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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Northampton Town 3, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 3, Blackpool 0.

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

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

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

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

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

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

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

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

Booking

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alfie Potter replaces Chris Hackett.

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

David Ferguson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwame Thomas (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Josh Lelan.

Henry Cameron (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt saved. Connor Oliver (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ricky Holmes replaces Lawson D'Ath.

Attempt saved. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Joel Byrom.

Attempt blocked. Kwame Thomas (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

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

Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town).

Lloyd Jones (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Jason Taylor.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt blocked. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

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