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Blackburn end season on Anfield high

28 Apr 2019
Rhian Brewster of Liverpool and Tyler Magloire of Blackburn

Goals by Joe Rankin-Costello and Dan Butterworth give Rovers 2-1 win over Liverpool

Goals by Joe Rankin-Costello and Dan Butterworth helped Blackburn Rovers complete the double over Liverpool as they ended their PL2 campaign impressively.

How they stand

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 EVE 22 +17 41
2 ARS 22 +12 37
3 BHA 22 +10 35
4 LIV 22 +11 34
5 BLB 22 +1 31

Both the visitors' strikes came in the first half at Anfield with Rankin-Costello's header breaking the deadlock on 24 minutes.

Butterworth doubled the advantage with a fine solo run and finish five minutes before half-time.

Though Liverpool responded through George Johnston six minutes from time Rovers held on for their 13th win from their last 17 matches.

The Lancashire club finish their campaign in fifth, a place and three points behind Liverpool, but can be overtaken by Derby County and Chelsea who each have one match left to play.

See: Liverpool report | Blackburn report

Sunday's PL2 Division 2 result

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