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Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

Bradley Dack's late equaliser secured Blackburn Rovers a point at League One leaders Shrewsbury Town.

Toto Nsiala's goal early in the second half looked like it may be enough to earn Paul Hurst's table-toppers another win until Dack levelled five minutes from time.

Blackburn created the game's first chance when Dominic Samuel headed Elliott Bennett's cross wide from 10 yards.

Shrewsbury almost took the lead just past the half-hour when Nsiala headed against the bar after goalkeeper David Raya punched Shaun Whalley's corner high in the air.

Derrick Williams hammered a powerful 25-yard drive narrowly wide as Rovers started the second half brightly.

But Shrewsbury took the lead in the 57th minute when Raya, under pressure, failed to deal with a high ball knocked into the box and defender Nsiala fired home from close range.

The hosts, who remain unbeaten in the league this season with seven wins and two draws, almost doubled their advantage when Stefan Payne, set free by Jon Nolan, saw his shot kept out by Raya's legs.

Blackburn secured a point late on when sub Harry Chapman's cross was fired over by Dack from eight yards - but Shrewsbury remain the only unbeaten side in the EFL.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 4GodfreySubstituted forAdamsat 90+2'minutes
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forDoddsat 90+6'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 23Rodman
  • 45PayneSubstituted forMorrisat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16Caddis
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 31BennettSubstituted forChapmanat 72'minutes
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29EvansSubstituted forWhittinghamat 72'minutes
  • 23DackBooked at 56mins
  • 9Samuel
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forAntonssonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hart
  • 8Chapman
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 20Antonsson
  • 25Downing
  • 35Travis
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
8,202

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Ben Godfrey.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Peter Whittingham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Stefan Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Chapman.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Peter Whittingham (Blackburn Rovers).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Peter Whittingham replaces Corry Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Elliott Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Marcus Antonsson replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

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

Delay in match (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 0. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Payne.

Booking

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury9720136723
2Peterborough96211910920
3Bradford9621169720
4Wigan96121761119
5Scunthorpe9531113818
6Blackpool95221511417
7Charlton95131412216
8Rotherham95042011915
9Blackburn8413128413
10Fleetwood84131415-113
11MK Dons9414911-213
12Oxford Utd93331410412
13Walsall93331316-312
14Bristol Rovers94051519-412
15Portsmouth93241112-111
16Southend92431317-410
17Doncaster9234101009
18Rochdale92341013-39
19Wimbledon9225510-58
20Northampton9216815-77
21Bury9135915-66
22Gillingham9135614-86
23Plymouth9126616-105
24Oldham91171223-114
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