Blackburn Rovers' 2016 in numbers

Blackburn Rovers' Sam Gallagher celebrates scoring their fourth goal

With one match of 2016 remaining, we take a look at Blackburn Rovers' Championship year in numbers.

Games played: 46

Blackburn Rovers began 2016 with a 1-0 defeat away to Cardiff City.

Wins: 12 (8 home/4 away)

Rovers longest winning streak saw them overcome Fulham, MK Dons and Middlesbrough.

Draws: 11 (6 home/5 away)

Blackburn contested 2 goalless draws, which came against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ipswich Town.

Defeats: 23 (10 home/13 away)

Rovers lost their first three games of the 2015/6 season against Norwich City, Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City.

Points accumulated: 47 (30 home/17 away)

Blackburn collected 8 less points than they managed in the entire 2015/6 season.

Goals scored: 51 (36 home/15 away)

Rovers' 3-0 win over Fulham in February was their largest margin league win of 2016.

Goals conceded: 65 (37 home/28 away)

The 4-1 defeat to Norwich was their biggest league defeat of 2016. 

Clean sheets: 7 (3 home/ 4 away)

Shots on target: 183

The 12 shots on target Blackburn registered against Fulham in December was the most they managed in 2016. They only mustered one effort on target against Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town.

Average possession: 47%

Rovers' 59% share of the possession against Rotherham United was their most of the year. The 33% versus Huddersfield Town in December was their least. 

Fouls given away: 542

Blackburn gave away 18 fouls on four occasions (Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Charlton Athletic and MK Dons). 

Yellow cards: 101

Rovers picked up 6 yellow cards in their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham City.

Red cards: 6

Gordon Greer, Darragh Lenihan, Shane Duffy (twice), Craig Conway and Grant Hanley all saw red for Blackburn in 2016.

Substitutions made: 117

Rovers made all three available substitutions in 28 games this year.  

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