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Blackpool 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Blackpool kept up their push for a top-half finish in League One by coming from behind to draw with third-placed Shrewsbury.

The first opportunity of the match fell to the Seasiders after 12 minutes as Armand Gnanduillet's shot rebounded to Nathan Delfouneso, who miskicked his first effort before prodding well over from eight yards.

Shrewsbury already know they have secured third spot and they were ahead after 20 minutes when Sam Jones' 20-yard strike beat Christoffer Mafoumbi, who got a hand to the ball but failed to keep it out.

Blackpool, who were looking to win five league games in a row for the first time since 2007, threatened to level in the 34th minute, but Craig MacGillivray saved from Colin Daniel.

Jimmy Ryan was denied by another super save from MacGillivray after 55 minutes.

But a minute later, Blackpool were level as Delfouneso nodded in from close range. The linesman initially ruled it out for offside, but the goal was given after consultation with the referee.

The Seasiders were the side pushing for a winner and came close after 68 minutes as Gnanduillet powered a header over from Ryan's corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 44Spearing
  • 14Ryan
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forMellorat 83'minutes
  • 15LongstaffSubstituted forAgyeiat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 11GnanduilletSubstituted forCullenat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 2Mellor
  • 4McAlister
  • 9Cullen
  • 21Menga
  • 22Agyei
  • 24Cooke

Shrewsbury

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2Riley
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 3Lowe
  • 16Morris
  • 19JonesSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 73'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 20Nolan
  • 11GnahouaSubstituted forWhalleyat 62'minutes
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Henderson
  • 7Whalley
  • 10Thomas
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 17Hendrie
  • 21Eisa
  • 45Payne
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
5,825

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

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

Foul by Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Daniel Agyei replaces Sean Longstaff.

Attempt missed. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Mark Cullen replaces Armand Gnanduillet because of an injury.

Delay in match Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kelvin Mellor replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town).

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Max Lowe.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Sam Jones.

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Attempt missed. Sam Jones (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackpool 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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