A Nahki Wells double was enough to win the game for City despite a goal from Rovers, taking Bristol to 3rd in the Championship.
Rovers made only 1 change from their 1-0 win over Lancashire neighbours Blackpool on Wednesday, with new striker George Hirst making his debut for the club and on loan defender Clinton Mola also making the bench. 18-year-old Adam Wharton made his second successive start for The Blues after a man of the match performance against Blackpool. Bristol City named an unchanged XI from their game against Huddersfield.
Rovers should have been ahead inside the first minute as George Hirst’s cross found Dack, who had his shot parried onto Hedges who missed from just a few yards. However, despite the early chance, it was Bristol City who gained control of the game. The Robins dominated for the entire first half creating plenty of chances and wasting plenty of them, until the 42nd minute as Tommy Conway headed home after an excellent cross from Andreas Weimann. It ended 1-0 at half time with Brsitol City dominating the match.
Rovers started out on the front foot again with two successive corners, however no threat towards the Bristol City net was being made. City eased into the game against Rovers tactics played right into their hands. Bristol yet again looked dangerous and found an inevitable second as Nakhi Wells strike found the bottom left corner.
Despite The Robins dominance throughout the game, Rovers managed to find a goal out of nowhere as substitute Tyrhys Dolan found the back of the net in the 71st minute after a good first touch wrong footed the defender giving the 20-year-old space to fire the ball into the back of the net, seemingly putting Rovers back into the game.
However, just to sum up Rovers underwhelming performance, Bristol City scored again just 2 minutes later as Nakhi Wells shot crossed the line narrowly after Kaminski’s best efforts to keep the ball out. Ben Brereton Diaz found a second goal in the 93rd minute after a good pass from Dolan found him in the box; however it was too little too late, the game ended 3-2 to Bristol City.
My Rovers man of the match: It was tough to choose a man of the match for Blackburn today as we just weren’t good enough. However, it must go to someone and Tyrhys Dolan was the only stand-out player on the pitch today, playing a sort of super sub role, coming on, firing in a great goal and setting up Rovers second, making sure it wasn’t a nasty defeat at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon.
Attendance: 12,502 (615 Away)