|Blackburn Rovers:||Joe Rothwell (Lewis Holtby, min.24), Tyrhys Dolan (Sam Gallagher, min.56), Harvey Elliott (John Buckley, min.79), Tom Trybull (Stewart Downing, min.79) and Ryan Nyambe (Elliott Bennett, min.79)|
|Bournemouth:||Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma, Dominic Solanke (Sam Surridge, min.83), David Brooks (Jack Stacey, min.70) and Arnaut Danjuma (Diego Rico Salguero, min.90)|
|Goals:||Philip Billing (0-1, min. 29) and Arnaut Danjuma (0-2, min. 75)|
Blackburn were defeated at home by Bournemouth at Ewood Park on Monday. Blackburn were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 1-0 to Wycombe Wanderers. Bournemouth were coming from consecutive wins against Middlesbrough and Swansea City. As things stand, Blackburn and Bournemouth currently occupy 16th and 7th spots in the table, with 46 points and 62 points respectively after 40 matches.
Bournemouth started the game well, with Philip Billing giving The Cherries the lead, 29 minutes in, finishing the first half 0-1.
Bournemouth continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Arnaut Danjuma finding the net, 75 minutes in. They managed to see the game out with a clean sheet and a final score of 2-0.
For Blackburn, Lewis Holtby, Sam Gallagher, Stewart Downing, John Buckley and Elliott Bennett, came on for David Brooks, Dominic Solanke and Arnaut Danjuma. Bournemouth brought on Jack Stacey, Sam Surridge and Diego Rico Salguero, to replace David Brooks, Dominic Solanke and Arnaut Danjuma.
There were bookings for Harvey Elliott from Blackburn. For Bournemouth, Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke saw yellow.
Blackburn will next travel to Cardiff City, while Bournemouth will face Coventry City at home.