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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Viv Solomon-Otabor (88')
  • Armand Gnanduillet (90'+4')
  • Wes Burns (75')

Blackpool leave it late to see off Fleetwood

Armand Gnanduillet struck a stoppage-time winner as Blackpool scored two goals in the final six minutes to beat Fylde Coast neighbours Fleetwood 2-1.
After a competitive opening, the Seasiders came within inches of taking the lead in the 25th minute as Jay Spearing's 25-yard shot struck the right-hand upright.
Fleetwood had an opportunity on the counter after an hour when Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lumley came out of his area but was rounded by Wes Burns, who spurned the chance to shoot when presented with an open goal.
It was the Cod Army who took the lead after 75 minutes when Colin Daniel misjudged a long ball and Burns' effort was deflected in after Jordy Hiwula's shot came back off a post.
Blackpool grabbed their equaliser in superb fashion with two minutes remaining when the ball dropped for Viv Solomon-Otabor and he smashed a volley into the top corner from 12 yards.
And the dramatic winner came in the fourth minute of time added on as Gnanduillet powered a header in from six yards from Dolly Menga's cross.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 21 +14 42
2 Hull City 21 +13 39
3 Portsmouth 20 +18 38
4 Doncaster Rovers 19 +13 36
5 Peterborough United 20 +13 36
6 Charlton Athletic 22 +6 36
7 Ipswich Town 20 +4 35
8 Sunderland 20 +12 33
9 Accrington Stanley 18 +7 33
10 Crewe Alexandra 22 +4 32
11 Fleetwood Town 21 +9 29
12 Gillingham 22 -3 29
13 Oxford United 20 +3 28
14 Blackpool 21 -3 28
15 Plymouth Argyle 22 -9 27
16 Milton Keynes Dons 22 -2 25
17 Shrewsbury Town 20 -4 24
18 Rochdale 21 -7 22
19 Bristol Rovers 19 -8 22
20 Northampton Town 21 -17 22
21 AFC Wimbledon 21 -11 21
22 Wigan Athletic 21 -14 20
23 Swindon Town 22 -16 20
24 Burton Albion 24 -22 16