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|Ryan Nelsen (Vince Grella, 38)|
|Morten Gamst Pedersen|
|El Hadji Diouf|
|Nikola Kalinic (David Dunn, 87)|
|David Hoilett (Jason Roberts, 60)|
|Fabrice Muamba (Mark Davies, M, 59)|
|Matt Taylor (Vladimir Weiss, 59)|
|Johan Elmander (Ivan Klasnic, 69)|
|Kevin Davies, K|
BLACKBURN 3-0 BOLTON: A great win for Rovers, who rise into mid-table. Its back to the drawing board for Bolton though as their goal drought continues.
Just three added minutes for Bolton to endure.
Nikola Kalinic gets a standing ovation as he jogs off to be replaced by David Dunn.
BLACKBURN 3-0 BOLTON: It's game over now - Diouf's cross from the right is flicked home by GIVET, who was left unmarked in the area.
Gretar Steinsson is booked for a crude challenge on Nikola Kalinic.
BLACKBURN 2-0 BOLTON: Bolton fail to clear a corner properly and when the ball is lobbed back in JASON ROBERTS is unmarked 8 yards out and he volleys past Jaaskelainen.
Chance for Blackburn! Pedersen's corner is met by N'Zonzi, but his goalbound header is well tipped over by Jaaskelainen.
Johan Elmander jogs off with Ivan Klasnic replacing him.
It's a full scale blizzard now at Ewood Park, making conditions difficult for the players, the crowd are doing their best to liven things up though.
Bolton are exerting all the pressure now as the snow starts to come down in Lancashire, can Rovers ride the storm?
It's Blackburn's turn to make a change now with Jason Roberts replacing David Hoilett.
Matt Taylor also comes off with Mark Davies replacing him.
Changes for Bolton, Fabrice Muamba comes off for Vladimir Weiss.
Another great save from Robinson! Davies plays in Chung-Yong Lee who turns and fires in a snaphot that Robinson parries away.
Another Pedersen free-kick finds Kalinic unmarked at the far post but he tamely heads wide, that was a good chance.
Blackburn hit back and force acouple of corners in quick succession, but Jussi Jaaskelainen claims comfortably both times.
More good goalkeeping from Robinson, Gardner chases Muamba's through-ball but Robinson bravely rushes out to claim the ball at his feet.
We are underway again at Ewood, though with a different referee - Chris Foy picked up a calf injury so is replaced in the middle by Lee Probert.
BLACKBURN 1-0 BOLTON: That's it for the first half, Kalinic's goal lit up the game after things looked to be deteriorating into a scrappy affair. Do Bolton have enough to hit back in the second half?
Two minutes of time to be added on at the end of this half.
Goal! Blackburn 1-0 Bolton. A long ball from Steven N'Zonzi is headed down by Hoilett into the path of KALINIC whose low drive is deflected past Jaaskelainen.
Good save! Chung-Yong Lee cross finds Matt Taylor at the far post and his low shot is well blocked by Paul Robinson.
He tried to run it off but to no avail, Ryan Nelsen finally hobbles off to be replaced by Vince Grella, lets hope it's not too serious.
Nelsen is still limping after that awkward fall, it looks like he will be subsituted soon.
Pedersen curls in a 25-yard free-kick towards goal but it goes two yards over the bar.
Ryan Nelsen is made of tough stuff, he jogs back on after some treatment, a little gingerly admittedly.
Ryan Nelsen goes down clutching his knee after jumping with Johan Elmander, it looks like he landed badly on his right leg, it doesn't look good.
Zat Knight slips and gifts the ball to David Hoilett but Jussi Jaaskelainen is alert ot the danger and he scampers out of his area to clear for a throw.
The best chance of the game so far falls to Rovers! Keith Andrews sees his header from a corner cleared off the line before Kalinic hits the re-bound against the post.
Things have settled down a bit now though its interesting to compare the two contrasting styles - Coyle's short passing game versus Allardyce's more direct, set-piece driven approach.
Another Pedersen free-kick narrowly avoids the head of Kalinic in the box while at the other end Fabrice Muamba fires a shot over, lively start here at Ewood.
The ball is in the net at the other end, but once again the goal is correctly ruled out, a high Matt Taylor boot meaning Johan Elmander's strike is chalked off.
Pedersen is once again at the heart of Blackburn's attacks, this time he whips in a free-kick onto the head of Nikola Kalinic , but Jussi Jaaskelainen does well to save.
The ball is in the net - but the ref has diallowed it! Pedersen again with the long-throw that evades everyone and loops into the net, however referee Foy correctly gives the goal-kick.
Morten Gamst Pedersen launches a couple of long-throws into the box but Zat Knight does well to clear on both occasions.
Chris Foy gets the game underway at a very chilly Ewood Park.
Owen Coyle names the same side that drew with Wigan in midweek but are boosted by the return of Ivan Klasnic who is fit enough for a spot on the bench.
Just the one change for Blackburn today with Canadian striker David Hoilett coming into the team in place of Brett Emerton, David Dunn is fit enough for a place on the bench while Chris Samba completes a two-match suspension.
Blackburn face Bolton at 12am on Sunday, February 21st.
With the summer transfer window fast approaching, Liverpool will again have the chance to strengthen their squad.
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