Bradford City 1 Blackpool 4 - Bantams in relegation mire after hammering

Bradford City’s survival hopes suffered a heavy blow as they were hammered 4-1 by Blackpool at Valley Parade.

Bradford City manager Gary Bowyer. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

The defeat leaves the Bantams at the foot of League One, six points from safety with seven games remaining.

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They were no match for the rampant Tangarines who swept into a 24th-minute lead through Gnanduillet.

Virtue-Thick added a second shortly after the break before Gnanduillet grabbed his second and then Taylor completed the win with 10 minutes remaining.

David Ball scored a consolation for City in injury time but since winning his first game in charge, manager Gary Bowyer has now lost three straight games.