League One
Blackburn3Portsmouth0

Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Portsmouth

Blackburn moved into the top six with a comfortable League One win over Portsmouth.

Bradley Dack's second goal in a week opened the scoring in the 38th minute and Danny Graham's precise finish doubled the lead in the 58th minute.

The hosts saw Dominic Samuel needlessly sent off late on for kicking out, but Craig Conway made sure of a deserved victory in the closing moments.

Rovers dominated throughout, with Luke McGee's fine save denying Dack and the rebound from Graham grazing the crossbar.

Following a fine David Raya save from Kyle Bennett, Rovers took the lead when Dack collected Harry Chapman's pass before lashing in at the near post.

Pompey's goalkeeper had to palm away Charlie Mulgrew's stinging effort just after the break, but the second goal came when Derrick Williams found Graham, who superbly placed his shot into the bottom corner.

Samuel soured the afternoon by kicking out at Christian Burgess in the 87th minute, but Conway wrapped up the points in the final minute, confidently lifting over McGee.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2NyambeBooked at 60mins
  • 25Downing
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 8ChapmanSubstituted forConwayat 68'minutes
  • 6Smallwood
  • 11Whittingham
  • 31Bennett
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forSamuelat 74'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 23DackSubstituted forEvansat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 20Antonsson
  • 22Gladwin
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 17DonohueBooked at 54mins
  • 33Close
  • 7O'Keefe
  • 18Lowe
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 64'minutes
  • 11KennedySubstituted forNaismithat 76'minutes
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forPitmanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 8Pitman
  • 19Chaplin
  • 22Naismith
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
11,673

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Portsmouth 0.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Portsmouth 0. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans replaces Bradley Dack.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Harry Chapman.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Oliver Hawkins.

Booking

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers).

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Portsmouth 0. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Derrick Williams.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dion Donohue (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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