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BlackburnBlackburn Rovers1QPRQueens Park Rangers0

Blackburn 1-0 QPR: Bradley Dack penalty gives Rovers all three points

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack scored his ninth goal in 14 appearances this season for Blackburn

A late Blackburn Rovers penalty was enough to give them all three points in a tense victory over QPR in the Championship.

Bradley Dack beat Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley from the spot to give the hosts a deserved lead after defender Josh Scowen brought down striker Ben Brereton in the penalty area.

QPR had come the closest to an opener with 17 minutes remaining when Nahki Wells' volley from a Luke Freeman corner was tipped over the bar by Rovers keeper Jayson Leutwiler.

The away side had won their previous three matches but offered little in response after the goal as Blackburn held on for victory.

The hosts could have opened the scoring as early as the first minute of the match when forward Danny Graham saw his close-range effort well saved by QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

Graham came close again at the end of the first half, dragging his shot wide after getting past the Rangers' defence.

Tony Mowbray's side, who were unbeaten in their past 13 matches against QPR in all competitions dating back to October 1999, were gifted a penalty after poor defending from Scowen and move to eighth in the table.

Defeat sees Steve McClaren's QPR slip to 11th in the table.

QPR manager Steve McClaren:

"We should never have lost the game. I do think we did enough to win it.

"We weren't good enough on transition or with the ball, didn't create enough. but they were never going to score.

"I thought in terms of defending with the team, their attitude was magnificent again and that was the only way they were going to score, with a bad decision from a referee.

"It was never a penalty, I have seen it. The linesman an actually never gave it, he walked away and the referee from a bad position from behind gave the penalty.

"It's a bad decision which has cost us a point and continuation of our run."

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray:

"It was a pretty poor horrible football match I would have to say I don't think we should be trying to disguise that fact.

"It lacked a bit of quality it looked like it was going to be zero, zero. Sometimes you have to win ugly, today was very much a win-ugly football match.

"It's a very warm feeling after what was a frustrating game for long periods.

"We'll take the points and look forward to another home game next weekend."

Line-ups

Blackburn

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Leutwiler
  • 31Bennett
  • 26Lenihan
  • 3Williams
  • 17Bell
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 33minsSubstituted forPalmerat 63'minutes
  • 29EvansBooked at 56mins
  • 4ReedBooked at 19mins
  • 23Dack
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forBreretonat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forRothwellat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 5Rodwell
  • 8Rothwell
  • 19Brereton
  • 32Conway
  • 33Fisher
  • 45Palmer

QPR

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Lumley
  • 22RangelSubstituted forFurlongat 87'minutes
  • 37LeistnerBooked at 66mins
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 11ScowenSubstituted forChairat 88'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 4mins
  • 23Wszolek
  • 10EzeBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 7FreemanBooked at 90mins
  • 32Wells

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 17Smith
  • 19Chair
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
13,294

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

  3. Booking

    Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

  6. Booking

    Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ilias Chair.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kasey Palmer (Blackburn Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair replaces Josh Scowen.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong replaces Angel Rangel.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Penalty Blackburn Rovers. Ben Brereton draws a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.