Francis: We were lucky at times

Last updated : 05 January 2003 By PalaceMAD

A second half Tommy Black brace saw Palace triumph at Bloomfield Road.

"My lads knew they had been in a game today," admitted Francis.

"I made some changes at half-time and the introduction of Akinbiyi gave us more options up front.

"Blackpool played some excellent football and we were lucky at times.

"We gave them their goal on a plate because we can't defend corners and that is something we need to attend to quickly."

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