MATCHDAY LIVE: Blackburn Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion

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  • 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.

9:38pm

Full time: Rovers 3 Brighton 3

9:33pm

Gestede on for Williamson for Rovers

9:32pm

Stephens heads in from Lingard's cross.

9:32pm

Rovers 3 Brighton 3, Dale Stephens

9:30pm

That is Rhodes' 50th goal for Rovers

9:29pm

Rovers 3 Brighton 2, Rhodes penalty

9:28pm

Rovers penalty, foul on Rhodes

9:24pm

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

9:23pm

Rovers 2 Brighton 2

9:23pm

LuaLua on for Rodriguez for Brighton

9:12pm

King on for Dunn, 20 minutes left

9:12pm

Taylor on for Evans, who has limped off with a knock

9:06pm

Kuszczak saves from Conway, Rovers pushing for a third goal

9:02pm

Brighton defender Bruno turns a Conway cross on to his own bar

8:57pm

Second half underway, Brighton have brought on Stephens for Ince.

8:43pm

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.

8:41pm

Rovers made a slow start, which they were punished for. Not for first time lately, though, excellent response.

8:34pm

Half time, Rovers 2 Brighton 1

8:34pm

Half time

Rovers lead 2-1

8:29pm

Tommy Spurr with a wonderful run and cross and Tom Cairney produces a fine finish from an acute angle.

8:29pm

Rovers 2 Brighton 1, Tom Cairney

8:19pm

Rhodes heads wide Conway's cross

8:10pm

Cairney delivers a low free kick and Rhodes diverts the ball into the bottom corner.

8:09pm

Rovers 1 Brighton 1, Jordan Rhodes

8:07pm

Jesse Lingard slipped a pass between the Rovers defence and David Rodriguez beat Paul Robinson at his near post with a low shot.

8:03pm

Rovers 0 Brighton 1, David Rodriguez

7:58pm

Rhodes turn and shot deflected wide

7:52pm

Ex-Rovers midfielder Keith Andrews fires over for Brighton from 25 yards

7:51pm

Match underway. Rovers lining up 4-4-1-1 as expected.

7:36pm

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

7:35pm

Brighton have lost three straight games heading into this one with both sides still harbouring hopes of a late push for the play-offs

7:34pm

Brighton starting XI: Kuszczak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Andrews, Forster-Caskey, Ince, Lingard, Rodriguez, Ulloa. Subs: Brezovan, Calderon, Dunk, March, LuaLua, Lopez, Stephens.

7:34pm

Rovers starting XI: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Evans, Williamson, Conway, Dunn, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kane, King, Varney, Taylor, Feeney, Gestede.

7:33pm

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

7:29pm

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

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8:27pm Tue 1 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Welcome back TC, boy! Have we missed you.
Welcome back TC, boy! Have we missed you. A Darener
  • Score: 1

9:32pm Tue 1 Apr 14

A Darener says...

They obviously don't want to win this match.
They obviously don't want to win this match. A Darener
  • Score: 1

9:58pm Tue 1 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Any bad injuries for you to gloat about Darener ?
Any bad injuries for you to gloat about Darener ? FCBurnley
  • Score: -2

7:55am Wed 2 Apr 14

A Darener says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Any bad injuries for you to gloat about Darener ?
When did I gloat about an injury? I wished Vokes a speedy recovery. What I did mention was that you had no spares. That is the managements fault not the players. Please read my comments more closely, or better still learn to read.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Any bad injuries for you to gloat about Darener ?[/p][/quote]When did I gloat about an injury? I wished Vokes a speedy recovery. What I did mention was that you had no spares. That is the managements fault not the players. Please read my comments more closely, or better still learn to read. A Darener
  • Score: 2

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