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Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Doncaster Rovers

A rampant second-half display from promoted Doncaster earned them victory over recently relegated Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Tony Mowbray's men were the architects of their own downfall, gifting John Marquis an opener and conceding a second from the penalty spot before a calamitous goalkeeping error resulted in a third.

A consolation goal for Dominic Samuel could not lift spirits.

After enjoying the majority of possession, Blackburn gifted an opener to the visitors in the first minute after the interval as Elliott Ward failed to control a simple pass and Marquis ran clear to slot home.

Charlie Mulgrew brought down James Coppinger in the area midway through the half and the Doncaster captain fired the resulting penalty straight down the middle.

Tommy Rowe and Ben Gladwin both saw efforts well saved for Blackburn but Alfie May slotted a third Doncaster goal into an empty net after goalkeeper David Raya inexplicably headed a long ball straight to him.

Samuel headed in his first goal for Rovers shortly afterwards but Doncaster claimed their first win at Ewood Park.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 15Ward
  • 14MulgrewBooked at 66mins
  • 16CaddisSubstituted forDackat 57'minutes
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29EvansBooked at 74mins
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forGladwinat 65'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 11WhittinghamSubstituted forSamuelat 57'minutes
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 8Chapman
  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 22Gladwin
  • 23Dack
  • 36Doyle

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8Mason
  • 15Wright
  • 6Butler
  • 3Andrew
  • 17Blair
  • 12Whiteman
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forKongoloat 84'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 14MandevilleSubstituted forMayat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 11Williams
  • 13Marosi
  • 19May
  • 20Garratt
  • 27Ben Khemis
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
12,223

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Doncaster Rovers 3.

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Hand ball by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Doncaster Rovers 3. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Nyambe.

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces James Coppinger.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Doncaster Rovers 3. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

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

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ian Lawlor.

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Doncaster Rovers 2. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. John Marquis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ben Gladwin replaces Derrick Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Liam Mandeville because of an injury.

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Bradley Dack replaces Paul Caddis.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Peter Whittingham.

Attempt missed. Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

goal

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