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Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Blackburn failed to secure a third consecutive Championship win as they were held to a goalless draw by strugglers Sheffield Wednesday.

Both sides had chances to secure three points, with Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede going closest for the play-off chasing hosts at Ewood Park.

Atdhe Nuhiu provided the main threat for the Owls, forcing two spectacular saves from Simon Eastwood.

Despite their efforts, the result kept Wednesday in the relegation places.

For Blackburn, they are three points away from sixth place after previously closing on the play-off spots with victories against Yeovil and Millwall.

It was the visitors who made the brightest start, and Nuhiu's glancing header produced a fine stop from Eastwood.

Rovers responded through Rhodes, who was denied by Chris Kirkland after latching onto an inexplicably poor header from defender Roger Johnson.

The finest chance of the game came two minutes before the break as Eastwood produced a superb fingertip save from Nuhiu's header.

Rovers have lost just once in their last nine matches at Ewood, and pushed for a winner in the second half. Gestede shot weakly after sprinting past Glenn Loovens and Josh King fired straight at Kirkland, who gathered at the second attempt..

A frantic finish followed, but neither side could force a winner. The result was met by booing from the Rovers support, frustrated at the dropped points.

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer:

"There's a chorus of boos around the ground which I don't quite understand because we have to remember where we've come from, where we are now, and how much further we can go.

"I think points are very difficult to come by in the Championship and we have to respect the point today. We created some good chances but weren't ruthless enough in front of goal.

"There have been several times this season when people have said to me, 'last season we wouldn't have got the draw', so the progress we're making is decent."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Stuart Gray:

"I thought we had the better of the first half and had the better chances. Atdhe [Nuhiu] is unlucky not to score, with a couple of good saves by their goalkeeper.

"It's nice to get a clean sheet. We've had back-to-back clean sheets away and you can't undervalue the point.

"I thought the two centre halves kept Jordan Rhodes very quiet. When you come to Blackburn, 95% of their goals probably come through Jordan, so credit to the defenders."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 13Eastwood
  • 27HenleyBooked at 54mins
  • 3SpurrBooked at 87mins
  • 6Lowe
  • 16Dann
  • 5Hanley
  • 12Marshall
  • 45CairneySubstituted forRochinaat 81'minutes
  • 11Rhodes
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forKingat 45+5'minutes
  • 39GestedeSubstituted forWilliamsonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Kane
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 7King
  • 10Campbell
  • 17Williamson
  • 23Rochina
  • 34Kean

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 3Johnson
  • 27McPhailSubstituted forMcCabeat 78'minutes
  • 8Johnson
  • 36Loovens
  • 20Lee
  • 6Semedo
  • 34NuhiuSubstituted forMattockat 84'minutes
  • 10MaghomaSubstituted forJohnsonat 75'minutes
  • 17Helan

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 16McCabe
  • 18Maguire
  • 19Mattock
  • 26Martinez
  • 32Llera
  • 35Olofinjana
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
18,539

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.
Attempt blocked. Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).
Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers).
Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Joe Mattock replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.
Attempt missed. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Rubén Rochina replaces Tom Cairney.
Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhys McCabe (Sheffield Wednesday).
Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Rhys McCabe replaces Stephen McPhail.
Hand ball by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt saved. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Jacques Maghoma.
Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joshua King with a cross.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Stephen McPhail tries a through ball, but Liam Palmer is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers).
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lee Williamson replaces Rudy Gestede.
Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).
Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).
Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jordan Rhodes.
Attempt blocked. Stephen McPhail (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Rudy Gestede (Blackburn Rovers).
Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2214351245
2Burnley2212731743
3QPR2212641142
4Derby2212551841
5Nottm Forest22994936
6Leeds221057935
7Ipswich22976934
8Reading22976534
9Brighton22886632
10Blackpool22886-132
11Blackburn22877231
12Watford22787629
13Wigan21858129
14Huddersfield22778128
15Bournemouth228410-1028
16Middlesbrough22688226
17Bolton22688-326
18Birmingham22679025
19Charlton225710-822
20Millwall225611-2121
21Doncaster225512-2220
22Sheff Wed21399-918
23Yeovil224513-1417
24Barnsley223712-2016
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