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Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Blackpool

Blackburn strengthened their promotion charge with a comfortable victory over Blackpool.

Bradley Dack broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage-time and two second-half goals from in-form Adam Armstrong settled proceedings as the league leaders remain five points ahead of second-placed Shrewsbury and extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches.

Former Rovers striker Nathan Delfounso had the gilt-edge chance during the early exchanges but goalkeeper David Raya brilliantly tipped over his close-range effort.

They were made to pay at the end of the half when Charlie Mulgrew's sumptuous free-kick was glanced home by Dack at the near post for his 15th goal of the campaign.

Armstrong put the contest to bed after 69 minutes with a stunning curling effort from 25 yards following good work from Dack to set him up.

Blackpool almost halved the deficit but striker Danny Graham headed Curtis Tilt's looping header off the line.

Armstrong added gloss to the scoreline by slotting home Elliott Bennett's low cross for his seventh Blackburn goal and help his side move eight points clear of third-placed Wigan.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2NyambeSubstituted forEvansat 16'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 26Lenihan
  • 14MulgrewBooked at 85mins
  • 3Williams
  • 31Bennett
  • 6Smallwood
  • 19PayneSubstituted forConwayat 69'minutes
  • 23DackSubstituted forBellat 77'minutes
  • 18Armstrong
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 17Bell
  • 20Antonsson
  • 25Downing
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway

Blackpool

  • 28Lumley
  • 20Turton
  • 5Robertson
  • 16Tilt
  • 23Daniel
  • 14Ryan
  • 44SpearingSubstituted forGnanduilletat 70'minutes
  • 30DelfounesoBooked at 59mins
  • 15Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 76'minutes
  • 7VassellBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAgyeiat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 22Agyei
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
13,230

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Blackpool 0.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Blackpool 0. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett.

Hand ball by Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool).

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers).

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Amari'i Bell replaces Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Danny Philliskirk replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Daniel Agyei replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jay Spearing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Jack Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Blackpool 0. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Payne (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn372210570353576
2Shrewsbury35218647262171
3Wigan33208562233968
4Rotherham351951158401862
5Scunthorpe371513954441058
6Plymouth36159124443154
7Peterborough3514111057451253
8Charlton34149114445-151
9Bristol Rovers36155165153-250
10Bradford34155144851-350
11Gillingham361213114240249
12Portsmouth36154174347-449
13Southend35129144254-1245
14Walsall371111154754-744
15Doncaster361013134344-143
16Oxford Utd35119155053-342
17Blackpool351012134247-542
18Wimbledon36118173647-1141
19Oldham351010155060-1040
20Northampton36109173557-2239
21Fleetwood35108174657-1138
22Rochdale32711143341-832
23MK Dons35711173248-1632
24Bury3579193052-2230
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