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Leeds United 0-2 Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Rhodes
Jordan Rhodes (right) has scored eight goals in 12 appearances for Blackburn Rovers this season

Early goals from Craig Conway and Jordan Rhodes helped Blackburn beat fellow strugglers Leeds at Elland Road.

Conway put Blackburn in front after 17 seconds, firing Chris Taylor's cross into the bottom corner.

Rhodes doubled the lead as he turned away from Sam Byram and shot low beyond Marco Silvestri.

Tom Adeyemi headed against the post for Leeds before the break, but the hosts struggled to create chances as Rovers claimed their first win in four games.

Defeat left Leeds manager Steve Evans without a victory in three games since his appointment and the club winless at Elland Road since March.

Leeds remain 18th in the table, while Blackburn climbed above their opponents to 14th.

United got off to the worst possible start as captain Sol Bamba misjudged his clearing header from Taylor's ball in, allowing Conway to finish smartly on the half-volley.

Tom Lawrence ran through the Leeds defence moments later to set up Rhodes, who slotted inside the far post.

The hosts gradually grew into the game and Mirco Antenucci volleyed Luke Murphy's cross into the side-netting from close range.

Adeyemi went closer still as his glancing header came back off the woodwork, but Leeds could not sustain their pressure after the interval.

Antenucci shot straight at goalkeeper Jason Steele in the only real chance of the second half, as Leeds' run without a win was extended to six games.

Steve Evans
Leeds are yet to score a goal from open play under new manager Steve Evans

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 2Byram
  • 3BambaBooked at 38mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 28Berardi
  • 15Dallas
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forBotakaat 51'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 23L CookSubstituted forMowattat 85'minutes
  • 7Antenucci
  • 9WoodSubstituted forDoukaraat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 10Mowatt
  • 11Doukara
  • 20Botaka
  • 25Buckley
  • 30Horton

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 22Duffy
  • 5HanleySubstituted forKilgallonat 75'minutes
  • 14Olsson
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 89'minutes
  • 21Akpan
  • 29EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 32ConwayBooked at 90mins
  • 16LawrenceSubstituted forDelfounesoat 84'minutes
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 3Spurr
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 17Williamson
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
19,666

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Blackburn Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Blackburn Rovers 2.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Offside, Leeds United. Marco Silvestri tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.

Booking

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

Booking

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

John O'Sullivan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. John O'Sullivan replaces Chris Taylor.

Attempt missed. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Lewis Cook.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Corry Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Tom Lawrence.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara with a headed pass.

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Matthew Kilgallon replaces Grant Hanley because of an injury.

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

Foul by Jordan Botaka (Leeds United).

Attempt blocked. Jordan Botaka (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Taylor tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 29th October 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton138501810829
2Hull137421981125
3Burnley137421812625
4Middlesbrough137332091124
5Derby136611810824
6Birmingham137331913624
7Reading136432012822
8Cardiff135621511421
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10QPR135442222019
11Fulham134542219317
12Brentford135261920-117
13Ipswich134541621-517
14Blackburn143651414015
15Wolves134361820-215
16Huddersfield133551316-314
17Nottm Forest133551114-314
18Leeds142751219-713
19Preston132651013-312
20Bristol City132561522-711
21MK Dons133281219-711
22Charlton132471121-1010
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton131661020-109
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