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Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Rotherham United

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Blackburn returned to winning ways in League One by seeing off travel sick Rotherham.Rovers had picked up just a point from their previous two outings but were too good for the Millers, with Marcus Antonsson’s first-half header and Harry Chapman’s late effort sealing the points.Blackburn had already stated their intention with a fast start that saw Dominic Samuel denied by the woodwork twice inside the opening 16 minutes, first a header which thumped the crossbar and then with a low shot that hit the inside of the post.

The breakthrough deservedly came in the 26th minute when Antonsson headed in at the near post from a corner following a good save from Marek Rodak to deny Samuel.It was only thanks to Rodak that Blackburn were not out of sight by half-time as the Millers goalkeeper twice denied Bradley Dack and also made a fine stop to tip Antonsson’s effort over the crossbar.The Millers did improve after the break, and had a goal ruled out, but they did not deserve anything from the game, which Rovers wrapped up when Chapman slammed home at the second attempt.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBlackburn1Raya16Caddis14Mulgrew25DowningBooked at 23mins3Williams31Bennett29EvansBooked at 71minsSubstituted forWhittinghamat 74’minutes6Smallwood23DackSubstituted forChapmanat 69’minutes9SamuelBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHartat 79’minutes20AntonssonSubstitutes2Nyambe5Hart8Chapman10Graham11Whittingham13Leutwiler15WardRotherham13RodákBooked at 45mins4VaulksBooked at 90mins20Ihiekwe6WoodBooked at 80mins18PurringtonSubstituted forMattockat 20’minutes23R Williams16Potter8Frecklington22NewellSubstituted forYatesat 81’minutes7FordeSubstituted forTowellat 65’minutes24MooreBooked at 90minsSubstitutes1O’Donnell3Mattock5Ajayi17Towell19Clarke-Harris21Yates25CummingsReferee:Mark HeywoodAttendance:10,228Match StatsHome TeamBlackburnAway TeamRotherhamPossessionHome56%Away44%ShotsHome19Away11Shots on TargetHome6Away2CornersHome11Away5FoulsHome11Away9Live TextPosted at Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Rotherham United 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Rotherham United 0.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt missed. Peter Whittingham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.BookingPosted at 90’+4′ Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+4′ Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).Posted at 90’+1′ Attempt missed. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left.Posted at 90’+1′ Hand ball by Peter Whittingham (Blackburn Rovers).BookingPosted at 90′ Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90′ Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90′ Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).Posted at 89′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.Posted at 88′ Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 86′ Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.Goal!Posted at 85′ Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Rotherham United 0. Harry Chapman (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.Posted at 84′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Darren Potter.Posted at 84′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.Posted at 83′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.Posted at 82′ Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces Joe Newell.BookingPosted at 80′ Richard Wood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 80′ Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 80′ Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).Posted at 80′ Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Sam Hart replaces Dominic Samuel.Posted at 78′ Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.SubstitutionPosted at 74′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Peter Whittingham replaces Corry Evans.Posted at 74′ Foul by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).Posted at 74′ Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.BookingPosted at 71′ Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 71′ Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).Posted at 71′ Richard Towell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 70′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Will Vaulks.SubstitutionPosted at 69′ Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Bradley Dack.Posted at 68′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Raya Martin.Posted at 68′ Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 68′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.Posted at 66′ Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.Posted at 66′ Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Richard Wood.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Lancashire