Blackburn Rovers sealed their first three points in the league this season, with a 1-0 win against Hull City yesterday afternoon.
Rovers came into the game full of confidence, coming off the back of their midweek 5-1 demolition of Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup. Tony Mowbray’s side played well throughout, with Hull providing little threat, as Rovers brought all three points back to Ewood Park.
Fans were generally pleased with the lineup, with Adam Armstrong keeping his place in the starting 11 after his brace at Brunton Park on Tuesday.
*Taste on a stick
— Oisín (@OisinMullins) August 18, 2018
Support for manager Tony Mowbray was also pouring in, as managed his 600th career match on Saturday.
Love you Tone x
— Mr Nobody (@jongardner1979) August 18, 2018
Rovers’ first big chance came after 14 minutes, as Kasey Palmer played through Bradley Dack, but Hull keeper David Marshall sprung off his line to make a crucial block.
Need to make these chances count!!!
— Paul (@Paulbrfc1679) August 18, 2018
After a spell of pressure and possession, Rovers broke the deadlock with two minutes before half time. Dack met Elliott Bennett’s cross and side-footed home from close range, scoring his fourth goal of the season. Blackburn legend David Dunn was one of many to react to the goal:
i love you baby. and if it’s quite alright i need you baby. to warm the lonely nights. i love you baby. trust in me when i say
— oscar (@OscaarSlaater) August 18, 2018
With 20 minutes until the final whistle, Rovers had a brilliant chance to seal all three points. Armstrong turned into the box before Marshall saved his effort, and Bennett put the rebound wide from close range. The latest missed chance left fans nervous that Hull could get back into the game:
Ive got an awful feeling that hull will score. It sounds like weve had plenty of chances to secure the 3 points.
— JONES (@D_Jones_23) August 18, 2018
The nerves of Blackburn fans were certainly jangling late on, as keeper David Raya made a great stop to deny Hull’s Nouha Dicko with just a couple of minutes to go.
Just hold on boys pic.twitter.com/XmzNe95eeV
— cameron white (@camster1103) August 18, 2018
— Gareth Battersby (@GarethBattersby) August 18, 2018
The nerves continued as Ryan Nyambe made a great block to deny a goal-bound effort with 6 minutes of injury time around the corner.
— Anthany Baldwin (@Anthany_Scamp) August 18, 2018
Despite the late pressure from Hull, Rovers managed to hang on for all three points, bringing their first win of the season back to Ewood Park. Fans were over the moon with the result:
— Graham Rae (@totorae69) August 18, 2018
Mowbray getting back into the changing room like… pic.twitter.com/usGd8Je8Tz
— Josh Chadwick (@ChadersJ) August 18, 2018
Tony Mowbray will be thrilled to finish off the week with two wins from two games, and will be hoping his side can continue their good form, as they host Reading at Ewood Park next Wednesday.