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Peterborough United 0-1 Blackpool

Kyle Vassell enjoyed a successful return from injury as he inspired Blackpool to a 1-0 success at his former club Peterborough.

Vassell grabbed the only goal at the ABAX Stadium as Gary Bowyer's men ended a run of three successive league defeats.

He struck in the 21st minute with a shot that took a deflection off Posh defender Steven Taylor after being released by a fine pass from loanee Sean Longstaff.

It was a seventh goal of the season for Vassell - more than he managed in a two-and-a-half year spell as a Posh player.

A fine goal-line clearance from Leo Da Silva Lopes denied Blackpool an opener inside 60 seconds as he kept out a Will Aimson header and only a terrific Taylor block denied Vassell a second on the stroke of half-time.

Blackpool keeper Ryan Allsop twice made good saves to deny Posh top scorer Jack Marriott in the first half and also tipped over a Michael Doughty drive.

Half-time arrival Gwion Edwards headed two good chances over as Posh tried and failed to haul themselves level despite dominating the second half.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 38mins
  • 6BaldwinSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 27Taylor
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 42Grant
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forAndersonat 66'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 3Hughes
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forKanuat 58'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Forrester
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 23Chettle

Blackpool

  • 26Allsop
  • 20TurtonBooked at 72mins
  • 6Aimson
  • 16Tilt
  • 23Daniel
  • 15S LongstaffSubstituted forD'Almeidaat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Cooke
  • 44Spearing
  • 2Mellor
  • 7VassellSubstituted forGnanduilletat 90+5'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborBooked at 82minsSubstituted forDelfounesoat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 21Menga
  • 30Delfouneso
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
5,254

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Blackpool 1.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Cooke (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sessi D'Almeida (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sessi D'Almeida replaces Sean Longstaff.

Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Attempt missed. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Foul by Jack Marriott (Peterborough United).

Will Aimson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jermaine Anderson replaces Michael Doughty.

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Danny Lloyd.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury17124126111540
2Wigan17113330111936
3Bradford1810352720733
4Scunthorpe189542213932
5Charlton169432518731
6Blackburn1684424121228
7Oxford Utd187563122926
8Rotherham188283125626
9Fleetwood187562726126
10Portsmouth188282322126
11Peterborough177462724325
12Blackpool177462322125
13MK Dons186572026-623
14Southend176562027-723
15Oldham176383036-621
16Bristol Rovers1870112633-721
17Doncaster185581921-220
18Walsall174762125-419
19Wimbledon185491420-619
20Gillingham184681421-718
21Northampton1853101530-1518
22Rochdale173861722-517
23Plymouth1835101328-1514
24Bury1834111828-1013
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