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Seasiders off to Wembley

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Blackpool sealed a showdown with West Ham in the npower Championship play-off final after an absorbing 2-2 semi-final second leg draw with Birmingham at St Andrew's, winning 3-2 on aggregate.

Leading 1-0 from Friday night's first leg, the Seasiders took firm control of the tie with two goals minutes either side of half-time from Stephen Dobbie and Matt Phillips.

Nikola Zigic gave Blues a glimmer of hope before skipper Curtis Davies headed the equaliser on the night - but the hosts could not find a crucial winner which would have levelled the tie on aggregate and taken the contest into extra-time, so their 62nd match of a long season proved the last.

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Stephen Dobbie
Nikola Zigic
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