goal of the game as Blackpool beat Millwall to win for the first time in 19 matches.

The Lions' Steve Morison hit the bar with a chip before Tangerines striker David Goodwillie hit the post from the edge of the area.

Fuller put the hosts ahead from Tony McMahon's corner before Morison's penalty was saved by Matt Gilks.

Millwall's Martyn Woolford was again denied by the woodwork as the hosts picked up a first win in 101 days.

A first win under caretaker manager Barry Ferguson moves the Lancashire club nine points clear of the relegation zone but Millwall, managed by ex-Blackpool boss Ian Holloway, remain two points above the bottom three.

After Morison and Goodwillie saw shots come back off the woodwork, Fuller got his head to McMahon's corner to score after 13 minutes.

And when Morison was bundled over in the area by Kirk Broadfoot, the Millwall striker saw his spot-kick pushed away by Gilks.

Woolford hit the post after a Broadfoot mistake and Goodwillie's effort was saved by Millwall goalkeeper David Forde as Blackpool collected a first win since 30 November.

Blackpool caretaker-manager Barry Ferguson:

"It was one of the worst games I've watched but I couldn't care less; it's three points and it stops the rot.

"This is probably the most difficult period I've ever known in football. The fans have always been behind me, even though we were going through a difficult period.

"I told the players to be positive and if they gave me everything they had then I would be happy - they did that."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I really liked what I saw at the start.

"We hit the bar and I thought it was only a matter of time before we were going to score. But that's how it's goes and that's how it's gone for them as well recently. Good luck to them.

"I still can't believe we lost to be perfectly honest."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 14HallidayBooked at 90mins
  • 20Cathcart
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 6BroadfootBooked at 17mins
  • 12BishopSubstituted forHarounat 89'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 25GoodwillieBooked at 46mins
  • 19FullerSubstituted forDaviesat 60'minutes
  • 17BashamBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chopra
  • 9Davies
  • 15Haroun
  • 18Osbourne
  • 31Martínez Cervera
  • 33Dobbie
  • 39Grandin

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 14Fredericks
  • 31BessoneSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 64'minutes
  • 17Williams
  • 5Robinson
  • 12LowryBooked at 88mins
  • 13MartinSubstituted forChaplowat 75'minutes
  • 15Upson
  • 9MorisonSubstituted forJacksonat 57'minutes
  • 29Garvan
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Chaplow
  • 19Jackson
  • 26Abdou
  • 34Onyedinma
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
12,412

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home23
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, Millwall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Millwall 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Faris Haroun (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

  4. Post update

    Owen Garvan (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Anthony McMahon (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Halliday (Blackpool).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Faris Haroun replaces Neal Bishop.

  13. Booking

    Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

  15. Post update

    Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Perkins.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Chris Basham (Blackpool).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester34245565323377
2Burnley341912354272769
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Brighton34141193728953
8Wigan321571041301152
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn331210113941-246
11Watford341112114941845
12Middlesbrough351014114438644
13Leeds34128144749-244
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed33912123940-139
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham3499163944-536
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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