Blackpool player ratings V Morecambe: Two score 9/10 while others pick up sevens and eights
The victory sees the Seasiders finish top of their EFL Trophy group and progress to the next round- which will be played at the beginning of December.
Neil Critchley named a number of youngsters in his matchday squad, with some of them able to impress against the Shrimps.
Following a quiet opening period, Blackpool took the lead in the 22nd minute.
With his back turned away from goal, Beesley got on the end of a Jensen Weir cross to guide a volley past Adam Smith in the Shrimps net.
Chances continued to be limited throughout the first half, with an easy save from an Andy Lyons shot from distance being the closest either team came to getting the second goal of the game before the break.
Following the restart, the Seasiders quickly doubled their lead.
Beesley met another cross from the left side, with the striker using his head this time to beat the Morecambe keeper.
Down the other end, substitute Tayt Trusty came close to extending Blackpool’s lead, with his effort being cleared off the line.
Shortly after, the youngster was forced off on a stretcher after suffering what appeared to be a knee injury.
Morecambe pulled a goal back in stoppage time, with Farrend Rawson heading past Richard O’Donnell to make it 2-1.
Copenhagen grabbed a crucial point in a 0-0 draw at Bayern Munich on Wednesday as more VAR handball controversy erupted in the Champions League.Despite Bayern dropping points in the Champions League group stages at home for the first time since 2018, the German champions qualify for the last 16 in first place.
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Owen Farrell decided to step back from England duties to protect his and his family’s mental health after the pressure of international captaincy, including being booed by his own fans, became overbearing.
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Rangers have an impressive record at home in the Europa League, winning seven and drawing one of their
The cross was delivered by Bukayo Saka, and the finishing touch was provided by Kai Havertz, but Arsenal’s winner at Brentford would never have materialised without the work of Martin Odegaard in the build-up.
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