Jordan Rhodes' injury-time winner against Watford gave Blackburn Rovers caretaker manager Eric Black a second straight win.

Rhodes rifled home left-footed on the turn from 12 yards.

The Scottish striker's late strike was a particular relief to his team-mate Colin Kazim-Richards, who missed a penalty 14 minutes from time.

Kazim-Richards slipped as he hit his kick against the bar, having denied Rhodes the chance to take it himself.

The Turkey international grabbed the ball confidently from Rhodes, who had earned the late penalty when his shot struck Watford's Tommie Hoban on the arm.

Being Jordan

Jordan Rhodes has now scored eight goals this season - five for Blackburn, two for Huddersfield and one for Scotland.

Despite that setback, the two players then combined as Rovers sealed a dramatic win in the second minute of stoppage time.

Kazim-Richards teed up Ruben Rochina and the Spanish playmaker's shot was deflected into the path of Rhodes, who fired home.

It was no less than the home side deserved after they dominated possession against a defensive Hornets side.

Bradley Orr, Jason Lowe, Kazim-Richards and Rhodes all had chances to score before the visitors' resolve was finally broken.

Following five games without a win, Rovers now have two in a row under Black and remain fifth in the Championship.

Defeat sees Watford slip to 16th - four points above the relegation zone.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Blackburn

  • 01 Robinson
  • 02 Orr
  • 05 Givet Booked (Mn Olsson - 56' )
  • 16 Dann Booked
  • 31 G Hanley
  • 06 Lowe (Murphy - 88' )
  • 12 Pedersen (Nuno Gomes - 78' )
  • 18 Etuhu
  • 39 Kazim-Richards
  • 11 Rhodes
  • 23 Rochina Booked

Substitutes

  • 34 Kean
  • 03 Mn Olsson
  • 10 Formica
  • 13 Murphy
  • 26 Hanley
  • 38 Rosado
  • 21 Nuno Gomes

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 06 Hall
  • 12 Doyley
  • 27 Cassetti Booked
  • 31 Hoban
  • 42 Jean Alain Fanchone (Ekstrand - 74' )
  • 07 Yeates (Battocchio - 81' )
  • 08 Hogg
  • 28 Smith
  • 09 Deeney
  • 41 Forestieri (Geijo - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond
  • 40 Ekstrand
  • 16 Murray
  • 21 Anya
  • 38 Battocchio
  • 20 Vydra
  • 36 Geijo
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 13,233

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

5 4

Corners

8 3

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:25 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:58

Fitz Hall is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ruben Rochina takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +4:11

Danny Murphy challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Cristian Battocchio from right channel, clearance by Grant Hanley.

90:00 +2:58

Connor Smith has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:58

Assist on the goal came from Ruben Rochina.

90:00 +1:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn 1 - 0 Watford Jordan Rhodes grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Watford.

90:00 +0:53

The ball is delivered by Colin Kazim-Richards, blocked by Fitz Hall.

90:00 +0:20

Marco Cassetti takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

89:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Danny Murphy. Free kick taken by Fitz Hall.

87:26 Substitution

Substitution Danny Murphy comes on in place of Jason Lowe.

86:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Colin Kazim-Richards, Troy Deeney makes a clearance.

84:26 Substitution

Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Alexandre Geijo coming on for Fernando Forestieri.

84:26

Effort on goal by Ruben Rochina from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

82:07 Booking

Booking Marco Cassetti shown a yellow card.

81:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Marco Cassetti. Colin Kazim-Richards takes the indirect free kick.

80:30

Shot by Lloyd Doyley from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

80:03 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Battocchio comes on in place of Mark Yeates.

79:55

The referee blows for offside against Jordan Rhodes. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

78:22

Martin Olsson challenges Marco Cassetti unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

77:46 Substitution

Substitution Morten Gamst Pedersen goes off and Miguel Nuno Gomes comes on.

75:46

Effort on goal by Jordan Rhodes from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

75:46 Penalty

Penalty missed by Colin Kazim-Richards.

75:46

Jordan Rhodes takes a shot. Tommie Hoban is penalised for handball and concedes a .

74:54

The official flags Troy Deeney offside. Scott Dann takes the indirect free kick.

74:00 Substitution

Substitution Jean Alain Fanchone leaves the field to be replaced by Joel Ekstrand.

72:33

Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a cross, save made by Manuel Almunia.

71:39

Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, clearance by Jonathan Hogg.

70:50

Jonathan Hogg challenges Jason Lowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Lowe.

70:18

Troy Deeney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:43

Unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Fernando Forestieri results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

69:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on Fitz Hall. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

68:00

Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Yeates. Strike comes in from Jean Alain Fanchone from the free kick.

67:16

Header on goal by Jordan Rhodes from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

65:39

Jean Alain Fanchone takes the free kick.

65:39 Booking

Booking Ruben Rochina is shown a yellow card.

65:36

Unfair challenge on Tommie Hoban by Ruben Rochina results in a free kick.

65:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Kazim-Richards on Fernando Forestieri. Lloyd Doyley restarts play with the free kick.

64:28

Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

63:13

Morten Gamst Pedersen fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

62:20

Effort from deep inside the area by Jean Alain Fanchone misses to the left of the goal.

61:16 Booking

Booking Booking for Scott Dann.

61:06

Scott Dann gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri. Fernando Forestieri takes the direct free kick.

59:59

Fernando Forestieri concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Olsson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Fernando Forestieri.

59:18

Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the indirect free kick.

58:09

Shot by Connor Smith from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

57:10

Unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by Grant Hanley results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates from right wing, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

56:41

Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri. Lloyd Doyley takes the free kick.

55:07 Substitution

Substitution Martin Olsson comes on in place of Gael Givet.

54:41

Fitz Hall produces a cross, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

54:07

The ball is crossed by Marco Cassetti, Grant Hanley makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Yeates, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

52:27

Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

52:27 Booking

Booking Booking for Gael Givet for unsporting behaviour.

52:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by Gael Givet.

51:30

Grant Hanley challenges Fernando Forestieri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Cassetti restarts play with the free kick.

50:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Forestieri on Grant Hanley. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

48:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, clearance by Jason Lowe.

46:37

The ball is delivered by Colin Kazim-Richards, save by Manuel Almunia.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:15

Dickson Etuhu has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

43:07

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Bradley Orr gets a block in.

42:48

Ruben Rochina concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Yeates. Jonathan Hogg takes the free kick.

39:20

Grant Hanley challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates restarts play with the free kick.

37:44

Shot by Jean Alain Fanchone from just outside the area goes over the net. Corner from the left by-line taken by Fernando Forestieri, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Marco Cassetti. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

34:55

Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Hanley. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

34:28

Colin Kazim-Richards produces a cross.

33:04

Jason Lowe handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.

32:51

A cross is delivered by Gael Givet, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.

31:52

Effort from outside the penalty area by Ruben Rochina goes wide left of the target.

30:08

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a shot. Jonathan Hogg gets a block in. Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Troy Deeney.

28:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Yeates on Jordan Rhodes. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the indirect free kick.

26:44

The ball is swung over by Marco Cassetti, clearance by Grant Hanley.

25:21

Jason Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

23:06

Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball.

17:43

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.

17:05

A cross is delivered by Colin Kazim-Richards, save by Manuel Almunia.

14:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ruben Rochina by Marco Cassetti. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Tommie Hoban makes a clearance. Morten Gamst Pedersen decides to take a short corner. A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Jean Alain Fanchone makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the area by Morten Gamst Pedersen goes over the bar.

14:31

Colin Kazim-Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall.

13:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Smith on Ruben Rochina. Indirect free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

12:06

Jean Alain Fanchone delivers the ball, clearance by Bradley Orr.

10:59

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save by Manuel Almunia.

9:37

Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick. Fitz Hall takes the free kick.

8:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Marco Cassetti. Lloyd Doyley takes the free kick.

5:56

Unfair challenge on Marco Cassetti by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

3:21

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Orr. Mark Yeates takes a shot. Blocked by Dickson Etuhu.

1:57

Bradley Orr takes a shot. Blocked by Jean Alain Fanchone. Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen played to the near post, clearance made by Jean Alain Fanchone. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jean Alain Fanchone.

1:17

Marco Cassetti crosses the ball, clearance made by Bradley Orr.

0:00

The game begins.

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