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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have won just one of their past 10 games

Relegation-threatened Blackburn remain in the Championship's bottom three after a drab goalless draw at Wolves.

In a game of few chances, Rovers' Lucas Joao saw a late header land on the top of the crossbar, as the match finally opened up in the closing stages.

Wolves' only shot on target came in stoppage time, as David Raya saved from Ivan Cavaleiro at the near post.

Tony Mowbray's side remain 22nd, two points below 21st-placed Birmingham City, who have a game in hand.

The draw extended Blackburn's unbeaten run to three games but, with fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Burton Albion all winning at home, it was a bad day for Rovers.

Wolves, who had won six of their previous eight games, were uninspiring in a relatively even encounter.

Craig Conway half-volleyed wide for the visitors with arguably the best chance of a scrappy first half.

Rovers introduced joint-top scorer Danny Graham from the bench in the second half but he was unable to propel them to a second straight away win.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert: "I thought the game was really poor. We fell below the standards that we have set. It is another clean sheet. But I have seen the stats and we never did enough to win it.

"I thought we fell short of the energy levels that we have shown. The lads have played a lot of games and we need that bit of freshness for the last few games. The lads are running on empty.

"You can get games like that when you think 'where is my energy?' I understand that but the pleasing thing is that we never lost it, so credit to them for that. But the positive side is that it is another point."

Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray: "The dressing room is pretty desolate. It's pretty disappointing for us all in a game that we felt we should have taken three points from.

"We came to win and for long spells we looked the dominant outfit out there, but you win football matches in the final third - in and around the box - and we fell short in that department today.

"We have Aston Villa at home next weekend. We have to be positive and try to get the three points to take it to the last day of the season and then see what happens at Brentford."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 21Lonergan
  • 16Coady
  • 60Williamson
  • 5Stearman
  • 2DohertySubstituted forCavaleiroat 21'minutes
  • 27SaissBooked at 71mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 64MarshallSubstituted forGibbs-Whiteat 67'minutes
  • 63Weimann
  • 8Saville
  • 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mason
  • 14Evans
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 30Hause
  • 31Burgoyne
  • 50Cavaleiro
  • 55Gibbs-White

Blackburn

  • 33Raya
  • 24Nyambe
  • 26LenihanBooked at 51mins
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 5Williams
  • 31BennettSubstituted forEmnesat 85'minutes
  • 6LoweBooked at 70mins
  • 23GuthrieBooked at 64mins
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forGrahamat 63'minutes
  • 19GallagherSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Steele
  • 4Hoban
  • 7Feeney
  • 12Graham
  • 17Emnes
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21Akpan
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
20,249

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan tries a through ball, but Danny Graham is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas João (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Guthrie with a cross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Marvin Emnes replaces Elliott Bennett.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Mike Williamson.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew following a set piece situation.

  15. Post update

    Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mike Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lucas João replaces Sam Gallagher.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  20. Booking

    Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton44288873383592
2Newcastle432671076393785
3Reading44247136362179
4Sheff Wed442391258431578
5Huddersfield43246135553278
6Fulham4421131082552776
7Leeds442271557431473
8Norwich441991678661266
9Brentford441891773611263
10Derby441712155048263
11Preston431613146257561
12Cardiff441611175759-259
13Aston Villa431513154546-158
14Barnsley441512176363057
15Wolves431510185254-255
16Ipswich441316154854-655
17Bristol City44149215965-651
18Burton441312194658-1251
19QPR44148225062-1250
20Nottm Forest44139225970-1148
21Birmingham431114184263-2147
22Blackburn441015194964-1545
23Wigan441011233955-1641
24Rotherham4456333896-5821
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