Burton 1 Blackpool 0

Blackpool's Neil McDonald
Blackpool's Neil McDonald
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Blackpool fell to their second defeat in a week against ten-man Burton.

The Seasiders failed to take advantage of playing more than half a game with an extra man amid boos from the travelling supporters.

In the end a Mark Duffy goal on 64 minutes was the difference in a game where Burton managed 24 shots on goal to Blackpool’s five.

There was little between the two sides before the break in a half which Burton probably shaded.

Pool’s only effort on goal was a good one though, when Bright Oyasi-Samuel forced a brilliant save out of Jon McLaughlin.

Returning keeper Colin Doyle was a busy man denying Tom Naylor and Mark Duffy, something which would continue after the break.

Pool were given real hope on the stroke of half-time when Robbie Weir was shown two yellow cards in two minutes for Burton.

Sadly they didn’t take it.

Instead Pool got deeper and deeper and there was no surprise when Duffy curled the opener on 64 minutes.

Blackpool’s travelling fans were less than impressed, it was a desperately bad second half display.

They could have nicked a point late on after a lively end to the game, when Jim McAlister forced a save out of McLaughlin, but it would have been one they didn’t really deserve.