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  • Date:02 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:26,532
  • Valencia (80) Young (85)
Goal!

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87mins

A cross is delivered by Marcus Olsson, Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

86mins

Ashley Young fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-2 Man Utd.Antonio Valencia provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

Antonio Valencia finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-1 Man Utd.Rafael Da Silva provided the assist for the goal.

81mins

The ball is delivered by Ryan Giggs, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

80mins

The ball is sent over by Rafael Da Silva, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

80mins

Close range effort by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the target.

79mins

Ashley Young comes on in place of Paul Scholes.

79mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, clearance made by Rafael Da Silva.

77mins

The ball is crossed by Marcus Olsson, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

77mins

Wayne Rooney produces a cross, Paul Robinson makes a comfortable save.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Martin Olsson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Antonio Valencia played to the near post, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia, Bradley Orr manages to make a clearance.

74mins

Centre by Ryan Giggs, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

72mins

Antonio Valencia takes a shot. Blocked by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

72mins

Ryan Giggs produces a cross, clearance made by Bradley Orr. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney, clearance by Grant Hanley.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hoilett on Danny Welbeck. Wayne Rooney crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Antonio Valencia produces a cross, clearance made by Scott Dann.

69mins

The referee gives a free kick against Ayegbeni Yakubu for handball. Paul Scholes takes the free kick.

68mins

Antonio Valencia sends in a cross, Martin Olsson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Carrick produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

67mins

Michael Carrick crosses the ball. Ryan Giggs crosses the ball.

67mins

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, Scott Dann gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs, clearance by Grant Hanley.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra.

63mins

Ryan Giggs replaces Phil Jones.

62mins

David Hoilett crosses the ball.

61mins

Paul Scholes concedes a free kick for a foul on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Danny Welbeck replaces Javier Hernandez. Morten Gamst Pedersen has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, David De Gea makes a save.

60mins

Antonio Valencia produces a cross, clearance by Jason Lowe.

60mins

Shot by Ayegbeni Yakubu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

59mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

58mins

Outswinging corner taken by Antonio Valencia.

57mins

Shot by Rafael Da Silva. Paul Robinson makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Antonio Valencia, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Outswinging corner taken by Antonio Valencia from the right by-line, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Grant Hanley challenges Paul Scholes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Grant Hanley. Wayne Rooney has an effort direct from the free kick, Paul Robinson makes a save. Corner taken by Antonio Valencia from the right by-line to the near post, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

53mins

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball.

53mins

Shot from outside the box by Wayne Rooney misses to the left of the target.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Patrice Evra, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

52mins

The ball is swung over by Phil Jones, clearance made by Scott Dann.

50mins

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, clearance by Bradley Orr.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance. Bradley Orr produces a cross, Scott Dann has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the goal.

49mins

The ball is swung over by Ayegbeni Yakubu, blocked by Rio Ferdinand.

46mins

Shot by Marcus Olsson from 20 yards. Save by David De Gea. Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Grant Hanley takes a shot. Save by David De Gea. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

45mins

David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.

44mins

Jason Lowe is adjudged to have handled the ball. Michael Carrick takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Steven Nzonzi fouled by Paul Scholes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Michael Carrick, Grant Hanley gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Antonio Valencia, Header by Patrice Evra from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target. Michael Carrick crosses the ball, Morten Gamst Pedersen manages to make a clearance.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Rafael Da Silva, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Javier Hernandez. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.

40mins

Antonio Valencia challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Antonio Valencia for unsporting behaviour. Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, blocked by Javier Hernandez.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Antonio Valencia, Jason Lowe makes a clearance.

38mins

Rafael Da Silva sends in a cross, Paul Robinson makes a save.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Carrick.

37mins

Foul by Patrice Evra on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Rafael Da Silva, save by Paul Robinson.

35mins

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, Martin Olsson gets a block in.

34mins

Centre by Antonio Valencia, Close range headed effort by Phil Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.

33mins

The ball is swung over by Antonio Valencia, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Marcus Olsson takes a shot. Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

30mins

Patrice Evra crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Olsson. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Antonio Valencia from the right by-line, Jonathan Evans takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

29mins

Phil Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

26mins

The ball is swung over by Wayne Rooney, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

24mins

The offside flag is raised against Antonio Valencia. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Foul by Jason Lowe on Wayne Rooney, free kick awarded. Antonio Valencia takes the direct free kick.

21mins

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Jonathan Evans makes a clearance.

21mins

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra, clearance made by Scott Dann.

18mins

The referee blows for offside against Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

18mins

David Hoilett takes a shot from 25 yards. Save made by David De Gea.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia, clearance by Bradley Orr.

15mins

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, clearance made by Scott Dann.

14mins

Marcus Olsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones. Jonathan Evans takes the free kick.

12mins

Effort on goal by Michael Carrick from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

11mins

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

11mins

Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

8mins

A cross is delivered by Phil Jones.

7mins

Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Phil Jones, free kick awarded. Michael Carrick takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Effort from inside the area by Javier Hernandez misses to the right of the goal.

6mins

Rio Ferdinand fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Martin Olsson sends in a cross.

4mins

Marcus Olsson sends in a cross. A cross is delivered by Bradley Orr, clearance by Rafael Da Silva.

2mins

Phil Jones delivers the ball.

1mins

A cross is delivered by Antonio Valencia, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Black pays tribute to Ferguson influence Eric Black first met Sir Alex Ferguson as a 14-year-old at Aberdeen, and 34 years later he is hoping to finally come out on top in a clash with his former boss. Blackburn's assistant manager played under Ferguson during the Dons' glory days in the 1980s, scoring the opening goal in their 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners' Cup final in 1983. Rovers joined Manchester City as the only team to beat United at Old Trafford in the league in the last two seasons when they pulled off a shock 3-2 win on New Year's Eve, three weeks before Black joined the club, and he is hoping they can make it a double in Monday's reverse fixture. The Scot said of Ferguson: "I've met him a few times but I've never been in a position to say, 'Well done' and we've taken the three points. "I would like to experience that but he's striving yet again to win the Premier League and I can guarantee he'll be as focused as he was the first time he walked into Old Trafford because that's what he does." Black spent almost a decade at Aberdeen, and he had no doubts then that Ferguson would go on to great things. "He was authoritarian, dictatorial and exceptional," said the 48-year-old. "What he achieved with a provincial club like Aberdeen was nothing short of breathtaking. "What he's done post-Aberdeen is probably the greatest achievement of any manager but when you look at Aberdeen in relation to it, it's pretty exceptional too. "It's no real surprise to me what he's achieved, and I now know having gone into coaching just how much of an influence he's been on me as an individual. "I think people can show certain standards for a couple of days, some can do it for a few months but there's not many that can do it day in, day out for 40 or 50 years. "He's got an insatiable appetite to succeed, to set standards, to ensure that others set standards. It must be tiring at times but whatever he has that's driven within him ensures that he does it." Ferguson himself is refusing to take anything for granted even though his side's trip to Blackburn marks the start of three games on the trot against sides mired in relegation trouble. With QPR and Wigan to come over the Easter period, Manchester United look well placed to take maximum advantage of Manchester City's recent dip in form. However, Ferguson will be acutely aware that all three sides have won two out of their last three matches. And with the battle for points getting more intense, the United chief is determined there will be no complacency creeping into his squad. "We know how quickly football can turn on you and bite you," said Ferguson. "You can look at all the fixtures and say all those teams are fighting for their lives. And they are the kind of games you know will be tight." Ewood Park has never been an easy place for United. Ferguson's team have emerged victorious on just two of their last 11 visits, a record that is worse that against any other north-west rival, including Liverpool and Manchester City. Two seasons ago, United were held to a goalless draw that ultimately cost them any hope of retaining their title. And even last year, when they only needed a point to get it back, the Red Devils required a late Wayne Rooney penalty to start the celebrations. "The game at Blackburn has always been a difficult match," said Ferguson. "It is a local derby and tends to be a bit feisty. "Last season we were lucky enough to come back from a goal down to win the league. "But it will be a very difficult game. That is the way it is going to be from now until the end of the season." With just one game a week now all their cup commitments are at an end, Ferguson has had some tricky selection posers to sort out on the club break at St Andrews. Chris Smalling and former Blackburn defender Phil Jones will come into consideration for a recall at right-back and both would be on standby to replace Rio Ferdinand should Ferguson not be entirely convinced the 33-year-old has recovered from the back complaint that reared its head again during last week's narrow win over Fulham.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 433Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Paul Robinson
  • Jason Lowe
  • Scott Dann
  • Grant Hanley
  • Martin Olsson
  • Bradley Orr
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Marcus Olsson
  • David Hoilett
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • David Dunn
  • Anthony Modeste
  • Mauro Formica
  • Radosav Petrovic
  • Ruben Rochina
  • Adam Henley

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Form Guide

    WLDWWL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Man Utd
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 3
  • Blackburn
  • 31/12/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • Man Utd
  • 14/05/2011
  • Man Utd
  • 7 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 27/11/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Man Utd
  • 11/04/2010
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 31/10/2009
  • Man Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 21/02/2009

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 11
  • D Hoilett 6
  • M Pedersen 3
  • M Formica 3
  • D Dunn 2
  • D Goodwillie 2
  • S Nzonzi 2
  • R Rochina 2
  • S Dann 1
  • S Vukcevic 1
  • G Hanley 1

Man Utd

  • W Rooney 17
  • JB Hernandez 9
  • D Welbeck 7
  • LC Nani 6
  • D Berbatov 5
  • A Young 4
  • AL Valencia 3
  • R Giggs 2
  • P Scholes 2
  • M Carrick 2
  • J Park 2
  • OL Anderson 2
  • D Fletcher 1
  • J Evans 1
  • C Smalling 1
  • P Jones 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 105
    • Goals per game 43
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 14 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man Utd

    • Total goals 136
    • Goals per game 74
  • 6 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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