EFL Cup - First Round
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Northampton Town 3-0 Blackpool

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (right) is on loan at Northampton from Sheffield United

League Two Northampton hammered Blackpool in the League Cup thanks to three goals in nine first-half minutes.

The hosts took the lead when Chris Hackett converted David Buchanan's low cross in the 20th minute before Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in to double the advantage four minutes later.

Sam Hoskins sealed victory in the 29th minute, beating Kyle Letheren at the second attempt.

Jack Redshaw missed the League One side's best chance from close range.

The defeat means Blackpool remain without a win in any competition since 31 January.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Clarke
  • 12Lelan
  • 5Diamond
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 22HackettSubstituted forPotterat 75'minutes
  • 4TaylorBooked at 15minsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 60'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forHolmesat 66'minutes
  • 14Hoskins
  • 20Calvert-Lewin

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 9Richards
  • 11Holmes
  • 15Potter
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 21O'Toole

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Letheren
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 6Jones
  • 3FergusonBooked at 36mins
  • 22Cubero LoriaSubstituted forOliverat 55'minutes
  • 8PottsSubstituted forCameronat 45'minutes
  • 4McAlister
  • 17Thomas
  • 9Cullen
  • 10RedshawSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cameron
  • 12Oliver
  • 13Boney
  • 16Boyce
  • 18Dunne
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 24Higham
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
2,549

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lloyd Jones (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Mark Cullen (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

    Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Jim McAlister (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Booking

    John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

    Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Chris Hackett.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).