Blackburn 5-2 Barnsley

Jordan Rhodes

Jordan Rhodes hit his first goals of the season as Blackburn scored four in the first half to rout 10-man Barnsley and seal their first win this campaign.

Chris Dagnall put the Tykes ahead but the match turned when Jean-Yves M'voto was sent off and Tom Cairney equalised from the resulting free-kick.

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David Flitcroft: Barnsley manager on Blackburn defeat

Rhodes headed his first on the half hour and scored with a lob nine minutes later before Josh King netted a fourth.

Todd Kane made it five and then Tomasz Cywka netted for winless Barnsley.

Barnsley took the lead after 13 minutes when Dagnall turned and scored with a precision strike into the bottom corner.

Three minutes later French defender M'voto was sent off for cynically bringing down Rhodes and Cairney punished the visitors with a wonderful free-kick that found the top corner.

Sustained pressure told when the impressive Kane swung in a deep cross for Rhodes to score with a looping header, and the striker put the result beyond doubt nine minutes later with a cool lob from a Scott Dann long ball.

Rovers got their fourth just before half-time when David Dunn sent Kane clear to set up King to finish from six yards.

Rovers netted a fifth through Kane after Steele somehow managed to palm his shot into his own goal.

Barnsley got a second after 72 minutes when Marcus Pedersen's flick found Cywka who scored from 25 yards, but it was of little consolation for beleaguered Barnsley.

Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer:

"I think we started very well before the sending off. Their goal was against the run of play but our lads responded magnificently.

"Jordan Rhodes is never going to go down when he's got an opportunity to score a goal. He's a greedy striker and he was clean through [before the challenge from Jean-Yves M'voto].

"The finishing was ruthless. You look at the quality of the goals we've scored and the general play and full praise has to go to the players."

Barnsley boss David Flitcroft:

"I got the opportunity to speak to Jordan Rhodes who I know really well and I've seen the incident.

"I've not seen Jean-Yves M'voto having to stretch or panic. He's got the wrong side. Jordan didn't have the pace to get passed him or through him.

"What Jordan's told me is that he's backed into him and propelled himself forward, so he's got a very good decision for his team.

"Has the referee been conned? From what I know now, he has been."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Blackburn

  • 34 Kean
  • 02 Kane
  • 03 Spurr
  • 05 G Hanley
  • 16 Dann
  • 06 Lowe (Morris - 74' )
  • 07 King (Nunes - 81' )
  • 08 Dunn (Taylor - 66' )
  • 25 Judge
  • 45 Cairney
  • 11 Rhodes

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 24 Morris
  • 31 Givet
  • 14 Olsson
  • 19 Taylor
  • 09 Best
  • 30 Nunes

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 22 Mvoto Dismissed
  • 03 Golbourne
  • 07 O'Brien Booked
  • 08 Dawson
  • 21 Mellis (Perkins - 32' )
  • 23 Etuhu
  • 10 O'Grady Booked (Pedersen - 41' )
  • 13 Dagnall (Cywka - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 15 McNulty
  • 11 Perkins
  • 19 Cywka
  • 42 McCourt
  • 09 Scotland
  • 20 Pedersen
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 13,058

Match Stats

Shots

19 5

On target

9 3

Corners

6 1

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:19 Full time

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

90:00 +1:21

Shot by Alan Judge went over.

88:47

Chris Taylor makes a clearance.

88:11

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

88:08

Scott Golbourne produces a cross.

87:37

Todd Kane manages to make a clearance.

87:14

Todd Kane makes a clearance.

86:34

Jake Kean takes the free kick.

86:11

Stephen Dawson is caught offside.

84:43

Centre by Fabio Nunes.

84:29

Fabio Nunes takes a short corner.

83:32

Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

83:18

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu on Josh Morris, free kick awarded.

82:22

Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

82:09

Tommy Spurr is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

80:28 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Fabio Nunes coming on for Joshua King.

79:53

Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

79:26

Jim O'Brien booked.

79:26 Booking

Booking

79:17

Jim O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua King.

78:04

David Perkins takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

76:41

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

76:36

Stephen Dawson delivers the ball.

76:22

The ball is sent over by Tom Kennedy.

75:48

Clearance by Grant Hanley.

75:19

The ball is sent over by Jordan Rhodes.

73:05 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Josh Morris coming on for Jason Lowe.

71:13

Assist by Marcus Pedersen.

71:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Tomasz Cywka - Blackburn 5 - 2 Barnsley Tomasz Cywka scores with their right foot. Blackburn 5-2 Barnsley.

71:03

Scott Golbourne delivers the ball.

70:31

Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

70:23

Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

69:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joshua King on Stephen Dawson.

69:46

Todd Kane produces a cross.

69:31

Shot by Joshua King. Jim O'Brien gets a block in.

69:16

Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

69:12

A cross is delivered by Todd Kane.

68:24

David Perkins restarts play with the free kick.

68:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson by Tom Cairney.

67:53

Header at goal by Scott Dann. Luke Steele blocks the ball.

67:39

Tom Cairney produces a cross.

66:56

Clearance by Luke Steele.

66:17

Scott Dann takes the free kick.

65:51 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Chris Taylor coming on for David Dunn.

65:36

Marcus Pedersen is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

65:15

David Dunn takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

64:56

Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

64:50

David Dunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne.

64:28

Clearance by Scott Wiseman.

64:24

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge.

64:00

Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

63:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Dawson on Joshua King.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Tomasz Cywka coming on for Chris Dagnall.

62:33

Alan Judge takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

62:02

Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

61:45

Unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Marcus Pedersen results in a free kick.

61:08

Free kick taken by Todd Kane.

60:59

Chris Dagnall challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:23

Marcus Pedersen takes a shot. Jake Kean blocks the ball.

60:11

Clearance by Scott Dann.

59:43

David Dunn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke Steele safely holds on.

58:49

Header by Jason Lowe goes over the bar.

58:31

Joshua King produces a cross.

57:33

Assist by Jason Lowe.

57:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Todd Kane - Blackburn 5 - 1 Barnsley Todd Kane scores with a right foot finish. Blackburn 5-1 Barnsley.

56:44

Header by Scott Dann misses to the right of the target.

56:34

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

56:19

Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

56:13

Joshua King sends in a cross.

55:30

David Perkins sends in a cross.

55:05

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

54:50

Free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

54:36

Alan Judge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne.

52:47

Kelvin Etuhu restarts play with the free kick.

52:39

Stephen Dawson fouled by Tom Cairney, the ref awards a free kick.

52:17

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

51:36

Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.

51:12

Short corner worked by Stephen Dawson.

51:03

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

50:48

Free kick crossed by Chris Dagnall.

50:19

Joshua King takes the free kick.

50:12

Unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Joshua King results in a free kick.

45:58

Clearance made by Tom Kennedy.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +3:19 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:52

Free kick taken by David Dunn.

45:00 +2:43

Unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Joshua King results in a free kick.

45:00 +2:38

Clearance made by Tom Cairney.

45:00 +2:31

Jim O'Brien sends in a cross.

45:00 +1:49

Stephen Dawson takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

45:00 +0:19

Luke Steele makes a clearance.

43:52

A cross is delivered by Stephen Dawson.

43:07

Stephen Dawson takes the free kick.

42:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Cairney on Kelvin Etuhu.

41:58

The assist for the goal came from Todd Kane.

41:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Joshua King - Blackburn 4 - 1 Barnsley Joshua King grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Blackburn 4-1 Barnsley.

41:56

Todd Kane sends in a cross.

40:50

Free kick taken by David Perkins.

40:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Stephen Dawson.

40:01 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Pedersen on for Chris O'Grady.

39:33

Tom Kennedy makes a clearance.

38:26

Assist on the goal came from Scott Dann.

38:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn 3 - 1 Barnsley Jordan Rhodes scores with their right foot. Blackburn 3-1 Barnsley.

37:06

Tom Kennedy makes a clearance.

36:59

The ball is crossed by Tommy Spurr.

36:05

Todd Kane manages to make a clearance.

35:09

David Perkins takes the free kick.

35:04

David Dunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne.

33:46

Clearance made by Todd Kane.

32:26

Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.

32:01

Foul by Alan Judge on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded.

31:52

The ball is swung over by Joshua King.

31:30

Scott Dann restarts play with the free kick.

31:06 Substitution

Substitution David Perkins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jacob Mellis.

30:35

Chris O'Grady is booked.

30:35 Booking

Booking

30:02

Foul by Chris O'Grady on Scott Dann, free kick awarded.

29:09

Assist on the goal came from Todd Kane.

29:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Rhodes - Blackburn 2 - 1 Barnsley Jordan Rhodes scores. Blackburn 2-1 Barnsley.

28:57

The ball is crossed by Todd Kane.

28:50

Scott Wiseman makes a clearance.

28:42

Joshua King delivers the ball.

27:02

Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.

25:50

Todd Kane restarts play with the free kick.

25:38

Foul by Stephen Dawson on Joshua King, free kick awarded.

24:54

Shot by Joshua King went wide left of the target.

24:21

A cross is delivered by Tom Cairney.

22:10

Clearance made by Luke Steele.

22:03

The ball is delivered by Tommy Spurr.

21:49

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

21:22

Clearance by Scott Golbourne.

21:14

Centre by Tommy Spurr.

19:40

Shot by Joshua King missed to the right of the target.

19:22

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

18:58

Jason Lowe takes a shot. Scott Wiseman gets a block in.

18:46

A cross is delivered by Todd Kane.

18:13

Joshua King takes a shot.

18:00

A cross is delivered by Todd Kane.

16:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Cairney - Blackburn 1 - 1 Barnsley Free kick scored by Tom Cairney. Blackburn 1-1 Barnsley.

15:19

The referee shows Jean Yves Mvoto a red card for professional foul.

15:19 Dismissal

Dismissal

14:53

Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes.

14:23

Free kick crossed by Alan Judge.

14:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Dunn by Stephen Dawson.

12:57

Kelvin Etuhu provided the assist for the goal.

12:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Dagnall - Blackburn 0 - 1 Barnsley Chris Dagnall scores a right footed goal. Blackburn 0-1 Barnsley.

12:46

Centre by Jim O'Brien.

12:26

The ball is swung over by Scott Golbourne.

11:57

Kelvin Etuhu makes a clearance.

11:52

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

11:34

Chris O'Grady manages to make a clearance.

11:27

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

11:14

Clearance by Kelvin Etuhu.

11:07

Stephen Dawson delivers the ball.

10:45

Clearance made by Scott Dann.

10:39

Scott Golbourne sends in a cross.

9:54

A cross is delivered by Todd Kane.

9:31

Joshua King takes a shot. Luke Steele catches the ball.

7:47

Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

7:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Scott Golbourne.

6:18

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

5:55

Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance.

5:46

Centre by Joshua King.

5:16

Todd Kane restarts play with the free kick.

5:13

The referee blows for offside against Chris Dagnall.

3:39

Shot by Tom Cairney went over the net.

2:24

Todd Kane delivers the ball.

2:01

David Dunn delivers the ball.

1:07

Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

0:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jordan Rhodes.

0:46

A cross is delivered by Tommy Spurr.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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