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  • Date:21 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Pedersen (45) Pedersen (65)
Goal!

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94:12 +4.12

Pascal Chimbonda delivers the ball.

93:44 +3.44

Barry Bannan delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Jones.

91:46 +1.46

Herold Goulon concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Herd. Richard Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

90:39 +0.39

Effort on goal by David Dunn from 35+ yards.

89:06

The ball is crossed by Richard Dunne, save by Paul Robinson.

87:34

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Phil Jones makes a clearance.

87:23

Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Young.

87:01

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.

86:05

Barry Bannan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

85:57

Ashley Young decides to take the corner short.

85:44

The ball is sent over by Barry Bannan, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

85:13

Mame Diouf concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Warnock. Stephen Warnock takes the direct free kick.

84:47

Centre by Ashley Young, save by Paul Robinson.

83:04

Robert Pires takes a shot. Pascal Chimbonda gets a block in.

82:39

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the right by-line, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

82:32

Ashley Young crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

82:04

Centre by Stewart Downing, clearance made by Mame Diouf.

80:26

Ashley Young takes the outswinging corner, Chris Herd takes a shot. Clearance made by Michel Salgado.

80:06

Chris Herd replaces Jonathan Hogg.

78:44

The ball is crossed by Luke Young, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nathan Delfouneso misses to the right of the target.

77:30

Nathan Delfouneso joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gabriel Agbonlahor.

77:14

Barry Bannan sends in a cross.

73:31

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

73:14

Robert Pires produces a cross, Pascal Chimbonda manages to make a clearance.

73:01

Corner taken by Ashley Young, clearance by Christopher Samba.

72:52

The ball is delivered by Luke Young, blocked by Pascal Chimbonda.

72:21

Foul by Herold Goulon on Stewart Downing, free kick awarded. Jonathan Hogg takes the free kick.

71:37

Herold Goulon is brought on as a substitute for Morten Gamst Pedersen.

71:22

Michel Salgado crosses the ball, El-Hadji Diouf has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

71:22

A cross is delivered by Michel Salgado, Headed effort from close range by Mame Diouf goes wide left of the goal.

70:48

Stewart Downing delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Jones.

70:17

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, clearance by Michel Salgado.

68:49

Shot from just outside the box by Phil Jones goes over the target.

68:38

The ball is swung over by Mame Diouf.

68:21

Robert Pires replaces Stephen Ireland.

65:25

Morten Gamst Pedersen grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Blackburn 2-0 Aston Villa.Assist by Ryan Nelsen.

65:22

Ryan Nelsen takes a shot.

64:58

El-Hadji Diouf takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Luke Young.

63:25

Mame Diouf joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Hoilett. Luke Young is ruled offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

62:34

El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

61:17

Ashley Young takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.

60:22

The referee shows Ciaran Clark a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ciaran Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Roberts. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Brad Friedel.

59:16

Phil Jones challenges Jonathan Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.

57:31

Michel Salgado gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young. Shot comes in from Ashley Young from the free kick.

56:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Young by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.

56:14

El-Hadji Diouf is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

54:33

Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on David Dunn. Direct free kick taken by Pascal Chimbonda.

54:24

The ball is swung over by Barry Bannan, Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.

54:10

Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by Michel Salgado.

52:06

Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

51:59

Barry Bannan produces a cross, Pascal Chimbonda manages to make a clearance.

51:31

Phil Jones takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

50:41

Jason Roberts produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

50:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

48:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Nelsen by Ashley Young. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

47:56

Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Ashley Young takes a shot.

47:56

The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing, Stephen Ireland takes a shot.

47:38

Ashley Young takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

46:37 +1.37

Morten Gamst Pedersen gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Aston Villa.Stephen Warnock challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:54 +0.54

A cross is delivered by David Dunn, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

45:01

Pascal Chimbonda is brought on as a substitute for Gael Givet.

44:57

Luke Young concedes a free kick for a foul on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

42:43

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.

41:34

Stephen Warnock produces a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Stephen Ireland goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

41:12

The ball is crossed by Ashley Young, Paul Robinson makes a save.

40:26

Centre by David Hoilett, Brad Friedel makes a save.

40:19

Centre by Michel Salgado, clearance made by Luke Young.

39:53

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Stephen Warnock manages to make a clearance.

37:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Young by David Dunn. Ashley Young restarts play with the free kick.

36:42

Phil Jones challenges Stephen Ireland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Bannan takes the free kick.

35:59

A cross is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor, free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Young on Michel Salgado. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

35:08

Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christopher Samba. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

34:36

Jason Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

30:30

Stephen Warnock challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen sends in a cross, Header from close in by Jason Roberts misses to the right of the goal.

27:57

Foul by Luke Young on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Jonathan Hogg.

27:21

The referee blows for offside against Ashley Young. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

26:47

Stewart Downing produces a cross, Michel Salgado makes a clearance.

26:01

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Samba on Richard Dunne. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

25:39

El-Hadji Diouf decides to take a short corner.

24:52

David Hoilett produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

24:22

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen to the near post, Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.

23:47

The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Hogg for handball. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from own half, save by Brad Friedel.

22:57

David Hoilett takes a shot. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

22:09

Effort from the edge of the area by Gael Givet goes wide of the right-hand post.

20:41

The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Foul by El-Hadji Diouf on Brad Friedel, free kick awarded. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

18:05

Ashley Young fouled by Phil Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Dunne takes the direct free kick.

17:38

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save made by Brad Friedel.

17:23

El-Hadji Diouf takes a short corner.

14:04

Short corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.

13:47

Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

11:54

David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Warnock. Ciaran Clark takes the direct free kick.

11:13

Barry Bannan has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

8:21

Michel Salgado challenges Stephen Ireland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

5:02

Stewart Downing crosses the ball.

3:35

David Dunn sends in a cross, save made by Brad Friedel.

3:00

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing played to the near post, David Dunn makes a clearance.

2:46

Stewart Downing takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.

2:13

Christopher Samba has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

1:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Richard Dunne. Direct free kick taken by El-Hadji Diouf.

0:57

The ball is swung over by Jason Roberts, Luke Young makes a clearance.

The referee gets the match started.

The second half kicks off.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Emerton concern for Rovers Blackburn midfielder Brett Emerton is a major doubt for the Barclays Premier League clash against Aston Villa. The Australian suffered a hamstring injury on international duty in Egypt in midweek and will be given a late fitness test. Emerton joins a lengthy injury list including Benjani Mwaruwari (hamstring), Vince Grella (Achilles), Keith Andrews (groin), Martin Olsson (calf) and Steven Nzonzi (hamstring). El-Hadji Diouf should be fit after a hamstring problem while David Dunn is also in contention to start. Manager Sam Allardyce has welcomed news of the club's takeover, but accepts he will have to spend wisely. Indian company Venky's have completed their purchase of the Ewood Park outfit for #23million. The poultry giant, owned by the Rao family, have bought the 99.9% shareholding of the Jack Walker Trust, which has run the club since the death of their former benefactor a decade ago. Venky's spoke only of modest targets after the club announced they were in discussions with them last month and, although investment will be made, Allardyce expects constraints. He said: "You've got to keep to the reality. People will go off mentioning we're after Torres or Drogba but in terms of investment, rather than huge sums of money, it will be relatively moderate. "We will improve the squad but we will have to be diligent in our research to get the right player and spend the money wisely." Robert Pires could make his Aston Villa debut. The former Arsenal and France midfielder, who has signed a six-month deal with Villa, has declared himself fit enough to play some part against Rovers after training with the Gunners for the past two months. Villa boss Gerard Houllier will check on the fitness of striker Gabriel Agbonlahor (shin), midfielder Ciaran Clark (calf) and central defender Richard Dunne (knee).

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

Blackburn

Formation: 451Manager: Gerard Houllier

Aston Villa

  • Paul Robinson
  • Michel Salgado
  • Christopher Samba
  • Ryan Nelsen
  • Gael Givet
  • David Dunn
  • Phil Jones
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • David Hoilett
  • Jason Roberts
  • El-Hadji Diouf
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Nikola Kalinic
  • Herold Goulon
  • Grant Hanley
  • Josh Morris
  • Pascal Chimbonda
  • Mame Diouf

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Match Report

Pedersen gives new Rovers owners winning start Blackburn's new owners had plenty to cheer as a brace from Morten Gamst Pedersen ensured they made a winning start against Aston Villa. Rovers, playing for the first time since being taken over by Indian company Venky's, took the lead in stoppage time at the end of the opening period at Ewood Park thanks to Pedersen's delightful looping free-kick. The Norwegian then struck again midway through the second half to wrap up a comfortable victory for Sam Allardyce's side. Venkateshwara and Balaji Rao, the directors of Venky's, came on to the pitch to greet Blackburn's fans before kick-off and received warm applause. Once things got under way Rovers' players seemed eager to please the new owners as well, with Jason Roberts sending a dangerous ball into the box in the opening few minutes that was cleared away. The home side then won a free-kick just outside the area which was laid to Christopher Samba, only for the captain to skew his effort wide. Villa went on the attack almost immediately after, though, and Paul Robinson did well to save Stewart Downing's low drive with his feet. The visitors went close again when Barry Bannan drilled wide and Robinson was called into action once more around the quarter-hour mark, pushing Ashley Young's shot away after the England winger had tied Michel Salgado in knots. Blackburn regained possession and former Rovers defender Stephen Warnock made a great intervention to take the ball away from Roberts as he bore down on goal. Gael Givet then sliced an attempt over the bar after a failed clearance by Villa. Allardyce's team were starting to impose themselves a little more and Pedersen's dead-ball deliveries began to cause problems, Roberts meeting one free-kick but was unable to keep his header down. El-Hadji Diouf got his header closer to the target four minutes before the break but Brad Friedel claimed it and Stephen Ireland nodded over at the other end. Rovers then snatched the lead just before the interval through another Pedersen free-kick, the midfielder curling a strike perfectly just over Friedel and in. Having brought on Pascal Chimbonda for Givet at half-time, Rovers found themselves almost immediately under pressure after the restart as Ashley Young had one shot palmed away by Robinson and then saw his header come back off the crossbar. Play switched though, and Roberts lashed one wild effort high and wide before picking out Phil Jones, who beat one man but could only fire into Friedel's arms. Pedersen unleashed another dangerous free-kick which several of his team-mates were just unable to get on the end of and then Roberts put Diouf through, but Richard Dunne did just enough to ensure Friedel could deal with the Senegalese forward's shot. The hosts appeared to be threatening another goal and in the 66th minute it duly arrived, Pedersen again providing the finish after getting his foot to Ryan Nelsen's drive following a scramble at a corner. Villa boss Gerard Houllier responded by bringing on Robert Pires in place of Ireland, the French veteran making his first Premier League appearance since 2006. Diouf had a chance to make it 3-0 but headed over and Robinson did well again to deny Downing. Nathan Delfouneso then came on for the ineffective Gabriel Agbonlahor, while Allardyce withdrew Pedersen, sending on Herold Goulon for his debut. Delfouneso was unable to get any direction on a header soon after and Ashley Young protested that Jones had handled in the box. His appeal was waved away by referee Michael Oliver, though, and Rovers hung on to secure the three points.

Form Guide

    DLLWWL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • DLDDWD

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 09/05/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 26/09/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 07/02/2009
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 29/10/2008
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 26/01/2008
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 4
  • Aston Villa
  • 28/11/2007

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • J Roberts 2
  • M Pedersen 2
  • N Kalinic 2
  • B Emerton 1
  • G Givet 1
  • R Nelsen 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • C Samba 1
  • MB Diouf 1
  • S Nzonzi 1

Aston Villa

  • S Downing 4
  • M Albrighton 3
  • E Heskey 1
  • L Young 1
  • S Petrov 1
  • J Collins 1
  • A Young 1
  • N Delfouneso 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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