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Blackpool 1-2 Blackburn: Emerton grabs late winner

Australian international Brett Emerton scored a last-minute winner to give Blackburn Rovers a handy away win over Blackpool.

Charlie Adam's 20th minute own-goal put the Rovers in front before Blackpool's Matthew Phillips levelled with five minutes remaining only for Emerton to net four minutes into injury-time to record a stirring win for the Lancashire club.

Blackpool: 1 (Matthew Phillips 85') Blackburn Rovers: 2 (Charlie Adam (og) 20', Brett Emerton 90+4') Venue: Bloomfield Road, BlackpoolCrowd: 15,901 Referee: Mike Dean Yellow cards:BL - Marlon Harewood 45' BR - Michel Salgado 30'

Starting Line-Ups

BL Matthew Gilks (gk), Ian Evatt, Craig Cathcart, Stephen Crainey, Neil Eardley (Phillips 83'), Charlie Adam, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, David Vaughan, Brett Ormerod (Varney 65'), Marlon Harewood (Grandin 66'), DJ Campbell

Subs - Richard Kingson (gk), Keith Southern, Luke Varney (65'), Eliot Grandin (66'), Ludovic Sylvestre, Matthew Phillips (83'), Dekel Keinan

BR Paul Robinson (gk), Ryan Nelsen, Christopher Samba, Gael Givet, Michel Salgado, Steven N'Zonzi (Andrews 67'), Morten Gamst Pedersen, Phil Jones, El-Hadji Diouf, Nikola Kalinic (Benjani 76'), Mame Biram Diouf (Emerton 45')

Subs - Mark Bunn (gk), Keith Andrews (67'), Brett Emerton (45'), Benjani Mwaruwari (76'), Pascal Chimbonda, Martin Olsson, David Hoilett

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