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MATCHDAY LIVE: Bournemouth v Rovers
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- BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has recalled Leon Best to his starting line-up for this afternoon's Championship clash with promoted Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium.
- The Republic of Ireland international is the one change to the team that started the 0-0 draw at home to Huddersfield Town last Saturday, taking the place of Chris Taylor.
- Best will start up front alongside top-scorer Jordan Rhodes as Bowyer switches from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-4-2 formation.
- Ninth-placed Bournemouth, who are four points and six places above their visitors after an impressive start to the season, make one change. Shaun MacDonald is in for Richard Hughes.
- Bournemouth: Allsop, Ward, Elphick, Cook, Francis, O'Kane, MacDonald, Pugh, Pitman, Grabban, Rantie. Subs: Flahavan, Addison, Harte, Hughes, Surman, Fraser, Coulibaly.
- Rovers: Kean, Kane, Dann, Hanley, Spurr, King, Evans, Lowe, Cairney, Rhodes, Best. Subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Morris, Olsson, Marrow, Williamson, Taylor.
FULL-TIME Bournemouth 1 Rovers 3. First away win of the season for Gary Bowyer's side. Deserved too for that first-half performance alone.
Jordan Rhodes not too far away from his hat-trick as his effort from distance just drifts past post. 1-3. 90 mins.
SUBSTITUTION for Rovers as Alex Marrow comes on for Jason Lowe. 1-3. 84 mins.
SUBSTITUTION last throw of the dice for Bournemouth as Mohamed Coulibaly replaces Marc Pugh. 81 mins. 1-3.
GOAL Bournemouth 1-3. They deserve that. Tokelo Rantie slices open the Rovers defence and substitute Ryan Fraser clevely pokes the ball past the onrushing Jake Kean and into the net. 74 mins.
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More good work from Josh King, his cross was heading for the waiting Jordan Rhodes until Simon Francis cleared it over his own bar.
The resulting corner eventually broke to King on the edge of the box and he was just off target. 0-3. 69 mins.
BOOKED Jason Lowe becomes third Rovers player to be cautioned.
Tremendous save from point-blank range from Jake Kean to deny Tommy Elphick volley from Marc Pugh. 0-3. 66 mins.
SUBSTITUTIONS for Rovers as Leon Best and Corry Evans are replaced by Markus Olsson and Lee Williamson. 0-3. 63 mins.
10-man Bournemouth go close to reducing deficit, Bacup-born Marc Pugh rattling inside of Jake Kean's post. 0-3. 56 mins.
Bournemouth are down to 10 men after Richard Hughes receives his second yellow card of the half for a poor foul on the impressive Corry Evans.
RED CARD for Bournemouth, substitute Richard Hughes. 51 mins.
BOOKED Cherries sub Richard Hughes is booked for tackle on Tom Cairney.
Second half is under way. Bournemouth, trailing 3-0, have replaced Brett Pitman with Ryan Fraser.
HALF-TIME Bournemouth 0 Rovers 3. Gary Bowyer's side on their way to first away victory of the season. They've been electric.
BOOKED Tommy Elphick drags down Josh King, who has been unplayable for Rovers. 3-0. 44 mins.
GOAL 3-0 Rovers! Josh King - who is running this game - is bundled over in the box by Tommy Elphick and Jordan Rhodes - cool as you like - sends Ryan Allsop the wrong way from the spot with a great deal of swagger. 41 mins.
Smart save at his near post from Ryan Allsop denies Leon Best a second. Todd Kane, Tom Cairney and Josh King all involved in build up. 0-2. 39 mins.
Good hold up play by Jordan Rhodes, who turns ball to Leon Best, who from the corner of the box fires well over. Strikers are linking up well. 34 mins. 0-2.
SUB Shaun MacDonald goes off injured for Bournemouth, Richard Hughes the man to come on. 32 mins. 0-2.
BOOKED Just before Leon Best doubled Rovers' advantage he was harshly booked.
GOAL 2-0 Rovers! It's been coming - and it's another beauty. Tom Cairney - who has been excellent on the right-side of midfield - opens up the Bournemouth defence with a threaded through pass and Corry Evans unselfishly squares the ball for Leon Best to tap home. 24 mins.
From the resulting free kick Ryan Allsop makes a super reaction save to prevent Jordan Rhodes' well-struck effort - which had curl and power - from flying into top corner. All Rovers. 0-1. 17 mins.
BOOKED Shaun MacDonald sees yellow for a very poor tackle on the lively Josh King 20 yards from goal.
Big Rovers penalty appeal turned down. Scott Dann's header in box seemingly hit hand of Elliott Ward. Rovers are rampant at the moment. 13 mins. 0-1.
BOOKED Rovers midfielder Corry Evans becomes first player to be cautioned for late tackle on Tokelo Rantie. 0-1. 11 mins.
GOAL 1-0 Rovers! Josh King spreads ball out wide to Leon Best who takes a touch before firing in fierce left-footed cross for that man Jordan Rhodes to send diving header from close range in off the post. 10 mins.
Bournemouth have a goal ruled out for offside. Brett Pitman plays a short corner with Lewis Grabban and whipped ball into near post to Toleko Rantie, who took a touch and finished left-footed. But his celebrations were cut short by a linesman's flag.
Then Jordan Rhodes was clean through at other end but touch let him down and Ryan Allsop collected. Frantic start. 0-0. 8 mins.
We are under way. Rovers, as expected, are lining-up in a 4-4-2 formation - but with Tom Cairney on the right and Josh King on the left.
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