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Stephen Pearson challenges Lomana Tresor LuaLua unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua is ruled offside. David James takes the free kick.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save by David James.
The referee blows for offside against Brett Ormerod. Free kick taken by Louis Carey.
Jon Stead concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Baptiste. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Stephen Crainey produces a cross, Goal scored by Kevin Phillips from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-3 Blackpool.Stephen Crainey provided the assist for the goal.
Kevin Phillips is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David James.
Yannick Bolasie on for Sean Davis.
A cross is delivered by Brett Ormerod, Thomas Ince scores a headed goal from close range. Bristol City 1-2 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Brett Ormerod.
Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by David James.
The ball is crossed by Brett Ormerod.
The offside flag is raised against Albert Adomah. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
Brett Pitman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Ferguson. Keith Southern comes on in place of Martinez Angel. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.
Louis Carey concedes a free kick for a foul on Martinez Angel. Thomas Ince shoots direct from the free kick.
Chris Wood leaves the field to be replaced by Brett Pitman.
Thomas Ince produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Centre by Stephen Crainey, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Barry Ferguson, Louis Carey gets a block in. Stephen Crainey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Chris Wood.
Thomas Ince gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Louis Carey is cautioned. Free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Martinez Angel concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Davis. Richard Foster is booked. Brett Ormerod replaces Nouha Dicko. Lomana Tresor LuaLua joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ludovic Sylvestre. Sean Davis takes the free kick.
Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
Jordan Spence produces a cross, save made by Matthew Gilks.
Albert Adomah delivers the ball, Neal Eardley makes a clearance.
Danny Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Stephen Pearson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Martinez Angel.
Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by David James.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince by Liam Fontaine. Thomas Ince scores a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Blackpool.
Shot from close range by Chris Wood misses to the left of the target.
Sean Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips. Booking for Sean Davis for unsporting behaviour. Kevin Phillips has an effort direct from the free kick.
Shot from 6 yards by Chris Wood. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Davis by Nouha Dicko. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Crainey by Sean Davis. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
Martinez Angel challenges Neil Kilkenny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Foster takes the free kick.
Neal Eardley goes into the referee's book.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Albert Adomah. Indirect free kick taken by Louis Carey.
Nouha Dicko produces a cross, clearance by Louis Carey.
The offside flag is raised against Jon Stead. Martinez Angel restarts play with the free kick.
Nouha Dicko is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David James.
Thomas Ince fouled by Stephen Pearson, the ref awards a free kick. Thomas Ince takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Chris Wood. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Thomas Ince on Liam Fontaine, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Foul by Sean Davis on Barry Ferguson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Ferguson.
Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Jon Stead results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line played to the near post.
Kevin Phillips is caught offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.
Jon Stead fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Blackpool.Albert Adomah provided the assist for the goal.
Richard Foster crosses the ball, Stephen Crainey manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Danny Wilson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Stead by Alex Baptiste. Chris Wood has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Wood. Matthew Gilks takes the indirect free kick.
A cross is delivered by Richard Foster, clearance made by Stephen Crainey.
The offside flag is raised against Kevin Phillips. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
Thomas Ince takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance.
Jon Stead takes a shot. Save by Matthew Gilks.
Foul by Louis Carey on Kevin Phillips, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Stephen Crainey, blocked by Louis Carey.
Jon Stead sends in a cross, save by Matthew Gilks.
Richard Foster produces a cross.
Barry Ferguson fouled by Louis Carey, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Martinez Angel from right channel, Neil Kilkenny manages to make a clearance.
Robins missing Elliott
Bristol City entertain Blackpool without influential midfielder Marvin Elliott.
The 27-year-old snapped his Achilles tendon during a training ground accident and will miss the rest of the season.
Cole Skuse's absence presents a further problem for the Robins. The utility player broke a toe in a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace and faces a spell of at least three weeks on the sidelines.
Centre-back Louis Carey is on the mend following a calf injury but will play no part against the Seasiders.
Midfielder Kalifa Cisse's fitness is once again in doubt after he suffered a recurrence of a previous knee injury during last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Peterborough.
However, veteran defender Jamie McAllister has returned to Ashton Gate following a loan spell at Preston and remains an option for manager Derek McInnes.
The 33-year-old told the club's official website: "I know I need to work hard in training and show the manager what I can do. I want to help where I can."
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has some concerns in attack for the trip.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is a definite absentee after suffering a knee injury in last weekend's FA Cup loss at Everton.
Scans revealed Taylor-Fletcher had not suffered ligament damage as initially feared but he is set for a period on the sidelines with bone bruising.
Fellow striker Roman Bednar is also a doubt after being on the receiving end of a heavy challenge from West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green on Tuesday night.
Green received a 53rd-minute red card for his troubles but the Seasiders still fell to a 4-1 defeat against the npower Championship leaders.
West Brom loanee Bednar was forced to hobble on until full-time as Holloway had used all of his substitutes and the Czech forward will be assessed ahead of the Ashton Gate clash.
Tangerines leave it late
Two late goals gave Blackpool a third straight away win in the npower Championship and moved Ian Holloway's side into the play-off places after beating Bristol City 3-1.
Thomas Ince, with his second goal of the game, and Kevin Phillips struck in the 84th and 87th minutes to lift the Seasiders from seventh up to fourth in the table.
Jon Stead gave Bristol City a 29th-minute lead but Ince levelled things up 10 minutes into the second half.
The result extended the Robins' winless run to six league matches and saw them fall a place to 21st in the table, just three points above the relegation zone.
Injuries forced both managers to make wholesale changes.
City boss Derek McInnes swapped five players. With Kalifa Cisse, Cole Skuse and Marvin Elliott ruled out, on-loan Bolton midfielder Sean Davis made his debut.
Lewin Nyatanga's absence saw Jordan Spence and Louis Carey return in defence, while Chris Wood and Stead led the attack as Brett Pitman dropped down to the bench.
Chris Basham, Matt Phillips, Roman Bednar, Craig Cathcart and Gary Taylor-Fletcher all failed fitness tests for Blackpool.
Veteran striker Phillips, midfielders Ince and Angel Martinez and defender Neil Eardley all came into Ian Holloway's team.
Bristol City started brightly.
A well-worked move resulted in Richard Foster firing wide after three minutes.
Stead chased down a ball over the top before warming the hands of Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks.
Stead worked Gilks again in the ninth minute after Davis pounced on a mistake Angel Martinez.
It was third time lucky for Stead just before the half-hour mark. The striker turned his man inside the area and placed a left-foot shot into the bottom corner for his first goal since the final day of last season.
Wood went close to extended City's lead three minutes before half-time but Gilks got down well to smother his 18-yarder.
Blackpool were a little livelier when the game restarted.
Phillips won a free-kick, took it himself but hit it just wide. Most of the 815 Tangerines that made the journey thought their team had equalised.
Back at the other end, Gilks spread himself well enough to put off Albert Adomah and the forward dragged his shot wide.
The visitors were level after 55 minutes.
Phillips won another free-kick in a dangerous position. This time Ince took it and beat David James with the aid of a deflection.
The game had suddenly become stretched, with chances coming thick and fast at both ends.
James gathered an effort from Phillips on the hour before Adomah attempted a overhead kick.
Gilks reacted brilliantly to beat away a six-yard header from Wood, while James produced a superb finger-tip save to deny Ince after 70 minutes.
However, Ince did get the better of the former England goalkeeper again with six minutes remaining.
Substitute Brett Ormerod turned his man down the left and crossed the ball to the back post for Ince to tap home.
Phillips sealed the win soon afterwards. Ormerod was involved once more, playing the ball out to Stephen Crainey before Phillips knocked home from six yards out.
Alex Baptiste cleared one off the line in injury time to thwart City.
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