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  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 13,539
BlackburnBlackburnvBristol CBristol C
2
  • Rhodes, 28
  • Rhodes, 65
0

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Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Bristol City 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Bristol City 0.

90+4 mins:Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers).

90+4 mins:Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

90+1 mins:Attempt blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90 mins:Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Scott Dann tries a through ball, but Scott Dann is caught offside.

89 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Todd Kane replaces Marcus Olsson.

89 mins:Foul by Stephen Pearson (Bristol City).

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

87 mins:Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86 mins:Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box.

86 mins:Hand ball by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

84 mins:Attempt blocked. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

83 mins:Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Paul Anderson.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

72 mins:Attempt saved. Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

70 mins:Attempt saved. Marcus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Colin Kazim-Richards with a cross.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morten Gamst Pedersen with a cross.

67 mins:Foul by Jon Stead (Bristol City).

67 mins:Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Bristol City 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Murphy.

65 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Jon Stead replaces Steve Davies.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

64 mins:Foul by Steve Davies (Bristol City).

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

62 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Orr with a cross.

60 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Sam Baldock tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

57 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

57 mins:Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

53 mins:Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jordan Rhodes tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

47 mins:Foul by Liam Kelly (Bristol City).

47 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Attempt blocked. Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 1, Bristol City 0.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Bristol City 0.

45+3 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

45+3 mins:Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Steve Davies (Bristol City) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

44 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. James Wilson replaces Louis Carey because of an injury.

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

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

39 mins:Louis Carey (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

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

28 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Bristol City 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morten Gamst Pedersen with a cross.

27 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

27 mins:Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

27 mins:Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Steve Davies (Bristol City).

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

25 mins:Attempt missed. Marcus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

25 mins:Hand ball by Steve Davies (Bristol City).

24 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

22 mins:Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

22 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

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

20 mins:Paul Anderson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

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

14 mins:Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn Rovers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

14 mins:Foul by Louis Carey (Bristol City).

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

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

11 mins:Louis Carey (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

7 mins:Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

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

7 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

6 mins:Liam Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

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

5 mins:Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 2 February 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 13,539
BlackburnBlackburnvBristol CBristol C
2
  • Rhodes, 28
  • Rhodes, 65
0

match report

In-form striker Jordan Rhodes netted either side of the interval to secure Blackburn a comfortable 2-0 win over Bristol City at Ewood Park.

The 22-year-old scored for the fifth successive game just before the half-hour mark before latching onto Danny Murphy's pass and firing home with typical accuracy to secure the points for Rovers.

The visitors, 2-0 winners at home to Watford on Tuesday night, picked off where they left off at Ewood Park with Steven Davies' 25 yard free-kick skimming the top of the net after just six minutes.

But Michael Appleton's men were just inches away from breaking the deadlock with their first real chance in the 13th minute as they looked for their first Championship win at home since New Year's Day.

After Colin Kazim-Richards was hauled down Morten Gamst Pedersen stepped up and curled a left-footed free-kick off Tom Heaton's crossbar.

Winger Paul Anderson grabbed a vital goal in midweek and missed a huge chance to net for the second time in five days when Stephen Pearson sent him one-on-one with Jake Kean but he fired over the crossbar.

At the other end Markus Olsson missed the target after a set-piece fell at his feet. But Rhodes then showed him how it is done, finding the bottom corner for his 17th of the campaign after a Pederson cross broke to the Scotland striker two minutes before the break.

The woodwork was then rattled for the second time in the first 45 on the stroke of half time, with Sam Baldock's flick setting up Davies but his effort from 18 yards crashed off the post.

City, looking to close the four-point gap between themselves and safety, started the second in the same fashion as the first with Brendan Moloney's effort being blocked by Jason Lowe and Marvin Elliott, starting in place of captain Cole Skuse, heading straight at Kean.

As the game passed the hour mark Rhodes came close to doubling his tally for the afternoon with a header from Bradley Orr's cross which fell wide of the left-hand post from inside the box.

But the former Huddersfield man did not have to wait long for his 100th league goal in only 157 appearances, latching onto Murphy's long ball from his own half before rolling the ball past Heaton.

The home side were enjoying plenty of possession and carving out chances, Kazim-Richards curling over the bar as his side cruised to their second win over Bristol City in 2013.

team line-up

34Jake Kean
3Martin Olsson
2Bradley Orr
31Grant Hanley
16Scott Dann
6Jason Lowe
12Morten Gamst Pedersen
13Danny Murphy
14Marcus Olsson89
11Jordan Rhodes
39Colin Kazim-Richards

substitutes

25David Goodwillie
24Josh Morris
5Gaël Givet
7Fábio Nunes
21Nuno Gomes
22Todd Kane89
30Sebastian Usai

referee

Mark Haywood

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
17Greg Cunningham
19Brendan Moloney
4Liam Fontaine
6Louis Carey44
15Stephen Pearson
25Marvin Elliott
10Liam Kelly
21Paul Anderson83
7Sam Baldock
16Steve Davies65

substitutes

22Dean Gerken
29Wes Burns83
12James Wilson44
2Richard Foster
24Bobby Reid
9Jon Stead65
5Lewin Nyatanga

referee

Mark Haywood

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target43
shots off target85
corners20
tackles won00
offsides21