Blackburn 0-1 Stoke: The Potters leave Ewood Park with 3 points

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Stoke City beat Blackburn Rovers with a thumping 1-0 victory on Saturday at Ewood Park. Both teams arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Blackburn were hoping to get something from this game, following a previous defeat to Sheffield United. Stoke were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Sunderland AFC. As it stands, Blackburn are in 6th place in the table and have 9 points while Stoke sit in 15th with 7 points after 6 matches.

The Potters started strong and were rewarded, when Lewis Baker gave Stoke the lead in the 27th minute and saw the first half out 1-0. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Blackburn included Tyrhys Dolan, Ryan Hedges, Adam Wharton, Hayden Carter and Tayo Edun for Sammie Szmodics, John Buckley, Joe Rankin-Costello, Ashley Phillips and Harry Pickering, repectively. Stoke brought on Tyrese Campbell, Tarique Fosu and D’Margio Wright-Phillips for Dwight Gayle, Ben Wilmot and Jacob Brown.

There were bookings for Joe Rankin-Costello, Lewis Travis and Ashley Phillips from Blackburn, and Dwight Gayle, Tarique Fosu and Lewis Baker, for Stoke.

Blackburn will next travel to Blackpool, while Stoke will face Swansea City at home.

Technical card:
Blackburn Rovers:Thomas Kaminski, John Buckley (Ryan Hedges, min.46), Ben Brereton, Joe Rankin-Costello (Adam Wharton, min.46), Bradley Dack, Sammie Szmodics (Tyrhys Dolan, min.22), Lewis Travis, Harry Pickering (Tayo Edun, min.89), Tyler Morton, Daniel Ayala and Ashley Phillips (Hayden Carter, min.79)
Stoke City:Jack Bonham, Jacob Brown (D’Margio Wright-Phillips, min.88), Liam Delap, Ben Wilmot (Tarique Fosu, min.69), Jordan Thompson, Dwight Gayle (Tyrese Campbell, min.61), Lewis Baker, Sam Clucas, Morgan Fox, Aden Flint and Connor Taylor
Stadium:Ewood Park
Goals:Lewis Baker (0-1, min. 27)