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Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Dave Edwards
Dave Edwards' equaliser came three minutes after Rovers fans staged a walk-out at Ewood Park

Championship strugglers Blackburn drew with managerless Wolves in a game marked by protests by home supporters.

Rovers fans showed their opposition to Indian owners Venky's by not taking their seats until the 18th minute and then walking out in the 75th minute.

Sam Gallagher's superb early volley put Blackburn ahead at the break.

Dave Edwards headed in Matt Doherty's cross to level but Wolves, who sacked Walter Zenga on Tuesday, are now without a win in their last six games.

Blackburn fans held a protest outside the ground before kick-off, while the timing of their late entry and early departure reflected the date of the club's founding in 1875.

Several banners criticising the club's owners were visible in the sparsely-populated stands at Ewood Park throughout the match.

After falling behind the visitors, with caretaker boss Rob Edwards in the dugout amid reports Nigel Pearson has been interviewed to replace Zenga, looked bright and could have levelled through Edwards or Conor Coady before the break.

Substitute goalkeeper Andy Lonergan denied Rovers striker Gallagher a second goal just after the hour mark and the hosts may have complaints about the equaliser, with Doherty narrowly offside when he picked up the ball after Blackburn keeper Jason Steele palmed away Joao Teixeira's shot.

Victory would have lifted Rovers out of the relegation zone, but they are now 23rd, while Wolves are three points above the bottom three in 17th.

Blackburn fans protest
Venky's took over Blackburn Rovers in 2010 and the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2012
Blackburn fans protest
The Lancashire club's latest accounts, published earlier this year, revealed debts of over £100m

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Steele
  • 6Lowe
  • 3Greer
  • 26Lenihan
  • 14MulgrewSubstituted forHendrieat 72'minutes
  • 10MarshallBooked at 58mins
  • 23GuthrieBooked at 75mins
  • 29Evans
  • 32Conway
  • 19Gallagher
  • 17EmnesSubstituted forStokesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 9Stokes
  • 11Samuelsen
  • 20Hendrie
  • 21Akpan
  • 31Bennett
  • 33Raya

Wolves

  • 1IkemeSubstituted forLonerganat 45'minutes
  • 2Doherty
  • 6BatthBooked at 26mins
  • 30Hause
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
  • 16Coady
  • 27SaissSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 56'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 12WallaceSubstituted forCavaleiroat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá Pereira
  • 5Stearman
  • 8Saville
  • 9Dicko
  • 21Lonergan
  • 24Brito Teixeira
  • 50Cavaleiro
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
10,652

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Attempt missed. Stephen Hendrie (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Stokes.

Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross.

Attempt missed. João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Lowe.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Kortney Hause.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Danny Batth.

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

Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Steele.

Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Anthony Stokes replaces Marvin Emnes.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross.

Attempt saved. João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Stephen Hendrie replaces Charlie Mulgrew because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Booking

João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Jed Wallace.

Foul by João Teixeira (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Charlie Mulgrew tries a through ball, but Craig Conway is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher with a headed pass.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Booking

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle15111332122034
2Brighton159422391431
3Huddersfield159151617-128
4Norwich158342624227
5Reading157441718-125
6Bristol City157352317624
7Sheff Wed157351617-124
8Birmingham146531916323
9Leeds157261615123
10Brentford156452114722
11Fulham155642118321
12Barnsley156272724320
13Preston156271919020
14QPR155461621-519
15Ipswich154651214-218
16Aston Villa143831414017
17Wolves154561718-117
18Burton154561820-217
19Derby15456911-217
20Nottm Forest154382429-515
21Cardiff154381323-1015
22Wigan153571416-214
23Blackburn153481523-813
24Rotherham1514101635-197
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