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Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe twice fought back to draw at Blackburn Rovers in an entertaining encounter.

Both sides exchanged early goals, Danny Graham's sixth-minute finish was cancelled out in the 12th by Kevin Van Veen where both goalkeepers could have done better.

Graham's eighth of the campaign restored Rovers' lead but Conor Townsend capitalised on an error to equalise in the 56th minute.

Bradley Dack hit the woodwork late on but both sides lost ground on second-placed Shrewsbury.

Rovers hit the front with their first attack as Graham met Ryan Nyambe's low cross and his effort was too hot for Matt Gilks to handle.

Scunthorpe equalised six minutes later as Van Veen found space on the right and hammered into the roof of the net.

Graham's second arrived in the 47th minute when he swept home a headed cross but Elliott Bennett's poor clearance eight minutes later presented Townsend with a simple finish.

Dack cut inside late on and his effort beat Gilks but not the post, and neither side could force a winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 25Downing
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 31BennettBooked at 88mins
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 75mins
  • 11Whittingham
  • 23DackBooked at 84mins
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forHartat 73'minutes
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forSamuelat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Hart
  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 15Ward
  • 16Caddis
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 29Evans

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 5Wallace
  • 19Holmes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forSuttonat 83'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 3Townsend
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forNovakat 73'minutes
  • 14HopperBooked at 38mins

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 15Lewis
  • 17Novak
  • 22Sutton
  • 30Church
  • 31Watson
  • 33Butroid
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
12,784

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

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

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Levi Sutton replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Sam Hart replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Attempt blocked. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Danny Graham.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Antonsson with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan24165349123753
2Shrewsbury24156332151751
3Blackburn24146444222248
4Scunthorpe25137536221446
5Bradford2514384033745
6Portsmouth25132103228441
7Rotherham25123104334939
8Peterborough2511594236638
9Charlton2410773130137
10Doncaster2596102827133
11Fleetwood2596103538-333
12Oxford Utd258893838032
13Southend2587103040-1031
14Walsall247983133-230
15Blackpool2578103236-429
16Bristol Rovers2592143442-829
17MK Dons2578102735-829
18Gillingham2561092528-328
19Oldham2577113947-828
20Plymouth2577112534-928
21Wimbledon2466122031-1124
22Northampton2565142045-2523
23Rochdale24410102433-922
24Bury2445151937-1817
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