‘A set play, a world class goal and an individual mistake’ turned the game on its head, according to Hull City boss Grant McCann.

Rovers scored three times in the space of seven minutes to run out 3-0 winners at Ewood Park and inflict a fifth defeat in seven matches on the injury-hit Tigers.

While Rovers are struggling for options in attack, Hull are without five senior central defenders and 12 players in all, fielding a patched up team at Ewood.

It was Rovers’ double switch on the hour that turned the game however, with Ben Brereton and Dominic Samuel, as well as the switch to 4-3-3, having a key impact in how the final stages played out.

Rovers managed 26 shots in all, while Hull failed to find one on target, but did go close at the start of the second half when Jackson Irvine hit the bar.

At that point McCann felt his side were well in the game, but from the moment Darragh Lenihan forced in the opener with 17 minutes to play, Rovers were in full control.

“We’ve lost the game to a set-play, a world class goal and an individual mistake. That sums it up in a nutshell,” McCann told his club's website.

“Blackburn are strong at home but we stood firm in the first half and went in level at the break.

“Second half, I thought we started well in the first 15 minutes. We were in the ascendency and went close to opening the scoring when Jackson’s shot hit the crossbar.

“But then the ascendency swung in Blackburn’s favour and they got the opening goal from a set-piece, which was disappointing.

“We huffed and puffed but the second goal really knocked the stuffing out of us.”