Blackburn 2-3 Bristol City: Robins edge thriller at Ewood Park

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Blackburn Rovers fell to a home defeat at the hands of Bristol City at Ewood Park on Saturday. Both Blackburn and Bristol arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Blackburn were looking to continue their good run after winning last match. Bristol were coming off the back of a 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town. Blackburn are currently 6th with 12 points from 8 matches, while Bristol sit in 3rd, with 14 points from 8.

Bristol dominated the first half, with a goal from Tommy Conway just before half-time, ending the first half 1-0.

Bristol started the second half with renewed vigour, thanks to a goal from Nahki Wells in the 55th minute. However, Blackburn refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Tyrhys Dolan, 71 minutes in. However, The Robins increased their lead following another Nahki Wells goal on the 73 minute mark to make it 3-1. Rovers in turn, then responded just before the full time, grabbing the lead with an effort from Ben Brereton, leaving the final score at 3-2.

Substitutions for Blackburn included John Buckley, Tyrhys Dolan, Jack Vale and Tayo Edun for Bradley Dack, Ryan Hedges, George Hirst and Adam Wharton, respectively. Bristol brought on Antoine Semenyo, Joe Williams and Han-Noah Massengo, to replace Tommy Conway, Nahki Wells and Alex Scott.

There were bookings for Adam Wharton and Harry Pickering from Blackburn, and Matty James and Alex Scott, for Bristol.

Blackburn will next play Wigan Athletic away, with Bristol facing Preston North End at home.

Technical card:
Blackburn Rovers:Thomas Kaminski, Ryan Hedges (Tyrhys Dolan, min.46), George Hirst (Jack Vale, min.61), Lewis Travis, Bradley Dack (John Buckley, min.46), Ben Brereton, Adam Wharton (Tayo Edun, min.69), Tyler Morton, Harry Pickering, Dominic Hyam and Hayden Carter
Bristol City:Daniel Bentley, Jay Dasilva, Nahki Wells (Joe Williams, min.87), Zak Vyner, Andreas Weimann, Tommy Conway (Antoine Semenyo, min.63), Alex Scott (Han-Noah Massengo, min.90), Matty James, Mark Sykes, Robert Atkinson and Kal Naismith
Stadium:Ewood Park
Goals:Tommy Conway (0-1, min. 42), Nahki Wells (0-2, min. 55), Tyrhys Dolan (1-2, min. 71), Nahki Wells (1-3, min. 73) and Ben Brereton (2-3, min. 90)