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Cardiff City 3-2 Blackpool

Eoin Doyle slots home his third goal for Cardiff City since signing from Chesterfield in January 2014
Eoin Doyle's two penalties doubled his tally to four for Cardiff City since signing from Chesterfield in January 2015

Relegated Blackpool will finish 2014-15 without an away win after going down 3-2 at Cardiff City.

Joe Mason's low finish put mid-table Cardiff ahead, before Eoin Doyle doubled their lead from the penalty spot.

Former Swansea City player Andrea Orlandi's long-range effort gave Blackpool hope.

But Doyle added his second from the spot to secure the points before Peter Clarke scored a late consolation goal.

The result means bottom side Blackpool have failed to win any of their 25 away games in all competitions this season, losing 18.

Victory for Russell Slade's side, meanwhile, was only their third at the Cardiff City Stadium in 14 league matches.

The Bluebirds, who are now 13th in the table, were ahead within 19 minutes.

Doyle's pass fell to Mason, who hit a low shot into the bottom corner of the Blackpool goal.

Blackpool's Gary Madine headed Charles Dunne's cross wide of the Cardiff goal as Lee Clarke's side tried to retaliate.

Fabio Da Silva's miss-hit cross from out wide struck Blackpool's bar before Doyle doubled Cardiff's lead, slotting home a penalty after Henry Cameron brought Aron Gunnarsson down in the box.

Cardiff looked comfortable with their 2-0 lead at half-time, but just minutes after the break Orlandi curled the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box.

Clarke's goal-bound volley was blocked by Cardiff centre-half Sean Morrison as Blackpool pushed forward.

But that momentum was interrupted when referee Steve Martin pointed to the spot 15 minutes from time after Blackpool's Miles Addison was deemed to have fouled Mason.

Doyle sent Tangerines goalkeeper Elliot Parish the wrong way to make it 3-1.

Clarke met Jamie O'Hara's cross to score from close range in time added on, but his goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation strike.

Cardiff manager Russell Slade on a section of fans calling for him to be sacked:

"It doesn't hurt, I think today maybe showed a lack of understanding. It has been a disappointing season so I do understand that, but going forward we have a lot of work to do.

"I think a lot of it is down to the frustration of the season more than today."

Blackpool manager Lee Clark:

"The lads had a go second half but it was not to be. They are trying their best but the table does not lie and our season does not lie when we have gone the whole year without winning an away game."

Line-ups

Cardiff

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Peltier
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 36Morrison
  • 3da Silva
  • 30KennedyBooked at 36mins
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 21RallsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 22'minutes
  • 11NooneBooked at 69minsSubstituted forPilkingtonat 70'minutes
  • 13Doyle
  • 24MasonSubstituted forMaynardat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Turner
  • 19Pilkington
  • 22O'Keefe
  • 23Maynard
  • 33Moore
  • 39Gabbidon
  • 40K Harris

Blackpool

  • 21Parish
  • 3Maher
  • 6Clarke
  • 17AddisonBooked at 45mins
  • 18Dunne
  • 22Cubero LoriaSubstituted forOrlandiat 45'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 31O'HaraBooked at 66mins
  • 43Osavi-SamuelSubstituted forTelfordat 45'minutes
  • 24MadineSubstituted forO'Deaat 49'minutes
  • 40Cameron

Substitutes

  • 11Orlandi
  • 20Oliver
  • 25Ferguson
  • 34Telford
  • 41Higham
  • 42Boney
  • 48O'Dea
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
26,357

Match Stats

Home TeamCardiffAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away24

Live Text

Match ends, Cardiff City 3, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cardiff City 3, Blackpool 2.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Cardiff City).

Charles Dunne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Henry Cameron (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.

Goal!

Goal! Cardiff City 3, Blackpool 2. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Cardiff City).

David Perkins (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackpool. Miles Addison tries a through ball, but Peter Clarke is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.

Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City).

Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Telford (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Nicky Maynard replaces Joe Mason.

Offside, Cardiff City. Eoin Doyle tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

Joe Mason (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren O'Dea (Blackpool).

Fabio (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fabio.

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Cardiff City).

Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Cardiff City 3, Blackpool 1. Eoin Doyle (Cardiff City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Cardiff City. Joe Mason draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Miles Addison (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Blackpool).

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by David Perkins.

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jamie O'Hara (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Anthony Pilkington replaces Craig Noone.

Booking

Craig Noone (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Noone (Cardiff City).

Dominic Telford (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Eoin Doyle (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren O'Dea (Blackpool).

Offside, Blackpool. Dominic Telford tries a through ball, but Henry Cameron is caught offside.

goal

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