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Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Blackburn were left ruing missed chances as Plymouth hung on for a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

The hosts dominated but Graham Carey's spectacular strike opened the scoring in the 31st minute. Bradley Dack lashed home an equaliser in first-half injury time and it looked as though the ensuing onslaught after the break would result in a home win.

But a mixture of poor finishing and a stunning defensive display denied Blackburn as the Pilgrims held on for a point.

Ryan Nyambe should have done better with a half volley early on and that wastefulness was punished in the 31st minute as Carey arrowed an unstoppable left-footed shot into the top corner.

The lead did not last long - Dack ran onto a Graham pass to fire his second of the season through Kyle Letheren's legs, before a second half that saw Antonsson lash over from 12 yards, and substitute goalkeeper Michael Cooper superbly tip over a Derrick Williams header.

And in injury time, Ben Gladwin had the goal at his mercy 12 yards out but a mixture of Cooper and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair somehow kept the ball out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16Caddis
  • 2Nyambe
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 31Bennett
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 13minsSubstituted forChapmanat 68'minutes
  • 11WhittinghamSubstituted forGladwinat 84'minutes
  • 23DackSubstituted forSamuelat 77'minutes
  • 20Antonsson
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 4Harper
  • 5Hart
  • 8Chapman
  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 22Gladwin
  • 32Conway

Plymouth

  • 25LetherenSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10Carey
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 24Fox
  • 16Grant
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Ainsworth
  • 13Blissett
  • 20Sokolik
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper
  • 33Sangster
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
10,011

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home16
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away2

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Ben Gladwin (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range is blocked.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ben Gladwin replaces Peter Whittingham.

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

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Cooper.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers).

Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Bradley Dack.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Richard Smallwood.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

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As It Stood

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1Shrewsbury1410402391434
2Wigan1410222681832
3Bradford148332417727
4Rotherham148062516924
5Charlton137332116524
6Oxford Utd146442315822
7Blackpool136431915422
8Peterborough136342319421
9Fleetwood136342322121
10Blackburn126241610620
11Portsmouth146261916320
12Scunthorpe145541310320
13Bristol Rovers146082328-518
14MK Dons145361318-518
15Southend144551826-817
16Walsall143741823-516
17Doncaster144371717015
18Wimbledon14437915-615
19Oldham134271927-814
20Rochdale142751418-413
21Bury133371620-412
22Gillingham14257817-911
23Northampton142391025-159
24Plymouth141491023-137
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