Stoke 1-2 Blackburn: Sam Gallagher hits late winner for Rovers
Stoke vs Blackburn
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 30th November
Sam Gallagher struck a late winner to give a 2-1 victory at Stoke to Blackburn.
It looked like the people had pitched the points away if goalkeeper Christian Walton scored an own goal with nine minutes to go.
But Gallagher slotted home after a brilliant counter-attack minutes after to acquire it .
City struggled to create clear-cut chances and enjoyed spells of possession but lacked quality in the last third.
As Stoke failed to demonstrate the ruthlessness needed in front of 22, and it was a similar story in the second half.
The Potters enjoyed a good opening with Walton getting down to keep a Tom Ince shot out five minutes.
Adam Armstrong didn’t get any force behind his shooter after nine minutes as Blackburn began to take charge.
When Bradley Dack pounced after Tosin Adarabioyo needed a shot cleared off the line after the 13th-minute corner of Stewart Downing rovers deservedly hit the front.
Cameron Carter-Vickers could find the stands because the home fans began to vent their frustrations.
Joe Allen skied a lengthy effort well over on the half-hour mark, before Ince failed to make connection under stress.
Because the Potters continued to delight in a great spell of possession sam Clucas headed.
continued to get pushed back corry Evans led a Ryan Woods cross behind for a Stoke corner after 43 minutes again.
After discovering space on the end of the 25, ince curled a shot just wide of the target two minutes into the second half.
As City stepped up the tempo, A diving Walton brilliantly pushed away a Sam Vokes header following 49 minutes.
Following a fantastic run by Carter-Vickers generated an opening, ince scuffed a shot.
Adarabioyo sliced a clearance within his own crossbar about 64 minutes, before Clucas lacked an attempt made of long range minutes later.
Stoke were shouting for a penalty.
Mame Diouf saw prior to the line by Darragh Lenihan was cleared off after 80 minutes an effort saved by Walton.
Even the Rovers rearguard was breached when Walton left a wreck of the corner and bundled the ball in his own net.
Once dwelling Elliott Bennett’s cross turned to go, However, the visitors restored their advantage.