Redfearn claims his first win as Leeds United thrash hapless Blackpool

Leeds United 3 - 1 Blackpool

  • 9" Liam Cooper
  • 31" Souleymane Doukara
  • 42" Mirco Antenucci
  • 75" Nile Ranger

Ref: Stuart Attwell
Attendance: 18,698

Leeds United

Leeds United won their first game since the middle of September with a 3-1 victory over bottom club Blackpool.

The Whites, who hadn't tasted victory since their 3-0 win over Huddersfield, were in search of a win today as Blackpool arrived in West Yorkshire.

Lee Clark has only just been appointed as Blackpool's new manager since the sacking of Jose Riga, but it's clear that he hasn't quite turned the Tangerines' fortunes around just yet.

Leeds were in control from as early as the ninth minute, when centre back Liam Cooper smashed home a superb volley after Alex Mowatt's cross was blocked.

The second goal took a while to arrive, but striker Souleymane Doukara outpaced and outmuscled Charlie Dunne to turn the ball past Joe Lewis in the Blackpool goal on 31 minutes.

Yet before half time, Leeds carved open the Blackpool defence, as Mirco Antenucci saw his 20 yard volley deflected into the net after some comical defending from a Doukara cross.

Blackpool managed to salvage some sort of respect with 15 minutes to play as Nile Ranger - who was on trial at Leeds this summer - opened his account for Blackpool to bag a consolation.

Leeds move up to 14th place after this win - Redfearn's first as permanent Leeds boss - whilst Blackpool remain bottom of the Championship table, ten points from safety.

Statistics

Leeds United

Blackpool

Possession

53.3%
46.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Jason Pearce
  • Liam Cooper
  • Sam Byram
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Tommaso Bianchi
  • Adryan
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Souleymane Doukara

Substitutes

  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Chris Dawson
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Dario Del Fabro
  • Michael Tonge
  • Billy Sharp

Blackpool

  • Joe Lewis
  • Charles Dunne
  • Brian Lenihan
  • Donervon Daniels
  • Peter Clarke
  • Andre Blackman
  • Jacob Murphy
  • John Lundstram
  • David Perkins
  • Andrea Orlandi
  • Ishmael Miller

Substitutes

  • Nathan Delfouneso
  • Nile Ranger
  • Jacob Mellis
  • Elliot Parish
  • Francois Zoko
  • Tomasz Cywka
  • Jamie O'Hara

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