Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United: Jokanovic and Mowbray reaction as Rovers come from behind to win

Sheffield United could not kickstart their season this afternoon as they lost 3-1 to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

Saturday, 6th November 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th November 2021, 5:56 pm

The Blades go into the upcoming international break on a low point, after losing to Blackpool and drawing with Nottingham Forest in their last two outings.

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Rhian Brewster put Sheffield United ahead against Blackburn Rovers: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

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with no changes for either side at the break

and the Blades have once again been pegged back after taking the lead, Khadra cancelling out Brewster’s opener - half-time player ratings

Olsen 6

Bogle 6

Basham 7

Egan 6

Stevens 6

Norwood 6

Fleck 6

Brewster 7

Gibbs-White 6

Osborn 6

Sharp 7

as the ball bounces invitingly for him on the edge of the box, but he skews it wide and it rolls wide of the Blackburn goal

as Bogle once again enjoys acres of space and is found by Norwood, he cuts inside on his left foot but it’s deflected behind - Norwood takes it and it’s headed behind again, from the second Blackburn break clear and Poveda shoots over the United bar

and the home side are level as Khadra cuts inside and out and then shoots, it takes a deflection off Egan and wrongfoots Olsen in goal to drag the hosts back on terms

as Fleck loses the ball in midfield and Rovers break, Khadra looks to race clear but Basham gets across, matches him and then wins the ball, and a throw-in in the process - a second later and it’d have been a penalty. Class act

as he takes one for the team as Rovers look to break over the halfway line - Egan had lost the ball and Rovers had an advantage until the Scot intervened

Nervy moment for Olsen

as a free-kick from the right is floated in, he comes to claim it but hesitates slightly and Lenihan gets something on the ball but can only flick it wide - surely he has to clean everything out there, as a goalkeeper of his size?

Game has quietened down a bit

after that early goal, not-given penalty and offside goal drama, we’re ticking over the 20 minute mark and the Blades still lead 1-0 thanks to Brewster’s early goal - a brilliantly-struck volley with great technique, and not at all the strike of a man who hadn’t scored a league goal for the Blades in so, so long

Rovers have the ball in the net

through Diaz as the ball over the top sends him free, but the flag was already up for offside before the shot beat Olsen

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