Blackburn 0 – 0 Hull Metropolis

Blackburn have been left annoyed after being held to a 0-0 draw by Hull at Ewood Park, however the level did see Jon Dahl Tomasson’s facet transfer as much as sixth and again into the play-off spots.

Blackburn have been trying to strike a decisive blow within the race for the highest six after wins for 5 rivals earlier within the day however couldn’t discover a well beyond the Tigers.

They began effectively sufficient and their strain ought to have led to a half-time lead however Tyrhys Dolan slotted huge a gilt-edged probability. Roared on by 1,400 away followers, Hull shaded the second half and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh additionally missed the goal when effectively positioned because the guests regarded to money in on their ragged hosts.

A grandstand end evaded Blackburn, whose finest probability got here in stoppage time when Sorba Thomas struck the facet netting however they’re now winless in 4 and though they’re a degree clear in sixth, it felt like a missed alternative and now units up a doubtlessly season-defining recreation on Wednesday with seventh-placed Coventry.

Hull shall be vastly inspired by this efficiency following latest efforts towards different play-off chasing groups as they made it 5 with out defeat.

How Hull frstrated play-off chasing Blackburn…

Sam Gallagher was recalled to make his a hundred and fiftieth begin for Rovers whereas teenager Harry Leonard made his Hull debut.

Blackburn began confidently and after Ozan Tufan dragged a shot huge, they carved Hull open however Joe Rankin-Costello blasted over from the sting of the world after beating the guests’ press.

Hull virtually profited from a unfastened Dominic Hyam cross halfway by way of the half however Aynsley Pears shovelled Regan Slater’s 20-yard effort behind.

Dolan ought to have put Rovers forward within the thirty third minute when Ben Brereton Diaz’s cross discovered him 12 yards out however he by some means shot huge with simply Karl Darlow to beat.

Tyler Morton noticed a strong strike deflected over simply earlier than the break however afterwards, Hull have been a lot improved and virtually scored instantly after the kick-off however Slater dragged a shot huge.

They need to have gone forward seven minutes later when Jean Seri’s incisive ball discovered Sayyadmanesh, who outmuscled Harry Pickering six yards out however despatched his shot agonisingly huge of the far submit.

Sammie Szmodics hammered huge as Blackburn regarded to up the tempo however on the different finish, Hull went shut once more as Adama Traore despatched a curling effort simply huge of the left submit.

Regardless of a ragged second half, Blackburn stretched Hull and solely a beautiful deal with from Callum Elder prevented Brereton Diaz from getting a shot away.

The Tigers virtually profited from a late counter-attack as Rovers pushed for a winner however Slater lashed harmlessly over when effectively positioned.

A late Adam Wharton cross evaded all people and in stoppage time, Thomas lashed into the facet netting from a decent angle.

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Tyrhys Dolan and Dominic Hyam mirror on a ‘irritating night time’ for Blackburn who have been held by Hull Metropolis.

‘Reaching the play-offs shall be robust for Blackburn’

Former Blackburn midfielder Keith Andrews on Sky Sports activities:

“It is simply a kind of video games.

“If Dolan takes that chance within the first half Hull have to return out extra and commit extra our bodies ahead, after which, with the kind of gamers Blackburn have, a counter-attacking risk themselves, it is a totally different sort of recreation.

“I do not purchase into the similarities with final yr (when Blackburn fell simply wanting a play-off place). I’m within the camp that Jon Dahl Tomasson has performed an excellent job.

“After all, they need to maintain pushing ahead and they’re again within the play-offs with a recreation in hand, however it will be tough for Blackburn due to who they should play within the subsequent few weeks.”

What the managers stated…

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Jon Dahl Tomasson stated that his facet deserved to win however ‘each level is vital’ because the race for play-off spots heats up!

Blackburn boss Jon Dahl Tomasson: “It was not the consequence we wished. By no means. I believe when you have a look at the sport, I believe we did sufficient to win it.

“We have been shedding high quality in ending, taking too many touches as a substitute of capturing on aim, and decision-making within the final third. On the different hand, a degree at this stage may be extraordinarily vital in the long term. We should not overlook that.

“I do not suppose our efficiency was on the similar degree like towards Huddersfield. However I believe we did sufficient to win it, however after all we have been missing high quality in ending and decision-making. That is the distinction. That is why it is a draw and never a win as we speak. I do not suppose they’d a variety of alternatives, the opponent.

“So disenchanted with the draw however at this stage, every level may be vital. 5 video games to go, nonetheless within the play-offs. I believe when you requested that originally of the season, all people would have taken that. Everyone, after two good runs within the cups as effectively.”

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Hull Metropolis supervisor Liam Rosenior felt {that a} draw was a ‘honest consequence’ as his facet held Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Hull head coach Liam Rosenior: “Bravery to dam photographs, bravery to defend, bravery to play out from the again when they’re urgent us.

“A few of our soccer from Karl (Darlow) reduce proper by way of them. They’re urgent Karl, he is staying calm, enjoying by way of the press.

“That is what I would like and the extra we do, the higher we’ll get at it. So, the phrase for tonight was simply bravery.

“I believed we have been wonderful towards an excellent group. I’ve stated earlier than, I need to play our manner. I believed it was two actually good footballing groups going at it.

“It wasn’t a 0-0 recreation. I believed both facet may have gained the sport however I actually loved watching that.

“Jon’s performed an incredible job with a very younger group, enjoying in a sure manner and we’re getting there.

“We have been fearless as we speak. Younger Harry Vaughan epitomised that together with his efficiency and there was a variety of actually constructive issues to return out of tonight.”

What’s subsequent?

Each side are again in motion on Wednesday night time. Blackburn host Coventry in a 7.45pm kick-off stay on the Sky Sports activities Soccer Pink Button & Sky Sports activities app. Hull head to Middlesbrough in an 8pm kick-off stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer.