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Blackburn Rovers 4-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Blackburn Rovers brushed aside MK Dons as they continued to climb the League One table.

Goals from Derrick Williams and Charlie Mulgrew put Rovers in charge at half-time, and Mulgrew got his second before Dominic Samuel made the points safe.

Rovers got off to a blinding start when Williams smashed one in from 25 yards after just two minutes.

But Ed Upson dragged the visitors level on 26 minutes when he rifled home after Mulgrew failed to clear his lines.

He made up for his blunder just three minutes later when he rifled home a free-kick to restore Rovers' lead.

Samuel went close with a curling effort which went just wide. But the game was made safe when Mulgrew got his second after he pounced on a Elliott Ward's header on 71 minutes.

And Samuel made it four with seven minutes to go when he converted from a pull back from Harry Chapman.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16Caddis
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 35mins
  • 31Bennett
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29Evans
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forChapmanat 71'minutes
  • 9Samuel
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forGladwinat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 7Feeney
  • 8Chapman
  • 10Graham
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 22Gladwin

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Wootton
  • 3LewingtonBooked at 75mins
  • 8Cissé
  • 6Upson
  • 11PawlettSubstituted forMuirheadat 69'minutes
  • 20Tshibola
  • 7Ariyibi
  • 15SeagerSubstituted forNombeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Sietsma
  • 16Muirhead
  • 17Downing
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain
  • 30Nombe
  • 31Thomas-Asante
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
10,111

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, MK Dons 1.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).

Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

George B Williams (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 4, MK Dons 1. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Chapman.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, MK Dons 1. Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Elliott Ward following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Sam Nombe replaces Ryan Seager.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Dean Lewington.

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

Booking

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Craig Conway.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ben Gladwin replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Attempt missed. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Robbie Muirhead replaces Peter Pawlett.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. George B Williams (MK Dons) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

Attempt saved. George B Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers).

Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

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

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough4400124812
2Wigan431082610
3Shrewsbury431063310
4Charlton43017349
5Fleetwood43016339
6Scunthorpe42207258
7Oxford Utd42116247
8Blackpool42117617
9Bradford42116517
10Blackburn42027616
11Bristol Rovers420278-16
12Doncaster41216605
13Walsall41216605
14Portsmouth412145-15
15Southend4121610-45
16Wimbledon411234-14
17Bury411247-34
18Plymouth411247-34
19Rotherham41036603
20MK Dons410326-43
21Gillingham402235-22
22Rochdale402236-32
23Oldham400428-60
24Northampton4004210-80
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