Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Reading

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert had been sacked at Aston Villa prior to managing Blackburn

Blackburn comfortably beat Reading in Paul Lambert’s last game in charge of Rovers.

The home side raced into a two-goal lead as Elliot Bennett volleyed home before Danny Graham coolly finished from close range.

Yann Kermorgant pulled one back for the visitors midway through the first half with a superbly taken free-kick.

With time running out Simeon Jackson tapped-in from close range to seal the win for Blackburn.

Having sat comfortably in mid-table for most of the season, both sides had nothing but pride to play for going into the final game of the season.

Despite this, outgoing Blackburn manager Paul Lambert’s side started wonderfully as Bennett and Graham gave the Ewood Park faithful two goals to celebrate.

Both teams pressed for goals in a high octane encounter but it was Reading who broke through as Kermorgant blasted home a free-kick from 25-yards out to reduce the deficit.

As the visitors continued to press for a leveller the home side’s Jordi Gomez fed Jackson a simple tap-in to kill off the game at the death.

The result meant Blackburn finished in 15th place in the Championship whilst opponents Reading end the season two places behind in 17th position.

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