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Blackburn Rovers 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Kwesi Appiah's early goal was enough as AFC Wimbledon defeated Blackburn in their first ever meeting.

Appiah reacted quickest in the 16th minute to his blocked shot before firing into the top corner as Neal Ardley's men won on the road for the first time this season.

It was a victory the visitors just about deserved, despite a late onslaught from the hosts, during which George Long pulled off an outstanding save from Bradley Dack to guarantee the points.

The hosts started strongest, with Dominic Samuel's long-range effort forcing Long into a first-minute low save, but the Dons scored with their first chance.

Appiah's first shot was blocked but he made no mistake with an emphatic close-range finish for his second goal of the season.

Dean Parrett fired just wide before Samuel directed a free header over the bar.

Appiah could have had a second after the break but David Raya tipped wide, and Dack thought he had equalised but Long did brilliantly to parry his deflected header six yards out.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16Caddis
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 31BennettBooked at 69mins
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forGrahamat 55'minutes
  • 29EvansBooked at 89mins
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forDackat 33'minutes
  • 9Samuel
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forChapmanat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Chapman
  • 10Graham
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 22Gladwin
  • 23Dack
  • 25Downing

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2FullerBooked at 86mins
  • 5NightingaleBooked at 60mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 7Francomb
  • 18Parrett
  • 26Hartigan
  • 14Trotter
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forForresterat 74'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forRobinsonat 80'minutes
  • 9AppiahSubstituted forMcDonaldat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Forrester
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
10,833

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

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

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Robinson replaces Lyle Taylor.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Forrester replaces Andy Barcham.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Cody McDonald replaces Kwesi Appiah.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers).

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Booking

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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