Blackpool 1-1 Leeds United: Ten-Man Seasiders Stop The Rot

Blackpool ended a run of four straight Championship defeats by coming back at Bloomfield Road to hold Leeds United. Tom Ince canelled out Lee Peltier's opener, but the ill-discipline of the Seasiders continued as defender Kirk Broadfoot was sent off. Leeds scored midway through a drab first half when the wingbacks combined. Peltier nodded Danny Pugh's back across goal and his header looped into the corner. Blackpool threatened most from set pieces with Tom Ince putting in decent deliveries. Versatile Tangerines defender Broadfoot came closest for the hosts before half time when he turned a near post corner wide. Jason Pearce did the same for Brian McDermott's Whites after the break. Jack Robinson lashed over Blackpool ten minutes into the second half and they levelled midway through it thanks to Ince junior. His 20-yarder took a deflection off Leeds centre half Marius Zaliukas, leaving Paddy Kenny bamboozled. Whites top scorer Ross McCormack then spurned two sights of goal. Tom Ince shot wide at the other end as both teams sought a late winner. The Seasiders finished with ten man yet again as referee Scott Mathieson showed defender Broadfoot red for a lunge on Zaliukas. A point apiece did neither side's Championship promotion chances much good in the grand scheme of things €“ although it was probably a fair result. Paul Ince has now seen his team picked up nine sendings off this term, which is a worrying average of just less than one every two matches.

Match Stats

Blackpool: 1 Matt Gilks, 6 Kirk Broadfoot, 20 Craig Cathcart, 5 Gary MacKenzie, 3 Jack Robinson, 11 Tom Ince, 17 Chris Basham, 16 Barry Ferguson, 4 Dan Gosling (14 Nathan Delfouneso 63'), 12 Neal Bishop, 8 Michael Chopra (9 Steve Davies 82') 4-5-1 Goals: Tom Ince 65' Leeds: 1 Paddy Kenny, 4 Tom Lees, 24 Marius Zaliukas, 5 Jason Pearce, 2 Lee Peltier, 17 Michael Brown, 8 Rudolph Austin, 18 Michael Tonge, 16 Danny Pugh, 20 Matt Smith, 44 Ross McCormack 3-5-2 Goals: Lee Peltier 25'
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