GOALS from Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Jonjo Shelvey, Brett Ormerod and a brace from Daniel Bogdanovic handed Blackpool a comfortable win against Bristol City.
The Seasiders took the lead on 36 minutes when Shelvey’s long range effort was parried into the path of Taylor-Fletcher who made no mistake from five yards.
And the Liverpool loan man got a goal of his own on 67 minutes when he crashed home a 35-yard free-kick before Bogdanovic converted a Brett Ormerod cross to make it three.
Ormerod made it four on 91 minutes with a superb finish from ten yards before Bogdanovic slotted home with a minute to go after fantastic wing play by Ince.
Follow our minute-by-minute report below:
FULL TIME: BLACKPOOL 5 BRISTOL CITY 0
In the end a comfortable win for Blackpool against a struggling Bristol City side.
Could have been different had Matt Gilks not pulled off a fantastic save on the stroke of half-time from Brett Pitman. Great to see Shelvey and Bogdanovic on the score sheet.
Excellent way to go into the international break.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 5 BRISTOL CITY 0
93 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL
Daniel Bogdanovic gets his second after fantastic play by Tom Ince on the wing.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 4 BRISTOL CITY 0
91 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!
Brett Ormerod converts superbly from ten yards after a neat touch from Craig Cathcart.
90 mins: Four minutes time added on.
84 mins: Comfortable afternoon here for Blackpool against a Bristol side that are clearly lacking confidence. Shelvey has made a real difference.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 3 BRISTOL CITY 0
83 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!
Daniel Bogdanovic scores his first from the club. He met a Brett Ormerod cross in the box after superb work from Shelvey at the edge of the box.
81 mins: 11,734 is the crowd.
80 mins: Difficult spell for Blackpool as Bristol City throw the kitchen sink at the home side. No real chances as yet.
75 mins: Albert Admohah’s effort is blocked by a superb sliding block by Craig Cathcart. Fantastic defending.
74 mins: Tom Ince’s mazy run ends in the winger firing wide. Looks a real threat when he’s on the ball.
71 mins: Double substitution for Blackpool. Brett Ormerod, Daniel Bogdanovix and Tom Ince come on for Craig Sutherland, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Kevin Phillips. Front three totally changed.
69 mins: Brett Pitman, who turned Blackpool down last season, is getting allsorts of stick from the home fans.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 2 BRISTOL CITY 0
67 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!
Jonjo Shelvey fires a superb free-kick home from all of 35 yards. Fantastic strike.
65 mins: Crowd really making noise here at Bloomfield Road, brilliant atmosphere.
64 mins: Good move from Blackpool down the right ended with an Alex Baptiste cross almost being met by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
59 mins: Keith Southern fires a cross into the box, no-one on the end of it.
52 mins: A collectors item. Kevin Phillips raced clear in on goal and fired wide. Not many people would have bet against him there, big chance.
45 mins: Blackpool kick-off for the second half.
HALF TIME: BLACKPOOL 1 BRISTOL CITY 0
45 mins One minute time added on.
45 mins: Gary Taylor-Fletcher has the ball in the net, only for the linesman’s flag to rule it out.
44 mins: Jonjoy Shelvey slipped the ball in behind the Bristol City back four and into the path of Barry Ferguson. Sadly the skipper failed to hit the target from eight yards.
43 mins: Sensational save from Matt Gilks. A corner was cut back into the path of Brett Pitman who from 18-yards fired one towards the very top corner of the goal, only for Gilks to somehow turn the ball wide.
42 mins: Game has clamed right down here at Bloomfield Road. Not been the most action packed of 42 minutes.
LATEST: BLACKPOOL 1 BRISTOL CITY 0
36 mins: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!
Gary Taylor-Fletcher follows in a long range effort from Jonjo Shelvey to tap-in from 5 yards.
31 mins: Quite a tight game here so far. Bristol City getting everyone behind the ball and making it difficult for Blakcpool to find space.
30 mins: Alex Baptiste takes on a defender at the edge of the box before firing well over.
23 mins: Long range effort from Neil Kilkenny went straight at Gilks in Blackpool’s goal.
18 mins: Jonjo Shelvey drags a left-footed strike wide from around 25 yards after decent work from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
10 mins: Steady start to the game here. Early impressions of Shelvey are that he’s energetic and looks keen on getting onto the ball as much as possible.
2 mins: Jonjo Shelvey’s first action in a Blackpool shirt is to fire a 20-yard free-kick straight at the wall.
1 min: First effort on goal of the afternoon by Nicky Maynard. Tight angle, never going to score from there.
0 mins: Bristol City kick-off in their away kit of yellow shirts and navy shorts.
Team news:Blackpool hand a debut to Jonjo Shelvey who joined yesterday from Liverpool.
The midfielder replaces Angel Martinez alongside Keith Southern and Barry Ferguson.
Defender Matt Hill and striker Brett Ormerod return to the bench.
Team: Gilks, Baptiste, Cathcart, Evatt, Crainey, Ferguson, Southern, Shelvey, Taylor-Fletcher, Sutherland, Kevin Phillips
Subs: Howard, Hill, Ince, Bogdanovic, Ormerod