Blackburn Rovers moved back into second place in the Championship after a controlled performance against Hull City earned them a fourth straight win.
Sammie Szmodic’s classy finish early in the first half proved enough as Rovers comfortably held off a disappointing Tigers side.
Top scorers Ben Brereton Diaz and Sam Gallagher were denied further goals after the break by smart stops from Nathan Baxter.
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Rovers’ 11th win of the season took them back to second place, three points ahead of Queens Park Rangers, and two behind leaders Burnley.
More to follow.
- 6FigueiredoBooked at 78 minutesSubstituted forCoyleat 90′minutes
- 5JonesSubstituted forFlemingat 45′minutes
- 24DrawSubstituted forTyphoonat 45′minutes
- 15ForestReservation at 29 minutes
- 8DochertySubstituted forEstupiñánat 67′minutes
- 16LongmanSubstituted forCynicat 80′minutes
- 16WhartonBooked at 61 minutes
- 36WhartonSubstituted forAyalaat 62′minutes
- 10DolanSubstituted forCarterat 62′minutes
- 8SzmodicsSubstituted forDickat 71′minutes
- 9GallagherSubstituted forValeat 71′minutes
- David Webb
Match finished, 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, City of Hull. Answered by Daniel Ayala.
Handball by Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers).
Missed attempt. 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.