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Blackburn and Aston Villa earn wins

Tony Mowbray will be happy. Credit: PA

Blackburn moved above Lancashire rivals Wigan at the lower end of the table with a 1-0 win over Derby.

A Craig Conway penalty proved decisive as Blackburn moved to 33 points, the same as 21st-placed Bristol City. But Rovers have a game in hand.

Derby are now 10 points adrift of the play-off places.

City were beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa, who won for a second successive game to move nine points clear of the drop zone.

Jonathan Kodjia and Conor Hourihane were on target for Villa.



Shane Duffy scores two own goals and is sent off

Shane Duffy was sent off at the death in the 2-1 defeat. Credit: Reuters

Blackburn defender Shane Duffy had a night to forget as he scored two own goals and was sent off in Rovers' defeat at Cardiff.

Bluebirds wing-back Declan John burst through after 14 minutes and hit a shot against the right post, with Duffy stroking the rebound into an empty net.

Six minutes later, the 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international met Peter Whittingham's right-wing free-kick with a firm downward header past startled Rovers goalkeeper Jason Steele.

Duffy was sent off at the death after booting the ball away as Blackburn lost 2-1.

He also scored an own goal as Rovers lost 3-0 to Wigan at the weekend.

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