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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Blackburn Rovers

Plymouth Argyle beat high-flying Blackburn at rain-lashed Home Park to end Rovers' outstanding unbeaten League One run.

Portuguese forward Reuben Lameiras fired Derek Adams' Argyle ahead after 25 minutes with a thumping volley which flew into the top of David Raya's net.

Rovers failed to clear a free-kick into the penalty area and when the ball dropped to Lameiras, he let fly to shock Blackburn, who arrived at Home Park unbeaten in 18 league games and in second place.

As a result of the defeat, they dropped down to third.

Bouyant Argyle doubled their lead after 37 minutes when target man Ryan Taylor finished off the Greens' best move of the half.

Antoni Sarcevic began the move, passed down the left to playmaker Graham Carey and his near-post pacy cross was turned home with aplomb by striker Taylor.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray introduced Dominic Samuel for Danny Graham at the start of the second half and then Corry Evans and Joseph Nuttall in the 58th minute, but the away side failed to make an impact.

Plymouth still kept pressing and defender Derrick Williams had to head Jamie Ness' 65th-minute goal-bound shot around the post after being teed up by in-form midfielder Sarcevic.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxSubstituted forSongo'oat 70'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 10CareySubstituted forGrantat 88'minutes
  • 19Taylor
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Church
  • 14Makasi
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 31Cooper

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 25Downing
  • 3Williams
  • 17Bell
  • 31BennettBooked at 75mins
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forEvansat 58'minutes
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forNuttallat 58'minutes
  • 23DackBooked at 47mins
  • 18Armstrong
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forSamuelat 45'minutesBooked at 46mins

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 12Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 19Payne
  • 29Evans
  • 35Travis
  • 38Nuttall
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
11,801

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle).

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Graham Carey.

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Attempt blocked. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

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

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range misses to the right.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Nuttall replaces Craig Conway.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans replaces Richard Smallwood.

Attempt saved. Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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