Blackpool 1 Millwall 0 - minute-by-minute

Kevin Phillips fires in Blackpool's winner
Kevin Phillips fires in Blackpool's winner
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A WONDERGOAL from Kevin Phillips handed Blackpool the win against Millwall.

The 38-year-old, who had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes, turned and fired a superb strike into the top corner from 25-yards.

Follow our minute-by-minute report below:


90 mins: Four minutes time added on.

88 mins: Jonjo Shelvey tries his luck from 20 yards. Just wide.

87 mins: Kevin Phillips hits the post on the half-volley after he met an Eardley cross.

80 mins: Liam Trotter scuffs one wide on the volley from 18 yards.

79 mins: Lualua and Sylvestre are replaced by Chris Basham and Angel Martinez.

74 mins: Not much action here, but it’s very tight. Goes without saying, but the next goal is vital.

67 mins: BRILLIANT defending by Alex Baptiste prevents Millwall getting on level terms. Liam Trotters shot deflected towards goal where a Millwall player was about to head home into an empty net, but the Pool defender somehow got back to head wide.



Kevin Phillips turns, 25 yards from goal, and fires one into the very top corner. Sensational stuff.

59 mins: Keith Southern comes off to be replaced by Kevin Phillips. Jonjo Shelvey has dropped back into midfield.

58 mins: Alex Baptiste tries one from 25 yards.

53 mins: Slow start to the half for Blackpool, need to get the tempo back up to first half levels.

45 mins: Millwall kick-off the second half.


45 mins: Excellent half from Blackpool, just can’t find the net. You worry that the longer this goes on, the more chance there is of a breakaway goal.

40 mins: Shelvey tries a curler from wide on the right. Blackpool need to be a bit more patient here and not try and force a goal.

35 mins: Good half for Blackpool here so far, just need to find a goal.

34 mins: Callum McManaman has a shot deflected over after a Shelvey cross from the left.

31 mins: Long-range effort by Shelvey, easy save for the keeper.

29 mins: Decent spell for Millwall, two corners. Henderson seeing a header blocked on its way to goal by Alex Baptiste.

25 mins: Barry Ferguson tries his luck from 25 yards, just wide.

25 mins: Brilliant play down the right from Lualua. He cut inside and forced a good save from the keeper.

20 mins: Bursting run down the right by Neal Eardley led to Southern again finding space at the edge of the box, this time he fired well over.

16 mins: Lualua’s hold-up play is superb. The ball seems to stick to him and he brings others into play, just what Blackpool have been missing.

9 mins: Southern has a header cleared off the line after he rose unchallenged at the back post to head towards goal.

8 mins: After a good move, Keith Southern forces a superb save from Forde from 25 yards.

6 mins: Decent start from Blackpool here, look sharp and lively on the ball.

0 mins: Blackpool kick-off.

Pre-match: Great atmosphere building inside Bloomfield Road today, helped by a noisy bunch of away fans.

Team news: Blackpool made one change from the side that beat Leeds.

Neal Eardley replaces the suspended Ian Evatt.

Pool: Gilks, Crainey, Baptiste, Eardley, Cathcart, Ferguson, Southern, Sylvestre, Lualua, Shelvey and McManaman.

Subs: Howard, Ince, Basham, K Phillips and