When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
MATCHDAY LIVE: Blackburn Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion
Updated 9:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014 in Football
This live event has finished
- WELCOME to Ewood Park for tonight's Championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion. Keep up to speed with the score with our matchday live blog.
Full time: Rovers 3 Brighton 3
Gestede on for Williamson for Rovers
Stephens heads in from Lingard's cross.
Rovers 3 Brighton 3, Dale Stephens
That is Rhodes' 50th goal for Rovers
Rovers 3 Brighton 2, Rhodes penalty
Rovers penalty, foul on Rhodes
Gordon Greer's time as a Rovers player may seem from another era - he left 11 years ago - but he has returned to haunt his old club with an equaliser, turning in at the near post from a corner
Rovers 2 Brighton 2
LuaLua on for Rodriguez for Brighton
King on for Dunn, 20 minutes left
Taylor on for Evans, who has limped off with a knock
Kuszczak saves from Conway, Rovers pushing for a third goal
Brighton defender Bruno turns a Conway cross on to his own bar
Second half underway, Brighton have brought on Stephens for Ince.
Attendance tonight is 12,332, which I think is the lowest gate of the season at Ewood. Around 100 higher than for the same fixture last season though.
Rovers made a slow start, which they were punished for. Not for first time lately, though, excellent response.
Half time, Rovers 2 Brighton 1
Rovers lead 2-1
Tommy Spurr with a wonderful run and cross and Tom Cairney produces a fine finish from an acute angle.
Rovers 2 Brighton 1, Tom Cairney
Rhodes heads wide Conway's cross
Cairney delivers a low free kick and Rhodes diverts the ball into the bottom corner.
Rovers 1 Brighton 1, Jordan Rhodes
Jesse Lingard slipped a pass between the Rovers defence and David Rodriguez beat Paul Robinson at his near post with a low shot.
Rovers 0 Brighton 1, David Rodriguez
Rhodes turn and shot deflected wide
Ex-Rovers midfielder Keith Andrews fires over for Brighton from 25 yards
Match underway. Rovers lining up 4-4-1-1 as expected.
Rovers go into the game eight points off Reading in sixth and four behind tonight's visitors. A win could lift Gary Bowyer's side up to 10th in the Championship
Brighton have lost three straight games heading into this one with both sides still harbouring hopes of a late push for the play-offs
Brighton starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Andrews, Forster-Caskey, Ince, Lingard, Rodriguez, Ulloa. Subs: Brezovan, Calderon, Dunk, March, LuaLua, Lopez, Stephens.
Rovers starting XI: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Evans, Williamson, Conway, Dunn, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kane, King, Varney, Taylor, Feeney, Gestede.
You can follow our Rovers reporter @PaulWheelock on Twitter for live updates of the game and stick with us here at Matchday Live for the latest news
Rovers captain Grant Hanley is able to take his place in the starting XI after winning an appeal against a two-match ban for his red card at Millwall on Saturday
Comments are closed on this article.