Apr 13, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
DerbyDerby County
Dann (45'), Rhodes (8' pen.)
Williamson (21'), Hanley (72'), Kazim-Richards (77')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Coutts (26')

Result: Blackburn Rovers move out of drop zone after Derby County win

Result: Blackburn move out of drop zone after Derby win
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Blackburn Rovers earn a 2-0 win over Derby County to move out of the relegation zone in the Championship.

Goals from Jordan Rhodes and Scott Dann moved Blackburn Rovers out of the Championship relegation zone following a comfortable 2-0 victory over Derby County at Ewood Park.

Strikes at the beginning and the end of the first half proved enough to earn Rovers the win.

The home side got off to the perfect start, when Rhodes sent Frank Fielding the wrong way from the spot having won the penalty himself.

It took a while for the game's next opportunity to unfold, but Rhodes's volley was comfortably saved by Fielding following Colin Kazim-Richards chest-down in the 23rd minute.

Rovers keeper Grzegorz Sandomierski was forced into a stunning save on the half-hour mark, when Jamie Ward found Chris Martin with a free kick, but the former's header was superbly stopped at the near post.

However, the hosts doubled their lead on the stroke of half time when Dann headed in from a corner by David Jones.

After the break, Blackburn had a great chance to seal the win when Rhodes was played through on goal from a Sandomierski clearance; he brought the bouncing ball under control before Fielding came out to save the effort.

Derby nearly got on the scoresheet in injury time, but Sandomierski was on hand to keep out Ward from close range.

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