MATCH REPORT: Blackburn Rovers 2 Birmingham City 2

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    A superb comeback by Garry Monk’s men earnt The Blues a vital point at the fortress Ewood Park.

    In the first 8, Blues suffered a huge injury blow to experienced centre back Marc Roberts, which means Blues could be without two main centre backs for a short time frame, with Michael Morrison out with a hamstring injury and Marc with a calf injury. Roberts got replaced by young star Wesley Harding.

    This proved to be costly for Blues as in the 18th minute inform striker, Danny Graham, slotted past Lee Camp after being unmarked in the box.

    10 minutes after, Blues felt they could have had a penalty. Jutkiewicz headed it down to Adams who held off his man but tried to get his shot away and the ball appeared to hit the defenders arm, but the referee waved the appeals away.

    Adams then could have equalised, a great ball from Kieftenbeld allowed Adams to drive in to the box and get a shot at goal, but the Rovers keeper saved comfortably.

    Mahoney then got released through a slick Blues counter attack but his effort went agonisingly wide at the post.

    Just after the restart, Blackburn doubled their advantage. Substitute Armstrong got found at the back post and shot the ball into the far corner with a superb shot which Camp had no chance of saving.

    10 minutes later, Garry Monk made tactical changes by bringing Craig Gardner and Jota on for Connor Mahoney and Maikel Kieftenbeld.

    Gardner made an instant impact as he converted from the spot after Maxime Colin was taken down in the penalty area- Craig’s first goal of the season.

    2 in 2 minutes for Blues, a great pass by Craig Gardner allowed Lukas Jutkiewicz to pass the ball to Che Adams who slotted home with a composed finish. 

    A great fight back from The Blues, let’s hope we can beat a tough Wigan side on Saturday. 

     

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