Apr 23, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​The Den
Millwall
1-2
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
Osborne (14')
Batt (65'), Forde (76'), Shittu (76'), Abdou (88')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Jones (56'), Rhodes (78')
Hanley (13'), Dunn (76')

Result: Blackburn come back to beat Millwall, ease relegation fears

Blackburn Rovers' second-half comeback against Millwall moves them five points clear of the Championship drop zone.

Blackburn Rovers have moved five points clear of the Championship drop zone because of a second-half comeback at Millwall this evening.

Blackburn Rovers' Jordan Rhodes scores their second goal against Millwall from the penalty spot on April 23, 2013© PA Photos

Karleigh Osborne opened the scoring for the hosts in the 14th minute by smashing a loose ball into the net after Scott Dann had failed to clear a free kick.

The hosts almost doubled their advantage when James Henry took a 30-yard free kick, but it was tipped over by Grzegorz Sandomierski.

Blackburn Rovers' David Jones celebrates with teammates after scoring against Millwall on April 23, 2013© PA Photos

Blackburn equalised in strange circumstances 10 minutes after half time when David Jones's corner made its way all the way through into the net.

They completed the turnaround with a quarter of an hour on the clock when Grant Hanley went on a 60-yard run before being brought down in the area, with top scorer Jordan Rhodes dispatching the penalty.

It was a heated affair at The Den and Danny Shittu was sent off after the final whistle.

A win for Rovers moves them up to 15th, while Millwall remain just four above the bottom three but do have a game in hand.

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett on the touchline against Aston Villa on January 25, 2013
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