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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Abel Hernández.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Thomas Spurr replaces Ben Marshall.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jason Steele.

  20. Post update

    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.