Blackpool 2 Blackburn Rovers 4


Marcus Antonsson scored his fourth goal in as many League One games as Blackburn beat Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Tony Mowbray’s side scored two goals in either half to move up to fourth in the table and claimed their fourth successive league win in the process.

Rovers were gifted a 25th-minute lead when Kelvin Mellor did not get enough on a pass back to his keeper, Antonsson pouncing to stroke the ball in from eight yards.

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack

Mellor atoned four minutes later by climbing highest to meet Jay Spearing’s superb free-kick to power a header into the bottom corner.

Blackburn were once again gifted the lead on the stroke of half-time when Sean Longstaff’s clearance was charged down by Bradley Dack, who slotted home.

They extended their advantage thanks to Charlie Mulgrew’s seventh goal of the season, with the defender striking a powerful free-kick.

Paul Downing bundled in his first Rovers goal after 67 minutes, before substitute Danny Philliskirk found the bottom corner for a 75th-minute consolation goal.