Blackpool ended a run of three consecutive defeats with their draw against Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town missed the chance to move out of the Championship relegation places as they were forced to settle for a draw with fellow strugglers Blackpool.
The visitors took the lead following a free-kick which Blackpool failed to clear, with Matty Pearson turning in from close range.
Blackpool were reduced to 10 men when Gary Madine was sent off just before half-time for an apparent elbow on Tom Lees.
Josh Koroma thought he had won it with a curled strike after Andy Lyons had levelled with a volley, but Josh Bowler scored a 90th-minute leveller to rescue a point for the hosts.
- Relive Blackpool's dramatic late draw with Huddersfield
Had Huddersfield held on during a frantic finale to claim a first win of 2023, they could have moved up to 21st, but they remain in 22nd place, a place and a point above Blackpool in 23rd.
The Seasiders were dealt a blow just before the half-hour mark as Charlie Goode was replaced by Andy Lyons after pulling up with a hamstring injury.
An eventful first half continued with Huddersfield's opener, which came as Jack Rudoni whipped in a free-kick, which was then diverted by Curtis Nelson into the path of Pearson, who tapped in past Chris Maxwell.
There was a stoppage in play as Callum Connolly received treatment after clashing into Maxwell soon after, but things got worse for Blackpool deep into the first-half stoppage time that followed.
Madine was shown a straight red card for his elbow on Lees, with the Terriers centre-back down for an extended period in the aftermath.
Huddersfield struggled to use their player advantage, however, with Blackpool eventually hitting back, despite being down to 10 men, courtesy of Lyons' sweet strike with the outside of his right boot from just inside the box.
Koroma's impressive strike just four minutes later looked to have rescued a vital win for the visitors and ended a run of five games without a win, but Bowler struck past Huddersfield keeper Tomas Vaclik to snatch a late point.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1Maxwell2Connolly27GoodeSubstituted forLyonsat 27'minutes31Nelson3Husband46Trybull12DougallBooked at 84mins9Yates16CareySubstituted forRogersat 45'minutes22HamiltonSubstituted forBowlerat 71'minutes14MadineBooked at 45mins
- 1Vaclík2TurtonSubstituted forHeadleyat 64'minutes32Lees4Pearson38Lowton18Kasumu6Hogg15HighBooked at 28minsSubstituted forDiarraat 64'minutes16HungboSubstituted forKnockaertat 55'minutesBooked at 87mins49WaghornSubstituted forRhodesat 79'minutes22RudoniBooked at 45minsSubstituted forKoromaat 79'minutes
Referee:Graham ScottAttendance:11,164Match StatsHome TeamBlackpoolAway TeamHuddersfieldPossessionHome45%Away55%ShotsHome10Away13Shots on TargetHome3Away6CornersHome3Away7FoulsHome9Away7Live Text Post update
Match ends, Blackpool 2, Huddersfield Town 2.
Second Half ends, Blackpool 2, Huddersfield Town 2.
Attempt missed. Josh Bowler (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Lyons.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by James Husband.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Goal! Blackpool 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Josh Bowler (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jerry Yates.
Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Rogers with a cross.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Kasumu.
Anthony Knockaert (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 2. Josh Koroma (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
Kenneth Dougall (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Brahima Diarra (Huddersfield Town).
James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Blackpool 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Andrew Lyons (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Brahima Diarra (Huddersfield Town).
Chris Maxwell (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kenneth Dougall.
Hand ball by David Kasumu (Huddersfield Town).
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Josh Koroma replaces Jack Rudoni.
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