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Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Oldham Athletic

Blackburn Rovers produced a stirring comeback to claim a home point against Oldham Athletic.

The visitors were on course for victory after Duckens Nazon's first-half double - his first goals for the club.

But two goals in eight second-half minutes from Charlie Mulgrew and Adam Armstrong levelled matters as Rovers roared back.

Oldham were reduced to 10 men after Wilfried Moimbe's dismissal but Rovers could not capitalise.

Relegation-threatened Latics started the brightest and went ahead in the 26th minute as on-loan Wolves man Nazon controlled a long ball and evaded two tackles before slipping the ball beyond David Raya.

He struck his second 12 minutes later, firing clinically into the bottom corner.

Mulgrew pulled Rovers back in it with a sumptuous 25-yard free-kick for his 12th of the season and birthday boy Armstrong converted Bradley Dack's near-post cross in the 71st minute for his first Rovers goal.

Jack Payne was denied by a stunning fingertip save before Moimbe's received a second booking for a crude tackle eight minutes from time - but Oldham held on for a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackburn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Raya
  • 2Nyambe
  • 25DowningSubstituted forTravisat 45'minutes
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 31Bennett
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forArmstrongat 45'minutes
  • 19Payne
  • 17Bell
  • 10Graham
  • 23Dack

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 18Armstrong
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 35Travis

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5Gerrard
  • 40Bryan
  • 3MoimbéBooked at 82mins
  • 6Gardner
  • 24FaneBooked at 45mins
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forObadeyiat 72'minutes
  • 18PringleBooked at 32mins
  • 12NazonSubstituted forHollowayat 72'minutes
  • 9DaviesBooked at 62minsSubstituted forWilsonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 4Wilson
  • 7Benyu
  • 10Holloway
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 30Obadeyi
  • 32Benteke
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
13,665

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Kean Bryan.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

  8. Post update

    Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Brian Wilson replaces Craig Davies.

  13. Post update

    Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Johny Placide.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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