Hull City 0 Blackpool 1 - minute-by-minute

Elliot Grandin in action against Hull
Elliot Grandin in action against Hull
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A GARY Taylor-Fletcher strike nine minutes from time handed Blackpool victory at Hull.

The striker played a one-two with Billy Clarke at the edge of the box before unleashing a superb half-volley into the top corner.

Follow out minute-by-minute report below:


An outstanding win by a side that you can never write off. Pool weathered an early Hull storm to record a well earned win.

We are top of the league!

93 mins: Jay Simpson should have put Hull on level terms. He raced away from the back-four but lacked composure when it counted and fired over.

90 mins: Four minutes added time.

88 mins: Chris Basham comes on to replace Chris Basham.

87 mins: Keith Southern’s left-footed effort is saved from 18 yards out.

85 mins: Craig Sutherland comes on to replaces Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

84 mins: Robert Koren fires a free-kick just wide from 25 yards.



Gary Taylor-Fletcher fires a superb half-volley into the top corner after a one-two with Billy Clarke at the edge of the box. Outstanding!

74 mins: Half chance for Phillips on the volley, high and wide sadly.

69 mins: Matty Fryatt denied by a FANTASTIC save by Matt Gilks. Would have been totally against the run of play.

68 mins: Another great chance for Blackpool. Gary Taylor-Fletcher headed just wide from an Elliot Grandin corner.

66 mins: Brett Ormerod is replaced by Billy Clarke.

58 mins: Alex Baptiste makes a superb recovery tackle when Matty Fryatt looked certain to score. He raced away from the Pool back four, but as he was about to pull the trigger Baptiste got back and made an outstanding challenge.

54 mins: Free-kick for Blackpool, Grandin takes from around 45 yards, cleared.

49 mins: Craig Cathcart heads just wide from an Elliot Grandin free-kick.


44 mins: Ian Evatt is booked for a strong challenge on Dele Adebola.

43 mins: After a difficult opening period Ian Holloway will be delighted with his side.

42 mins: Kevin Phillips rattles the post for Blackpool. The striker met a Taylor-Flecter pass before drilling one off the upright from 18-yards.

34 mins: Decent move from Blackpool as Kevin Phillips burst down the right before crossing towards Grandin who couldn’t connect properly to his header. Better from Blackpool though.

29 mins: Much better spell from Blackpool.

25 mins: Solid enough at the back, but not the greatest of starts for Blackpool. Ian Holloway will be hoping they keep possession much better.

24 mins: Decent turn and shot at the edge of the box from Robert Brady for Hull.

15 mins: First effort of the season to Blackpool comes via a 25 yard strike by Barry Ferguson. Straight at Gulacsi in goal.

12 mins: Big scare for Pool as Tom Cairney rattles the bar from 25 yards. Fantastic effort from a dead ball after Southern fouled Koren.

9 mins: Even start to the game here as both teams find their feet.

8 mins: First corner of the game goes to Hull, well defended by Pool.

1 mins: Here we go! Hate to break it to you, but Blackpool are no longer Premier League. Blackpool in their away strip of white shirt, tangerine shorts and white socks.

Pre-match: BLACKPOOL handed debuts to Barry Ferguson and Kevin Phillips as they travel to Hull for the opening game of the season.

BLACKPOOL: Gilks, Crainey, Southern,Evatt, Grandin, Phillips, Ormerod, Taylor-Fletcher, Baptiste, Ferguson and Cathcart.

Subs: Halstead, Clarke, Basham, Hill and Sutherland.