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Swansea 0-3 Blackburn: easy victory for Rovers | Football News

Blackburn made an immediate comeback from newly signed Sammie Szmodics as he opened an account on debut to set up a 3-0 victory over Swansea at the Swansea.Com stadium.

The 26-year-old played for Peterborough in their 1-0 win over Cheltenham in Sky Bet League 1 last weekend, but two days later he was given a chance to shine by his new boss, signing a three-year deal with Rovers. Given early. John Dahl Thomason.

Joe Allen was absent from Swansea’s line-up as he was given time to recover from a hamstring strain he played for Wales in the Nations Cup against Belgium.

He will next week close a decade gap since leaving his first club, making his 151st appearance since joining from Stoke on a free transfer in the summer.

Blackburn take victory at Swansea

Swansea boss Russell Martin made two changes from a side that drew 1–1 in the opening game of the season against Rotherham, giving Olivier Ncham and Ryan Manning the first starting line-up.

The home side dominated possession and waited for Blackburn to jump in for the break. With a solid back they were waiting for that moment and then came when Jay Fulton lost the ball halfway into his own half.

Former Swann and Wales international midfielder Ryan Hedges picked a pocket for Fulton when the home side once again tried to play the ball around the back line.

Once in possession, Hedges headed straight for Swansea’s goal and caught Smodix without making a mistake from the edge of the area when he positioned himself in the right corner of Andy Fisher’s home goal.

The goal undermined the home side’s confidence and encouraged Rovers to go further. It didn’t look like it.

Things got worse for Martin’s men when Ben Bretton Diaz defeated Joel Latibaudière. Joël Latibaudière raced another great ball into space by Hedges and beat the advancing Fischer for the second goal after running 20 meters.

Hopes of seeing at least one goal amid frustrated home support came when Tayo Edan cleared the line as substitute Matty Solinola appeared ready to open an account for his new club. hindered by

The final nail in Swansea’s coffin was struck by Rovers skipper Louis Travis, who took possession again in the 84th minute before the visitors flooded forward.

After taking to the box, he left Fischer with no chance with a rocket flying into the top left corner, placing Rovers at the top of the championship table with two impressive wins from two games.

What the manager said…

in Swansea Russell Martin: “Today I have to put up with it. I have to do better. But I’m not going to go to Blackpool next week and change what I’m trying to do. I’ve been punished for mistakes and small things. It’s not enough. We had so much control. But we make mistakes, and then we make other mistakes. I said define…today.

“We have to be more in possession of the ball. We didn’t have enough ball speed in the first half or enough runs to threaten the back line. “It’s up to us and the players to work as hard as we can, and we didn’t lack effort today. Expectations have increased since last season and we’re looking forward to working with the players.” We need to unite, work really hard and try to find solutions to the problems we face today.”

black burns John Dahl Thomason: “The performance was very high class tactically. We worked on this game for a week. How the players controlled the game from possession against a very good and dangerous team with the ball.” We were very solid when Swansea attacked. The players should have followed the plan but maybe their heads are more tired than their legs.

“There were three beautiful goals and great transition moments. We also kept a clean sheet. I am very happy for the performance and for the fans. had.”