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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 12,230
BlackburnBlackburnvBrightonBrighton
1
  • Rhodes, pen 45
1
  • David López, pen 90+7

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Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

90+7 mins:Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1.

90+7 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

90+7 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

90+6 mins:Penalty conceded by David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

90+6 mins:Penalty Brighton and Hove Albion. David López draws a foul in the penalty area.

90+5 mins:Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

90+5 mins:Jake Kean (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

90+4 mins:Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

90+3 mins:Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is too high.

90+1 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

90+1 mins:Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion).

89 mins:Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Foul by Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion).

87 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

85 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

85 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. David Goodwillie replaces Marcus Olsson.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

83 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

78 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

76 mins:Attempt saved. Will Hoskins (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved. Assisted by Íñigo Calderón with a cross.

73 mins:Foul by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion).

73 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72 mins:Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion).

72 mins:Marcus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

72 mins:Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers).

72 mins:Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

71 mins:William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71 mins:Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

71 mins:Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

68 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

66 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Will Hoskins replaces Ashley Barnes.

66 mins:Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

64 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

63 mins:Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Foul by Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers).

61 mins:William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Hand ball by Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers).

60 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

60 mins:Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

57 mins:Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Foul by William Buckley (Brighton and Hove Albion).

56 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Andrea Orlandi.

54 mins:Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. William Buckley replaces Vicente.

53 mins:Attempt blocked. Vicente (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

52 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

52 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

48 mins:Foul by David López (Brighton and Hove Albion).

48 mins:Marcus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

47 mins:Gordon Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

46 mins:Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

45 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

44 mins:Penalty conceded by Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

44 mins:Penalty Blackburn Rovers. Morten Gamst Pedersen draws a foul in the penalty area.

42 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

42 mins:Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. David López (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Adam El-Abd (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box.

38 mins:Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38 mins:Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers).

38 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Hand ball by Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion).

34 mins:Attempt saved. Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

32 mins:Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Ashley Barnes tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

32 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

32 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers).

28 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Olsson with a cross.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

25 mins:Foul by Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion).

25 mins:Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

24 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23 mins:Foul by Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers).

23 mins:Gary Dicker (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Vicente (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Bridge with a cross.

19 mins:Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).

19 mins:Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Foul by Marcus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers).

18 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Foul by Ashley Barnes (Brighton and Hove Albion).

18 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

13 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

12 mins:Foul by Wayne Bridge (Brighton and Hove Albion).

12 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

4 mins:Liam Bridcutt (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 12,230
BlackburnBlackburnvBrightonBrighton
1
  • Rhodes, pen 45
1
  • David López, pen 90+7

match report

David Lopez's penalty deep into stoppage time earned Brighton a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park and denied Michael Appleton a first win as Blackburn manager.

Jordan Rhodes fired Rovers ahead from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time and only a magnificent late Tomasz Kuszczak save prevented the in-form Scotland international striker from adding to his tally. It would prove a vital intervention in the Championship tussle.

In the last of five additional minutes, Blackburn substitute David Goodwillie untidily sent Lopez tumbling in the box, leaving referee Robert Madley with little option but to award a spot-kick.

Lopez picked himself up to coolly convert and move Brighton to within four points of the play-off places in seventh.

Having lost Appleton's first game at the helm, Blackburn are five points further back in 14th.

The Rovers boss made two changes in midfield as Simon Vukcevic and Ruben Rochina made way for Pedersen and Markus Olsson, while Brighton playmaker Vicente was handed his first league start of the season by Gus Poyet at the expense of Craig Mackail-Smith. Gary Dicker replaced Dean Hammond in the visitors' midfield.

Brighton dominated possession during the opening stages and Ashley Barnes might have put them ahead in the 10th minute, failing to connect with Lopez's corner having found space.

But life on the counter-attack suited Rovers and Kuszczak was forced to keep Lowe's prodded effort out of the bottom corner following a driving run from Kazim-Richards.

Blackburn appeared to grow into the contest and the pressure told as the half came to a close when El-Abd bundled Pedersen to the ground from Martin Olsson's left-wing delivery.

Referee Madley remained unmoved but his assistant was well placed to flag for a penalty that Rhodes duly dispatched, sending Kuszczak the wrong way for his fifth goal in as many league matches.

Having watched his team resume proceedings on the back foot, Poyet decided to act nine minutes into the second half by sending on Will Buckley and Mackail-Smith in place of Vicente and Andrea Orlandi.

Goalmouth action had become virtually non-existent by the time Kazim-Richards turned to curl a low 25-yard drive past Kuszczak but into the side-netting.

Kuszczak then had to push another Kazim-Richards over the bar, but the former Manchester United goalkeeper saved his best work for the 84th minute when he somehow clawed Rhodes' looping header out of the far corner.

Lopez headed onto the roof of an unguarded net when Kean punched uncertainly at the start of injury time but he would soon be the hero.

team line-up

34Jake Kean
31Grant Hanley
16Scott Dann
3Martin Olsson
22Todd Kane
14Marcus Olsson85
6Jason Lowe
12Morten Gamst Pedersen
13Danny Murphy
11Jordan Rhodes
39Colin Kazim-Richards

substitutes

8David Dunn
30Sebastian Usai
5Gaël Givet
25David Goodwillie85
23Rubén Rochina
21Nuno Gomes
7Fábio Nunes

referee

Robert Madley

team line-up

29Tomasz Kuszczak
14Íñigo Calderón
28Wayne Bridge
6Adam El-Abd
3Gordon Greer
21David López
11Andrea Orlandi55
18Gary Dicker
15Vicente54
26Liam Bridcutt
9Ashley Barnes66

substitutes

22Marcos Painter
25Kazenga Lua Lua
7Will Hoskins66
12Craig Mackail-Smith55
30William Buckley54
4Dean Hammond
16Casper Ankergren

referee

Robert Madley

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target62
shots off target55
corners51
tackles won00
offsides01