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Blackpool 2-2 Walsall

Armand Gnanduillet's last-gasp strike rescued a draw for Blackpool and denied Walsall at Bloomfield Road.

Walsall opened the scoring midway through the first half thanks to Joe Edwards, who finished off a well-worked passing move by netting a composed finish from inside the penalty area.

Nathan Delfouneso then levelled for Blackpool after 37 minutes when he fired the ball home from the centre of the penalty area.

Walsall defender Jon Guthrie thought he had snatched all three points when he poked the ball home at the back post.

But there was to be another twist when Gnanduillet equalised for Blackpool in dramatic fashion, hammering the ball past the dive of Liam Roberts into the bottom corner, having been teed up by Dan Agyei.

The result leaves Blackpool just two points above the relegation zone, while Walsall are three places higher in 16th.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Lumley
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Robertson
  • 16Tilt
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forD'Almeidaat 87'minutes
  • 24CookeSubstituted forGnanduilletat 80'minutes
  • 44Spearing
  • 15S Longstaff
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 7VassellSubstituted forAgyeiat 71'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 14Ryan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 22Agyei
  • 37Mafoumbi

Walsall

Formation 4-5-1

  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 23Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forRobertsat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Chambers
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Dobson
  • 18NgoySubstituted forOztumerat 68'minutes
  • 20BakayokoSubstituted forShaibuat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 8Cuvelier
  • 10Oztumer
  • 16Shaibu
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,404

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 2, Walsall 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Walsall 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Walsall).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Kory Roberts.

  8. Post update

    Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Dobson (Walsall).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kory Roberts replaces Kieron Morris because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Kieron Morris (Walsall) because of an injury.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Blackpool 2, Walsall 2. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  15. Post update

    Kieron Morris (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Sessi D'Almeida replaces Oliver Turton.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  19. Post update

    Justin Shaibu (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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