Blackburn Rovers moved back into second place in the Championship after a controlled performance against Hull City secured a fourth win in a row.
Sammie Szmodic’s classy finish early in the first half was enough as Rovers comfortably kept a disappointing Tigers side at bay.
Top scorer Ben Brereton Diaz and Sam Gallagher were denied further goals after the break by smart stops from Nathan Baxter.
Hull never threatened to repeat their win over Rovers in last season’s corresponding fixture in January – after owner Acun Ilicali completed his takeover – and did not have an effort on target all afternoon as Jacob Greaves and Dimitrios Pelkas missed the target with free headers.[ondingfixtureinJanuary-afterownerAcunIlicaliccompletehistakeover-failingtoproduceaneffortontargetallafternoonasJacobGreavesandDimitriosPelkasmissedthetargetwithfreeheaders[ondingfixtureinJanuary-afterownerAcunIlicalicompletedhistakeover-failingtoproduceaneffortontargetallafternoonasJacobGreavesandDimitriosPelkasmissedthetargetwithfreeheaders
Rovers’ 11th win of the season moves them back to second, three points ahead of Queens Park Rangers, and two points behind leaders Burnley.
More to follow.
- 6FigueiredoBook at 78 minutesSubstitute forCoyleat 90′minutes
- 5JonesSubstitute forFlemingat 45′minutes
- 24SeriSubstitute forTufanat 45′minutes
- 15WoodsBook at 29 minutes
- 8DochertySubstitute forEstupiñánat 67′minutes
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- 16Tall manSubstitute forCynicat 80′minutes
- 16WhartonBook at 61min
- 36WhartonSubstitute forAyalaat 62′minutes
- 10DolanSubstitute forCarterat 62′minutes
- 8SzmodicsSubstitute forDackat 71′minutes
- 9GallagherSubstitute forValleyat 71′minutes
- 18market day
- David Webb
Match ends, Hull City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Second half ends, Hull City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Attempt blocked. Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Ryan Woods (Hull City).
Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Hull City. Lewie Coyle replaces Tobias Figueiredo.
Foul by Dogukan Sinik (Hull City).
Lewis Travis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hull City. Translated by Daniel Ayala.
Handball by Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt missed. Regan Slater (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dimitris Pelkas.
Substitution, Hull City. Dogukan Sinik replaces Ryan Longman.
Foul by Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers).
Dimitris Pelkas (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Tobias Figueiredo (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Tyler Morton (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Hull City).
Foul by Jack Vale (Blackburn Rovers).
Cyrus Christie (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dominic Hyam (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.