Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Bradford City 0.
Bradley Dack and Craig Conway fired Blackburn to the top of League One with a 2-0 win over Bradford.
Dack celebrated his 200th league appearance with his fourth goal in as many games to secure a vital three points in the race for promotion, before Conway grabbed a second.
A resolute Bradford side battled bravely for 68 minutes before succumbing to the hosts' firepower.
The Bantams failed to have a shot on target at Ewood Park.
Bradford goalkeeper Colin Doyle was called upon early on to keep out Corry Evans' effort.
Marcus Antonsson missed a great chance moments later when he glanced Richard Smallwood's dangerous free-kick wide.
On 22 minutes the visitors were indebted to the woodwork twice as Blackburn threatened.
First Antonsson fired against the post before Dack's deflected cross came back off the bar.
In the 68th minute Dack latched onto Evans' pin-point ball before comfortably beating Doyle one-on-one.
With 10 minutes left substitute Conway slotted home after Dack's initial shot fell into his path.
Match report supplied by Press Association
- 26LenihanSubstituted forDowningat 30'minutes
- 17BellBooked at 70mins
- 9SamuelSubstituted forPayneat 65'minutes
- 20AntonssonSubstituted forConwayat 79'minutes
- 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 5mins
- 17GillieadSubstituted forMcCartanat 64'minutes
- 18GuySubstituted forDiengat 72'minutes
- 11PoleonSubstituted forPatrickat 64'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Bradford City 0.
Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephen Warnock (Bradford City).
Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Delay in match Romain Vincelot (Bradford City) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers).
Omari Patrick (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Omari Patrick (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Bradford City 0. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Marcus Antonsson.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Elliott Bennett.
Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers).
Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).
Substitution, Bradford City. Timothee Dieng replaces Callum Guy.
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Callum Guy.