Leeds 0 Blackpool 3 - half time

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TWO GOALS from Jonjo Shelvey and a first goal for Lomano Lualua handed Blackpool a 3-0 half-time lead at Elland Road.

Follow our minute-by-minute report below:

HALF-TIME: LEEDS 0 BLACKPOOL 3

44 mins: Jonjo Shelvey tries one from 35 yards.

41 mins: McCormack cuts in from the left and curls it just wide of Blackpool’s goal.

39 mins: Good chance for Lualua after Sylvestre played him in on goal. The striker couldn’t quite get his shot off early enough.

33 mins: Game is just about claming down after a whirlwind ten minutes or so. Blackpool need to keep it tight now, don’t give Leeds a sniff.

31 mins: Have to feel for Rachubka, such a decent lad, the home fans are now chanting ‘off, off, off.’

LATEST: LEEDS 0 BLACKPOOL 3

30 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Lualua’s effort was again spilled by Paul Rachubka and Jonjo Shelvey was there to tap home from five yards. Nightmare for Rachubka.

27 mins: Paul Rachubka is being booed by the Leeds fans everytime he touches the ball. Not nice for the former Blackpool man, was a huge mistake though.

LATEST: LEEDS 0 BLACKPOOL 2

26 mins: GOAL TO BLACKPOOL!

Jonjo Shelvey scores, but then is forced to retake, scores again. Brilliant penalty.

25 mins: Penalty to Blackpool. Paul Rachubka dropped a cross at the feet of Sylvestre who saw his shot handballed on the line. Tom Lees sent off.

24 mins: Lualua looks a real threat everything he gets the ball. When he’s fully fit he could be a big player for Blackpool.

22 mins: Ian Evatt is booked for a foul on Ross McCormack.

18 mins: You have to say Blackpool are good value for their lead so far tonight, kept the ball really well so far.

LATEST: LEEDS 0 BLACKPOOL 1

12 mins: GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!!!

Lomano Lualua follow-ups up after Rachubka spilled Jonjo Shelvey’s strike.

11 mins: Big chance for Leeds to take the lead. Fantastic ball from Snodgrass fell to Kisnorbo who forced a great save from Gilks then a block by Cathcart.

3 mins: Callum McManaman cuts in from the left and fires one over the bar. Good start from the Seasiders.

1 min: Corner to Blackpool, cleared by the home side.

0 mins: Interesting that both teams are wearing white shorts today, I didn’t know what was allowed?

7:45: Leeds kick-off.

7:40pm: Here come the teams.

7:35pm: Strange atmosphere inside Elland Road tonight, as in there is none! Very quiet indeed.

Team News: Ian Holloway made two changes to the side that lost 3-1 away at Burnley on Saturday.

The Seasiders welcomed Ludovic Sylvestre, Callum McManaman and Lomano Lualua into the starting line-up.

Tom Ince and Kevin Phillips drop to the bench.

Blackpool: Gilks, Crainey, Baptiste, Evatt, Cathcart, Southern, Ferguson, Sylvestre, McManaman, Lualua and Shelvey.

Subs: Eardley, Phillips, Bogdanovic, Angel and Ince.