Phillips bags Blackpool brace

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Matt Phillips scored twice as Blackpool came from behind to beat npower Championship promotion rivals Cardiff 3-1.

Joe Mason opened the scoring for the home side at the Cardiff City Stadium before Matt Phillips scored either side of Kevin Phillips' 83rd-minute volley to move two points behind the Welsh side in the league table.

Will Buckley's 90th-minute goal saw Brighton beat Leicester 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.

Buckley volleyed the ball into the back of Kasper Schmeichel's net from the middle of the area after he was picked out by Vicente's cross from the right byline.

Watford beat Barnsley 2-1 at Vicarage Road thanks to John Eustace's double.

Eustace scored a goal in each half with Scott Golbourne's 85th-minute score for the visiting Tykes scant consolation.

In the other games, Burnley drew 1-1 with Peterborough at Turf Moor. Paul Taylor gave Peterborough the lead with a strike in the 12th minute but the home side managed to salvage a point thanks to Jay Rodriguez's goal three minutes before stoppage time.

Elsewhere, Middlesbrough drew 0-0 against Crystal Palace and the game between Doncaster and Reading and Portsmouth's match against Hull were both postponed due to frozen pitches.

In the late kick-off, second-placed Southampton dropped points as they drew 0-0 against Birmingham at St Andrews.

The result leaves the Saints four points behind leaders West Ham.

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