Hourihane rescues a point for under-fire Bruce

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beIN SPORTS MATCH CENTRE: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Aston Villa

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The substitute curled home three minutes into stoppage-time to snatch a result that keeps Villa two points outside the top six.

The vital equaliser meant the visitors avoided back-to-back defeats, but it will do little to ease the pressure on Steve Bruce amid what is now a five-match winless run in the league.

Blackburn had appeared set to pile on further misery when Bradley Dack broke the deadlock in the 76th minute, tucking in the loose ball after a goalmouth scramble.

Instead, Tony Mowbray's men were forced to be content with a fourth draw in seven matches and they sit level on points with Villa.