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Brighton fight back

Jordan Rhodes netted for Blackburn. Credit: PA

Dale Stephens scored his first Brighton goal to rescue a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw against Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Both sides were looking to strengthen their play-off hopes and David Rodriguez helped Albion draw first blood with a low finish for his first goal in Brighton colours.

Rovers rallied and Jordan Rhodes diverted a Tom Cairney free-kick home from close range before Cairney got on the scoresheet just before half-time from close range.

But Brighton fought admirably and Gordon Greer's first of the season drew them level after 78 minutes before a breathtaking final few minutes that saw Rhodes score Blackburn's third from the penalty spot before Stephens headed in soon afterwards.

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Man Utd youngster heads to Blackburn on loan


Young defender Michael Keane has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan until the end of the season. #mufc


Keane will wear the no.16 shirt at Blackburn and says he wants to "hit the ground running" in Sunday's fixture vs Burnley.

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Swans snap up Hanley

Raheem Hanley left Ewood Park last week. Credit: PA

Swansea have signed England youth international Raheem Hanley from Blackburn Rovers, the Premier League club have announced.

The 19-year-old, who has signed a deal that keeps him at the Liberty Stadium until 2015, can play in defence or midfield and did not make any first-team appearances for Rovers.

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Teams: Man City v Blackburn


TEAM NEWS: Pantilimon, Richards, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy, Navas, Garcia, Milner, Fernandinho, Dzeko, Negredo #cityvrovers #mcfc


ROVERS: Robinson, Henley, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Lowe, Williamson, Taylor, Marshall, Campbell.

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