Blackburn 5 – Cardiff 1- No mercy for The Bluebirds as Rovers take the points

Blackburn Rovers 5-1 Cardiff City

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Blackburn suffered an away loss to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday at Ewood Park. Blackburn arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Barnsley in their previous game. Cardiff were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Bournemouth. As the table looks today, Blackburn are in 6th place on the table and has 16 points while Cardiff sit in 13th with 11 points after 9 matches.

Blackburn started strongly in the first half, with Sam Gallagher opening the rout at the 24 minute mark. Rovers looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Ben Brereton, at 32 minutes to establish a 2-0. Blackburn then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a effort from Ben Brereton just before half-time and seeing the first half out 3-0.

Rovers staged a comeback in the second half, with Tyrhys Dolan finding the net at the 53 minute mark. However, Cardiff weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Sean Morrison at the 58 minute mark. In the end though, Blackburn secured the points emphatically, with a penalty hat trick effort from Ben Brereton just before the final whistle, sealing a 5-1 victory for the away side.

Both teams used all available substitutes. For Blackburn, Hayden Carter, Reda Khadra and Tayo Edun, came on for Darragh Lenihan, Tyrhys Dolan and Joe Rothwell, Cardiff brought on Ryan Giles, Mark Thomas Harris and James Collins to replace Perry Ng, Will Vaulks and Rubin Colwill.

The referee booked Aden Flint and Dillon Phillips for Cardiff.

Blackburn will play their next fixture away against Huddersfield Town, while Cardiff will face West Bromwich Albion at home.

Technical card:
Blackburn Rovers: Thomas Kaminski, John Buckley, Sam Gallagher, Ryan Nyambe, Tyrhys Dolan (Reda Khadra, min.65), Ben Brereton, Joe Rothwell (Tayo Edun, min.82), Lewis Travis, Harry Pickering, Daniel Ayala and Darragh Lenihan (Hayden Carter, min.56)
Cardiff City: Dillon Phillips, Will Vaulks (Mark Thomas Harris, min.46), Kieffer Moore, Perry Ng (Ryan Giles, min.46), Leandro Bacuna, Rubin Colwill (James Collins, min.80), Marlon Pack, Joel Bagan, Curtis Nelson, Aden Flint and Sean Morrison
Stadium: Ewood Park
Goals: Sam Gallagher (1-0, min. 24), Ben Brereton (2-0, min. 32), Ben Brereton (3-0, min. 45), Tyrhys Dolan (4-0, min. 53), Sean Morrison (4-1, min. 58) and Ben Brereton (5-1, min. 90)