Blackburn 1-0 Brentford: Bradley Dack wins it for Rovers
Blackburn vs Brentford
Sky Bet Ch’ship
7:45pm Wednesday November
Blackburn made it three wins in four with an impressive 1-0 victory over Brentford at Ewood Park.
Bradley Dack goal in two matches was the difference after he finished off a flowing counter-attack in the 11th minute.
Blackburn and some of the best soccer of the year played with, mixed with all the dedication that brought about a first clean sheet at 11.
Rovers deserved to edge a game which gave them a third consecutive home win for the first time since January, although brentford had an effort cleared off the line and rattled the woodwork.
While Brentford are three away from the top the hosts are within some of the half.
Rovers boss Tony Mowbray made four changes from the weekend win over Barnsley, such as Danny Graham for the Sam Gallagher.
Brentford recalled Christian Norgaard and Jan Zamburek.
The first goal was produced by the first shot on target and it was a beautiful person.
Defence turned into attack and also at the last third, Rovers were clinical as Joe Rothwell fed Stewart Downing on the trunk, and his perfect cross found Dack who sailed home his ninth goal of the season.
Brentford hit back within moments when Henrik Dalsgaard fulfilled Mathias Jensen’s hunting free-kick but could only divert beyond the far post, and soon after, Ollie Watkins latched outside the Blackburn defence before shooting tamely in Christian Walton.
Jensen setup another opportunity with an excellent ball but Zamburek’s volley was and at the end, Graham set a header over the crossbar when he ought to have achieved more with Downing’s pinpoint cross.
The Bees went close at the beginning of the second halfthough, as Said Benrahma whipped a 20-yard free-kick within the wall only to observe the ball crash back.
They went still from the 56th minute when Pontus Jansson however Corry Evans cleared his goalbound header met Jensen’s corner.
Blackburn remained dangerous on the counter along with Adam Armstrong drive stung the palms.
As the game reached its conclusion chances arrived fast and thick. Norgaard whistled an effort just past the far post, until a glorious chance was missed by Rothwell, firing at Raya in 12 yards.
The stopper produced a nice save 17 minutes showing reflexes to tip Armstrong campaign over.
Substitute Bryan Mbeumo shot after scoring nine in their past three away games soon after but at Walton, the Bees failed to bite their competitors.