Blackpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest: Championship strugglers knock Premier League aspect out of the FA Cup

Championship strugglers Blackpool humbled Premier League Nottingham Forest within the FA Cup third spherical.

The Seasiders, within the relegation zone within the second tier, took a Seventeenth-minute lead by Marvin Ekpiteta.

Forest, who modified their whole beginning XI, spurned a bunch of probabilities to attract degree at Bloomfield Street.

Ian Poveda, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates struck within the second half earlier than Ryan Yates claimed a comfort.

The fourth-round draw takes place on Sunday at 16:05 GMT.

Forest’s thrilling run to final season’s quarter-finals buoyed their in the end efficiently push for a long-awaited promotion again to the Premier League.

However Steve Cooper’s group choice steered Forest had been pleased to sacrifice this season’s competitors to deal with avoiding a right away return to the Championship.

Blackpool’s James Husband volleyed narrowly extensive of the far publish earlier than Forest didn’t take care of Hamilton’s left-wing cross and Shayne Lavery’s scuffed shot discovered Ekpiteta. The centre-half, who had stayed ahead following a free-kick, stabbed the ball previous Wayne Hennessey from 10 yards.

Forest had been on prime both aspect of half-time, with Ekpiteta making a few essential blocks within the second half.

However Neco Williams gave the ball away in his personal half to Blackpool substitute Yates, whose run into the field resulted in on-loan Leeds winger Poveda bundling the ball in.

Hamilton exchanged passes with one other sub, Kenny Dougall, earlier than hitting a nice volley contained in the far publish from the left aspect of the field, and Yates wrapped up a nice win with a half-volley by way of the crossbar from Poveda’s cross.

Forest fringe gamers fail to impress

Forest have made greater than 20 signings this season and Cooper gave a number of of those that haven’t performed repeatedly an opportunity to impress. They didn’t take it.

Emmanuel Dennis, making a uncommon begin, curled a shot towards the Blackpool bar within the first half, whereas Williams twice went shut.

Sam Surridge missed three clear probabilities and Lewis O’Brien was additionally off beam within the second half.

The tie was past Forest by the point Yates got here off the bench to move in from Harry Toffolo’s cross in stoppage time.

Cooper has mentioned there may very well be extra signings within the January switch window as Forest purpose to remain out of the Premier League relegation zone.

They face Wolves at residence within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday and stay hopeful of reaching a primary cup semi-final since 1992.



Coaching 4-4-2

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  • 22hamiltonsubstituted forrogersat 78′minutes
  • 26Poveda-OcampoBooked at 64mins
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Nottm Forest

Coaching 4-3-1-2

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  • 3S Prepare dinner
  • 26McKenna
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  • 4. 5Fewstersubstituted foryachtsat 65′minutes
  • 8ColbackBooked at 45mins
  • 31Furtado Scarpa
  • 14o’briensubstituted forJohnsonat 68′minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 16Surridge
  • 25Dennis


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  • twentyJohnson
  • 22yachts
  • 32I gave it
  • 41Hammond
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James Linington



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