Date: 20th October 2018 at 4:36pm
Written by:
Blackburn Rovers
2 – 1
Leeds United

Ewood Park

Championship

20/10/2018 12:00 pm

Attendance: 20929

Referee: England

Blackburn Rovers Leeds United
Graham (2), Lenihan (70) Klich (45+1)
Raya Peacock-Farrell
Bennett Dallas 76
Lenihan Jansson
Mulgrew Cooper
Bell Berardi 86
Smallwood
 
58 Phillips
Evans
 
Roofe
 
70
Reed 69 Klich
 
Dack Saiz
Armstrong Alioski
Graham 63 Roberts

Substitutes

Williams Forshaw
Rodwell
 
58 Hernandez 70
Rothwell Pearce
Leutwiler Blackman
Brereton 63 Baker
Conway 69 Shackleton 86
Palmer Clarke 76

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 20
6 On Target 6
7 Corners 11
10 Fouls 16
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
32 % 68

Today’s early Championship kickoff at Ewood Park between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United may have been a game for the neutrals.

Both sides fashioned almost 40 chances across the 90 minutes in total, with each getting six apiece on target.

With manager Marcelo Bielsa welcoming back a number of our injured players for the game, including the likes of Gaetano Berardi, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez – the latter started off the bench – hopes were high that we’d get back to winning ways.

Sadly, the hosts started brightly and opened the scoring after two minutes and although Mats Klich had us back on level terms in first-half stoppage time, Blackburn added the second to take all three points on the day and the main takeaway again is despite dominating possession Leeds need to be more clinical.

Given the overall play, it’s a frustrating result, but given the early season form of Roofe in particular, getting that 70-minute block under his belt would’ve done wonders for his sharpness, so there’s plenty of reasons to be positive moving forward.

 

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