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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

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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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.

FT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

FT: #lufc 0-2 @OneRovers. A night to forget at Elland Road as Blackburn claim the three points.

FT: #lufc 0-2 @OneRovers. A night to forget at Elland Road as Blackburn claim the three points.

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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)."

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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."

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.

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.

#LUFC #bbcfootball Absolute disgrace of a performance. Disgusted at the state of the club. Sacks quality manager for a clown. #CellinoOut

#bbcfootball Open tweet to Mr #Cellino : Leadership starts from the top down. Your distinct lack of it is shining through! #lufclive #sellup

You get this disturbing feeling with Leeds,that they actually don't mind loosing #bbcfootball

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

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

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.

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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?

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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.

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.

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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#JordanRhodes the ultimate catch22, we celebrate every goal, but every goal makes the next transfer window that bit more nervy! #bbcfootball

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

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?

Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

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

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.

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.

Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

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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.

Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

Tonight's official attendance at Elland Road is 19,666, with 520 travelling fans from @OneRovers. Thank you for your support. #lufc

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. 

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.

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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.

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.

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

Surely it's about time Leeds sacked their managers at half-time.

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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HT: Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

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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?

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.

Leeds 0-2 Blackburn

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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.

Has a manager ever been sacked at half time? #bbcfootball #evansout

Steve Evans could be looking for a new job tomorrow #birthdayblues #bbcfootball

Only three Leeds managers 'til Christmas #bbcfootball

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.

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.

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.

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.

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