Blackburn 3-0 Rotherham: Rovers blaze past The Millers at Ewood Park

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Blackburn Rovers eased past Rotherham United in a 3-0 victory on Saturday at Ewood Park. Blackburn were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 1-0 to Cardiff City. Rotherham had to settle for a draw 1-1 against Millwall. Blackburn and Rotherham currently occupy 7th and 16th spots in the table, with 21 points and 15 points respectively after 14 matches.

Rovers started strongly in the first half, when Ben Brereton opened the rout, at 21 minutes. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

Blackburn once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Ben Brereton found the net once more on the 63 minute mark. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Sammie Szmodics in the 75th minute to make it 3-0.

Substitutions for Blackburn included Tyrhys Dolan, George Hirst, Clinton Mola, Bradley Dack and Adam Wharton for Ben Brereton, Sam Gallagher, Harry Pickering, Sammie Szmodics and Tyler Morton, respectively. Rotherham brought on Cameron Humphreys, Conor Washington, Shane Ferguson and Jamie Lindsay, to replace Brooke Norton-Cuffy, Tom Eaves, Lee Peltier and Oliver Rathbone.

The referee booked two players from Rotherham, Grant Hall and Daniel Barlaser.

Blackburn will next travel to Middlesbrough, while Rotherham will face Huddersfield Town at home.

Technical card:
Blackburn Rovers:Thomas Kaminski, Scott Wharton, Lewis Travis, Harry Pickering (Clinton Mola, min.80), Ryan Hedges, Ben Brereton (Tyrhys Dolan, min.73), Sam Gallagher (George Hirst, min.80), Sammie Szmodics (Bradley Dack, min.87), Tyler Morton (Adam Wharton, min.87), Dominic Hyam and Daniel Ayala
Rotherham United:Viktor Johansson, Chiedozie Ogbene, Lee Peltier (Shane Ferguson, min.76), Wes Harding, Oliver Rathbone (Jamie Lindsay, min.80), Grant Hall, Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Cameron Humphreys, min.70), Tom Eaves (Conor Washington, min.71), Ben Wiles, Daniel Barlaser and Cohen Bramall
Stadium:Ewood Park
Goals:Ben Brereton (1-0, min. 21), Ben Brereton (2-0, min. 63) and Sammie Szmodics (3-0, min. 75)