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Rovers climbed off the bottom of the table with a 1-1 draw against local rivals Manchester City with a Paul Dickov penalty in the 78th minute.

Manchester City took the lead just before half time when Antoine Siberski got on the end of Shaun Wright-Phillips's cross.

However after a second half fight back, Rovers were awarded a penalty 12 minutes from time when Danny Mills brought down Dickov. The defender being sent off for a professional foul.

Final score 1 - 1.

Man City: James, Mills, Distin, Dunne, Jordan, Flood (Reyna 65), Sibierski, Bosvelt, McManaman, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Anelka. Subs Not Used: Fowler, Onuoha, Waterreus, Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Sent Off: Mills (77).

Booked: Jordan.

Goal: Sibierski 45.

Rovers: Friedel, Neill, Johansson, Todd, McEveley, Reid, Ferguson, Tugay (Thompson 71), Emerton, Stead (Jansen 45), Dickov. Subs Not Used: Enckelman, Djorkaeff, Matteo.

Booked: Todd, McEveley, Thompson.

Goal: Dickov 78 pen.

Att: 45,504

Ref: M Clattenburg

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