Apr 27, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Crystal Palace
Rhodes (42')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Dobbie (28')
Ward (67')

Result: Crystal Palace settle for draw at Ewood Park

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway applauds fans before kick-off on February 16, 2013
© PA Photos
Blackburn Rovers frustrate Crystal Palace to secure a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers put a dent in Crystal palace's Championship playoff bid with a 1-1 draw against Ian Holloway's side on Saturday afternoon.

Palace settled the better of the two teams but chances were rare in a quiet start at Ewood park.

Stephen Dobbie sparked the game into life midway through the first half as he burst away from the Blackburn defence before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Palace continued to push for more goals after breaking the deadlock but the hosts managed to withstand the pressure.

Blackburn were rewarded for their stubbornness just before the break as Jordan Rhodes collected a pass from Josh King before chipping the ball over Julian Speroni.

The visitors looked lively after the break and searched for a second goal, with Mile Jedinak inches away from giving his side the lead when he headed the ball against the crossbar.

Blackburn were close to taking the lead against the run of play on the hour mark, but Morten Gamst Pedersen fired wide after collecting a loose ball on the edge of the box.

Palace looked the more likely of the two sides to snatch all three points, with Glenn Murray being denied a penalty as Blackburn held on for a draw.

Blackburn's Jordan Rhodes celebrates scoring the equaliser against Burnley on March 29, 2013
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