Super-sub Diouf earns Rovers a point

Date published: Monday 28th December 2009 5:21

Darren Bent’s second-half double looked likely to earn Steve Bruce’s men a rare win.

Bent’s first goal was a bundled effort on 52 which was cancelled out a minute later by Morten Gamst Pedersen’s right-footed shot which went in off the upright.

Bent gave the visitors the lead again on 65 when he latched onto a fine throughball and coolly slotted past Paul Robinson.

But Diouf came off the bench to make it 2-2 when he leapt highest to head home a deep cross from the right.

That set up a grandstand finish which bore little resemblance to the dismal fare on offer in the first period, with Marton Fulop brilliantly parrying a point-blank header from Nikola Kalinic before Chris Samba poked the rebound wide.

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