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Blackburn Rovers V Birmingham City

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English Football League - Championship

Blackburn Rovers

  • Graham (19)
  • Armstrong (46)
2 - 2

Birmingham City

  • Gardner (78)
  • Adams (80)
Ewood Park

Live Commentary

FT - Blackburn 2 (Graham 18, Armstrong 46) Blues 2 (Craig Gardner 78, Adams 79)

Two goals in as many minutes get Blues a deserved point at Ewood Park this afternoon.

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89 - All Blues as we enter the final minute! There will be 3 minutes of added on time.

Can we grab a winner?! 🙏

2-2 #BluesLIVE

79 - This is what dreams are made of! Less than sixty seconds after the restart Blues get the ball and play it forward, Jutkiewicz has it out wide and drills a low cross in to the back-post, Adams is there unmarked waiting to tap it home!

HAPPY DAYS!

2-2 #BluesLIVE

GOOAALLL - Blackburn 2 Blues 2 (Adams 79)

WE ARE BACK LEVEL! Two goals in two minutes! What a comeback!

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GOOAALLL - Blackburn 2 Blues 1 (Craig Gardner 78)

Craig Gardner smashes the spot-kick straight down the middle!

GAME ONNNN!

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77 - Penalty to Blues! Colin is brought down inside the box.

2-0 #BluesLIVE

70 - Blues have responded well since conceding the second goal, Jota is seeing a lot of the ball and has been combining with Colin down the right channel as we search for a way back into the game.

2-0 #BluesLIVE

67 - 📸 @Lukeyjuke battles with Lenihan as we go past the midway point in this second-half.

2-0 #BluesLIVE

57 - Blues make our final 2️⃣ changes...

➡️ Jota, Craig Gardner
⬅️ Mahoney, Kieftenbeld

2-0 #BluesLIVE

52 - Great save! Dack squares it to Reed who looks certain to score but Camp produces a fine save down low to his right.

2-0 #BluesLIVE

GOAL - Blackburn 2 (Armstrong 46) Blues 0

Substitute Armstrong drills the ball low into the net to double the hosts' advantage straight after the restart.

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45 - Blues get the second-half started.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

HT - Blackburn 1 (Graham 18) Blues

Graham's early header gives the hosts the lead going into the break.

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44 - Blues are piling on the pressure here as we near the interval, Jutkiewicz is next to try his luck as he brings down the ball just outside the area and unleashes an effort towards goal but Raya gets down well to save it and gather the ball safely.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

39 - Chance! Rovers are on the attack but Blues break it down and through Maghoma go straight up the other end, he picks out Mahoney who runs at Nyambe before cutting inside and seeing his curling effort go narrowly wide of the far post.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

29 - Close! Adams is played in down the right by Kieftenbeld, he surges towards the box and makes room for the shot at goal, which is saved by Raya. Great build-up play from Kieftenbeld to set Adams away.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

24 - Massive appeals for a penalty! Pedersen hits a diagonal ball up to Jutkiewicz who headers it down into the path of Adams, he holds off his man and the ball appears to bounce up and hit the hand of the Rovers defender. The referee waves away the protests.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

18 - Reed's free-kick from the left finds Graham unmarked, he picks his spot and heads the ball into the net.

1-0 #BluesLIVE

GOAL - Blackburn 1 (Graham 18) Blues 0

Danny Graham puts the hosts ahead with a close-range header.

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16 - Blues are seeing plenty of the ball in the opening fifteen minutes, as they look to play the ball out wide to Maghoma and Mahoney, but there have been no chances of note so far.

0-0 #BluesLIVE

8 - Blues are forced into an early change as Roberts goes down injured.

➡️ Harding
⬅️ Roberts

0-0 #BluesLIVE

We're underway here at Ewood Park.

0-0 #BluesLIVE

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👊 Let’s go!

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⚡️☄️ Finish, @CheAdams9!

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🔜 kick-off!

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👀Warm up time!

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Team Line-ups

Blackburn Rovers

# Player
1 David Raya Martin
17 Amari'i Bell
26 Darragh Lenihan
14 Charlie Mulgrew
2 Ryan Nyambe
32 Craig Conway Adam Armstrong 18'
23 Bradley Dack
4 Harrison Reed
29 Corry Evans
6 Richard Smallwood
10 Daniel Graham Ben Brereton 70'

Substitutes

# Player
19 Ben Brereton
45 Kasey Palmer
3 Derrick Williams
8 Joe Rothwell
13 Jayson Leutwiler
7 Adam Armstrong
25 Paul Downing

Birmingham City

# Player
1 Lee Camp
3 Kristian Pedersen
4 Marc Roberts Wes Harding 9'
12 Harlee Dean
5 Maxime Colin
20 Gary Gardner
6 Maikel Kieftenbeld Craig Gardner 56'
7 Connor Mahoney José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo 56'
19 Jacques Maghoma
10 Lukas Jutkiewicz
9 Che Adams

Substitutes

# Player
31 Charlie Lakin
14 Omar Bogle
23 José Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo
45 Wes Harding
25 Josh Dacres-Cogley
27 Connal Trueman
8 Craig Gardner

Head to Head Stats

Possession (%)

60%
40%

Shots

8
12

Shots on target

5
6

Corners

2
2

Fouls

11
13

Saves

4
3