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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Blackpool

Blackpool striker Mark Cullen scored the only goal to overcome League One strugglers Plymouth, despite two late red cards.

Cullen's strike earned the Seasiders a second successive win, but keeps Argyle winless at the bottom of the table.

However, Blackpool ended the game with nine men as referee Neil Hair sent off Marc Bola and Donervon Daniels in stoppage time.

Cullen soon broke the deadlock as he turned in a goal-bound strike from Harry Pritchard, who had met Nathan Delfouneso's cross from the left.

Graham Carey's rasping shot was well saved by Seasiders keeper Mark Howard as the hosts tried to respond.

Soon after striker Freddie Ladapo's clever back-heel came back off the inside of a post and into Howard's waiting arms.

Argyle boss Derek Adams made a double attacking substitution in the 63rd minute with Ryan Taylor and Reuben Lameiras introduced.

It nearly worked a treat as Lameiras forced Howard to go full stretch to keep out his shot from the left.

Blackpool almost scored a second when John O'Sullivan sent a header just wide from fellow substitute Ryan McLaughlin's 78th-minute cross.

And the visitors held on despite Bola and Daniels seeing red following a scuffle in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 14CanavanSubstituted forWoottonat 5'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 13O'KeefeBooked at 46minsSubstituted forLameirasat 63'minutes
  • 16Grant
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fox
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 25Wootton

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 20Turton
  • 2DanielsBooked at 90mins
  • 16Tilt
  • 27BolaBooked at 90mins
  • 8Spearing
  • 15Thompson
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 14PritchardSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 45+3'minutes
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 67'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forGnanduilletat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Heneghan
  • 12Nottingham
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 29Sinclair-Smith
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
8,658

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Blackpool 1.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Dismissal

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Marc Bola (Blackpool) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

John O'Sullivan (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Thompson.

Attempt missed. Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Blackpool).

Delay in match Ryan McLaughlin (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Mark Cullen.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Marc Bola (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Bola (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ryan McLaughlin replaces Liam Feeney.

Hand ball by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Attempt saved. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton8422118314
8Fleetwood8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington82511010011
11Luton83231010011
12Coventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton83141011-110
15Scunthorpe82421218-610
16Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury814378-17
18Southend8215913-47
19Wycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth8035414-103
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