Premier League 2

Last-gasp Evans puts Blackburn four points clear

21 Mar 2018
Blackburn 1-0 Southampton, PL2

Rovers overcome late missed penalty to beat Southampton 1-0 with 90th-minute goal in PL2 Division 2 match

Jack Evans scored a 90th-minute winner against Southampton to move Blackburn Rovers four points clear at the top of Premier League 2 Division 2.

Saints, who would have gone level with Middlesbrough in the final play-off place with victory, thought they had held on for a draw when Jack Rose saved Joe Grayson's 84th-minute penalty.

But Southampton goalkeeper Rose was beaten when Evans curled in the decisive goal from the edge of the penalty area.

Blackburn will guarantee the Division 2 title and automatic promotion to Division 1 with three wins from their last four matches. They are four points clear of nearest rivals Aston Villa.

Saints are seventh, two places and three points outside the play-offs with two matches left. 

See: Blackburn report | Southampton report

Next fixtures

Blackburn: 26 Mar v Wolves (A) PL2
Southampton: 13 Apr v Fulham (A) PL2

Evans' late winner for Blackburn

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