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Nottingham Forest 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

Rudy Gestede
Rudy Gestede scored Blackburn's second goal to take him to six for the season

Nottingham Forest lost at home for the first time this season as Blackburn came from behind to win at the City Ground.

Matty Fryatt put Forest ahead after Britt Assombalonga's effort hit the post and kindly fell to him.

Rovers pushed forward and scored three times in 11 minutes in the second half.

Alex Baptiste fired them level, Rudy Gestede's header put them in front and Jordan Rhodes's effort from the edge of the area secured three points.

Stuart Pearce's Forest impressed in the first half, with both Assombalonga and Fryatt wasting good opportunities.

Blackburn at Nottingham Forest
Blackburn have won six of the last 11 meetings at the City Ground in all competitions, drawing three and losing just two.

The pair combined for the opening goal, with Robert Tesche finding Assombalonga, whose bending shot hit the upright and rebounded to Fryatt, who finished into an empty net.

Blackburn levelled after keeper Karl Darlow failed to deal with a Ben Marshall cross and defender Baptiste drilled in.

Henri Lansbury nearly restored the home side's lead but was denied first by a Jason Steele save and then the post.

The visitors secured all three points as Gestede headed home from Lee Williamson's cross and then Rhodes pounced on a defensive error to place a shot inside the far post.

Forest manager Stuart Pearce:

"We were reasonably pleased in the first half to come in ahead. We felt we could get on top of them in the second half; we felt we could get a second goal.

"But we did not take the game by the scruff of the neck and the more Blackburn got on top of us, the more we did not show the leadership required to stem the flow.

"It was a disappointing afternoon and I am not going to gloss over that."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"We have put performances like that in before this season, we have shown that we can create chances.

"We have ability in the dressing room to create chances and score goals.

"It is important for us to get on a run now. But if you look at the Championship there are probably 15 teams who could break into the play-off places with a couple of wins."

Line-ups

Nottm Forest

  • 1Darlow
  • 17Hunt
  • 4Mancienne
  • 6Wilson
  • 3Harding
  • 27Burke
  • 32TescheSubstituted forPatersonat 80'minutes
  • 24Vaughan
  • 18Antonio
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 7FryattSubstituted forLansburyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lichaj
  • 10Lansbury
  • 13Fox
  • 16Lascelles
  • 21Paterson
  • 23Blackstock
  • 29de Vries

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 15Baptiste
  • 5Hanley
  • 22Duffy
  • 14Olsson
  • 25Tunnicliffe
  • 17WilliamsonBooked at 90mins
  • 29EvansBooked at 35minsSubstituted forGestedeat 63'minutes
  • 12MarshallSubstituted forConwayat 78'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 11RhodesSubstituted forVarneyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 8Dunn
  • 13Eastwood
  • 16Varney
  • 32Conway
  • 39Gestede
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
27,345

Match Stats

Home TeamNottm ForestAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Henri Lansbury.

Attempt blocked. Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a headed pass.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Booking

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Harding.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Luke Varney replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by David Vaughan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Markus Olsson.

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson replaces Robert Tesche.

Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Ben Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 3. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 2. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Williamson with a cross.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Karl Darlow.

Attempt saved. Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest).

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michail Antonio (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Burke.

Attempt saved. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

Goal!

Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Henri Lansbury replaces Matty Fryatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Rudy Gestede replaces Corry Evans.

goal

As It Stood

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2Watford1475226151126
3Wolves147522115626
4Bournemouth1473428141424
5Middlesbrough147341912724
6Norwich1465322121023
7Nottm Forest145722316722
8Blackburn146442120122
9Charlton145721615122
10Ipswich145632016421
11Cardiff145451817119
12Sheff Wed144731111019
13Brentford145451619-319
14Reading145361823-518
15Millwall144551416-217
16Rotherham144551518-317
17Huddersfield144551925-617
18Leeds144461418-416
19Wigan143651415-115
20Fulham144281925-614
21Brighton142751316-313
22Bolton143291324-1111
23Birmingham142571228-1611
24Blackpool141310822-146
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