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Everton 2-0 Blackburn Rovers, PL2 D1

Match summary

18 Feb 2019
Bassala Sambou, Everton

Bassala Sambou and Fraser Hornby earned Everton a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers to extend their lead at the top of Premier League 2 Division 1. 

The home side made the breakthrough in the 18th minute at Merseyrail Community Stadium, when Hornby held the ball up before laying it off for Sambou to rifle into the top corner.

It was 2-0 on the half hour when a shot from Anthony Gordon was well saved by Rovers goalkeeper Charlie Albinson and Hornby pounced to finish.

Everton 'keeper Mateusz Hewelt produced a man-of-the-match performance to secure the victory, leaving the PL2 leaders four points above second-placed Brighton & Hove Albion with five matches remaining.

Blackburn remain in ninth on 18 points, two points above the relegation zone.

See: Everton report | Blackburn report

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