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Blackpool 5-0 Bradford City

Nathan Delfouneso's hat-trick helped Blackpool claim a thumping win over Bradford at Bloomfield Road which eased their relegation fears.

Blackpool took the lead after 17 minutes, with Colin Daniel's cross finding Delfouneso 12 yards out and his effort was too strong for ex-Seasiders keeper Colin Doyle.

Their advantage was doubled five minutes later through a superb individual goal from Viv Solomon-Otabor, who turned away from two men inside the area before slotting in from 12 yards.

Blackpool were rampant, tearing Bradford apart at will, and had a third after 29 minutes, once again Daniel squaring for Delfouneso who tapped in.

Despite improvement from Bradford in the second half, Blackpool made it four after 70 minutes and Delfouneso sealed his hat-trick, leaping well to nod Jimmy Ryan's cross in from eight yards.

Doyle's miserable afternoon in the Bradford goal was capped off nine minutes from time as he dropped the ball at the feet of Sean Longstaff, who thumped into the empty net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Lumley
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 14Ryan
  • 44Spearing
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forMengaat 83'minutes
  • 15S LongstaffSubstituted forCookeat 85'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 7VassellSubstituted forCullenat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 21Menga
  • 22Agyei
  • 24Cooke
  • 37Mafoumbi

Bradford

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Doyle
  • 3Chicksen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 15Warnock
  • 18Guy
  • 29McMahon
  • 7LawSubstituted forRobinsonat 45'minutes
  • 14McCartanSubstituted forGillieadat 62'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 34PatrickSubstituted forBrunkerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dieng
  • 11Poleon
  • 17Gilliead
  • 21Brunker
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 23Raeder
  • 35Robinson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
5,337

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 5, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 5, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dolly Menga (Blackpool).

  4. Post update

    Stephen Warnock (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Cooke (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Guy (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

  9. Post update

    Kai Brunker (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dolly Menga (Blackpool).

  11. Post update

    Stephen Warnock (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dolly Menga (Blackpool).

  15. Post update

    Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Callum Cooke replaces Sean Longstaff.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kai Brunker (Bradford City).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Dolly Menga replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn402510575363985
2Wigan39258677265183
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton401711125448662
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Southend411411164960-1153
12Bradford39165184961-1253
13Fleetwood41149185560-551
14Doncaster391214134745250
15Blackpool411214155152-150
16Gillingham401214144347-450
17Oxford Utd401211175561-647
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Oldham391111175266-1444
20Wimbledon401110193851-1343
21Rochdale39915154349-642
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton411010213669-3340
24Bury4179253262-3030
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