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Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Bristol City: Eros Pisano scores late winner for visitors

Eros Pisano celebrates
Eros Pisano's winner helped Bristol City complete a league double over Blackburn this season

Bristol City extended their run of successive wins in all competitions to eight with a late victory at Blackburn Rovers.

Substitute Eros Pisano bundled in Callum O'Dowda's corner from close range to keep Lee Johnson's side in the Championship's top six.

Famara Diedhiou nodded Bristol City's best chance of a goalless first half over the bar from close range, with another header from the Senegalese striker after the break well saved by Blackburn goalkeeper David Raya.

The Spaniard also denied O'Dowda and Andreas Weimann at Ewood Park.

Adam Armstrong was the chief threat throughout for Blackburn, who missed out on a fourth consecutive home league win.

Blackburn's leading scorers Bradley Dack and Danny Graham were deemed fit to play after knocks in their previous game at Brentford, but it was fellow forward Armstrong who had looked most likely to break the deadlock for the hosts.

The Championship's player of the month for January fired just wide with an early attempt and later tested Frank Fielding with a fierce shot, while ex-City defender Derrick Williams headed wide from a Charlie Mulgrew free-kick.

It was still goalless when Fielding smartly saved from Dack at his near post, and City capitalised with a late winner from their Italian full-back Pisano.

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray:

"It was always going to be a tough game, a team that have won a lot of games on the bounce, have a lot of confidence.

"We knew it was going to be tight. They've got some very good defenders, carry a physical threat at the top end of the pitch.

"I thought we worked extremely hard, had spells in the game when we were on top."

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think it was a fantastic performance, I thought it was a difficult game.

"We talked about it being important that we defended really well and we did defend very well as team.

"I thought we got in behind them very well, statistically we had more shots on target and eventually we broke them down."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 31Bennett
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 5Rodwell
  • 3Williams
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forNuttallat 83'minutes
  • 27TravisBooked at 25minsSubstituted forNyambeat 58'minutes
  • 4Reed
  • 23DackSubstituted forRothwellat 74'minutes
  • 7Armstrong
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 8Rothwell
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 17Bell
  • 19Brereton
  • 24Nuttall
  • 32Conway

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingBooked at 90mins
  • 5WrightBooked at 37minsSubstituted forPisanoat 63'minutes
  • 22Kalas
  • 4Webster
  • 3Dasilva
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 75mins
  • 21Pack
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forPalmerat 73'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forTaylorat 73'minutes
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 10Taylor
  • 17Kelly
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 24O'Leary
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
13,593

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Bristol City 1.

Offside, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.

Booking

Frank Fielding (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Rothwell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Josh Brownhill.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew.

Offside, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Nuttall replaces Richard Smallwood.

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Bristol City 1. Eros Pisano (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Booking

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell replaces Bradley Dack.

Attempt missed. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matty Taylor replaces Jamie Paterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Andreas Weimann.

Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Webster (Bristol City).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Eros Pisano replaces Bailey Wright.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ryan Nyambe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ryan Nyambe replaces Lewis Travis.

Foul by Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers).

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.

Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

Attempt saved. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jack Rodwell (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Travis.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Harrison Reed tries a through ball, but Lewis Travis is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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