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Thanks

Thank you for joining us for live, real-time coverage of Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers for EFL Championship Matchday 40 2023-2024.

April 1, 2024 12:00 PM ET
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END OF THE MATCH

Blackburn Rovers' comprehensive win over Sunderland concludes the match

April 1, 2024 11:59 AM ET
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86'

Danny Ballard misses a free kick in favor of Sunderland. A clear chance is missed for the home side

April 1, 2024 11:53 AM ET
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81' BLACKBURN ROVERS SCOOOOOOOOORES

Sammie Szmodics gets a pass through for Andy Moran to score the fifth goal for Blackburn Rovers.

It's an away goal!

April 1, 2024 11:47 AM ET
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77' SUNDERLAND SCOOOOOOOOOORES

Chris Rigg scores the discount for the home side and with a few minutes to go, Sunderland wakes up.

April 1, 2024 11:43 AM ET
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71'

Sunderland seeks to attack from the flanks and reduce the disadvantage on the scoreboard

April 1, 2024 11:37 AM ET
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66'

Jobe Bellingham blocks a Blackburn Rovers pass and starts a counter for the home side.

Unfortunately for Sunderland without success

April 1, 2024 11:36 AM ET
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60'

Free kick deflected by Joe Rankin-Costello in favor of Blackburn Rovers. The visitors continue to dominate possession and the scoreboard.

April 1, 2024 11:28 AM ET
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54' BLACKBURN ROVERS SCOOOOOOOOORES

Fourth goal for Blackburn Rovers thanks to Tyrhys Dolan who received an assist from Ryan Hedges.

April 1, 2024 11:22 AM ET
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51'

Trai Hume offside and an important attack for Sunderland is cancelled out. It remains 3-0 to the visitors.

April 1, 2024 11:20 AM ET
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47' BLACKBURN ROVERS SCOOOOOOOOORES

Ryan Hedges scores Blackburn Rovers' third goal of the game early in the second half.

April 1, 2024 11:15 AM ET
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SECOND HALF BEGINS

After halftime, the second half of the game begins.

April 1, 2024 11:10 AM ET
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END OF THE FIRST HALF

With the visitors winning the game, the first part of the game ends in the State of Light.

April 1, 2024 10:53 AM ET
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45'+2

Great defense of the visit that maintains a solidity and balance in the first half, For the moment there are no major drawbacks for Blackburn Rovers.

April 1, 2024 10:53 AM ET
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41'

Romaine Mundle's deflected shot in favor of Sunderland. The home side cannot find the net in the first half.

April 1, 2024 10:48 AM ET
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36' BLACKBURN ROVERS SCOOOOOOOOORES

Sammie Szmodics scores the second goal of the game and her second goal in her personal account.

April 1, 2024 10:41 AM ET
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33'

Blackburn takes the lead on the scoreboard and in the game actions.

April 1, 2024 10:40 AM ET
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29' BLACKBURN ROVERS SCOOOOOOOOORES

Sammie Szmodics scores the first goal of the game for Blackburn Rovers to take the lead.

April 1, 2024 10:33 AM ET
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25' Ball possession

Sunderland 47%

Blackburn Rovers 53%

April 1, 2024 10:28 AM ET
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19'

Joe Rankin-Costello tries a right-footed shot, but the home goalkeeper saves the ball.

April 1, 2024 10:23 AM ET
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14'

Infringement by Jobe Bellingham. It will be a direct free kick in favor of Blackburn Rovers.

April 1, 2024 10:16 AM ET
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8'

Callum Styles takes a free kick for Sunderland. The ball goes wide

April 1, 2024 10:15 AM ET
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3'

A shot on goal by Adil Aouchiche for Sunderland. The ball does not reach the goal.

April 1, 2024 10:13 AM ET
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THE MATCH BEGINS

The ball is rolling and the match between Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers live in real time, corresponding to Matchday 40 of EFL Championship 2023-2024 is already underway. 

April 1, 2024 10:08 AM ET
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Blackburn Rovers starting lineup

1 Aynsley Pears

16 Scott Wharton

5 Dominic Hyam

3 Harry Pickering

2 Callum Brittain

8 Sammie Szmodics

11 Joe Rankin-Costello

6 Sondre Tronstad

9 Sam Gallagher

10 Tyrhys Dolan

19 Ryan Hedges

April 1, 2024 9:42 AM ET
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Sunderland starting lineup

1 Anthony Patterson

5 Danny Ballard

13 Luke O'Nien

28 Callum Styles

32 Trai Hume

22 Adil Aouchiche

24 Daniel Neil

39 Pierre Ekwah

7 Jobe Bellingham

14 Romaine Mundle

10 Patrick Roberts

April 1, 2024 9:40 AM ET
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Difference in the standings

April 1, 2024 8:55 AM ET
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Recent history

These two teams have met 13 times in recent seasons. Of the 13 previous meetings, Sunderland AFC have won six matches, while Blackburn Rovers FC have won four of them. Three of those matches ended in draws.

April 1, 2024 8:51 AM ET
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Referee team

Referee: John Busby

Assistant #1: Richard Wild

Assistant #2: Rob Smith

Fourth official: Matt Donohue

April 1, 2024 8:48 AM ET
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Last five matches

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 3 Sunderland Sep. 20, 2023 English Championship

Sunderland 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers December 26, 2022 English Championship

Blackburn Rovers 2 - 0 Sunderland Oct. 18, 2022 English Championship

Blackburn Rovers 2 - 0 Sunderland March 20, 2012 English Premier League

Sunderland 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers December 11, 2011 English Premier League

April 1, 2024 8:44 AM ET
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Welcome

Welcome to live, real-time coverage of Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers, matchday 40 of EFL Championship 2023-2024. 

April 1, 2024 8:36 AM ET
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Stay tuned to follow Birmingham City vs Sunderland AFC in real time

In a few moments we will share with you the starting lineups for Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers in real time, along with the latest information coming out of the Stadium of Light. Don't miss a single detail of the match in real time as well as the comments from VAVEL's coverage.

April 1, 2024 4:00 AM ET
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What time is the Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers?

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April 1, 2024 3:55 AM ET
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Latest Blackburn Rovers lineup

W. Pears (GK); S. Wharton, D. Hyam, C. Brittain, H. Pickering, S. Tronstad, J. Buckley, R. Hedges, A. Sigurdsson, S. Szmodics y S. Gallagher.

April 1, 2024 3:50 AM ET
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Latest Sunderland lineup

A. Patterson; T. Hume, D. Ballard, L. Hjelde, C. Styles; D. Neil, J. Bellingham; R. Mundle, A. Aouchiche, A. Ba; L. Semedo.

April 1, 2024 3:45 AM ET
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Blackburn Rovers key player

In the 'Rovers' squad, the player to watch is Sammie Szmodics, a 28-year-old experienced striker who has 21 goals and 3 assists this tournament. He is very participative in attacking plays alongside Arnór Sigurdsson. His unmarking and tackling make him a danger for Ipswich.

April 1, 2024 3:40 AM ET
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Sunderland key player

In this match, it will be necessary to follow with a magnifying glass the English player and future promise of Sunderland; Jobe Bellingham. The midfielder and youth player Jobe Bellingham has earned a place in the starting eleven thanks to his great talent to command the field, find space in tight areas and generate ball circulation on the side of Sunderland's black cats.

April 1, 2024 3:35 AM ET
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Blackburn Rovers

If Blackburn drop points they risk dropping into the relegation zone, for Rovers it has not been an easy season and they now have relegation breathing down their necks, so the three points at the Stadium of Light could become the most important of the season if John Eustace's side can maintain their status.

April 1, 2024 3:30 AM ET
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Sunderland

Sunderland is currently in twelfth place in the general table with 39 games played, which are divided into 15 wins, 6 draws and 18 defeats, also, in the statistics they have 50 goals for and 45 against, placing them with a difference of +5. All this gives a total of 51 points for the team of the black cats that wants to continue climbing positions, however, they are in the same situation as their rival because to get into the playoffs at the last minute they must win five of the remaining 6 games in a row.

April 1, 2024 3:25 AM ET
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Stadium

The Stadium of Light located in the city of Norwich, England will host this duel between two teams looking to continue in good form this season of the EFL Championship 2023-2024. This stadium has a capacity for 32,800 fans and was inaugurated in 2001.

April 1, 2024 3:20 AM ET
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Welcome to minute by minute coverage of Sunderland vs Blackburn Rovers in EFL Championship!

My name is Esteban Monsalve and I will be your host for this game. We will provide you with all the information on VAVEL.com

April 1, 2024 3:15 AM ET