Blackburn Rovers earn hard-fought win over Middlesbrough

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Technical card:
Middlesbrough: Adam Armstrong, Darragh Lenihan, Jarrad Branthwaite, Joe Rothwell, Ryan Nyambe, Lewis Travis, Thomas Kaminski, Bradley Johnson, Harvey Elliott, Barry Douglas and Jacob Davenport
Blackburn Rovers: Britt Assombalonga, George Saville, Marcus Bettinelli, Marcus Tavernier, Djed Spence, Duncan Watmore, Sam Morsy, Paddy McNair, Jonny Howson, Dael Fry and Marc Bola
Stadium: the Riverside Stadium
Goals: Joe Rothwell (0-1, min. 63)

Blackburn Rovers’ 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday, was hard fought at the Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough were looking to continue their run, following a 2-1 victory against Nottingham Forest. Blackburn Rovers had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Stoke City. As it stands, Middlesbrough are in 7th place on the table and has 39 points while Blackburn Rovers sit in 9th with 36 points after 26 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Blackburn Rovers continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with Joe Rothwell opening the scoring in minute 63. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for Blackburn Rovers.

For Middlesbrough, Nathan Wood-Gordon, Marvin Johnson, Isaac Fletcher and Patrick Roberts came on for Bradley Johnson, Joe Rothwell, Harvey Elliott, John Buckley and Jacob Davenport, while Blackburn Rovers brought on John Buckley, Sam Gallagher, Ben Brereton, Bradley Dack and Tom Trybull to replace Bradley Johnson, Joe Rothwell, Harvey Elliott, John Buckley and Jacob Davenport.

There were bookings for Sam Morsy, Marcus Tavernier and Marc Bola from Middlesbrough and Jacob Davenport for Blackburn Rovers.

Middlesbrough will play their next fixture away against Norwich City, while Blackburn Rovers will face Luton Town at home.

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