Cardiff City 1 Blackpool 3 - minute-by-minute

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THREE goals in the final eleven minutes handed Blackpool a superb win against Cardiff.

The Seasiders found themselves behind on 59 minutes when Joe Mason put the home side ahead.

However, a superb strike by Kevin Phillips and two great finishes by Matt Phillips saw Blackpool pick up a memorable three points.

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Follow our minute-by-minute report below.

FULL TIME: CARDIFF CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 3

94 mins: Gary Taylor-Fletcher is replaced by Neal Eardley.

93 mins: Blackpool have shown so much maturity this afternoon, a brilliant performance. The top two must be the target now.

LATEST: CARDIFF CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 3

91 MINS: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!!!!

Matty Phillips races onto a Roman Bednar pass and slotted it past Marshall, brilliant from Blackpool!

90 mins: THREE MINUTES ADDED TIME.

89 mins: Big shout for a penalty as Joe Mason goes down under a Craig Cathcart challenge. Referee waves it away.

85 mins: You have to say Blackpool deserve the lead here, have been the better side all afternoon. Have to keep it tight now!

LATEST: CARDIFF CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 2

83 MINS: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Unbelievable scenes as Matty Phillips fires Blackpool into the lead at the second attempt. What a turnaround.

LATEST: CARDIFF CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 1

79 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Kevin Phillips shows every single bit of his class to control the ball on his chest and lift into the top corner from ten yards. Brilliant finish.

70 mins: Blackpool look to have a little bit more urgency since the substitutions, but nothing is falling to them at the moment.

65 mins: Roman Bednar and Kevin Phillips come on to replace John Fleck and Nouah Dicko.

LATEST: CARDIFF CITY 1 BLACKPOOL 0

59 mins: GOAL TO CARDIFF

Totally against the run of play Joe Mason turns in a right-wing cross from inside the six yard box.

57 mins: Scare for Blackpool as Kenny Miller turned at the edge of the box and curled a decent effort just wide of Matt Gilks’ post.

52 mins: Nouah Dicko has a MASSIVE chance for Blackpool. The striker raced onto a Barry Ferguson pass and had all the time in the world, sadly he dragged his shot wide. Pool should be ahead.

51 mins: Blackpool have efforts from both Dicko and Fleck blocked by defenders. Get the feeling this game is there for the taking.

45 mins: Cardiff kick-off the second half.

HALF-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0 BLACKPOL 0

46 mins: Another burst forward and decent cross by Baptiste, this time he found Taylor-Fletcher who headed a difficult chance wide at the far post.

45 mins: ONE minute of added time.

43 mins: Matt Phillips carries the ball 50 yards before firing over. Decent run.

41 mins: Chris Basham is booked.

37 mins: Stephen Crainey forces a good save from Marshall with a 25 yard free-kick.

33 mins: The ball loops to the far side of Blackpool’s goal and sits up perfectly for Cardiff’s Craig Conway, luckily the midfielder’s volley lands high in the stand.

32 mins: John Fleck just flung himself into a superb tackle on the half way line. He’s been impressive in the middle of the park so far this afternoon.

30 mins: Matt Phillips wastes a free-kick in a very dangerous position. The winger floated it over his waiting team mates and straight out for a goal kick.

26 mins: Another half chance for Pool. Baptiste crossed from the right, well defended by the home side. Following corner was easily cleared.

20 mins: Dicko forces a brilliant save from David Marshall in the Cardiff goal. He turned Matt Phillips’ cross goalwards, good save.

17 mins: Good work from Chris Basham ended with Nouah Dicko bursting down the right and firing a shot well over. Was more of a crossing position really.

11 mins: Cardiff put a bit of pressure on. Craig Conway’s corners putting Matt Gilks under allsorts of pressure. Dealt with them well so far.

2 mins: First effort at goal falls to Blackpool. Matt Phillips finding space 25 yards from goal before dragging his shot just wide.

3pm: Blackpool kick-off in their changed kid of white shirts, tangerine shorts and tangerine shorts. Come on you Pool!

2:25pm: Hello and welcome to a freezing cold Cardiff City Stadium. The streets outside the stadium are covered in snow, but the pitch is perfect.

Team news: Ian Holloway makes four changes to the side that beat Coventry at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.

Nouha Dicko makes his first start for the club, while Danny Wilson, Chris Basham and John Fleck also start.

The suspended Ian Evatt, Lomano LuaLua, Ludo Sylvestre and Tom Ince make way.

Pool: Gilks, Baptiste, Crainey, Wilson, Cathcart, Ferguson, Fleck, Basham, M Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher and Dicko.

Subs: Eardley, Bednar, Ince, K Phillips and LuaLua.