Blackpool advances to Championship playoff final
Blackpool will play West Ham for a spot in the Premier League
after drawing 2-2 at Birmingham in the second leg of their League
Championship playoff semifinal on Wednesday to advance 3-2 on
Blackpool held a 1-0 edge from the first leg and decided the
series with two goals within four minutes either side of halftime
from Stephen Dobbie and Matt Phillips.
Nikola Zigic gave Birmingham a glimmer of hope and captain
Curtis Davies headed in the equalizer on the night, but the hosts
could not complete the comeback.
Blackpool will now meet West Ham at Wembley on May 19, with the
winner earning a return to the Premier League.