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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Bradley Dack (45'+1')
  • Adam Armstrong (69', 90')

Blackburn march on as Adam Armstrong double downs Blackpool

Blackburn strengthened their promotion charge with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Blackpool.
Bradley Dack broke the deadlock in first-half stoppage-time and two second-half goals from in-form Adam Armstrong settled proceedings as the league leaders remain five points ahead of second-placed Shrewsbury and extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches.
Former Rovers striker Nathan Delfounso had the gilt-edge chance during the early exchanges but goalkeeper David Raya brilliantly tipped over his close-range effort.
They were made to pay at the end of the half when Charlie Mulgrew's sumptuous free-kick was glanced home by Dack at the near post for his 15th goal of the campaign.
Armstrong put the contest to bed after 69 minutes with a stunning curling effort from 25 yards following good work from Dack to set him up.
Blackpool almost halved the deficit but striker Danny Graham headed Curtis Tilt's looping header off the line.
Armstrong added gloss to the scoreline by slotting home Elliott Bennett's low cross for his seventh Blackburn goal and help his side move eight points clear of third-placed Wigan.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Luton Town 46 +48 94
2 Barnsley 46 +41 91
3 Charlton Athletic 46 +33 88
4 Portsmouth 46 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 +18 73
7 Peterborough United 46 +9 72
8 Coventry City 46 0 65
9 Burton Albion 46 +9 63
10 Blackpool 46 -2 62
11 Fleetwood Town 46 +6 61
12 Oxford United 46 -6 60
13 Gillingham 46 -11 55
14 Accrington Stanley 46 -16 55
15 Bristol Rovers 46 -3 54
16 Rochdale 46 -33 54
17 Wycombe Wanderers 46 -12 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -8 52
19 Southend United 46 -13 50
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 -21 50
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 -24 50
22 Walsall 46 -22 47
23 Scunthorpe United 46 -30 46
24 Bradford City 46 -28 41