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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Danny Graham (51')
  • Adam Armstrong (67')

Blackburn go top of League One with win over Bury

Blackburn went top of League One for the first time this season following a battling 2-0 win over Bury.
After a frustrating opening half, Rovers showed their class in the second thanks to Danny Graham's 13th goal of the season and a fourth in three games for Adam Armstrong.
Bury showed plenty of fight, but the league's lowest scorers were reduced to long range efforts.
In the first half Graham forced Connor Ripley into a save with his legs from close range, but Rovers stepped it up after the break, with Derrick Williams heading wide when he should have scored.
The hosts broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Bradley Dack's pinpoint cross was emphatically headed home by Graham from eight yards.
Armstrong doubled the lead in the 67th minute when a superb Darragh Lenihan cross caused havoc and Shakers defender Nathan Cameron's error gave the on-loan forward a tap-in.
Jack Payne almost added a third with a powerful drive but Ripley parried as Rovers ran out easy winners.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 31 +24 57
2 Coventry City 30 +15 57
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 +5 56
4 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
5 Sunderland 31 +16 54
6 Portsmouth 30 +15 53
7 Ipswich Town 32 +14 52
8 Fleetwood Town 30 +11 51
9 Gillingham 32 +9 49
10 Oxford United 31 +18 48
11 Doncaster Rovers 31 +16 48
12 Burton Albion 31 0 43
13 Bristol Rovers 31 -7 42
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -1 39
15 Lincoln City 33 -3 38
16 Blackpool 30 0 37
17 Shrewsbury Town 30 -11 35
18 Milton Keynes Dons 31 -9 33
19 Rochdale 31 -16 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 32 -14 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 -25 23
22 Southend United 32 -46 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 -37 11