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