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Burton Albion 0-0 Blackpool

Ten-man Blackpool secured a hard-earned point from a closely-fought goalless draw with Burton at the Pirelli Stadium.

Both sides had chances in an even first half.

Blackpool had the first opportunity in the 14th minute when Nathan Delfouneso's cross somehow escaped the clutches of keeper Kieran O'Hara but Burton skipper John Brayford reacted quickest to clear off the line before Sullay Kaikai could convert, and Matty Virtue blazed a good chance over when unmarked 10 yards out.

Scott Fraser forced an excellent save from Jak Alnwick in the Seasiders goal before Lucas Akins hooked a difficult chance onto the roof of the net.

Blackpool were reduced to 10 men in the 57th minutes when Curtis Tilt received a second yellow card after bringing Oliver Sarkic down as he burst down the wing having been booked after just two minutes for a foul on Nathan Broadhead.

With a man advantage, Albion pushed for a breakthrough and Alnwick had to save well from Sarkic before substitute Liam Boyce almost scored with his first touch glancing a Broadhead corner at goal where Alnwick saved again.

Blackpool substitute Armand Gnanduillet almost grabbed a winner with a chip that clipped the post with two minutes remaining.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1O'Hara
  • 2Brayford
  • 21O'Toole
  • 18NarteySubstituted forTempletonat 83'minutes
  • 6Wallace
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnSubstituted forDyerat 71'minutes
  • 8Fraser
  • 17SarkicSubstituted forBoyceat 77'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9Broadhead

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 5Buxton
  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 23Dyer
  • 24Garratt
  • 27Boyce

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16TiltBooked at 57mins
  • 26Husband
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forGnanduilletat 62'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 68mins
  • 10Kaikai
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forEdwardsat 59'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 4Bushiri
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Scannell
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,012

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home15
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Edwards with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

  10. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Delfouneso.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

  14. Post update

    David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David Templeton with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Richard Nartey because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

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2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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