Wigan win could change Blackpool’s season

Pool striker Armand Gnanduillet
Pool striker Armand Gnanduillet

Blackpool striker Armand Gnanduillet believes the Seasiders’ shock win against Wigan Athletic could be the result that changes their season.

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Gary Bowyer’s side upset the odds on Tuesday night when they clinched a priceless 2-0 win against the title favourites.

Wigan had only conceded four goals at home all season going into the game, but Pool put in a flawless performance to pick up a first win in six.

The three points saw Blackpool climb up to 17th, which means they are now four points ahead of the League One drop zone.

Gnanduillet gave the Seasiders the perfect start when he diverted Kelvin Mellor’s goalbound effort into the bottom corner just three minutes in.

Mellor then scored himself before the half-time interval with a close-range finish, allowing Pool to see out the rest of the game.

Gnanduillet, who scored for the second game running – having come off the bench to equalise in the last minute against Walsall – was delighted with the result.

When asked if this could prove to be a turning point in their season, the Frenchman said: “I think yes because, if you watch our games back, we’re always giving goals away and we haven’t taken our chances.

“Against Wigan we did exactly what other teams have been doing to us in the last few months.

“I think we are starting to wake up now. It started against Walsall because we were behind twice but came back both times.

“But this is a big step because we showed great character and we are ready to show it again against Peterborough on Sunday.”