A Jordan Rhodes double helped Blackburn get the better of 10-man Bournemouth for their first away win of the season.

Rhodes headed home Leon Best's cross in the 10th minute before scoring a 41st-minute penalty after Josh King was brought down by Tommy Elphick.

In between, Best got on the scoresheet himself with a shot from 15 yards.

The Cherries had substitute Richard Hughes sent off early in the second half but pulled a late goal back through Ryan Fraser.

Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

Hughes, who had come on as a substitute in the 33rd minute after Shaun McDonald suffered a knee injury, was shown two yellow cards in the space of four second-half minutes, but by then the visitors were well in command.

Bournemouth's Marc Pugh hit the inside of the post in the 58th minute before Elphick nearly redeemed himself for conceding the penalty, but Jake Kean produced a fine save to keep out his 66th-minute volley.

The home side got their consolation goal when record signing Tokelo Rantie turned past Grant Hanley before sending Fraser through to score.

Blackburn almost got a fourth in the closing seconds but Rhodes was inches off target when presented with the chance to complete his hat-trick.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"Jordan Rhodes has great ability in front of goal and is a natural finisher.

"His (first) goal was stunning and brave because he was prepared to put his head in where it hurts, bearing in mind he has his arm in plaster.

"We were outstanding in the first half, excellent. I'm delighted for the fans because it is a long way to come and we have given them an away win.

"We've spoken a lot about scoring the first goal - which is something we've not done until today - and we carried out the game plan perfectly."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"We were beaten by the better team and on occasions like this you have to hold your hand up and admit it.

"They have some clinical players who showed in the final third how dangerous they can be.

"We can do a lot better than that. We lost our belief when we went behind, which is strange for us.

"Richard Hughes should not have received his yellow card for the first offence, I thought the referee had a poor game."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Bournemouth

  • 01 Allsop
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook
  • 05 Elphick Booked
  • 22 Ward
  • 07 Pugh (Coulibaly - 81' )
  • 10 Pitman (Fraser - 46' )
  • 16 MacDonald Booked (Hughes - 32' Dismissed after an earlier booking )
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 09 Grabban
  • 28 Rantie

Substitutes

  • 25 Flahavan
  • 14 Harte
  • 24 Addison
  • 04 Surman
  • 20 Fraser
  • 21 Coulibaly
  • 26 Hughes

Blackburn

  • 34 Kean
  • 02 Kane
  • 03 Spurr
  • 05 G Hanley
  • 16 Dann
  • 06 Lowe Booked (Marrow - 84' )
  • 07 King
  • 29 Evans Booked (Williamson - 63' )
  • 45 Cairney
  • 09 Best Booked (Olsson - 63' )
  • 11 Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 04 Kilgallon
  • 24 Morris
  • 14 Olsson
  • 17 Williamson
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Marrow
Ref: Lewis
Att: 9,441

Match Stats

Shots

9 20

On target

4 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:41

Tom Cairney takes a shot. A parry by Ryan Allsop prevents the goal.

90:00 +1:38

Joshua King takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Tommy Elphick.

90:00 +0:42

Tommy Spurr makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:37

Free kick taken by Simon Francis.

90:00 +0:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Eunan O'Kane.

89:41

Jordan Rhodes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

89:16

Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

88:47

Tommy Elphick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr.

88:43

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

87:59

Elliott Ward makes a clearance.

87:55

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

87:27

Mohamed Coulibaly is penalised for a handball.

86:58

Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.

86:52

The offside flag is raised against Joshua King.

85:22

Todd Kane sends in a cross.

83:26 Substitution

Substitution Alex Marrow comes on in place of Jason Lowe.

82:37

Tokelo Rantie takes the free kick.

82:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Williamson on Tokelo Rantie.

81:28

Clearance made by Tommy Spurr.

81:23

The ball is swung over by Mohamed Coulibaly.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Mohamed Coulibaly on for Marc Pugh.

79:02

Tommy Elphick takes the free kick.

78:46

The referee blows for offside.

77:22

Lewis Grabban takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

76:18

Joshua King takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Cook.

76:09

A cross is delivered by Tommy Spurr.

73:35

Tokelo Rantie provided the assist for the goal.

73:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Fraser - Bournemouth 1 - 3 Blackburn Ryan Fraser slots the ball right footed into the goal. Bournemouth 1-3 Blackburn.

71:59

Tommy Spurr manages to make a clearance.

71:54

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball.

69:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Fraser.

69:31

The ball is sent over by Marc Pugh.

68:36

Joshua King takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

68:30

Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

68:27

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line.

67:57

Clearance made by Simon Francis.

67:54

Joshua King sends in a cross.

66:57

Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

66:28 Booking

Booking

66:28

Jason Lowe is booked.

66:16

Unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane by Jason Lowe results in a free kick.

65:56

Clearance made by Grant Hanley.

65:52

Marc Pugh produces a cross.

65:20

Tommy Elphick has an effort at goal. Jake Kean parries the effort to safety.

65:14

Free kick crossed by Marc Pugh.

64:33

Unfair challenge on Tokelo Rantie by Grant Hanley results in a free kick.

62:51 Substitution

Substitution Lee Williamson replaces Corry Evans.

62:28 Substitution

Substitution Markus Olsson is brought on as a substitute for Leon Best.

62:06

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

61:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cairney by Steve Cook.

58:53

Marc Pugh delivers the ball.

56:26

Shot by Jordan Rhodes. Steve Cook gets a block in.

56:06

Marc Pugh takes a brilliant shot and hits the post.

54:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

53:49

Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

53:45

Centre by Jordan Rhodes.

53:18

Free kick taken by Joshua King.

53:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Ryan Fraser.

51:30

Grant Hanley restarts play with the free kick.

51:03 Dismissal

Dismissal

51:03

Red card for Richard Hughes.

50:52

Corry Evans fouled by Richard Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.

50:08

Shot by Leon Best went over the bar.

49:38

Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

49:36

The referee blows for offside against Leon Best.

48:42

Leon Best takes a weak shot and went wide right of the net.

47:09

Shot by Lewis Grabban went wide right of the target.

46:25

Tom Cairney crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:44 Booking

Booking

45:44

The referee shows Richard Hughes a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:28

Unfair challenge on Tom Cairney by Richard Hughes results in a free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Fraser replaces Brett Pitman.

45:00 +3:08 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:24

Free kick taken by Richard Hughes.

45:00 +2:19

Corry Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Hughes.

45:00 +0:29

Clearance made by Corry Evans.

45:00 +0:23

Marc Pugh crosses the ball.

44:45

Header by Tommy Spurr misses right.

44:40

Free kick crossed by Tom Cairney.

43:54 Booking

Booking

43:54

Caution for Tommy Elphick.

43:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua King by Tommy Elphick.

42:55

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

42:47

The ball is sent over by Steve Cook.

42:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brett Pitman.

41:56

Tokelo Rantie has an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Dann.

40:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Bournemouth 0 - 3 Blackburn Penalty taken right-footed by Jordan Rhodes and scored. Bournemouth 0-3 Blackburn.

40:05

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua King by Tommy Elphick.

38:30

Joshua King takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

38:22

The ball is crossed by Tom Cairney.

37:35

Clearance made by Tommy Elphick.

37:33

Free kick crossed by Tom Cairney.

36:54

Unfair challenge on Tom Cairney by Eunan O'Kane results in a free kick.

35:49

Scott Dann takes the free kick.

35:41

Tokelo Rantie concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Hanley.

35:05

Leon Best takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

33:57

Leon Best has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

33:36

Simon Francis delivers the ball.

33:20

Shot by Tokelo Rantie. Tommy Spurr gets a block in.

32:25

Jordan Rhodes has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

31:57 Substitution

Substitution Richard Hughes on for Shaun MacDonald.

30:55

Clearance by Tommy Elphick.

29:40

Steve Cook produces a cross.

29:28

Clearance made by Scott Dann.

29:21

Marc Pugh produces a cross.

26:55

Ryan Allsop manages to make a clearance.

26:52

Tom Cairney crosses the ball in from the free kick.

26:34

Shaun MacDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Best.

26:04

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

26:02

Marc Pugh sends in a cross.

25:54

Clearance made by Joshua King.

25:51

Corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line.

25:25

Clearance by Scott Dann.

25:22

Marc Pugh sends in a cross.

25:03

Clearance by Joshua King.

23:57

Tom Cairney provided the assist for the goal.

23:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Best - Bournemouth 0 - 2 Blackburn Leon Best scores with a right foot finish. Bournemouth 0-2 Blackburn.

23:37

Tom Cairney sends in a cross.

23:08

Ryan Allsop takes the free kick.

22:42

Leon Best goes into the book.

22:42 Booking

Booking

22:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Leon Best.

22:24

Clearance made by Tommy Elphick.

22:21

The ball is swung over by Todd Kane.

21:32

The ball is sent over by Joshua King.

21:12

Shot by Jason Lowe.

18:19

Centre by Joshua King.

17:41

Shot by Lewis Grabban. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

17:29

Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

17:07

Unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Leon Best results in a free kick.

16:56

Clearance made by Steve Cook.

16:52

Tommy Spurr crosses the ball.

16:10

Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

16:05

Unfair challenge on Simon Francis by Leon Best results in a free kick.

15:42

Strike on goal comes in from Jordan Rhodes from the free kick. A parry by Ryan Allsop prevents the goal.

14:53

Booking for Shaun MacDonald.

14:53 Booking

Booking

14:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun MacDonald on Joshua King.

14:21

Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.

14:11

Handball decision goes against Leon Best.

13:24

Header at goal by Grant Hanley misses to the right.

13:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

12:45

Joshua King has an effort at goal.

12:24

Clearance made by Steve Cook.

12:19

The ball is sent over by Joshua King.

12:09

Corner taken by Joshua King from the right by-line.

11:11

Chance falls to Steve Cook who heads at goal. Jake Kean safely holds on.

11:06

Free kick crossed by Brett Pitman.

10:39

Corry Evans is booked.

10:39 Booking

Booking

10:28

Corry Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tokelo Rantie.

9:23

Joshua King provided the assist for the goal.

9:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Bournemouth 0 - 1 Blackburn Jordan Rhodes grabs a goal with a headed effort. Bournemouth 0-1 Blackburn.

9:12

Joshua King produces a cross.

8:57

Tommy Elphick manages to make a clearance.

8:52

Free kick taken by Jake Kean.

8:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Shaun MacDonald.

8:18

Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

8:14

Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

7:33

Unfair challenge on Elliott Ward by Leon Best results in a free kick.

7:04

Tommy Spurr delivers the ball.

5:33

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

5:30

Tokelo Rantie is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

5:13

Brett Pitman delivers the ball.

5:05

Corner taken by Brett Pitman from the right by-line.

4:46

Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

4:43

The ball is delivered by Simon Francis.

4:21

Free kick taken by Shaun MacDonald.

4:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Lowe on Shaun MacDonald.

3:56

Shot by Todd Kane went wide right of the post.

2:45

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

2:42

Brett Pitman crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:15

Marc Pugh fouled by Todd Kane, the ref awards a free kick.

1:11

Clearance by Elliott Ward.

1:06

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

0:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joshua King by Simon Francis.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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