Lee Clark reflects on Blackpool’s defeat to Leeds United in Championship

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Lee Clark analyses Blackpool’s 3-1 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday.

Blackpool manager Lee Clark has been reflecting on his side’s defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road in the Championship on Saturday.

The Seasiders conceded the first goal of the game after nine minutes when Liam Cooper found the target (click here to read more), and it became 2-0 to the hosts just past the half-hour mark when Soulemanye Doukara scored.

Mirco Antenucci ended the game as a contest three minutes before the half-time interval when he scored Leeds’s third goal.

Blackpool played better in the second and pulled one back through Nile Ranger, but they failed to truly threaten a comeback.

The Seasiders lost the game in the first 45 minutes, and Clark has explained just how his players failed to make an impact during that period.

‘When you're three goals down at half-time it's hard for any players, but to give the players credit we were better in the second half’, Sky Sports quotes him as saying.

‘We got them in at half-time, got them regrouped and they did things better. It was too little, too late, but we did the dirty side of the game better, we competed and didn't allow Leeds to dictate the pace of the game.

‘We had allowed them to find space in behind us, getting shots and crosses in; we were having to make saves from the first minute.

‘My assessment is we need some consistency, know-how and to build a little run of points whether that's draws, wins; we can't be playing well one day and not the next’.

The defeat sees Blackpool remain rooted to the foot of the Championship table with just seven points from 17 matches. They now face a real struggle to avoid relegation from the second tier of English football.

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