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- Blackburn 1-2 Burnley FT
- Rhodes puts Rovers ahead in first half
- Goals from Shackell and Ings seal victory for Burnley
BOWYER: "We're hugely disappointed to have lost. I thought it was harsh, but in football it is fine margins. Jordan Rhodes goes through one on one and hits the post. We are disappointed with the two goals we have conceded.
"My criticism of the side is that we have conceded two goals and the manner of the two goals.
"They [Burnley] are second in the league - you think they will get automatic promotion. That is what comes from having a settled squad like they do. It is something we have been working to and working very hard.
"My lads have to keep going. We have go again. People will probably write us off, but that is not the right thing to do. It is important we finish as strongly as we possibly can."
Bowyer: "I thought it was harsh. We got ourselves into a good position and the big moment comes when Jordan is through and if that goes in the back of the net it is 2-0.
"Goals change games and chances change games. Jordan has hit the post and then they get the goal.
"We are disappointed with the manner of the two goals. The group is hurting in there. We are deeply disappointed.
On the play off push: “It’s going to take a big effort but we’ve got plenty of points to play for. We’ve got to regroup and recover and get going again.”
Well done to Burnley though - I thought we were worth a point but we’ve ridden our luck the last few encounters so you’re welcome to yours.— @MikeyDelap 09 March 2014
Manchester Clarets. We love you Burnley x http://t.co/dYuYZQY8Da— @JackSssmith 09 March 2014
Not often #saintsfc release a player from their academy too early but the Danny Ings at #Burnley looks a real prospect.— @RobBrennan82 09 March 2014
Dyche: "I thought the lads delivered a fine performance
"Credit to Blackburn they made life very difficult as they would in a big game like this one.
I said to the lads at half time: ‘Lads, we’re on the cusp of making history don’t worry about being 1-0 down.’
"I am absolutely delighted for the fans because they’ve waited a long time for this moment. The fans have been terrific for us all season.
On Jason Shackell’s goal: “He’s as brave as a chicken there and he’s just shut his eyes and it’s gone in but he’s top class.”
"It is only significant because it’s another three points. We’ve got another big game coming on Wednesday I have said enjoy this evening make sure you rest easy and make sure you recover.
"The players need to stay calm and focussed as they are doing."
RT @LT_Suzanne: Ref Mike Dean blows the final whistle. Burnley eight-points clear of play-offs in second place and 35-year wait for braggin…— @clarets37 09 March 2014
2:24pm Sun 9 Mar 14
"I’ve had a lot of stick over the years. That will be sweet tonight.
"I don’t think it was one of our best performances but we’ve got a lot of characters in our team."
"It’s a massive win. Not just for us but for the fans.
"It definitely is my favourite goal. They all count no matter how they go in.
"Today it came down to the defenders. They dug it out."
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Burnley. The wait is over for Burnley fans. 35 years of hurt is over.
93 mins: Free-kick Burnley
93 mins: Burnley look set to end the 35-year hoodoo...
92 mins: Heaton saves Gestede header.
ROVERS SUB: Taylor on
91 mins: SUPERB SAVE FROM HEATON. Lowe with a neat strike from the edge of the box. CORNER.
90 mins: 4 minutes of stoppage time added...
Faces of dejection in the Rovers end. How costly will that Rhodes miss become?
88 mins: Rovers putting pressure on the Burnley defence now. Feeney ball cleared to safety.
Trickle of Rovers fans leaving Ewood. Just under 3 minutes plus stoppage time to go... 1-2.
84 mins: Brave header from Trippier clears the ball to safety. Kick on the head for his troubles...
Burnley fans now clearly audible.
Can Gestede make a difference?
81 mins: Nothing comes of a Blackburn free-kick.
Rovers sub: Gestede replaces Varney
Burnley's game to lose now. Just over 10 minutes left...
Not the cleanest strike. Wallace does well to keep the ball alive and Ings stabs it home. Poor defending from Blackburn...
GOAL FOR BURNLEY: Danny Ings scores. 1-2
Game turning slightly scrappy. Dangerous throw-in for Burnley.
Burnley now in charge.
CLEARED BY ROVERS.
76 mins: Corner to Burnley
15 minutes left to play. Grandstand finish in store...
GOAL FOR BURNLEY: Shackell heads Burnley level. Robinson misses his punch. Poor marking from Rovers defence... 1-1
71 mins: Dangerous free-kick for Burnley
70 mins: Feeney booked after just seconds on the pitch. Seen players sent off for challenges like that...
Rovers sub: Feeney replaces Dunn.
69 mins: Goal saving header from Kieran Trippier. Corner to Rovers..
69 mins: Heating up on the touchline. Dyche and Bowyer in heated exchange...
Just over 20 minutes to play. Blackburn looking comfortable at the moment...
Burnley sub: Barnes replaces Vokes
Burnley sub: Wallace replaces Kightly
62 mins: Blackburn clear their lines. Burnley putting on the pressure now...
61 mins: Free-kick deflected over the bar. Corner.
61 mins: Dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box for Burnley. Vokes brought down.
60 mins: Ings flashes the ball across goal but no-one there to tap it in. Great play by Ings...
Almost an hour gone. Rovers lead 1-0.
58 mins: Burnley clear. Kightly breaks away but ball runs out for a Rovers goal-kick..
57 mins: Heaton does enough with a punch. Another corner.
57 mins: Another corner for Rovers.
56 mins: Corner comes to nothing for Rovers.
56 mins: Corner to Blackburn...
Varney booked for a clumsy challenge. Dangerous free-kick for Burnley.
53 mins: Rhodes comes close to a second for Rovers!
Replays of the penalty shout being shown. Dificult one for the referee. Seen them given...
Ings showing signs of frustration..
Burnley have started the second half strongly. Blackburn will have to work hard to contain...
48 mins: BIG PENALTY APPEAL from Burnley. Hanley and Ings collide in the box. 1-0.
Burnley have had their chances. Danny Ings with the best of those but it is Rovers who lead at half-time...
HALF TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Burnley. Jordan Rhodes with the goal that separates the sides..
1 added minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half..
SHOTS ON TARGET: Rovers 3:2 Burnley
44 mins: Jason Lowe cuts out a dangerous Burnley break-away...
43 mins: Lowe's tame effort cleared off the line by Ben Mee.
Banner flying over Ewood Park: 35yrs who cares? 20 points. Venkys4eva
38 mins: Paul Robinson keeps the score at 1-0 as he thwarts the on-rushing Danny Ings
RT @PaulWheelock: What's that about form being temporary, class permanent? Jordan Rhodes expertly controls Jason Lowe's cross, spins and sc…— @sophiejflynn 09 March 2014
Half an hour gone. Blackburn lead 1-0. Rhodes the scorer...
That's Jordan Rhodes' 17th goal of the season, his third in four East Lancs derbies - and his first in 10 matches. Roof taken off.
Jordan Rhodes he scores when he wants— @charles_appleby 09 March 2014
Rhodes given too much time and he punishes the Burnley defence. Ewood park rocking...
23 mins: Jordan Rhodes fires Blackburn ahead. 1-0.
21 mins: Jordan Rhodes finds space on the edge of the area but drags his shot wide. 0-0.
Man U boss David moyes in the Blackburn crowd... Hope he's not looking at Jordan Rhodes... Keep off haha— @Joker1281 09 March 2014
19 mins: Danny Ings drags a shot wide after a mix up in the Rovers defence. 0-0.
20 mins: Danny Ings drags a shot across goal. 0-0.
RT @Awaydays23: Burnley fans let a Chicken on the pitch at Blackburn Rovers today #BFC http://t.co/7tVUDFgjQB— @SteveTEDC27 09 March 2014
Manchester United boss David Moyes spotted in the stands...
16 mins: Varney fires over under pressure. 0-0.
15 mins: Arfield loops a header over the bar. 0-0.
1st Half Possession: Blackburn 50% : 50% Burnley
7 mins: Vokes has the ball in the net but goal ruled offside. 0-0.
4 mins: Dunn creates space for a cross, Rhodes heads goalwards, Heaton makes the save. 0-0
There's a chicken on the pitch at Ewood. Game stopped after 50 seconds.
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Marney, Jones, Arfield, Kightly, Ings, Vokes.
Rovers: Robinson, Henley, Keane, Hanley (C), Spurr, Varney, Lowe, Evans, Conway, Dunn, Rhodes.