Blackpool 3 Middlesbrough 0 - minute-by-minute

Middlesbrough's Joe Bennett (left) and Blackpool's Thomas Ince battle for the ball
Middlesbrough's Joe Bennett (left) and Blackpool's Thomas Ince battle for the ball
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BLACKPOOL started 2012 with a superb win over high-flying Middlesbrough.

Goals from Matty Phillips, Lomano Lualua and a Seb Hines own goal won Pool the points.

Follow our minute-by-minute report below.

FINAL SCORE: BLACKPOOL 3 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

90 mins: Three minutes time added on.

89 mins: A really mature showing from Blackpool. Middlesbrough haven’t looked like scoring. Brilliant performance by Ian Holloway’s men.

78 mins: Double substitution for Blackpool. Ludo Sylvestre and Lomano Lualua are replaced by Callum McManaman and Kevin Phillips.

74 mins: Blackpool have been excellent today. Some bold changes from Holloway today, and they’ve really paid off.

71 mins: Angel is replaced by Neal Eardley.

LATEST: BLACKPOOL 3 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

70 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!

Seb Hines, who’d only been on then pitch for a matter of minutes, scores in his own goal after brilliant play by Matt Phillips down the left.

69 mins: Ludo Sylvestre cuts in from the left and forces a good save from Steele.

67 mins: Faris Haroun has the ball in the net for Boro, luckily for Pool the linesman’s flag was raised.

58 mins: Blackpool have been superb here today, real mature performance against a good Middlesbrough side. They need to keep it tight now.

LATEST: BLACKPOOL 2 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

57 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Lualua reacts quickest after Alex Baptiste’s long range effort is spilled by Steele.

53 mins: Matt Phillips again looking lively, this time again shotting from distance. Well over.

LATEST: BLACKPOOL 1 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

50 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Matty Phillips drives forward and fires a brilliant shot past Steele from 25 yards. Superb stuff.

46 mins: Scare for Blackpool as Barry Robson fires the ball towards goal, Pool saved by the post.

45 mins: Blackpool kick-off the second half.

HALF-TIME: BLACKPOOL 0 MIDDLESBROUGH 0

46 mins: Been a good half for Blackpool.

45 mins: One minute time added on.

37 mins: Lualua again in the thick of the action. This time cutting in from the right and firing left-footed from 18 yards. Always going wide.

34 mins: Lualua goes close with an effort from 18 yards. Deflected just wide.

33 mins: Not much goalmouth action to talk about, but a decent game. Blackpool’s passing looking sharp.

20 mins: Scott McDonald rounds Mark Howard in the Blackpool goal, only for Craig Cathcart to get back and turn it away for a corner. Great defending.

17 mins: Tom Ince looking lively again. This time he skipped past a couple of defenders before firing wide from the edge of the box.

13 mins: Tom Ince forces a good save from Jason Steel. He raced onto a Lualua pass, decent effort.

6 mins: Good to see Lualua back for Blackpool. He’s given the fans a peak at what he’s capable of already, this time picking the ball up at the edge of the box, turning and firing over.

3 mins: Bright start for the Seasiders. Tom Ince looking sharp.

3pm: Boro kick-off.

2:58pm: Teams are out at a FREEZING cold Bloomfield Road. Stephen Crainey is the skipper today.

Pre-match: Blackpool made four changes to the side that lost at Birmingham City on Boxing Day. Angel Martinexz, Lomano Lualua, Chris Basham and Tom Ince all start.