|Osborne 14||Venue: The Den
|Hulse (og) 56, Rhodes 77|
JORDAN Rhodes struck a hugely controversial winner at The Den to drag Millwall into the relegation mire with three games of the season remaining.
The Lions had taken an early lead through Karleigh Osborne but Rovers levelled when David Jones' corner deflected in off Rob Hulse shortly after the restart.
And the visitors were awarded a penalty when centre-back Grant Hanley took a blatant dive in the area and Rhodes converted from 12 yards.
Captain Danny Shittu was shown a second yellow card after the final whistle following his furious protestations to referee Gavin Ward to compound a miserable evening.
Boss Kenny Jackett made four changes to the side that lost 3-0 at Huddersfield Town last Saturday, handing starts to Jermaine Easter, Rob Hulse, Liam Feeney and Alan Dunne.
Shaun Batt, Andy Keogh and Marty Woolford all dropped to the bench, while full-back Adam Smith was missing through illness. Scott Malone made a rare appearance on the bench.
The visitors created a half-chance within the first 90 seconds of the match when David Dunn's free-kick was flicked on by Rhodes to Colin Kazim-Richards, but his overhead kick was blocked.
Jack Smith saw his goal-bound shot deflected narrowly wide in the 11th minute after a scramble in the area as Millwall began to find their rhythm.
But after a spell of pressure, the Lions took the lead when Henry's set-piece was nodded down by Mark Beevers and Osborne hooked the bouncing ball into the far corner on the half-volley.
Henry nearly caught out goalkeeper Grzegorz Sandomierski with an ambitious free-kick from all of 40 yards but the former Poland international tipped the ball over his bar at the last moment.
Sandomierski had to be alert again in the 20th minute when Jermaine Easter's picked out the run of Feeney with a raking cross-field pass, but a deflection took most of the sting out of his shot.
Feeney then repaid the favour by laying on a chance for Easter, which was blocked, before Hulse's header was scrambled behind by Sandomierski for a corner.
Blackburn spurned a golden chance to equalise when Toddy Kane burst into the box after Dunn's chipped pass, but the defender's lob was caught comfortably by David Forde.
The visitors finally got out of first gear with half-time approaching and Dunn curled over in the 37th minute after a mazy run before Forde made a stunning save to keep out Jones' long-ranger.
Jones was denied again by Forde four minutes after the break but Blackburn levelled when the Wigan loanee's corner went straight in at the near post, with Hulse getting the last touch on the line.
Forde made a fine save low to his left in the 59th minute to keep out Dunn's deflected effort before substitute Josh King sliced well wide after some neat footwork on the edge of the area.
But the visitors took the lead in hugely controversial circumstances when Hanley stumbled and, to the amazement of the crowd, ref Ward awarded a spot-kick, which Rhodes tucked away.
The Lions were stunned and, in the remaining ten minutes of normal time, Shaun Batt's toe-poke straight at Sandomierski from Andy Keogh's centre was the closest they came to salvaging a point.
But deep into injury time, Sandomierski saved with his feet from Osborne before Shittu was dismissed after the game had ended, triggering a one-match suspension.