Blackburn vs Millwall
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 14th September
Blackburn scored their first goals from open play this season as they defeated Millwall 2-0 at the Sky Bet Championship.
The hosts have found goals hard to find so much at Ewood Park but they put the concerns to rest with an performance that saw them take the lead via a Derrick Williams piledriver at the first half – his second of the year.
The opportunities dropped to Blackburn, who were denied a bigger margin of victory by the Bartosz Bialkowski, although tony Mowbray’s team had to weather a few intervals of dominance out of their people.
However, Bradley Dack ‘s on ensured three points for Rovers who leapfrog their opponents from the league after extending their unbeaten run to eight from the Lions.
Millwall’s away form is an issue, extending to eight without a victory – the last of which arrived from March.
Mowbray given John Buckley his first league start for Rovers, while Millwall’s Neil Harris did for Jon Dadi Bodvarsson along with Jayson Molumby.
Both sides traded ancient long-range shots without a success however, also the hosts made the breakthrough in stunning fashion at the 18th minute through an unlikely source because the ball was played into the edge of the region from Greg Cunningham and Williams billed onto it until hammering an unstoppable strike into the right-hand corner.
The Lions responded favorably with Christian Walton being forced by Mahlon Romeo to a save, also Connor Mahoney’s inviting corner evading everybody.
However, Rovers had the opportunity to extend their lead if lovely footwork by Dack allowed him to slide Elliott Bennett the ball but the Blackburn captain withdrew his campaign wide.
he made two magnificent saves to keep his side in the competition millwall were indebted to Bialkowski early in the second half.
To begin with , he tipped the 25-yard drive of Stewart Downing away, before producing a much better save to thwart Adam Armstrong, repelling his close-range campaign following the striker had bundled into a one-on-one.
Ryan Leonard had the hosts once the ball was played 20 yards out but he could not quite keep his effort 29, worried 18 minutes.
And then Rovers made certain of the points in the 74th minute, finishing a period of concerted pressure with a fine low ball across the face of the target from Darragh Lenihan and Dack was on hand to tap into his third of the year at the rear post.
Bialkowski made yet another terrific save 12 minutes from time as Rovers broke in speed and Joe Rothwell’s precise shot seemed destined for the bottom corner, only for its on-loan goalkeeper’s outstretched arm to deny him.
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