BLACKBURN GETS HUGE WIN AGAINST PLAYOFF HOPEFULS
The latest round of Championship fixtures saw Blackburn Rovers entertain Derby County at Ewood Park on Tuesday in a crucial game for both sides. Frank Lampard led Derby were seeking an important win in their late bid to make the playoffs. While Tony Mowbray’s Rovers was looking to consolidate on their mid-table position.
Both managers set up their teams to attack in the game on a cold Tuesday night but Blackburn came out victorious in a hard fought 2-0 victory. Derby started well with some missed chances early in the first half as they looked to make a quick start. Harry Wilson had their best opportunity at the end of a quick counterattack but the on-loan Liverpool forward fired just wide of the post.
The remaining action of the first half ended in a scrappy way as both teams tried to gain a physical advantage in the midfield.the second half was much better as the home side began brighter creating good chances after the break. Danny Graham saw a good chance off a corner cleared away in the derby box before DarraghLenihan missed a good header from close range.
“However, with 76 minutes on the clock, Blackburn produced a beautiful piece of attack to send the stadium into the rupture. Joe Rothwell received a cut back from Graham and the forward raced “expertly behind the defence before executing a chip over Derby’s goalkeeper Kelle Roos to open the scoring.
Derby tried to recover after the goal by putting a few crosses into the box which failed to trouble the Rovers backline. With the game running out in the second minute of extra time Blackburn struck the killer blow as Bradley Dack turned the ball home from close range after Joe Nuttall’s initial shot had been blocked to secure all three points for the home team.