Blackpool’s thrilling draw with Bristol City was ‘great advertisement’ for the Championship according to Nigel Pearson

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Blackpool the artists as Theo Corbeanu saves a deserved draw against Br…

Theo Corbeanu netted a spectacular last-gasp equalizer to save Blackpool from a deserved draw with Bristol City.

The Seasiders appeared to be heading for a home defeat after squandering the lead twice to trail 3-2.

But Corbeanu came off the bench to equalize in the final minute of regulation time as Michael Appleton’s side drew 3-3 for the second straight week.

It was another thrilling game filled with chances for both teams, who played each other for the full 90 minutes.

The score could have been anything, but the least Blackpool deserved for their effort was a point.

As for Pearson, he reflected: “It was a good game of football. It was good publicity, as it were, for the championship.

Theo Corbeanu struck to the death to save Blackpool from a deserved run

“We’re obviously upset at the end of not… I was going to say hang in there but we weren’t really doing that, just to go all the way. But a mistake in possession cost us dearly.

“But I thought it was a really good game and we showed how dangerous we could be, so I was generally happy with how we went about it.

“The captain’s recoil is everywhere. Look, this is the first game of the season where we fell behind. But we put ourselves in front and we manage the match rather well.

“But when mistakes happen like that we got punished so it doesn’t feel right at the moment. But I still think there were a lot of positives because maybe we lost that one in the past.

“We fell behind, but the players sometimes showed very good composure. I’m not going to sleep too much on it.

“It seems a little more difficult because of the way it happened. We weren’t intimidated or dominated, it was just a good game of football.

The result means Blackpool and Bristol City move to eight points after their first six games of the season, although Robins are higher on goal difference.

The Seasiders are back in action on Wednesday night against Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers.

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