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Summary

  1. Craig Conway puts Rovers ahead after 17 seconds
  2. Rhodes doubles lead in sixth minute
  3. Blackburn up to 14th in Championship
  4. Leeds without a win in six games

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Home woes continue for Leeds

    FT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    That's just about all we've got time for this evening.

    Thanks for joining us, on a night that started perfectly for Blackburn, with a goal inside 17 seconds from Craig Conway, and they never looked back.

    For Leeds, their wait for a home win continues, while Steve Evans remains winless in his three games as United boss.

    They are also yet to score a goal from open play under their new manager.

    Blackburn are up to 14th in the table, while Leeds drop to 18th.

    You can read more here in Josh Hunt's match report.

    We'll see you tomorrow for Brentford v QPR. Good night.

  2. FT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

  3. Reaction

    FT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn forward Tom Lawrence backs Steve Evans to be a success at Leeds, telling Sky Sports:

    "When I was at Rotherham, Steve Evans was a good manager. I'm sure he can turns things around here (at Leeds)."

  4. Reaction

    FT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn goal scorer Craig Conway tells Sky Sports:

    "We started on the front foot. It took them by surprise. It was a great start for us.

    "We have been lacking a bit of luck. Our performances have shown that. Up until now we have been playing quite well, without getting the results."

  5. FULL-TIME

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    The referee brings the game to a close - mercifully for Leeds - and Blackburn have won an away game for the first time since winning at Elland Road in April last season.

    Steve Evans' first home game in charge of Leeds has been one to forget for the hosts.

  6. YELLOW CARD (Evans)

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Corry Evans is booked for Blackburn in these closing stages.

    That could be an expensive yellow card for the visitors, as the midfielder will now miss their next game against Birmingham City, on Tuesday.

    Moments later, Rovers' Craig Conway is booked for dissent too. This is all a tad unnecessary for Blackburn who are about to run out easy winners.

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    Plenty of unhappy Leeds fans out there tonight.

  8. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    This has been comfortable for Blackburn, it really has. Leeds haven't threatened at all since the break and that is what will probably worry the home fans the most.

  9. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Five minutes of added time have been signalled, mainly due to the lengthy stoppage we saw when Rovers' Grant Hanley suffered a cut on his head.

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    John O'Sullivan replaces Chris Taylor for Blackburn, who look set to earn their third win of the season.

    Alex Mowatt has a go for Leeds but his effort is deflected wide. It has not been the hosts' night.

  11. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    If it stays like this, Leeds's winless run against Blackburn will extend to eight games - they haven't beaten Rovers since 2004.

    It would also be a fourth loss in six matches and no victory in the whole of October for the Yorkshire club.

  12. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Midfielder Alex Mowatt comes on for Leeds, in place of Lewis Cook.

    Moments later, Leeds' Jordan Botaka jumps well in the box but gets too much on his header and it goes over the bar.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn give Tom Lawrence a rest and bring on Nathan Delfouneso for the closing stages.

  14. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Mirco Antenucci has a half chance for Leeds but he snatches at a left-footed effort from inside the area and it rolls harmlessly into the arms of Jason Steele.

    It's been a disappointing showing from the Italian striker so far this evening.

    Grant Hanley, Mirco Antenucci
  15. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    There has barely been a whiff of an attempt at a comeback from Leeds. Surely they will put some pressure on Blackburn at some stage in this second half?

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    The Rovers physios confirm that skipper Grant Hanley cannot continue, so Matt Kilgallon comes on for the visitors and takes the captain's armband. They have 11 men on the field again.

  17. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook chips an effort at goal from outside the area but Blackburn's Jason Steele claims it comfortably.

  18. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Grant Hanley is still being given some stitches somewhere down the tunnel, out of sight. Blackburn will be relieved if they are still two goals to the good when he eventually returns.

    He's been a rock in the Blackburn defence so far.

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    The Scotland striker bagged his eighth goal of the season after just six minutes.

  20. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood in attack for Leeds. Is that the change the hosts need to get back into this game?

  21. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    For the time being, Blackburn are down to 10 men, as their captain Grant Hanley gets some treatment.

  22. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn's Grant Hanley looks hurt and has blood coming from a cut on his forehead after a fairly innocent, but painful, clash of heads with Luke Murphy.

    A split second before that collision, Chris Wood appeared to lead with his elbow as he challenged for the ball with Rovers' Hope Akpan. That prompted a reaction from several Blackburn players, but the referee calms everyone down.

  23. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    If Leeds are going to earn a first home win of the season, we are in for quite a dramatic finale to this match.

    But in truth, it is hard to see the hosts scoring at all as things stand. They look bereft of confidence.

  24. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Mirco Antenucci

    Blackburn are looking to take the sting out of this game and slow things down when they have the ball. They're doing so successfully at the moment. 

    Plenty of frustration inside Elland Road as we enter the final half hour.

  25. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

  26. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Jordan Rhodes frees Tom Lawrence down the right-hand side, and the forward finds Craig Conway in space inside the box.

    Conway can't get a shot away though. A lucky escape for Leeds. 

  27. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds are having the better of the possession early on in this second half, but there are still no chances to report.

    Grant Hanley and Shane Duffy are doing a sterling job of sweeping up any long balls forward at the centre of Blackburn's defence.

    Hope Akpan, Chris Wood
  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Jordan Botaka comes on in place of Tom Adeyemi for Leeds.

    The winger will need to make a big impact if the hosts are to pick up their first home win of the season.

  29. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Neither side have made any changes at the break, but Chris Taylor is down and receiving treatment after taking a kick on the knee from Lewis Cook.

    There was no malice in the challenge from the Leeds man, and thankfully for Rovers it looks like Taylor is fit to continue for now.

  30. KICK-OFF

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    The players are out on the pitch and Leeds get us back under way at Elland Road.

    What can Steve Evans' men do to turn this one around?

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    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

  32. HT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn had two shots on target in the first half, both of which resulted in goals.

    Leeds will need to find much more attacking intent after the break - just the three shots in total for the Yorkshire club.

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  33. HT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn celebrate

    So, after a disastrous start which saw them concede twice inside the first six minutes, Leeds rallied somewhat towards the end of that first-half, but they still have an awful lot of work to do if they are to get anything out of this game.

    Blackburn will be delighted with their night's work so far. Craig Conway tucked the visitors ahead inside 17 seconds, before Jordan Rhodes capitalised on some sloppy defending to double the lead.

    Can Leeds conjure up a comeback after the break?

  34. HALF-TIME

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Neither side can muster any more chances, and Blackburn can be happy with their first 45 minutes' work.

    Leeds go off to a chorus of boos from the home fans.

  35. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Lewis Cook Ben Marshall

    Blackburn are seeing a bit more of the ball, but the visitors are content just to pass it around in midfield. 

    There will be two minutes added on at the end of the half.

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    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Steve Evans has got a big half-time team talk coming up, that's for sure.

  37. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn struggle to clear another Leeds free-kick, and Luke Murphy swings a cross in which Tom Adeyemi glances onto the far post.

    Rovers will be delighted if they can hold onto their two goal lead until the half-time whistle.

  38. YELLOW CARD (Bamba)

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Sol Bamba is the first man to go into the referee's book. The centre-half is shown a yellow card for dissent.

  39. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds are pressing forward here, but Jason Steele has still not really been tested. Stuart Dallas does well to a hook a cross into the box from the right, but Blackburn clear their lines. 

    There's a little bit of afters between Mirco Antenucci and Grant Hanley after Antenucci is fouled by Corry Evans.

  40. CLOSE!

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds win a free-kick midway inside the Blackburn half. The ball eventually finds its way to Mirco Antenucci who volleys into the side-netting at the far post.

    That's the closest the hosts have come. Steve Evans will be slightly more encouraged now than he was 10 minutes ago, but his side need to find a couple of goals from somewhere.

    Steve Evans
  41. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Tom Lawrence is back on the pitch and is okay to continue.

  42. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn's Tom Lawrence is receiving treatment after landing awkwardly when challenging for a high ball. 

  43. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds cause havoc in the Rovers box with their first corner of the game. The visitors need three swipes at the ball to get it clear, but once they do, they quickly break away and Ben Marshall has a shot at the other end, but he hits it way over the bar.

  44. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn break forward again after a crunching tackle from Tom Adeyemi, and Craig Conway's bouncing cross is almost diverted goalwards by Jordan Rhodes, but he is deemed to be offside anyway.

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    Maybe a quick blast now would help Leeds. Elland Road has gone quiet after those two Blackburn goals in the first six minutes.

  46. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Flat. That would best describe the pace of this game, with Blackburn two goals to the good.

    Leeds will want to up the tempo, quickly.

  47. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Mirco Antenucci is almost in on goal for Leeds but he can't quite reach Sam Byram's long ball. It was a terrific pass, and Rovers keeper Jason Steele comes out to palm it away, and doesn't clear it as cleanly as he would like, but eventually the visitors remove the danger.

  48. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds striker Chris Wood tries to bring down a long ball and swivel in the box, but he loses control of the ball at the last moment and it trickles harmlessly out of play for a goal kick.

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    Beram Kayal's goal for Brighton against Huddersfield in August also came after 17 seconds.

  50. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds enjoy their first sustained spell of possession in the game and it leads to their first shot on target. Lewis Cook has a go from range, but his bouncing effort is comfortably saved by Jason Steele.

  51. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    The hosts look vulnerable every time Blackburn venture forward. We shouldn't forget, this is a Rovers side that haven't won away from home yet this season.

  52. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri punches the resulting free-kick clear and Blackburn win a corner, but Leeds eventually get that away too.

    The hosts are not seeing much of the ball and the home fans are understandably getting more and more frustrated.

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    Chris Sutton scored after just 13 seconds against Everton in the Premier League in 1995, Andrew, so not quite. But still a superb start for Rovers.

  54. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Rovers winger Craig Conway bursts away down the left flank and wins a free-kick in a dangerous position for the visitors, near the corner flag.

  55. Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Can Leeds pick themselves up after this nightmare start?

    Chairman Massimo Cellino looks very unhappy, in the stands.

    Blackburn are knocking the ball around confidently.

  56. GOAL (Rhodes)

    Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

    Blackburn can hardly believe how this game has started. Jordan Rhodes scores his eighth goal of the season and he won't score many easier than that. The Leeds defending was poor, and that is being kind.

    Tom Lawrence waltzes through the back line and squares for Rhodes, who turns inside the box and slots into the bottom corner.

    Boos ring out around Elland Road.

  57. Leeds 0-1 Blackburn

    Well, that was hardly the ideal beginning to Steve Evans' first home game in charge. That goal has completely flattened the mood at Elland Road.

    It is rather quiet all of a sudden, except for a delighted band of Blackburn fans in the corner.

  58. GOAL (Conway)

    Leeds 0-1 Blackburn

    Straight from the kick-off, Blackburn are immediately ahead. It is a horrible start for Steve Evans' side.

    Sol Bamba makes a hash of trying to head clear a Chris Taylor cross and Craig Conway has time and space at the far post to lash the ball low into the bottom corner.

    It took all of 17 seconds for the visitors to open the scoring.

  59. KICK-OFF

    Leeds 0-0 Blackburn

    Blackburn, playing in their red away kit, get things started.

  60. The teams are out

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    The two sides emerge onto the field at Elland Road. Kick-off is coming up next.

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  62. A closer look at Steve Evans

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Steve Evans info

    Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed Mr Evans turns 53 tomorrow...will the Leeds boss have more than his birthday to celebrate after tonight's encounter?

    We're just a few minutes away from kick-off...

  63. Behind the scenes struggles

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Massimo Cellino

    Leeds and turmoil...two words that have seemingly gone hand in hand in recent months.

    The man at the centre of the merry-go-round is chairman Massimo Cellino who launched an appeal on Wednesday against his Football League ban.

    The Italian was found guilty of an offence under Italian tax legislation relating to the non-payment of VAT in June.

    However, tonight all the focus will be on the pitch where Leeds need to start picking up some points.

  64. Reliant on Rhodes?

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes has scored seven of Rovers' 12 goals in the Championship so far this season.

    Five other players, including Nathan Delfouneso and Craig Conway, have scored one league goal.

    Can someone else step up for Gary Bowyer's side tonight at Elland Road?

    Jordan Rhodes
  65. What a difference two decades makes

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Alan Shearer

    Cast your minds back to 1995 Leeds and Blackburn fans...not a bad year was it?

    Blackburn of course were crowned Premier League champions in May of that year, while Leeds finished fifth in the top flight under Howard Wilkinson.

    It's a different story in 2015, with both clubs struggling near the foot of the second tier, but like the great man himself Blackburn have a striker who likes a goal or two...

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    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio Leeds' Katherine Hannah thinks Jordan Botaka might have got his chance for Leeds this evening. Has Steve Evans chosen the right starting XI after two straight draws?

    Get in touch using #bbcfootball on Twitter.

  67. Team news

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Meanwhile, Blackburn have made one change to the side that lost 1-0 at home to Burnley on Saturday.

    Chris Taylor comes in for Nathan Delfouneso, who is named among the substitutes.

    Here is how they are lining up tonight:

    Blackburn team

    Substitutes: Raya, Henley, Spurr, Kilgallon, Delfouneso, Williamson, O'Sullivan.

  68. Team news

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    For the third match in a row since Steve Evans arrived, Leeds have named an unchanged starting XI.

    Top scorer Chris Wood, who picked up a knock at the weekend, is deemed fit enough to start.

    Winger Jordan Botaka returns to the bench after struggling with tonsillitis, in the only change to the home side's squad.

    Leeds team

    Substitutes: Horton, Bellusci, Wootton, Mowatt, Buckley, Botaka, Doukara.

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    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Steve Evans

    Who can forget Steve Evans turning up at Elland Road in a sombrero on the last day of the 2013-14 season after securing Rotherham's survival in the Championship?

    It's an image which will live long in the memory I'm sure!

    The final day of the season often sees supporters donning fancy dress, so we'd like to know what the best wacky outfit that you've worn on the terraces is?

    Get in touch on Twitter using #bbcfootball - pictures are also welcome!

  70. Two teams in poor form

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Both teams have managed just two wins each so far this season, with tonight's hosts Leeds yet to taste victory at home and visitors Blackburn yet to win away.

    Leeds have won just one of their last eight games, and are without a home win since 4 March - a run of 11 matches.

    Blackburn have picked up just three points on the road so far in 2014-15 and are without a win on their travels since 4 April.

    And who did they beat on that day? Yes, you guessed it - tonight's opponents Leeds.

    Form
  71. Welcome to Elland Road, Mr Evans

    Leeds v Blackburn (19:45 GMT)

    Good evening. If you're here for Steve Evans' first home game in charge at Elland Road, you've come to the right place.

    Steve Evans

    We can't promise you sombreros, flip flops and shorts - but what we can guarantee is a game that both teams are absolutely desperate to win.

    At the start of the season, surely only the most pessimistic of Leeds and Blackburn fans would have seen their clubs lying 17th and 18th in the Championship table respectively after 13 games.

    But that is where they find themselves. Can either side kick-start their season tonight?

    Stay right here for live coverage of Leeds v Blackburn.