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Spearing: Authoritative Performance

Goalscorer Happy With Commanding Cup Display

26 September 2018

Jay Spearing says Blackpool's game-plan worked from the off last night, as the team knocked Championship side QPR out of the Carabao Cup.

A commanding display from The Seasiders throughout the 90 minutes at Bloomfield Road resulted in progress to the fourth round of the competition for the first time since 2007. 

"From the first minute, we had a game-plan that we were to get in their faces. Obviously they’re a Championship side and have got some quality players, but we thought if we could put our authority on the game then we could get through to the next round," Spearing said.

"We were disappointed all round on Saturday, we didn't get into them (Luton) quick enough and play the way we know we can play. We still came away with a point and a clean sheet, and they weren't a bad side either. 

"But we knew we needed a reaction against QPR and there was a few changes. The lads that want to stake a claim for a start on Saturday wanted to show what they were all about and did that."

Spearing scored his third goal of the season to wrap up the result at 2-0 in the 90th minute, with Armand Gnanduillet previously giving Blackpool a first-half lead. 

"We probably should have been out of sight a little bit earlier, but if I can chip in and get goals at any point then I’m happy to," he added.


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