• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 31 December 2011
  • Kick-off: 12:45
  • Venue: Old Trafford
Manchester United

Manchester United

Berbatov 51"

Berbatov 61"

2 - 3
Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

Yakubu 15" (P)

Yakubu 50"

Hanley 79"

Manchester United vs Blackburn Rovers


Team Lineups

Manchester United

1 De Gea
21 Da Silva
4 Jones
16 Carrick
3 Evra
17 Nani
25 Valencia
13 Park
19 Welbeck
14 Hernandez
9 Berbatov51"61"
Substitutes
34 Lindegaard
8 Anderson
32 Diouf
42 Pogba
48 Keane
51 Fryers
52 Cole

Blackburn Rovers

13 Bunn
35 Lowe
4 Samba
31 Hanley79"
12 Pedersen
39 Henley
15 Nzonzi
14 Petrovic
20 Rochina
10 Formica
24 Yakubu15"50"
Substitutes
34 Kean
19 Slew
22 Blackman
25 Goodwillie
29 Vukcevic
33 Morris
36 Linganzi

Possession Stats

49%
51%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Manchester United

W W L L L W D D

Blackburn Rovers

L L L L W L L L
Head to Head
Blackburn
1-1
Man Utd 14-May-2011
Man Utd
7-1
Blackburn 27-Nov-2010
Blackburn
0-0
Man Utd 11-Apr-2010
Man Utd
2-0
Blackburn 31-Oct-2009
Man Utd
2-1
Blackburn 21-Feb-2009
Blackburn
0-2
Man Utd 04-Oct-2008


Live Text Commentary
93:04 +3.04
 

Centre by Luis Nani, Will Keane takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line played to the near post, Phil Jones has a drilled shot. Will Keane gets a block in.

92:23 +2.23
 

Oliveira Anderson crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

90:51 +0.51
 

Morten Gamst Pedersen concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jones. Phil Jones takes the direct free kick.

90:02 +0.02
 

The ball is delivered by Antonio Valencia, David Goodwillie manages to make a clearance.

88:32
Substitution
 

Phil Jones sends in a cross. Ayegbeni Yakubu goes off and Jordan Slew comes on.

87:18
 

Shot by David Goodwillie. Blocked by Patrice Evra.

86:39
 

Oliveira Anderson has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the target.

86:31
 

Phil Jones delivers the ball, Adam Henley gets a block in.

85:38
 

The ball is crossed by Phil Jones, clearance by Christopher Samba.

84:07
Substitution
 

The ball is crossed by Michael Carrick, Dimitar Berbatov has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar. David Goodwillie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauro Formica. Will Keane is brought on as a substitute for Rafael Da Silva.

84:02
 

The ball is crossed by Dimitar Berbatov, clearance made by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

83:15
 

Corner taken right-footed by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Radosav Petrovic. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Antonio Valencia, clearance by Christopher Samba.

82:50
 

Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in.

81:43
 

Corner taken short by Oliveira Anderson.

81:02
 

Effort on goal by Ayegbeni Yakubu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

79:11
Goal
 

Adam Henley takes a shot. Phil Jones gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Grant Hanley finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Man Utd 2-3 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

77:23
 

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

74:24
 

The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, Radosav Petrovic makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Luis Nani, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Effort on goal by Antonio Valencia from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

73:37
 

Michael Carrick takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley. Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

73:28
 

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra, clearance by Grant Hanley. The ball is crossed by Ji-Sung Park, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

72:18
 

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Mauro Formica. Luis Nani takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ayegbeni Yakubu makes a clearance.

71:57
 

Rafael Da Silva delivers the ball.

71:50
 

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia, clearance made by Radosav Petrovic.

70:46
 

Mauro Formica takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Carrick. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Grant Hanley goes wide left of the goal.

69:51
 

Luis Nani produces a cross, Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.

67:10
 

Centre by Antonio Valencia, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Phil Jones misses to the right of the target.

66:09
 

The ball is delivered by Dimitar Berbatov, clearance by Christopher Samba.

66:01
 

Centre by Luis Nani.

65:02
 

Dimitar Berbatov delivers the ball, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

64:47
 

Dimitar Berbatov sends in a cross, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

64:14
 

Corner taken by Luis Nani played to the near post.

64:05
 

Antonio Valencia produces a cross.

63:42
 

Mauro Formica crosses the ball, Phil Jones makes a clearance.

62:42
 

The ball is crossed by Luis Nani.

62:18
 

Josh Morris produces a cross.

61:00
Goal
 

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, Dimitar Berbatov finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 2-2 Blackburn.Antonio Valencia provided the assist for the goal.

60:45
 

Centre by Rafael Da Silva.

60:37
 

Luis Nani produces a cross, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

55:59
 

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani.

55:33
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radosav Petrovic on Oliveira Anderson. Radosav Petrovic receives a yellow card. Oliveira Anderson takes the free kick.

53:47
Substitution
 

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra, Mark Bunn makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Michael Carrick misses to the right of the target. Ruben Rochina leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Morris.

53:31
 

Antonio Valencia sends in a cross.

51:27
Goal
 

Dimitar Berbatov scores a headed goal from close in. Man Utd 1-2 Blackburn.Rafael Da Silva provided the assist for the goal.

50:13
Goal
 

Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Man Utd 0-2 Blackburn.

47:22 +2.22
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Luis Nani, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

47:15 +2.15
 

The ball is crossed by Luis Nani, Jason Lowe gets a block in.

49:20
 

Luis Nani takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

47:06 +2.06
 

Luis Nani decides to take a short corner.

47:00 +2
 

The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra, Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.

48:30
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliveira Anderson on Ruben Rochina. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

46:57
 

The ball is sent over by Antonio Valencia, Grant Hanley gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luis Nani, Michael Carrick challenges Mark Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

45:55 +0.55
 

Corner taken by Luis Nani from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

46:03
Yellow card
 

Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Nani. Jason Lowe is booked. Luis Nani delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, clearance by Radosav Petrovic.

45:51 +0.51
 

The ball is delivered by Luis Nani, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

45:25 +0.25
 

Centre by Luis Nani, comfortable save by Mark Bunn.

45:14 +0.14
 

Short corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line.

45:02 +0.02
 

Shot from 6 yards from Javier Hernandez. Save made by Mark Bunn.

45:01
Substitution
 

Oliveira Anderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Javier Hernandez.

44:32
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva by Steven Nzonzi. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luis Nani.

43:45
 

Shot from 18 yards from Luis Nani. Mark Bunn makes a brilliant save.

41:38
 

Shot from just outside the box by Ruben Rochina misses to the right of the goal.

40:57
 

The ball is sent over by Ji-Sung Park, clearance by Grant Hanley.

36:49
 

Effort on goal by Luis Nani from a long way out goes over the bar.

35:04
 

Dimitar Berbatov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

32:15
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David De Gea by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

31:30
 

Effort on goal by Luis Nani from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

31:04
 

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

30:47
 

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball, blocked by Adam Henley.

29:51
 

Mauro Formica has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

28:37
 

Shot from just outside the box by Javier Hernandez misses to the right of the target.

26:39
 

Corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani from the left by-line, Phil Jones has an effort at goal. Save made by Mark Bunn.

26:29
 

Danny Welbeck has an effort at goal. Christopher Samba gets a block in.

26:04
 

Drilled left-footed shot by Ruben Rochina. David De Gea makes a comfortable save.

23:42
 

The ball is swung over by Luis Nani, save made by Mark Bunn.

23:17
 

Foul by Ruben Rochina on Luis Nani, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luis Nani.

22:18
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Carrick on Mauro Formica. Michael Carrick is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from right channel.

21:33
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Phil Jones. David De Gea takes the free kick.

20:10
 

Shot by Rafael Da Silva. Save by Mark Bunn.

20:05
 

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.

19:17
 

Shot by Phil Jones from 25 yards. Blocked by Christopher Samba.

18:14
 

Rafael Da Silva fouled by Adam Henley, the ref awards a free kick. Luis Nani takes the direct free kick.

14:34
Goal
 

Dimitar Berbatov gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Christopher Samba. Power penalty scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu. Man Utd 0-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Christopher Samba.

13:49
 

Patrice Evra concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Formica. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.

12:33
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luis Nani from the right by-line to the near post, Radosav Petrovic manages to make a clearance.

12:27
 

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, Grant Hanley gets a block in.

12:06
 

Rafael Da Silva has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

12:00
 

Patrice Evra crosses the ball.

10:33
Yellow card
 

Luis Nani concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Luis Nani is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.

9:32
 

Patrice Evra fouled by Radosav Petrovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luis Nani.

6:29
 

Luis Nani produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

4:52
 

Luis Nani has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Grant Hanley gets a block in.

4:01
 

Unfair challenge on Mauro Formica by Phil Jones results in a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.

3:10
 

Corner taken by Luis Nani played to the near post, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

1:54
 

Ji-Sung Park fouled by Ruben Rochina, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Carrick takes the free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 38 41 87
2 Man City 38 45 79
3 Arsenal 38 35 75
4 Man Utd 38 25 70
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 5 64
6 Liverpool 38 4 62
7 Southampton 38 21 60
8 Swansea 38 -3 56
9 Stoke 38 3 54
10 Crystal Palace 38 -4 48

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