Blackburn v Burnley

16 October 2009 11:05
Blackburn v Burnley Live text and stats Content will update automatically Sunday, 18 October 2009 Premier League Home Team Score Away Team Time Blackburn v Burnley 13:00 BLACKBURN BURNLEY Possession * Blackburn 50% * Burnley 50% Shots on target * Blackburn 0 * Burnley 0 Shots off target * Blackburn 0 * Burnley 0 Corners * Blackburn 0 * Burnley 0 Fouls * Blackburn 0 * Burnley 0 Barclays Premier League Venue: Ewood Park Date: Sunday, 18 October 2009 Kick-off: 1300 BST Coverage: Live on Sky Sports, BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 Live, local radio & highlights on Match of the Day 2 TEAM NEWS Blackburn's Vince Grella is out of Sunday's derby with Burnley after suffering a thigh injury while on international duty with Australia. Benni McCarthy, Ryan Nelsen, Paul Robinson and Christopher Samba have all recovered from knocks and should play. Owen Coyle's Burnley have a lengthy list of long-term absentees. Fernando Guerrero (hamstring), Chris McCann, Kevin McDonald, Martin Paterson (all knee) and Jay Rodriguez (ankle) remain on the sidelines. Blackburn Suspended: None Doubtful: None Injured: Grella (thigh), Reid (Achilles) Burnley Suspended: None Doubtful: None Injured: Guerrero (hamstring), McCann, McDonald, Paterson (all knee), Rodriguez (ankle) MATCH PREVIEW These east Lancashire clubs were two of the 12 founding fathers of the Football League and their first meeting in November 1888 kicked off one of the fiercest rivalries in football. On a typically wet Lancastrian day nearly 121 years ago, Rovers romped to a stunning 7-1 win and, as legend goes, Blackburn's Jack Southworth hit a shot for his side's opening goal that was so thunderous it burst the ball. When you've got the Merseyside, Manchester, London and North East derbies, ours can be over-shadowed.But you'll find at Ewood Park it will be a great atmosphere and a great game to be involved in Burnley striker Robbie Blake Blackburn continued in a similar vein over the following years, scoring 34 goals in their opening seven matches against their hated neighbours. But it is a rivalry in recent years that has had time to fester. The sides have only met four times in the last 26 years and not in the top flight of English football since 1966. Their last league meeting came in 2001 and resulted in Rovers dishing out a 5-0 thumping, a scoreline Clarets fans have not been allowed to forget. Owen Coyle's men are winless, pointless and scoreless on the road so far this season so the omens are not good, but where better to break your duck than at the home of your oldest foe? This Lancashire hot-pot is going to be spicy. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head • Rovers have won five and lost none of the last six meetings in all competitions with Burnley. • The last time these bitter rivals met was in the 2005 FA Cup - after a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor, Rovers won the replay 2-1. • Blackburn thrashed the Clarets 5-0 the last time they met in the league in 2001. Rovers also triumphed 2-0 at Turf Moor that season. • Both sides have won all of their points in the Premier League this season at home. 606: DEBATE Have your say on Sunday's match Blackburn • All of the Premier League goals Rovers have conceded at Ewood Park this season have come within three minutes of kick-off or within three minutes of full time. • Blackburn have lost just one of their last 10 league matches at Ewood Park. • Rovers skipper Ryan Nelsen celebrates his 32nd birthday on Sunday. Burnley • On their travels this season, Burnley have conceded - in order - two goals (Stoke), three (Chelsea), four (Liverpool) and five (Tottenham). • No side has conceded more goals away from home this season in the Premier League than Burnley (14). • The last away match Burnley won in the top flight was against Newcastle in April 1976. LEADING GOALSCORERS David Dunn Blackburn Dunn: 4 goals (3 league) David Nugent Burnley Fletcher: 4 goals (1 league); Nugent: 2 goals (2 league) MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Chris Foy Assistant referees: Bob Pollock & Gary Stott Fourth official: Lee Mason LAST LEAGUE MATCH LINE-UPS Blackburn (L2-6 v Arsenal, a): Robinson; Jacobsen, Givet, Chimbonda, Olsson, Emerton (Pedersen 55), Andrews, Nzonzi, Diouf, Dunn (McCarthy 61), Di Santo, McCarthy (Hoilett 70). Subs not used: Brown, Kalinic, Salgado, Jones. Burnley (W2-1 v Birmingham, h): Jensen; Mears, Carlisle, Caldwell, Jordan, Alexander, S Fletcher (Eagles 72), Elliott, Bikey, Blake (Kalvenes 90), Nugent (Thompson 86). Subs not used: Penny, Duff, McDonald, Gudjonsson. MOST RECENT MEETING Blackburn 2-1 Burnley (1 March 2005) Blackburn scorers: Tugay 31, Pedersen 86 Burnley scorers: Hyde 42

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