Tom Eaves’ finish six minutes from time secured ten-man Hull City a point against Blackpool.
After Shayne Lavery converted Demetri Mitchell’s cross in the first half, Eaves close-range finish rewarded the Tigers a well-deserved point in the Sky Bet Championship, with Lewie Coyle being sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
Grant McCann made three changes to the starting XI that played against Stoke City last time out. Andy Cannon, George Moncur and Ryan Longman all came into the team for Richard Smallwood, Matt Smith and Tyler Smith.
There were few chances in the opening exchanges as Greg Docherty drilled a low shot wide, before Lavery saw an effort blocked by Alfie Jones. Malik Wilks received a great chance to open the scoring, after Longman gained possession high up the pitch, but Wilks was swarmed by the Blackpool defence before Moncur saw the eventual chance blocked by Marvin Ekpiteta.
At the other end, Matt Ingram produced a great save to deny Mitchell, before the Blackpool winger provided the assist for the game’s opener, as his curling cross found Lavery to volley first-time into the top corner.
In the second half, the Tigers searched for the equaliser as Coyle fired a low shot wide past the post, while Keane Lewis-Potter saw his powerful effort blocked by Richard Keogh.
Chris Maxwell was then forced into a good save at his near post from Moncur’s effort, before Keogh and Ekpiteta blocked efforts from Lewis-Potter, Wilks and Moncur. The Tigers were then reduced to ten men after Coyle received a second yellow card, before Josh Bowler went close for Blackpool moments later.
Hull City scored their equaliser with six minutes left to play as Lewis-Potter found Eaves in space, who in turn rifled his shot into the far corner. Another City substitute almost put the Tigers in front as Smith saw his well-placed effort saved by Maxwell, before Blackpool had two chances to win the game in injury time, with Bowler firing wide from distance and Ingram denying Luke Garbutt with a good save.
Hull City: Matt Ingram; Lewie Coyle (C), Alfie Jones, Jacob Greaves, Callum Elder; Andy Cannon (Tom Eaves 77’), Greg Docherty, George Moncur (Di’Shon Bernard 85’); Ryan Longman (Tyler Smith 58’), Malik Wilks, Keane Lewis-Potter.
Subs Not Used: Nathan Baxter, Richard Smallwood, Josh Emmanuel, Matt Smith.
Blackpool: Chris Maxwell (C); Dijon Sterling, Marvin Ekpiteta, Richard Keogh, Luke Garbutt; Demetri Mitchell (Josh Bowler 62’), Ryan Wintle, Kenny Dougall, Keshi Anderson; Gary Madine (Jerry Yates 71’), Shayne Lavery (Tyreece John-Jules 85’).
Subs Not Used: Stuart Moore, Callum Connolly, James Husband, Kevin Stewart.