Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Nottingham Forest

18 Oct

Sam Gallagher


Blackburn Rovers’ Sam Gallagher has scored five goals this season

Struggling Blackburn Rovers sealed a valuable victory thanks to a first-half Sam Gallagher brace against 10-man Nottingham Forest.

Gallagher put them ahead early on when he coolly slotted home past Forest keeper Vladimir Stojković.

Gallagher doubled his tally before the break from close range after Corry Evans laid the ball to him.

Damien Perquis slotted home a late consolation before Hildeberto Pereira was sent off for a second yellow card.

Stojkovic came up for a free-kick in the hopes of a equaliser, but Craig Conway pounced on the counter-attack and was brought down by Pereira who picked up a second booking.

The result meant Blackburn lifted themselves out of the Championship relegation places as they moved from 23rd to 21st.

Meanwhile, Forest slipped a place to 16th and have won just once in their last eight league matches.

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Nottingham Forest 1.

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Second yellow card to Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) for a bad foul.

Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Liam Feeney (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Nottingham Forest 1. Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Marvin Emnes.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest).

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

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest).

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Pajtim Kasami tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers).

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Nicolao Dumitru is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Apostolos Vellios with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Britt Assombalonga replaces Ben Osborn.

Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Foul by Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest).

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Henri Lansbury with a cross following a set piece situation.

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