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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 33 +25 61
2 Coventry City 32 +16 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 +7 59
4 Sunderland 33 +19 58
5 Portsmouth 32 +16 56
6 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
7 Fleetwood Town 32 +12 55
8 Oxford United 33 +22 54
9 Ipswich Town 33 +13 52
10 Gillingham 33 +9 50
11 Doncaster Rovers 32 +15 48
12 Burton Albion 32 +1 46
13 Bristol Rovers 32 -10 42
14 Blackpool 32 +1 41
15 Lincoln City 34 -3 39
16 Accrington Stanley 33 -5 39
17 Shrewsbury Town 32 -11 38
18 Milton Keynes Dons 33 -10 36
19 Rochdale 32 -17 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 -14 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 32 -26 26
22 Southend United 33 -47 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 -39 11