Reading 2-3 Blackpool: Seasiders bounce back for first win at Madejski Stadium

Jerry Yates' second goal of the night won all three points for Blackpool at Reading
Jerry Yates’ second goal of the night won all three points for Blackpool at Reading

Blackpool came from 2-0 down with 21 minutes left to score three times and win at Reading for the first time since 1980.

The Royals looked comfortable at half-time when they led thanks to two goals inside the first 21 minutes from Scott Dann, set up by John Swift’s cross, and the unmarked Tom Dele-Bashiru.

But on-loan Crewe Alexandra man Owen Dale began Blackpool’s revival on 69 minutes when his right-foot volley through a crowded penalty area found the roof of the net.

Four minutes later Jerry Yates levelled – and there was still more drama to come.

With just five minutes left, Yates struck again for his fourth goal in three games as Blackpool earned a first victory in their 10 visits to the Madejski Stadium since it opened in 1998.

The Seasiders had lost their last six trips in a row and had not won an away game against the Royals since a 1-0 victory at Elm Park in April 1980.

More to follow.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Southwood
  • 17Yiadom
  • 6Moore
  • 24Dann
  • 21Baba
  • 15Drinkwater
  • 28Laurent
  • 19Dele-BashiruSubstituted forClarkeat 83′minutes
  • 10Swift
  • 14Ejaria
  • 47PuscasSubstituted forAzeezat 67′minutes


  • 3Holmes
  • 30Azeez
  • 32Camara
  • 33Cabral Barbosa
  • 35Ehibhationham
  • 39Clarke
  • 48Ashcroft


Formation 4-4-2

  • 32GrimshawBooked at 90mins
  • 4Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 21Ekpiteta
  • 26Keogh
  • 3Husband
  • 15MitchellBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBowlerat 68′minutes
  • 8Wintle
  • 12Dougall
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forDaleat 64′minutes
  • 16Carey
  • 9YatesBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMadineat 90+3′minutes


  • 2Connolly
  • 7Dale
  • 11Bowler
  • 13Moore
  • 14Madine
  • 28John-Jules
  • 29Garbutt

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