Reda Khadra scored his second goal in four games having also netted against Sheffield United
Reda Khadra got the only goal of the game at the bet365 Stadium as Blackburn Rovers handed Stoke City their second home defeat of the season.
The on-loan Brighton midfielder collected the ball from John Buckley before powering a right-foot shot from outside the box into the bottom left corner early in the second half.
That lifted Blackburn from seventh to fourth in the Championship, the highest they have been under Tony Mowbray.
Since losing 7-0 at home to leaders Fulham at the start of November, they have now taken 10 points out of a possible 12.
Stoke, who began the day in sixth, drop out of the play-off places to seventh.
More to follow.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1DaviesBooked at 74mins16WilmotBooked at 90mins6Batth5ChesterBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDoughtyat 78'minutes2Smith28Sawyers14Tymon3FoxSubstituted forInceat 66'minutes8Vrancic18BrownBooked at 60minsSubstituted forFletcherat 66'minutes10Campbell
- 1KaminskiSubstituted forPearsat 56'minutes26Lenihan25van Hecke16Wharton2NyambeBooked at 81mins27Travis8RothwellSubstituted forDavenportat 73'minutes3PickeringBooked at 89mins21Buckley7KhadraSubstituted forDolanat 69'minutesBooked at 74mins22BreretonBooked at 90mins
Referee:Tim RobinsonAttendance:21,739Match StatsHome TeamStokeAway TeamBlackburnPossessionHome59%Away41%ShotsHome7Away7Shots on TargetHome4Away2CornersHome5Away3FoulsHome13Away6Live TextPost update
Match ends, Stoke City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Second Half ends, Stoke City 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.
Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Aynsley Pears tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.
Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).
Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Aynsley Pears.
Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Tymon with a cross.
Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Steven Fletcher (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jacob Davenport (Blackburn Rovers).
Ben Wilmot (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ben Wilmot (Stoke City).
John Buckley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Harry Pickering (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Adam Davies.
Attempt saved. Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Buckley.
Mario Vrancic (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Buckley (Blackburn Rovers).
Attempt missed. Tyrhys Dolan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Darragh Lenihan.
Foul by Mario Vrancic (Stoke City).
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