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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 Portsmouth 28 +20 57
2 Luton Town 28 +29 56
3 Sunderland 27 +22 53
4 Charlton Athletic 29 +16 53
5 Barnsley 27 +24 52
6 Peterborough United 28 +9 47
7 Doncaster Rovers 28 +14 46
8 Fleetwood Town 29 +8 39
9 Blackpool 27 +2 39
10 Coventry City 29 -3 39
11 Southend United 28 +4 38
12 Wycombe Wanderers 28 -2 38
13 Burton Albion 28 0 36
14 Accrington Stanley 27 -9 35
15 Walsall 29 -12 35
16 Scunthorpe United 29 -17 34
17 Plymouth Argyle 29 -13 33
18 Shrewsbury Town 28 -6 31
19 Gillingham 28 -9 31
20 Rochdale 29 -24 31
21 Oxford United 28 -9 30
22 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 28
23 Bradford City 28 -16 27
24 AFC Wimbledon 29 -23 23