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FULL TIME: Wolves 1 Blackburn Rovers 1
10:02pm Friday 11th January 2013 in News
ROGER Johnson’s leveller saw Wolves hit back to hold Blackburn Rovers to a draw in Gary Bowyer’s final game in caretaker charge.
Jordan Rhodes’ 26th-minute penalty put Rovers into the lead but Johnson ghosted in unmarked to head an equaliser with 16 minutes left.
Rhodes struck his 14th goal for Rovers in the 26th minute after Ruben Rochina had been tripped by Bakary Sako.
The Rovers striker had earlier been unable to steer an effort on target after racing clear, but Jake Kean had to save well at the other end to deny Kevin Foley.
Rochina had a shot saved early in the second half as he attempted to make it 2-0 but Johnson headed in a cross from Jamie O’Hara to equalise.
The match was Bowyer's last as caretaker boss, with Michael Appleton confirmed as Rovers' new manager two hours before the game.
Bowyer had won his previous three games in temporary charge.
Rovers: Jake Kean, Todd Kane, Scott Dann, Grant Hanley (Gael Givet 81), Martin Olsson, Colin Kazim-Richards, Jason Lowe, Danny Murphy, Simon Vukcevic (Morten Gamst Pedersen 56), Ruben Rochina (Josh Morris 80), Jordan Rhodes. Subs not used: Seb Usai, Diogo Rosado, David Goodwillie, Nuno Gomes.
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