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Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Peterborough United

Bradley Dack throws off his shirt after scoring Blackburn's third goal against Peterborough
Bradley Dack threw off his shirt after scoring Blackburn's third goal against Peterborough

League One player of the year Bradley Dack scored twice as Blackburn came from behind to defeat Peterborough at Ewood Park.

After Charlie Mulgrew's own goal gave Posh a deserved lead, Dack nodded in a second-half equaliser before Danny Graham's close-range header completed the turnaround.

Dack rounded off the win in injury time with his 18th goal of the season as Blackburn stretched their lead over third-placed Shrewsbury to eight points.

The visitors bossed the first half and were denied close to the break by a wonderful David Raya save from George Cooper's pinpoint free-kick, but Mulgrew headed the resulting corner past his own goalkeeper in the 44th minute.

Blackburn roared back after the break as Dack powered home a header in the 54th minute.

And seven minutes from time, Dack's header thundered back off the crossbar and Graham nodded home the rebound.

Graham returned the favour in injury time, slipping Dack in who emphatically slotted home, sending the home fans into raptures after securing a vital win.

Match report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 26Lenihan
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forBellat 85'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29EvansBooked at 78minsSubstituted forWhittinghamat 85'minutes
  • 20AntonssonSubstituted forSamuelat 68'minutes
  • 18Armstrong
  • 10Graham
  • 23DackBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 17Bell
  • 19Payne
  • 25Downing
  • 32Conway

Peterborough

  • 25O'Malley
  • 3Hughes
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forAndersonat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 42Grant
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 36mins
  • 37CooperSubstituted forWardat 65'minutes
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forMoriasat 77'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 8Forrester
  • 15Ward
  • 16Morias
  • 21Anderson
  • 32Freestone
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
11,679

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1.

Booking

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Peterborough United 1. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Junior Morias.

Booking

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jermaine Anderson replaces Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Amari'i Bell replaces Derrick Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Peter Whittingham replaces Corry Evans.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Peterborough United 1. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Danny Lloyd.

Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor O'Malley.

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

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Peterborough United).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan42279682275590
2Blackburn432612579384190
3Shrewsbury422410855352082
4Rotherham432271469511873
5Charlton431811145650665
6Scunthorpe4216161059491064
7Plymouth411810135348564
8Portsmouth43196185554163
9Peterborough4316131465551061
10Bradford41176185262-1057
11Blackpool431414155653356
12Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
13Doncaster411315135249354
14Fleetwood43159195762-554
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham431216154449-552
17Oxford Utd431311195763-650
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham421114175468-1447
21Rochdale421016164553-846
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury43710263768-3131
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