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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Charlie Mulgrew (14', 70' PEN)
  • Danny Graham (60')
  • John Nolan (35' PEN)

Charlie Mulgrew's brace helps Blackburn sink promotion rivals Shrewsbury

Charlie Mulgrew struck twice as Blackburn defeated promotion rivals Shrewsbury 3-1.
Blackburn's captain marked his 50th league start with a goal early in the first half and although Jon Nolan's penalty levelled matters before the break, Danny Graham's 10th of the season and a Mulgrew penalty ensured Rovers moved to within two points of second-place Shrewsbury.
Bradley Dack's powerful strike was superbly tipped behind before Mulgrew's curling 25-yard free-kick went in off the post to open the scoring after 14 minutes.
The Shrews were awarded a penalty in the 35th minute when Carlton Morris was brought down by David Raya, and Nolan calmly slotted home his sixth goal this season.
Town started the second half well but Rovers regained the lead on the hour after a stunning turn and volley by Dack cannoned off the post and Graham reacted quickest to tap in.
Mulgrew made sure of the points in the 70th minute with a calm spot kick after Dominic Samuel was clattered, ending Shrewsbury's 10-match unbeaten run.

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English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 14 +13 33
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 27
3 Sunderland 13 +13 26
4 Accrington Stanley 14 +5 26
5 Barnsley 13 +15 25
6 Doncaster Rovers 14 +5 25
7 Luton Town 14 +3 22
8 Walsall 13 +1 22
9 Charlton Athletic 13 +3 21
10 Coventry City 14 -1 21
11 Fleetwood Town 14 +8 20
12 Southend United 14 0 20
13 Blackpool 12 +5 19
14 Burton Albion 13 -1 17
15 Scunthorpe United 14 -7 17
16 Rochdale 14 -7 16
17 Wycombe Wanderers 14 -4 15
18 Shrewsbury Town 14 -4 12
19 Gillingham 13 -7 12
20 Bristol Rovers 14 -4 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 14 -10 11
22 Oxford United 14 -10 10
23 Bradford City 14 -12 10
24 Plymouth Argyle 14 -14 7

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