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REPORT: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Sky Blues

Ben Wilson snatches City a point...

19 April 2023

Match Reports

REPORT: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Sky Blues

Ben Wilson snatches City a point...

19 April 2023

Ben Wilson scored in the 95th minute to snatch City a point at Ewood Park.

Sam Gallagher scored in the first half, but in the 95th minute, Ben Wilson bundled the ball home to earn City a point.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts and it was a ball into the box by Ryan Hedges, which was met by the head of Sam Gallagher, but his header was straight down the throat of Ben Wilson.

Both sides were battling for possession, in what was a tight encounter, with chances few and far between in the opening 45 minutes.

However, it would be Rovers who would head into the break in front, after Sam Gallagher headed home the games opening goal, five minutes before half-time.

HALF-TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Sky Blues

City came out of the traps in the second half and came close to finding a leveller inside the opening two minutes of the half.

Substitute Liam Kelly won the ball back in the middle and released Gustavo Hamer, but as he charged forward, his shot went over the bar.

The midfielder had another bite at the cherry a few minutes later, but his shot was this time saved well by Aynsley Pears down to his left.

The Sky Blues continued to push and find a breakthrough and it almost came when Hamer’s free-kick was punched away, moments before the ball was taken off Tyler Walker’s head by Pears at the back post.

Then, in the last minute of the game, Ben Wilson bundled the ball over the line to snatch City a point.

FULL-TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Sky Blues

Goals: Sam Gallagher, Ben Wilson

Yellows: Lewis Travis, Joe Rankin-Costello; Callum Doyle

Attendance:  14,728 (2,818)


Sky Blues Xl: Ben Wilson (GK); Luke McNally, Kyle McFadzean (C) (83’ Panzo), Callum Doyle; Brooke Norton-Cuffy (83’ Dabo), Josh Eccles (74’ Walker), Ben Sheaf (45’ Wilson-Esbrand), Gustavo Hamer, Jake Bidwell (46’ Kelly); Matty Godden, Viktor Gyökeres.

Subs: Cian Tyler (GK), Jonathan Panzo, Fankaty Dabo, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Liam Kelly, Sean Maguire, Tyler Walker.

Blackburn Xl:
Aynsley Pears (GK), Joe Rankin-Costello, Hayden Carter, Dom Hyam, Callum Brittain (73’ Wharton), Adam Wharton, Lewis Travis (c), Sammie Szmodics, Ryan Hedges, Ben Brereton Diaz, Sam Gallagher (73’ Dolan)

Subs: Kaminski (GK), Tyler Morton, Tyrhys Dolan, Sorba Thomas, Scott Wharton, Bradley Dack, Ash Phillips


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