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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 32 +25 60
2 Coventry City 31 +16 60
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 +7 59
4 Sunderland 32 +19 57
5 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
6 Fleetwood Town 31 +12 54
7 Portsmouth 31 +14 53
8 Ipswich Town 33 +13 52
9 Oxford United 32 +19 51
10 Gillingham 33 +9 50
11 Doncaster Rovers 32 +15 48
12 Burton Albion 32 +1 46
13 Bristol Rovers 32 -10 42
14 Accrington Stanley 32 -2 39
15 Lincoln City 34 -3 39
16 Blackpool 31 0 38
17 Shrewsbury Town 31 -10 38
18 Milton Keynes Dons 32 -8 36
19 Rochdale 32 -17 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 -14 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 31 -27 23
22 Southend United 33 -47 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 30 -38 11