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Blackburn 1-0 QPR: Bradley Dack penalty gives Rovers all three points

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack scored his ninth goal in 14 appearances this season for Blackburn

A late Blackburn Rovers penalty was enough to give them all three points in a tense victory over QPR in the Championship.

Bradley Dack beat Rangers goalkeeper Joe Lumley from the spot to give the hosts a deserved lead after defender Josh Scowen brought down striker Ben Brereton in the penalty area.

QPR had come the closest to an opener with 17 minutes remaining when Nahki Wells' volley from a Luke Freeman corner was tipped over the bar by Rovers keeper Jayson Leutwiler.

The away side had won their previous three matches but offered little in response after the goal as Blackburn held on for victory.

The hosts could have opened the scoring as early as the first minute of the match when forward Danny Graham saw his close-range effort well saved by QPR goalkeeper Joe Lumley.

Graham came close again at the end of the first half, dragging his shot wide after getting past the Rangers' defence.

Tony Mowbray's side, who were unbeaten in their past 13 matches against QPR in all competitions dating back to October 1999, were gifted a penalty after poor defending from Scowen and move to eighth in the table.

Defeat sees Steve McClaren's QPR slip to 11th in the table.

QPR manager Steve McClaren:

"We should never have lost the game. I do think we did enough to win it.

"We weren't good enough on transition or with the ball, didn't create enough. but they were never going to score.

"I thought in terms of defending with the team, their attitude was magnificent again and that was the only way they were going to score, with a bad decision from a referee.

"It was never a penalty, I have seen it. The linesman an actually never gave it, he walked away and the referee from a bad position from behind gave the penalty.

"It's a bad decision which has cost us a point and continuation of our run."

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray:

"It was a pretty poor horrible football match I would have to say I don't think we should be trying to disguise that fact.

"It lacked a bit of quality it looked like it was going to be zero, zero. Sometimes you have to win ugly, today was very much a win-ugly football match.

"It's a very warm feeling after what was a frustrating game for long periods.

"We'll take the points and look forward to another home game next weekend."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 13Leutwiler
  • 31Bennett
  • 26Lenihan
  • 3Williams
  • 17Bell
  • 6SmallwoodBooked at 33minsSubstituted forPalmerat 63'minutes
  • 29EvansBooked at 56mins
  • 4ReedBooked at 19mins
  • 23Dack
  • 7ArmstrongSubstituted forBreretonat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forRothwellat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 5Rodwell
  • 8Rothwell
  • 19Brereton
  • 32Conway
  • 33Fisher
  • 45Palmer

QPR

  • 13Lumley
  • 22RangelSubstituted forFurlongat 87'minutes
  • 37LeistnerBooked at 66mins
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Bidwell
  • 11ScowenSubstituted forChairat 88'minutes
  • 21LuongoBooked at 4mins
  • 23Wszolek
  • 10EzeBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 7FreemanBooked at 90mins
  • 32Wells

Substitutes

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Furlong
  • 4Hall
  • 8Cousins
  • 17Smith
  • 19Chair
  • 20Osayi-Samuel
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
13,294

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Booking

Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Booking

Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ilias Chair.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Toni Leistner.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Kasey Palmer (Blackburn Rovers).

Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair replaces Josh Scowen.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong replaces Angel Rangel.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Blackburn Rovers. Ben Brereton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Amari'i Bell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Kasey Palmer (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ben Brereton replaces Adam Armstrong.

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Eberechi Eze.

Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kasey Palmer.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Pawel Wszolek tries a through ball, but Jake Bidwell is caught offside.

Booking

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Norwich169342417730
2Sheff Utd169252719829
3Middlesbrough16772178928
4Derby168442517828
5Leeds1576226121427
6Nottm Forest166822316726
7West Brom167453324925
8Blackburn166731920-125
9Swansea166551813523
10Birmingham165832017323
11QPR167271520-523
12Bristol City166462018222
13Brentford165652520521
14Aston Villa165652423121
15Stoke165651920-121
16Wigan156271822-420
17Sheff Wed165472130-919
18Rotherham164571322-917
19Millwall164481925-616
20Bolton164481122-1116
21Preston163672530-515
22Reading164392227-515
23Hull164391321-815
24Ipswich161781226-1410
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