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Bloomfield Road (ATT 14,775) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

Blackpool Blackpool vs Derby County Derby

Blackpool 2

G Taylor-Fletcher (18)
L Sylvestre (90+1)

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Derby 1

B Davies (65)

Championship: Blackpool beat Derby 2-1 at Bloomfield Road

Last Updated: 27/04/13 6:30pm

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Ludovic Sylvestre: Late winner for Blackpool

Ludovic Sylvestre: Late winner for Blackpool

Ludovic Sylvestre's injury-time goal earned Blackpool a 2-1 win over Derby County and ensured Championship survival for the Seasiders.

Sylvestre volleyed the Tangerines to safety and sealed a third straight win for Paul Ince's team at Bloomfield Road.

The game looked like ending in a draw after Derby substitute Ben Davies cancelled out Gary Taylor-Fletcher's opener for the hosts.

Manager's son Thomas Ince spurned a chance to give his side a two-goal lead when he struck his 33rd-minute penalty against a post.

Taylor-Fletcher tapped in his fifth goal of the season, all of them coming at Bloomfield Road, from close range on 18 minutes after Ince picked him out.

The hosts were handed the chance to give themselves a two-goal cushion when referee Gavin Ward pointed to the penalty spot following Craig Bryson's challenge on Kirk Broadfoot.

The Derby midfielder appeared to win the ball but the Rams will feel justice was served as Ince's kick struck the upright.

Adam Legzdins made his first save of note at the beginning of the second half, helping Stephen Crainey's free-kick over the crossbar. The visitors survived another scare in the 50th minute when John Brayford cleared Taylor-Fletcher's shot off the line.

A series of corners resulted in Derby equalising after 65 minutes. Davies had only been on the pitch three minutes after replacing Conor Sammon but his impact was immediate, volleying home Chris Martin's cross.

Bryson then went close with a curling effort from the edge of the box.

Legzdins had to save on his goalline from Nathan Delfouneso with five minutes remaining before Davies made two clearances off the line which looked like ensuring Derby would earn a point.

However, Sylvestre let fly with a volley from the edge of the box to condemn Nigel Clough's team to a 13th away league defeat.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13