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Scunthorpe United 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn's march up the League One table continued as Marcus Antonsson's goal was enough to defeat previously unbeaten Scunthorpe and earn a fourth successive victory.

The on-loan Swede struck in the 58th minute, pouncing at the far post to convert from Elliott Bennett's inviting cross.

Although not quite a smash-and-grab, Rovers owed as much to Scunthorpe's failure to turn pressure into goals as their own efforts.

They were on the back foot for large spells, especially during a first half in which goalkeeper David Raya thwarted Paddy Madden, Duane Holmes and Josh Morris twice.

The first of the visitors' few sights of goal did not come until just before the break, when Dominic Samuel forced Matt Gilks into action and Rekeem Harper glanced a free header wide.

But Blackburn took that momentum with them into the second half - during which Leeds frontman Antonsson provided an entertaining contest's defining moment.

There were late scares for the visitors when Neal Bishop had a header cleared off the line and Funso Ojo forced another impressive stop out of Raya, but Rovers held firm.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 22SuttonSubstituted forClarkeat 69'minutes
  • 23McArdle
  • 5Wallace
  • 3Townsend
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 66'minutes
  • 12BishopSubstituted forvan Veenat 79'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 9Madden
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 2Clarke
  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16Caddis
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 6Smallwood
  • 4HarperSubstituted forDackat 45'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 29Evans
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forChapmanat 80'minutes
  • 20AntonssonBooked at 51minsSubstituted forGrahamat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chapman
  • 10Graham
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 22Gladwin
  • 23Dack
  • 25Downing
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,330

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Corry Evans.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

Booking

Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

Attempt saved. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Harry Chapman replaces Dominic Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Neal Bishop.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Corry Evans.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Elliott Bennett.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jordan Clarke replaces Levi Sutton because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Duane Holmes.

Delay in match Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Graham replaces Marcus Antonsson.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Blackburn Rovers 1. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury7610104619
2Peterborough7511157816
3Charlton75021310315
4Bradford7421149514
5Blackpool7421117414
6Wigan6411113813
7Fleetwood6411117413
8Oxford Utd7331125712
9Rotherham7403159612
10Blackburn6402116512
11Scunthorpe733183512
12Bristol Rovers73041215-39
13Portsmouth722379-28
14Walsall72231014-48
15MK Dons721449-57
16Doncaster713379-26
17Northampton6204611-56
18Rochdale7133510-56
19Southend7133713-66
20Wimbledon712448-45
21Oldham71151016-64
22Bury7115814-64
23Plymouth7115613-74
24Gillingham7034511-63
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