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FULL-TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1 Watford 0
JORDAN Rhodes scored his ninth goal in seven games as Rovers made it back-to-back victories by beating high-flying Watford at Ewood Park tonight.
There were 65 minutes on the clock when red-hot Rhodes thumped home a header to secure a thoroughly deserved win which moved Gary Bowyer’s improving side up to eighth in the Championship.
The Hornets came into the game on the back of a three-match winning run and as the league’s leading goalscorers.
But they could find no way through the resolute home defence.
Rovers boss Bowyer said: “It was an outstanding effort.
“I thought we backed up our performance on Saturday with an excellent win tonight against a top, top team.”
Rovers: Kean, Kane, Hanley, Dann (Kilgallon 90), Spurr, Cairney, Evans, Lowe, King (Olsson 83), Rhodes, Best (Marshall 61). Subs not used: Eastwood, Marrow, Judge, Williamson.
Booked: Best, Evans.
Goal: Rhodes 65.
Watford: Almunia, Belkalem, Angella, Cassetti, Faraoni, Battocchio (Forestieri 72), Iriney (McEachran 62), McGugan, Anya, Deeney, Acuna (Fabbrini 46). Subs not used: Bond, Doyley, Murray, Pudil.
Booked: McGugan, Faraoni.
Referee: Scott Duncan.
For a full report see tomorrow's Lancashire Telegraph.
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