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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 Wycombe Wanderers 19 +14 40
2 Ipswich Town 17 +15 35
3 Peterborough United 18 +17 31
4 Rotherham United 18 +12 30
5 Coventry City 18 +3 30
6 Oxford United 17 +18 29
7 Fleetwood Town 16 +9 29
8 Blackpool 18 +5 29
9 Bristol Rovers 17 +1 28
10 Portsmouth 17 +8 27
11 Sunderland 17 +5 26
12 Burton Albion 17 +3 24
13 Shrewsbury Town 17 -3 24
14 Doncaster Rovers 15 +7 23
15 Gillingham 18 0 21
16 Rochdale 19 -12 19
17 Accrington Stanley 18 -4 18
18 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
19 AFC Wimbledon 18 -7 16
20 Tranmere Rovers 17 -11 16
21 Milton Keynes Dons 18 -14 13
22 Southend United 19 -35 6
23 Bolton Wanderers 15 -27 1