LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Blackburn Rovers v QPR

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  • WELCOME to Ewood Park for tonight's Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and QPR. Keep up to speed with the score with our matchday live blog.

9:35pm

FULL-TIME 2-0.

9:19pm

David Dunn replaces Jordan Rhodes

9:08pm

Will Keane hits post for QPR after long spell of Rovers domination.

8:53pm

Left-back's shot beat Rob Green at his near post.

8:51pm

Tommy Spurr with the goal, Rob Green should do a lot, lot better

8:50pm

GOAL! 2-0 to Rovers

8:50pm

GOAL 2-0 Rovers. Tommy Spurr. 49 mins.

8:46pm

Under way again.

8:33pm

Reading losing means Rovers will be four points off play-offs in 11th if results stay same

8:31pm

HALF-TIME 1-0 Rovers.

8:31pm

HALF TIME

Rovers 1 QPR 0

8:30pm

Michael Keane also goes close from another Rovers corner

8:27pm

Rovers force a few corners and Rudy Gestede heads wide

 

8:20pm

Yossi Benayoun tries his luck for the visitors but his effort goes over the top

8:17pm

Even better save from Paul Robinson to deny Ravel Morrison volley.

8:16pm

Close range save from Rob Green to deny Jordan Rhodes after Rudy Gestede flicked the ball on.

8:15pm

Jordan Rhodes has been down injured but it looks as if he will be able to continue

8:15pm

QPR defender Danny Simpson into the book.

 

8:12pm

First booking of the night goes to QPR's Danny Simpson for lunge on Craig Conway.

8:05pm

Ravel Morrison has fired over the bar as QPR look for a way back into the game

7:59pm

Former Burnley striker Charlie Austin among the subs for QPR tonight

7:56pm

Gestede found the net with a smart right footed finish. That's his second goal in four days having netted in the weekend win over Ipswich

7:56pm

Great finish Rudy Gestede from 25 yards, low and hard into the corner.

7:54pm

1-0 Rovers! Rudy Gestede opens the scoring for Rovers!

7:54pm

GOAL 1-0 Rovers. Rudy Gestede. 9 mins.

 

7:45pm

Under way.

7:43pm

Just under five minutes to kick off.

7:22pm

The teams in full are...

Rovers: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Etuhu, Feeney.

QPR: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Young, Assou-Ekotto, Hoilett, Henry, Benayoun, Carroll, Morrison, Keane. Subs: Murphy, Austin, Yun, Zamora, O'Neil, Donaldson, Maiga.

7:22pm

Hoops boss Redknapp has made four changes in total with Luke Young, Karl Henry and Yossi Benayoun earning recalls alongside Will Keane.

QPR’s starting line-up includes former Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, for whom it is his is first return to Ewood Park.

 

7:21pm

BLackburn Rovers have made one enforced change for tonight’s Championship clash at home to QPR.

Midfielder Corry Evans has not recovered from the groin injury he sustained in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over
Ipswich Town and so has been replaced in the starting line-up by the fit-again Jason Lowe.

Lowe has missed the last five matches with the ankle injury he picked up in the 4-2 victory at Huddersfield Town.

Rovers right-back Michael Keane will line up against his twin brother Will Keane after the latter was brought back into the QPR team by Harry Redknapp.

The 21-year-olds are both on loan from Manchester United.

 

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8:09pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Great start!! Now keep it up lads, don't sit back.
Great start!! Now keep it up lads, don't sit back. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 8

8:52pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Come on Blues you can make the Playoffs and join us in the top flight lets show the rest a real Derby !!!
Come on Blues you can make the Playoffs and join us in the top flight lets show the rest a real Derby !!! Burnley59/60
  • Score: 16

9:38pm Tue 8 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Good result, well done. Pity it has all come too late, even if it is still mathematically possible.
Good result, well done. Pity it has all come too late, even if it is still mathematically possible. A Darener
  • Score: 2

9:43pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Another three points, u never know!!!
Another three points, u never know!!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 6

9:43pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

A Darener wrote:
Good result, well done. Pity it has all come too late, even if it is still mathematically possible.
Its not to late the Blues will make thew play offs
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Good result, well done. Pity it has all come too late, even if it is still mathematically possible.[/p][/quote]Its not to late the Blues will make thew play offs Burnley59/60
  • Score: 4

9:50pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Yeah_nice_one! says...

yyyess boys !!!! team is looking much better. it could still be possible but were 1 of 6 teams effectively fighting for one spot.
yyyess boys !!!! team is looking much better. it could still be possible but were 1 of 6 teams effectively fighting for one spot. Yeah_nice_one!
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Dave.RTID says...

4 points off the playoffs, we are in this. 15 points to play for. One game at a time and we will see where we are come the end of the season. Another good result tonight, and good to see another clean sheet. COYB
4 points off the playoffs, we are in this. 15 points to play for. One game at a time and we will see where we are come the end of the season. Another good result tonight, and good to see another clean sheet. COYB Dave.RTID
  • Score: 7

10:00pm Tue 8 Apr 14

RoversSwiss says...

Great result, Reading look under pressure and vulnerable. The team that handles the pressure best will reach the play offs. Bournemouth, Brighton and Rovers look to be the teams in form. Still time for many twists and turns.

Shameful unprofessional display from Leicester tonight.

COYB

Match report appreciated, only had sky sports news on the internet with a rubbish connection.
Great result, Reading look under pressure and vulnerable. The team that handles the pressure best will reach the play offs. Bournemouth, Brighton and Rovers look to be the teams in form. Still time for many twists and turns. Shameful unprofessional display from Leicester tonight. COYB Match report appreciated, only had sky sports news on the internet with a rubbish connection. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 7

10:01pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!!
Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Tue 8 Apr 14

alan7554 says...

well done to the Rovers, it must hurt you lot helping your biggest rivals a step nearer the EPL Mind the gap and maybe a late surge might just get you into the top 6 As a long life Clarets fan I hope the derbies are carried on but my heart says not for at least 1 season as i ca't see u winning the P.O. final UTC
well done to the Rovers, it must hurt you lot helping your biggest rivals a step nearer the EPL Mind the gap and maybe a late surge might just get you into the top 6 As a long life Clarets fan I hope the derbies are carried on but my heart says not for at least 1 season as i ca't see u winning the P.O. final UTC alan7554
  • Score: -2

10:07pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!!
Having tea with Turfmoor Tom Ive no doubt,I still say the blues will get into and win the playoffd and we will take the title well done to both teams tonight
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!![/p][/quote]Having tea with Turfmoor Tom Ive no doubt,I still say the blues will get into and win the playoffd and we will take the title well done to both teams tonight Burnley59/60
  • Score: 5

10:10pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!!
Having tea with Turfmoor Tom Ive no doubt,I still say the blues will get into and win the playoffd and we will take the title well done to both teams tonight
Hope your right mate.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!![/p][/quote]Having tea with Turfmoor Tom Ive no doubt,I still say the blues will get into and win the playoffd and we will take the title well done to both teams tonight[/p][/quote]Hope your right mate. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

10:12pm Tue 8 Apr 14

RoversSwiss says...

Just had a look at the fixtures to the end of the season, Brighton have the easiest run in, they will probably get the last play off place, still, fingers crossed.
Just had a look at the fixtures to the end of the season, Brighton have the easiest run in, they will probably get the last play off place, still, fingers crossed. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Great win. Great performance and great spirit. GB should be congratulated on the signings of Spurr, Cairney, Conway and Gestede. However the season ends we have Reasons To Believe! Out With The Doubters!!!!!
Great win. Great performance and great spirit. GB should be congratulated on the signings of Spurr, Cairney, Conway and Gestede. However the season ends we have Reasons To Believe! Out With The Doubters!!!!! Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 5

10:34pm Tue 8 Apr 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Seems to be coming together at last
Seems to be coming together at last A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 2

10:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!!
Who cares? He has nothing to contribute to these pages. No doubt he will come on tomorrow when his carer wakes him up and spout his too little too late mantra but deep down we all know that his season ended long before Rovers will.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!![/p][/quote]Who cares? He has nothing to contribute to these pages. No doubt he will come on tomorrow when his carer wakes him up and spout his too little too late mantra but deep down we all know that his season ended long before Rovers will. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Quite simply the best performance by a Rovers team I have seen for some considerable time, brimming with confidence, full of ideas, Gestede, Conway, Kean and Cairney all vying for MoM, Gestede got it, personally I would have given it to Conway, but it would be churlish to complain.

Brilliant, really enjoyed it, and no I haven't been drinking.
Quite simply the best performance by a Rovers team I have seen for some considerable time, brimming with confidence, full of ideas, Gestede, Conway, Kean and Cairney all vying for MoM, Gestede got it, personally I would have given it to Conway, but it would be churlish to complain. Brilliant, really enjoyed it, and no I haven't been drinking. owd nick
  • Score: 6

10:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!!
Who cares? He has nothing to contribute to these pages. No doubt he will come on tomorrow when his carer wakes him up and spout his too little too late mantra but deep down we all know that his season ended long before Rovers will.
Lol, his season never started, full stop.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Where's Dangerous Dave tonight I wonder!!![/p][/quote]Who cares? He has nothing to contribute to these pages. No doubt he will come on tomorrow when his carer wakes him up and spout his too little too late mantra but deep down we all know that his season ended long before Rovers will.[/p][/quote]Lol, his season never started, full stop. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

10:57pm Tue 8 Apr 14

unclejacklegend says...

Really complete performance from the lads tonight. No negatives to speak of. Even Lowe and Williamson looked good. Qpr were atrocious, however. Got my ticket for sheff weds, roll on Saturday.
Really complete performance from the lads tonight. No negatives to speak of. Even Lowe and Williamson looked good. Qpr were atrocious, however. Got my ticket for sheff weds, roll on Saturday. unclejacklegend
  • Score: 4

11:17pm Tue 8 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

great 3 points and unlucky the teams above us won,,,but we will be waiting for those teams who fall away because we are up for the final push ,,win or lose,,
great 3 points and unlucky the teams above us won,,,but we will be waiting for those teams who fall away because we are up for the final push ,,win or lose,, noddy57
  • Score: 2

11:22pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Blackbunian says...

Well done Rovers you can take much heart from this win and performance.Given some of the comments of late about the manager may cause some to reflect on their views about him. Even if Rovers miss out on the play offs they are certainly in a much better situation than last year and should be able to make a big push next season - But who knows,they could still get there this season football is a funny old game - It always has been !!!
Well done Rovers you can take much heart from this win and performance.Given some of the comments of late about the manager may cause some to reflect on their views about him. Even if Rovers miss out on the play offs they are certainly in a much better situation than last year and should be able to make a big push next season - But who knows,they could still get there this season football is a funny old game - It always has been !!! Blackbunian
  • Score: 2

11:35pm Tue 8 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Great result Blues. Keep winning and you'll be in the playoffs. Dare to dream. Keep the greatest derby fixture of all alive!
Great result Blues. Keep winning and you'll be in the playoffs. Dare to dream. Keep the greatest derby fixture of all alive! RobH2O
  • Score: 1

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