Darius Henderson scored late on as Nottingham Forest claimed a first league win at Ewood Park since 1999.

Henderson's goal came in time added on after a frenetic game, when Blackburn goalkeeper Jake Kean failed to gather.

Jamie Mackie pounced on the loose ball and Henderson made no mistake with a carefully placed shot from 18 yards.

It is only the second time in 16 years that Forest have won back-to-back matches at the start of a season. But Blackburn are without a league victory.

The pace was frantic throughout but the game was bereft of clear-cut chances. One of Rovers' best came 10 minutes before the break when Jordan Rhodes met Alan Judge's curling free-kick but headed wide from 12 yards.

But Forest responded with a chance of their own before half-time, when Radoslaw Majewski released Henderson down the left. His cutback found the Polish midfielder and his 12-yard shot was destined for goal but for a fine headed clearance from Tommy Spurr.

After the break, Rovers were almost undone by the most basic of build-ups when a long clearance by Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow was beautifully controlled by substitute Matt Derbyshire but the former Blackburn forward was thwarted by Grant Hanley.

But Forest would not be denied and snatched the victory when Mackie and Kean contested a long ball that the goalkeeper spilled. Mackie was alert and squared to Henderson, who hammered home.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"It wasn't a classic of a game but I thought we showed fighting qualities and we pushed Forest as close as we possibly could.

"In my opinion, they're one of the favourites with the manager they've got and the money they've got, so we've got some positives to take.

"We haven't played as well as we can."

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies:

"We've still got to work around Darius Henderson and we know that. He's a player that can put in an outstanding performance and lead the line.

"It was a wonderful goal. It wasn't an easy ball to take. It was a very good finish.

"The second half was end-to-end, but overall you get what you deserve and I thought Henderson got what he deserved with his performance."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 34 Kean
  • 02 Kane
  • 03 Spurr
  • 05 G Hanley
  • 16 Dann
  • 06 Lowe Booked
  • 19 Taylor (King - 68' )
  • 21 Marrow
  • 25 Judge
  • 09 Best
  • 11 Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 15 Songo'o
  • 24 Morris
  • 08 Dunn
  • 14 Olsson
  • 29 Evans
  • 07 King

Nottingham Forest

  • 01 Darlow
  • 02 Lichaj Booked
  • 08 Cohen
  • 22 Wilson
  • 25 Hobbs
  • 07 Guedioura
  • 10 Lansbury Booked
  • 11 Reid (Halford - 82' )
  • 21 Paterson (Mackie - 62' )
  • 28 Majewski (Derbyshire - 64' )
  • 09 Henderson Booked

Substitutes

  • 29 De Vries
  • 03 Harding
  • 05 Collins
  • 15 Halford
  • 12 Mackie
  • 17 Miller
  • 27 Derbyshire
Ref: Madley
Att: 14,496

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

2 2

Corners

7 3

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:47

Adlene Guedioura manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +3:43

Alan Judge crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +3:31

Chris Cohen is adjudged to have handled the ball.

90:00 +1:17

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Mackie.

90:00 +1:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Darius Henderson - Blackburn 0 - 1 Nott'm For Darius Henderson slots the ball right footed into the goal. Blackburn 0-1 Nottm Forest.

90:00 +0:29

Free kick taken by Karl Darlow.

89:51

Handball by Tommy Spurr.

89:40

Free kick taken by Alan Judge.

89:27

Henri Lansbury is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

88:40

Greg Halford takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

87:15

The ball is swung over by Joshua King.

86:38

Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

80:07

Darius Henderson receives a yellow card.

80:07 Booking

Booking

85:51

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

85:34

Joshua King takes a shot. Jack Hobbs gets a block in.

84:20

Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

82:09

Clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

81:38

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

81:02 Substitution

Substitution Greg Halford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Reid.

80:06

Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua King.

79:39

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

78:09

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Andy Reid and misses to the left of the goal.

77:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on Matt Derbyshire.

77:04

Clearance made by Scott Dann.

76:59

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.

76:02

Clearance made by Henri Lansbury.

75:15

Henri Lansbury sends in a cross.

74:21

Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

73:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Best on Chris Cohen.

73:11

Scott Dann takes the free kick.

72:49 Booking

Booking

72:49

Henri Lansbury booked.

72:44

Unfair challenge on Jason Lowe by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick.

72:18

Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

71:46

Chris Cohen fouled by Leon Best, the ref awards a free kick.

70:49

Jason Lowe takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

70:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid.

69:44

Matt Derbyshire takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Dann gets a block in.

69:12

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

68:25

Scott Dann takes the free kick.

68:08

Andy Reid is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

67:21 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Joshua King coming on for Chris Taylor.

66:56

Eric Lichaj delivers the ball.

64:51

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

64:39

Foul by Matt Derbyshire on Grant Hanley, free kick awarded.

63:51 Substitution

Substitution Radoslaw Majewski leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Derbyshire.

63:07

Alan Judge takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

62:53

Darius Henderson makes a clearance.

62:46

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line.

61:37

Adlene Guedioura has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

61:20

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line.

61:02 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Mackie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Paterson.

59:26

Clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

59:19

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line.

59:04

Clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

59:00

Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

58:22

Unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Kelvin Wilson results in a free kick.

57:41

Free kick taken by Andy Reid.

57:29 Booking

Booking

57:29

Jason Lowe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

57:25

Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Jason Lowe, the ref awards a free kick.

57:09

Clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.

57:03

Centre by Tommy Spurr.

55:11

Alan Judge crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Best by Jack Hobbs.

49:41

The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen.

49:01

Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

48:48

Radoslaw Majewski concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Marrow.

46:17

Radoslaw Majewski restarts play with the free kick.

46:11

Radoslaw Majewski fouled by Jason Lowe, the ref awards a free kick.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:00

Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

45:00 +1:38

The referee blows for offside.

45:00 +1:29

Chris Cohen takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:14

Adlene Guedioura fouled by Leon Best, the ref awards a free kick.

45:00 +0:49

Chris Cohen takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:47

The referee blows for offside against Leon Best.

45:00 +0:41

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Adlene Guedioura.

45:00

Corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line.

44:33

Radoslaw Majewski takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

44:18

Centre by Darius Henderson.

43:27

Scott Dann heads at goal.

43:19

Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

42:45

Chris Cohen concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Best.

41:09

Header at goal by Darius Henderson goes over the frame of the goal.

40:54

Centre by Eric Lichaj.

39:54

Andy Reid delivers the ball.

39:11

Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

39:04

Chris Taylor challenges Jamie Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:59

Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.

37:56

Free kick crossed by Chris Cohen.

37:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Lowe on Darius Henderson.

35:17

Header by Jordan Rhodes misses right.

35:05

Alan Judge takes the free kick.

34:29

Adlene Guedioura challenges Chris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:16

Karl Darlow restarts play with the free kick.

32:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Best.

32:48

Scott Dann takes the free kick.

32:26

Andy Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Todd Kane.

31:56

Jamie Paterson takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

31:47

Clearance made by Tommy Spurr.

31:42

Centre by Andy Reid.

31:08

Corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski.

30:48

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

30:34

Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

30:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Todd Kane on Henri Lansbury.

29:49

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

29:13

The referee cautions Eric Lichaj for unsporting behaviour.

29:13 Booking

Booking

29:07

Eric Lichaj challenges Scott Dann unfairly and gives away a free kick.

28:38

Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

28:34

The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.

27:51

Free kick taken by Andy Reid.

27:46

Foul by Chris Taylor on Andy Reid, free kick awarded.

26:38

Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.

26:27

The referee gives a free kick against Radoslaw Majewski for handball.

26:06

Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

26:01

Foul by Eric Lichaj on Alan Judge, free kick awarded.

25:13

The ball is delivered by Andy Reid.

24:37

Alex Marrow manages to make a clearance.

24:32

Free kick crossed by Andy Reid.

24:14

Scott Dann challenges Radoslaw Majewski unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:17

Clearance by Scott Dann.

23:14

The ball is delivered by Chris Cohen.

22:05

Scott Dann has a headed effort at goal.

21:57

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

19:53

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. A parry by Jake Kean prevents the goal.

19:11

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

19:07

Free kick taken by Radoslaw Majewski.

18:34

Scott Dann concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Henderson.

14:40

Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.

14:15

Unfair challenge on Jason Lowe by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick.

10:44

The offside flag is raised against Darius Henderson.

10:37

Clearance by Scott Dann.

10:28

Centre by Jamie Paterson.

9:26

Henri Lansbury makes a clearance.

9:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Judge.

6:35

Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.

6:07

The referee blows for offside against Darius Henderson.

5:26

Chris Cohen makes a clearance.

5:18

Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

4:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eric Lichaj on Alan Judge.

3:12

Shot by Radoslaw Majewski cleared the target.

1:22

Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.

1:08

Leon Best is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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