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Hull City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Jordan Rhodes Blackburn Rovers
Jordan Rhodes has scored five goals in seven appearances for Blackburn Rovers this season

Jordan Rhodes's injury-time equaliser rescued struggling Blackburn Rovers a point at Hull City.

Hull's Abel Hernandez came closest to making the breakthrough in a goalless first half as he nodded Ahmed Elmohamady's cross narrowly wide.

The hosts broke the deadlock with 17 minutes left as Hernandez finished off a counter-attack, turning in from close range from another Elmohamady centre.

Rhodes nodded in Craig Conway's late corner to secure a point for Rovers.

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Bruce on Hull City v Blackburn

Having failed to give Hull the lead with his early headed chance, Hernandez then saw a shot from a narrow angle saved when a pull-back to the unmarked Elmohamady was perhaps the better option.

Rhodes twice came close for the visitors, first heading wide from a good position and then drawing a sharp save from City goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

The hosts dominated in terms of both possession and chances after the break, with Chuba Akpom and Tom Huddlestone both going close.

Hull finally went ahead when Rhodes's appeal for a free-kick was waved away, allowing Hull to sprint up the other end where Hernandez put the finishing touch to Elmohamady's whipped low cross.

Akpom and Shaun Maloney had chances to seal all three points for the hosts but neither could hit the target.

Scotland international Rhodes punished City late on as he rose unchallenged to head past McGregor in the first minute of injury time.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"We urgently need the players to start performing the way we know they can.

"It wasn't until we added Shaun Maloney and Jake Livermore that we added that bit of quality the game needed.

"I don't think we deserved to lose it but we will get better. We will perform better."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"It was no more than we deserved. We came to a strong outfit and took the game to them.

"We have always got that belief and confidence we can create a chance.

"Jordan Rhodes has got the opportunity. He has done brilliant for the goal."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Odubajo
  • 21DawsonBooked at 67mins
  • 6DaviesBooked at 1mins
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forLivermoreat 65'minutes
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forMaloneyat 61'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 19Akpom
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forMeylerat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Meyler
  • 12Maguire
  • 14Livermore
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 20Hayden
  • 24Aluko

Blackburn

  • 30SteeleBooked at 74mins
  • 2Henley
  • 22Duffy
  • 5HanleyBooked at 51mins
  • 14Olsson
  • 10MarshallSubstituted forSpurrat 83'minutes
  • 23GuthrieSubstituted forAkpanat 8'minutes
  • 29EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 32Conway
  • 16LawrenceSubstituted forDelfounesoat 79'minutes
  • 11Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 3Spurr
  • 7Delfouneso
  • 17Williamson
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 21Akpan
  • 26Lenihan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
16,486

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home23
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Meyler with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Shaun Maloney (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Abel Hernández.

Offside, Hull City. Allan McGregor tries a through ball, but Chuba Akpom is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Thomas Spurr replaces Ben Marshall.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jason Steele.

Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Tom Lawrence because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Lawrence (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shaun Maloney (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moses Odubajo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Foul by Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers).

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 1, Blackburn Rovers 0. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

Booking

Michael Dawson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Lawrence (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Chuba Akpom (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Jake Livermore replaces Andrew Robertson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton9630137621
2Middlesbrough8521145917
3Reading9432147715
4Hull9432127515
5Cardiff94321310315
6Burnley94321210215
7Ipswich94321515015
8Derby9351107314
9Birmingham83321210212
10Nottm Forest933399012
11Sheff Wed93331213-112
12QPR93331417-312
13Fulham83231511411
14Leeds825198111
15Huddersfield92431011-110
16Wolves8233911-29
17Charlton9234912-39
18Blackburn9153101008
19Brentford82241215-38
20Rotherham92251117-68
21Bolton9153612-68
22Preston9144610-47
23MK Dons9216813-57
24Bristol City91351119-86
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