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BLACKBURN: ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

20 August 2016

The home side hadn't won a league game so far this season, in fact they has lost all three in the Championship. They started brightly against the Brewers as Gallagher raced through on goal, only to be denied by the linesman's flag. He had another good opportunity a quarter of an hour into the game as Marshall picked out the perfect ball to find Gallagher again, but Turner did well to get back and stick a foot in to deny him.

Burton didn't seem to click going forward, as they have done in their previous Championship games. Tom Naylor saw his name in lights as the ball looped up into the air before the Albion midfielder swung his left boot at it, but it sailed way over the bar.

GOAL: The home side took the lead on 26 minutes as Conway lined up a left-footed shot from 20 yards which rebounded off the under-side of the bar and over the line (1-0).

GOAL: Burton Albion equalised just before half time, through another Jackson Irvine header! Albion's record signing was picked out by Mousinho from 10 yards before flying to meet it with his head and finding the bottom corner (1-1).

The Albion could have been in front going into the break, O'Grady worked the ball well down the right before taking his time to pick out Naylor on the edge of the box but his powerful effort was tipped over by Steele.

HT: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Burton Albion

Burton skipper John Mousinho picked up an injury five minutes into the second half, he was replaced by Lee Williamson as Tom Naylor moved into the defensive gap left by Mousinho.

GOAL: The home side took the lead for a second time, Conway whipped in a dangerous corner which Gallagher got on the end of to powerfully finish past McLaughlin (2-1).

Chances were few and far between in this game, which is a total contrast compared to the opening four games of Burton's season. Marshall came close from a free kick as he lined up a shot from 25 yards but the Brewers wall did enough to deflect it up and just over McLaughlin's bar.

Hamza Choudhury replaced Chris O'Grady with five minutes to go.

GOAL: Just when you thought the game was over, Tom Naylor popped up at the same time as last Saturday. Palmer's corner into the box was headed home by the Albion midfielder (2-2).

FT: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burton Albion

Attendance: 10,356 (477 away)

Ash's man of the match: Jackson Irvine

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