Jordan Rhodes underlined his value to Blackburn Rovers on his 100th appearance by scoring the opening goal in a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth.

Rhodes, who was the subject of two rejected bids from Premier League side Hull City this week, notched his 54th goal for the club after 13 minutes.

Defender Grant Hanley and striker Rudy Gestede made it three before the break.

Bournemouth rallied late on with a penalty from Brett Pitman and a 90th-minute goal from Steve Cook.

Rhodes, 26, dispossessed Bournemouth centre-half Cook to open the scoring and prompted a period of total domination from Rovers.

Howe on Cherries defeat at Blackburn

Hanley headed home from a Tom Cairney corner two make it 2-0 after 21 minutes and Frenchman Gestede deflected Craig Conway's 25-yard shot past goalkeeper Lee Camp three minutes later.

Blackburn, who have now lost only one of their last 16 league games, were denied a first clean sheet of the campaign nine minutes from time.

Pitman slotted home after Alex Baptiste had brought down Adam Smith in the box.

It looked to be nothing more than consolation goal for the Cherries but when defender Cook headed home it made for a nervous finish for the hosts.

Baptiste then made amends for giving away the penalty with an excellent block to deny Tommy Elphick an equaliser in injury time.

Early Championship leaders Bournemouth, who won their first three matches of the season in all competitions, have now lost two games on the bounce.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer said: "They pushed us all the way but they get a helping hand, massively, by yet another penalty which is not a penalty.

"We had two midweek [against Norwich] and then the lad [Smith] has clearly dived. There is no contact at all in the penalty box and he gives a penalty."

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: "We started really well, looked in total control, then we conceded and, uncharacteristically for us, we didn't respond well to that.

"We've showed when we get it going we're a match for anyone, but you can't give good teams a three-goal start."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 01 Robinson Booked
  • 06 Lowe
  • 05 Hanley
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 14 Olsson
  • 12 Marshall (King - 60' Booked )
  • 10 Cairney
  • 29 Evans Booked
  • 32 Conway
  • 11 Rhodes (Dunn - 77' )
  • 39 Gestede

Substitutes

  • 02 Henley
  • 07 King
  • 08 Dunn
  • 13 Eastwood
  • 16 Varney
  • 17 Williamson
  • 19 Taylor

AFC Bournemouth

  • 01 Camp
  • 15 Smith
  • 05 Elphick
  • 03 Cook Booked
  • 11 Daniels
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 30 Ritchie (Fraser - 45' )
  • 19 Stanislas (Pitman - 74' )
  • 08 Arter
  • 13 Wilson
  • 18 Kermorgant (Rantie - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Gosling
  • 09 Rantie
  • 10 Pitman
  • 14 Harte
  • 20 Fraser
  • 25 Flahavan
  • 38 Cargill
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 13,900

Match Stats

Shots

12 23

On target

4 7

Corners

3 13

Fouls

16 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 2.

90:00 +5:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 2.

90:00 +5:14

Attempt blocked. Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

90:00 +5:00

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Conway.

90:00 +4:55

Attempt blocked. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

90:00 +4:52

Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +4:49

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90:00 +4:01

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:01

Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

90:00 +3:07 Booking

Booking Paul Robinson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).

90:00 +2:31

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:11

Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:11

Foul by Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers).

90:00 +1:30

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +1:12

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

90:00 +0:54

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

90:00 +0:21 Booking

Booking Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:17

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:17

Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

90:00 +0:01

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. David Dunn tries a through ball, but Rudy Gestede is caught offside.

89:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 2. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross following a corner.

88:48

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

87:22

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

87:22

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:12

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Smith.

84:55

Attempt missed. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Craig Conway.

84:27

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

84:27

Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:28

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:28

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

81:59

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

81:08

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

80:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 1. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

79:18

Penalty Bournemouth. Adam Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

79:18

Penalty conceded by Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

77:49

Attempt missed. Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross following a corner.

77:30

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jason Lowe.

76:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. David Dunn replaces Jordan Rhodes.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Junior Stanislas.

72:41

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

72:41

Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:10 Booking

Booking Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:03

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:03

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

71:55

Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:55

Foul by Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers).

71:03

Foul by Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth).

71:03

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:18

Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jason Lowe.

68:20

Attempt missed. Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross following a corner.

67:42

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

67:40

Attempt blocked. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

67:00

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Grant Hanley tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

66:32

Attempt missed. Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Joshua King.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Yann Kermorgant.

64:54

Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

64:54

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joshua King replaces Ben Marshall.

57:05

Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:05

Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

56:21

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

55:16

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant.

54:13

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

54:12

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

53:25

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

53:10

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:03

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.

50:07

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tommy Elphick following a corner.

49:50

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Markus Olsson.

49:04

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

49:02

Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

48:58

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:03

Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:03

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers).

46:40

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:40

Foul by Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Matt Ritchie.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 0.

41:54

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

39:46 Booking

Booking Steve Cook (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39:42

Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).

39:42

Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:50

Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

37:55

Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

37:55

Markus Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:43

Hand ball by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

35:10

Hand ball by Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

34:29

Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

33:39

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:39

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

32:45

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

31:52

Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:52

Foul by Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers).

31:03

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:03

Foul by Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers).

28:00

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

27:35

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Markus Olsson.

26:54

Attempt missed. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross.

25:45

Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.

24:45

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

24:45

Alex Baptiste (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Bournemouth 0. Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Conway following a corner.

23:34

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:45

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

20:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Bournemouth 0. Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross following a corner.

20:01

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Adam Smith.

18:54

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Wilson.

15:49

Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).

15:49

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:23

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

14:23

Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:07

Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:07

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

12:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Bournemouth 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner.

11:04

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.

10:01

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:01

Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers).

9:13

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

2:08

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eunan O'Kane.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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