EFL CHAMPIONSHIP

Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Barnsley Post Match Analysis

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Blackburn made it six consecutive Championship victories by overcoming struggling Barnsley. With Ben Brereton Diaz scoring his 20th league goal of the season.

Despite Rovers controlling much of the first 45 minutes. The Chilean striker equalised with an angled left-footed goal as the teams went into halftime level.

Joe Rothwell gave them the lead after hitting the post with an earlier effort. But Carlton Morris equalised when his deflected shot rolled in off the post.

The Tykes had little chance when Brereton Diaz regained the advantage. And he is now only two points behind Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Championship top scorers list as Rovers drew level on points with the London club.

Blackburn makes it six consecutive Championship victories by overcoming struggling Barnsley. With Ben Brereton Diaz scoring his 20th league goal of the season.

Despite Rovers controlling much of the first 45 minutes, the Chilean striker equalised with an angled left-footed goal as the teams went into halftime level.

Joe Rothwell gave them the lead after hitting the post with an earlier effort, but Carlton Morris equalised when his deflected shot rolled in off the crossbar.

How did Blackburn Rovers keep the lead?

The Tykes had little chance when Brereton Diaz regained the advantage. And he is now only two points behind Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Championship top scorers list as Rovers drew level on points with the London club.

Callum Styles, a Barnsley midfielder, challenged Blackburn goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski with a curling 20-yard shot. But Rothwell hit the post after a one-two with Harry Pickering.

After Romal Palmer threw the ball lost in midfield, he made no mistake with his second chance. And it took a last-ditch challenge by Styles to prevent Brereton Diaz from making it 2 before Collins pushed his effort away.

Morris’ equaliser came as a surprise, but Blackburn remained the more dangerous side following the restart and the outstanding display. Brereton Diaz was ultimately discovered in space by John Buckley, and he made no mistakes.

Brereton Diaz has four more league goals than the whole Barnsley team. And replacement Sam Gallagher produced a brilliant low save from Collins in injury time before Styles fired over the crossbar.

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