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Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Grant Hanley (right)
Blackburn's Grant Hanley (right) was one of eight players to be booked

Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers both remain without a win so far this season after an uninspiring goalless north-west derby at Ewood Park.

Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes twice headed wide during a first half in which neither side managed a shot on target.

Bolton substitute Emile Heskey's shot on the rebound was blocked on the line by Rovers defender Shane Duffy late on.

Wanderers' Dorian Dervite was then sent off for a second bookable offence in stoppage time, but Bolton held on.

Neil Lennon's side have now failed to score in any of their last four away league games, stretching back to 18 April.

A match of few clear chances almost provided a late winner, as both teams had their best efforts in the closing stages.

Blackburn's Bengali-Fode Koita had the ball in the back of the net after a Rhodes knock down, but was correctly adjudged to have been offside.

Heskey's effort moments later looked a certain goal had it not been for Duffy's superb block.

Bolton have now won only one of their last 13 away games.

Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was an appalling performance from the referee against us. It was an awful performance. So inconsistent.

"He was watching a different game from me at times. The one on Mark Davies is a clear penalty. I can't believe it's not been given.

"It was just a constant frustration."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 33Raya
  • 2Henley
  • 22DuffyBooked at 18mins
  • 5HanleyBooked at 64mins
  • 3Spurr
  • 32Conway
  • 6Lowe
  • 29EvansBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGuthrieat 68'minutes
  • 10MarshallSubstituted forKoitaat 59'minutes
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forBarrowat 78'minutes
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 4Kilgallon
  • 8Koita
  • 14Olsson
  • 16Lawrence
  • 23Guthrie
  • 30Steele
  • 31Barrow

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 25Wilson
  • 4DerviteBooked at 90mins
  • 2Gouano
  • 3MoxeyBooked at 8mins
  • 18DannsBooked at 77mins
  • 16DaviesBooked at 63mins
  • 7Feeney
  • 10Clough
  • 22WellingtonBooked at 36minsSubstituted forHeskeyat 79'minutes
  • 14Madine

Substitutes

  • 6Vela
  • 8Spearing
  • 19Heskey
  • 20Casado
  • 23Dobbie
  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 36Finney
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
14,632

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) for a bad foul.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jordan Rhodes tries a through ball, but Bangaly-Fodé Koita is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Booking

Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).

Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Emile Heskey replaces Wellington.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Modou Barrow replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Booking

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt missed. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Prince.

Hand ball by Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Gary Madine.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ben Amos.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich431084410
2Brighton431052310
3Charlton42205238
4MK Dons42115237
5Hull42116427
6QPR42119817
7Cardiff41306426
8Middlesbrough41214225
9Birmingham31205415
10Sheff Wed41215415
11Nottm Forest41213305
12Preston41212205
13Burnley412145-15
14Brentford31116514
15Leeds40404404
16Derby40403304
17Wolves411257-24
18Bristol City411258-34
19Reading403123-13
20Blackburn503235-23
21Huddersfield403135-23
22Bolton503215-43
23Fulham402246-22
24Rotherham4013410-61
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