Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Fulham

27 Aug

Tom Cairney


Tom Cairney scored his second goal in the Championship this season with his effort against Blackburn

Tom Cairney’s injury-time goal gave Fulham a dramatic victory against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

The former Rovers striker netted in the 94th minute after Ryan Sessegnon’s cross was only half cleared.

In a match with few chances, Danny Graham beat the offside trap early on, but the 31-year-old could only blast over the bar for the hosts.

Cairney’s late goal leaves Blackburn bottom of the Championship with just one point from five matches.

Fulham moved into second place in the table as they continued their unbeaten run in the league, but were lucky not to concede when goalkeeper David Button spilled Anthony Stokes’ 20-yard shot before collecting at a second attempt with five minutes remaining.

Earlier, Cottagers debutant Neeskens Kebano was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet in the first half, as his rasping drive was tipped over by Jason Steele before his header from the resultant corner went just wide.

Graham squandered a golden opportunity at the start of the second half to put Blackburn ahead as his first-time shot was tipped just wide of the post.

And Fulham’s persistence paid off as Cairney’s left-foot strike, after the 25-year-old had initially picked out Sessegnon, gave the away side a third win of the season.

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1.

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1.

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Neeskens Kebano.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jason Steele tries a through ball, but Anthony Stokes is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Ben Marshall.

Hand ball by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Scott Parker.

Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).

Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).

Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Anthony Stokes replaces Sam Gallagher.

Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Matt Smith.

Delay in match Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Attempt blocked. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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