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Football Results: Blackburn 2-1 Barnsley

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Football Results: Blackburn 2-1 Barnsley

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Ben Brereton Diaz scored his 20th goal of the season as Blackburn produced one of the narrow football results of the midweek action in the Championship. The win helped Blackburn move level on points with Fulham in second place. Joe Rothwell opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute before Carlton Morris equalized in first-half stoppage time. The home side dominated the game and was rewarded when Ben Brereton Diaz scored the winner five minutes after the hour mark.

Managers Reaction

Blackburn’s Tony Mowbray: “I think Ben’s matured rather than improved. He’s always been a good player. We signed him as an 18-year-old boy, with Danny Graham and Bradley Dack starring for the team. What has happened is the external pressures of living in a dressing room with senior players and people who have had great careers and huge personalities, it can suppress a young guy, and as those personalities have left the dressing room – for lots of different reasons – Brereton, as he’s grown from an 18-year-old to a 22-year-old, he’s just matured into a man.”

Barnsley’s Poya Asbaghi: “We started well in the first 10-15 minutes, created some chances. Then, after those minutes we played into Blackburn’s hands. What has made them have really good form is their counter-attacks and we were playing into their hands, in really vulnerable positions to lose the ball. Obviously, 1-0 for them was logical for them, but then we got a good equalizer from Morris.”

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