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Blackpool 3-0 Northampton Town

Blackpool heaped more pressure on Northampton caretaker manager Dean Austin with a convincing win at Bloomfield Road .

In an even first half, both goalkeepers stood out, with Northampton's Richard O'Donnell plunging to his left to deny Viv Solomon-Otabor and then punching clear a Jimmy Ryan volley.

The Seasiders were indebted to Joe Lumley, who saved a close-range Kevin van Veen header and denied Chris Long when through on goal.

The hosts took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Armand Gnanduillet's instinctive side-footed finish when he was played in from the right.

Northampton then wilted under Blackpool's second-half dominance, with Solomon-Otabor particularly effective on the left wing.

Gnanduillet hit a post and David Buchanan cleared a Nathan Delfouneso effort off the line before Sean Longstaff doubled the lead after 62 minutes with a sweet strike from 25 yards.

Curtis Tilt also hit a post from point-blank range, but Blackpool sealed the game 15 minutes from time when Ryan's free-kick deflected off the wall to leave O'Donnell stranded.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 28Lumley
  • 20Turton
  • 5Robertson
  • 16Tilt
  • 23Daniel
  • 14Ryan
  • 44Spearing
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 15S LongstaffSubstituted forCookeat 84'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forAgyeiat 84'minutes
  • 11GnanduilletSubstituted forCullenat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 21Menga
  • 22Agyei
  • 24Cooke
  • 37Mafoumbi

Northampton

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 24FaceySubstituted forMcWilliamsat 56'minutes
  • 5BarnettBooked at 63mins
  • 26Poole
  • 3BuchananBooked at 73mins
  • 8FoleySubstituted forBridgeat 70'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 29Grimes
  • 10van Veen
  • 19LongSubstituted forPowellat 70'minutes
  • 14Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 11Powell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 36Bridge
  • 37Turnbull
  • 39Bunney
  • 40Roberts
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,964

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home27
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 3, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 3, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Regan Poole.

Attempt blocked. Callum Cooke (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Daniel Agyei (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Regan Poole (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Cooke replaces Sean Longstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Daniel Agyei replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

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

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

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 3, Northampton Town 0. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Buchanan (Northampton Town).

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Daniel Powell replaces Chris Long.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jack Bridge replaces Sam Foley.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Leon Barnett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Leon Barnett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan40268681275486
2Blackburn412511575363986
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton411711135449562
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Fleetwood42159185660-454
12Blackpool421314155452253
13Southend411411164960-1153
14Bradford39165184961-1253
15Gillingham411215144347-451
16Doncaster391214134745250
17Oxford Utd411211185562-747
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Wimbledon411210193951-1246
20Oldham391111175266-1444
21Rochdale40915164453-942
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton421010223672-3640
24Bury4179253262-3030
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