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  • Date:19 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:27,209
  • Samba (48)
    Hoilett (90)
  • Adam - pen (24) Adam - pen (24)
    Adam (28)
Goal!

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94:36 +4.36

Foul by Roque Santa Cruz on Alex Baptiste, free kick awarded. Richard Kingson takes the direct free kick.

94:12 +4.12

Matt Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Nelsen. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

92:25 +2.25

Gary Taylor-Fletcher shown a yellow card. David Hoilett finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Blackburn 2-2 Blackpool.Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The assist for the goal came from Paul Robinson.

87:15

Keith Southern replaces Charlie Adam.

86:56

Effort from deep inside the area by David Hoilett misses to the right of the goal.

85:41

The ball is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Christopher Samba has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

85:21

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Charlie Adam.

85:10

The ball is swung over by David Hoilett, David Vaughan gets a block in.

84:44

The ball is swung over by David Hoilett, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

82:36

Roque Santa Cruz takes a shot. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

81:25

The ball is crossed by Jason Roberts, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

80:41

Andy Reid replaces Luke Varney.

80:04

The ball is delivered by Phil Jones, Close range shot by David Hoilett hits the post.

79:03

Jermaine Jones is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by David Vaughan.

78:08

Morten Gamst Pedersen comes on in place of Mame Diouf. Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

77:18

Phil Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

76:45

Christopher Samba produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

75:54

Inswinging corner taken by David Hoilett, Christopher Samba takes a shot. Clearance made by Stephen Crainey.

75:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Charlie Adam. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

74:35

Mame Diouf produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

73:17

The ball is sent over by David Hoilett, clearance made by Charlie Adam.

72:24

Luke Varney is ruled offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

71:30

Jason Roberts comes on in place of Steven Nzonzi.

70:27

The ball is swung over by David Hoilett, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

68:06

Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

65:27

Matt Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Elliot Grandin.

65:08

Shot by Gary Taylor-Fletcher from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

64:34

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

63:46

Phil Jones produces a cross, clearance by Ian Evatt.

63:05

David Hoilett takes the inswinging corner, Gary Taylor-Fletcher manages to make a clearance.

62:59

The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, blocked by Alex Baptiste.

60:56

Outswinging corner taken by David Hoilett from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Roque Santa Cruz goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

60:46

Jermaine Jones crosses the ball, David Vaughan makes a clearance.

60:13

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, clearance by Christopher Samba.

59:59

Shot from 12 yards by Elliot Grandin. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen.

59:15

Charlie Adam fouled by Mame Diouf, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

58:22

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Phil Jones coming on for Brett Emerton.

57:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

57:47

The ball is crossed by Mame Diouf, clearance by David Vaughan.

56:38

The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson, clearance made by Ian Evatt.

55:54

The ball is crossed by Brett Emerton, save made by Richard Kingson.

55:27

The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, save made by Richard Kingson.

54:01

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

53:27

Ian Evatt fouled by Christopher Samba, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

52:39

Brett Emerton fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Nelsen takes the free kick.

51:50

Martin Olsson takes a shot from a just insdie the box and strikes the post.

51:35

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

48:29

Goal scored by Christopher Samba from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-2 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Mame Diouf.

48:24

Mame Diouf takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

48:22

David Hoilett takes a shot. Save by Richard Kingson.

48:13

Mame Diouf delivers the ball, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.

46:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mame Diouf on Craig Cathcart. David Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

45:26

Effort from the edge of the box by Steven Nzonzi goes wide of the left-hand upright.

44:45

Effort from the edge of the box by David Hoilett goes wide of the right-hand upright.

44:25

Charlie Adam challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brett Emerton, clearance by Ian Evatt.

43:58

Effort from 20 yards by Jason Puncheon. Save by Paul Robinson.

43:01

Foul by David Hoilett on Alex Baptiste, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

42:08

David Hoilett takes a shot. Alex Baptiste gets a block in.

40:59

Jermaine Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Stephen Crainey restarts play with the free kick.

39:48

Jermaine Jones challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.

38:37

Stephen Crainey sends in a cross.

37:47

Gary Taylor-Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36:41

The ball is delivered by Brett Emerton, clearance made by David Vaughan.

35:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mame Diouf. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Kingson.

32:41

Unfair challenge on Michel Salgado by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

31:12

The ball is swung over by David Hoilett, Headed effort on goal by Mame Diouf from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

27:13

Jermaine Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam. Charlie Adam scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-2 Blackpool.

26:51

Elliot Grandin takes the inswinging corner, Jermaine Jones manages to make a clearance.

26:11

Corner taken by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Roque Santa Cruz.

24:15

Unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Ryan Nelsen results in a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Charlie Adam. Blackburn 0-1 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

22:54

A cross is delivered by David Hoilett.

22:04

Booking for Brett Emerton for unsporting behaviour. Brett Emerton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.

20:51

The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

18:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Brett Emerton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam.

18:41

The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson, clearance made by Craig Cathcart.

17:21

Brett Emerton fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Nelsen takes the direct free kick.

16:39

The ball is crossed by Ryan Nelsen, Headed effort from inside the box by Steven Nzonzi misses to the right of the target.

16:04

Corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton.

15:53

Centre by David Hoilett, clearance by Craig Cathcart.

14:22

David Hoilett has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

12:32

Foul by Charlie Adam on Mame Diouf, free kick awarded. Brett Emerton takes the direct free kick, Headed effort on goal by Roque Santa Cruz from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

11:09

A cross is delivered by Luke Varney, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

10:01

Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.

8:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Baptiste on David Hoilett. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brett Emerton.

7:40

Unfair challenge on Ryan Nelsen by Gary Taylor-Fletcher results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

5:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Samba on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Charlie Adam takes the free kick.

3:55

Unfair challenge on Elliot Grandin by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Cathcart.

3:09

Effort from 20 yards by Brett Emerton. Craig Cathcart gets a block in.

2:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Brett Emerton, Jermaine Jones takes a shot.

1:41

Shot on goal by Jermaine Jones from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

1:24

The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson, Craig Cathcart manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Kean sets survival goal Blackburn manager Steve Kean has identified a 42-point safety target as the Ewood Park club return to action after the two-week break when they host fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Blackpool. It has been a testing period for Rovers, who have taken just one point from the last 15, while owners Venky's were forced to deny Kean's job was under threat as the club have found themselves dragged into a relegation battle. Rovers suffered a last-minute defeat against Fulham last time out and sit just one point above the drop zone, one place above their opponents courtesy of a slightly better goal difference. Kean described the game against the Seasiders as "massive", with his team set to face the likes of Birmingham and West Ham before travelling to Wolves on the final day. Kean said: "I still think 42 is what it will take. We've got a couple of teams away that are in the same situation, so it's important we get points on the board. "We'll go back to being on track for a top-10 finish with the very same amount of points as we did last year with eight games to go if we can get a win so it's massive." Following the Fulham game reports suggested Kean had been summoned to a meeting with chairman Anuradha Desai in London but Venky's dismissed the claim and insisted the Scot's position is safe. Kean, though, insists he had not been concerned. "It was helpful because I don't see it as a vote of confidence," he said. "It was a reaction to an allegation that there was a meeting that took place and the good thing from our point of view was that the newspaper that printed that article put a retraction in and apologised because their information, wherever it came from, was inaccurate. "I think it was off the back of that that Mrs Desai put out the statement - only as a reaction as opposed to it coming from nothing. I'm very grateful that she put that out but, as I say, it was only a reaction. Ian Holloway's team have taken just four points from the last four games and have conceded seven goals in the last two. While conceding Charlie Adam presents a threat, Kean believes Rovers need to nullify the team as an attacking force. "I've seen Blackpool a number of times this season and the way they play is refreshing because they certainly go after teams and they try and attack," Kean said. "I think that's Ian's philosophy that they want to go and score goals and they certainly done that against a lot of the bigger clubs so I think it'll be a game where there's a lot of goalmouth action at both ends of the pitch. "We've worked really hard on making sure we can minimise their attacking strengths and their key players and we've highlighted a few areas that we think we can exploit." Holloway has warned Blackburn his players will approach the crucial Lancashire derby as if lives depend on it. Holloway does not necessarily see the Ewood Park encounter as a 'six-pointer', even though both sides have slipped alarmingly towards the relegation zone, but he insists the Tangerines will not lack desire. The 48-year-old claims his team have shown no lack of commitment throughout a dismal run of just four points from nine games that has left them only a point above the bottom three. Holloway, who guided Blackpool back to the top flight after a 39-year absence, said: "What we all want to do is keep our status. "We won't like relinquishing the fact we are a Premier League side. It might take years to get back there. We want to fight and scrap. "What you have to do is want it more than the opposition, and my team have done that week in, week out. "I am not expecting anything else. Our livelihoods depend on it. "We don't want to go back to where we were, scrapping for a living in the Championship. We want to be a Premier League outfit. "That's how much it means to us. I wonder how Blackburn look at it. "Let's enjoy every minute of our lives because one day it might be the last minute. "Even if we don't get what we want, I'm not going to cry over it. "How lucky are we to go out there and try our best? "I wonder if Blackburn feel that way at the minute with what has gone on there."

Formation:433Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Paul Robinson
  • Michel Salgado
  • Christopher Samba
  • Ryan Nelsen
  • Martin Olsson
  • Brett Emerton
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Jermaine Jones
  • Mame Diouf
  • Roque Santa Cruz
  • David Hoilett
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Nikola Kalinic
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Ruben Rochina
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • Phil Jones
  • Jason Roberts

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Match Report

Hoilett to the rescue for Rovers Junior Hoilett's injury-time header earned a vital 2-2 draw for Blackburn in a breathless Barclays Premier League encounter with fellow strugglers Blackpool. The visitors were in total control at half-time after captain Charlie Adam, back from a two-game ban, had netted a contentious 25th-minute penalty and curled in a sublime free-kick four minutes later. But Christopher Samba pulled a goal back for Blackburn four minutes into the second half and their incessant pressure finally paid off when Richard Kingson failed to get hands to a free-kick from opposite number Paul Robinson and Hoilett headed in. The result keeps both sides a point above the relegation zone, but Blackpool will know this was a great chance to take a giant step towards safety. There was no sign of what was to come in the opening stages as Blackburn dominated proceedings against an unusually timid Blackpool. Jermaine Jones saw an acrobatic effort deflected over while Steven Nzonzi headed just wide from eight yards after Kingson had flapped at a corner. Having offered next to nothing going forwards, Blackpool thought they had taken the lead in the 20th minute when Adam's free-kick was turned in by Luke Varney, but he was correctly, if belatedly, flagged offside. The visitors then had a let-off when Hoilett's cross just failed to pick out an unmarked Mame Biram Diouf, but in the 25th minute Blackpool did take the lead from the penalty spot. Jason Puncheon broke through from midfield before playing in Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who appeared to get his shot away before he was caught by Ryan Nelsen, back in the Rovers team after a one-match suspension. Blackburn, who had lost out to a dubious penalty at Fulham last time out, were furious with referee Howard Webb but it was to no avail as Adam coolly rolled his shot into the bottom corner. The massed ranks of Blackpool fans who had made the short trip across Lancashire were ecstatic, and they were celebrating again four minutes later when Adam doubled the lead. There was no luck involved this time as, after he had been fouled 25 yards out by Jones, the midfielder picked himself up to curl a precise shot into the top corner. In the closing moments of the half Varney had the ball in the net again after following up a shot from Puncheon that was parried by Paul Robinson, but this time the midfielder knew the offside flag was coming. What Blackburn needed was good start to the second half, and they should have pulled a goal back in the opening seconds when the lively Hoilett worked his way into the area on the left and picked out Nzonzi, who fired into the side netting from 12 yards. The home fans did not have to wait long, though, as a spell of pinball in the Blackpool box in the 49th minute ended with captain Samba sending a low shot into the bottom corner. Kingson failed to hold a cross and, after Hoilett and Diouf had both seen shots blocked, Samba kept his head to beat the keeper from 20 yards. A rare foray forward from Blackpool ended with Puncheon forcing a decent save from Robinson but the visitors' defending was becoming increasingly desperate and Martin Olsson slammed a shot against the post. Teenage Blackburn defender Phil Jones, out since December with a knee injury, was thrown into the action for Emerton in the 59th minute. Blackpool were enjoying more possession now but they were still walking a tightrope and Samba came agonisingly close to levelling matters in the 76th minute with a header that was cleared off the line by Stephen Crainey. The centre-back then saw his follow-up attempt deflect wide off Rovers substitute Jason Roberts, who moments later hooked a shot against the outside of the post. The hosts continued to pour forward, with Samba and Hoilett both sending efforts wide, and in the third minute of injury time they finally got the equaliser they craved. Kingson could not get hands to a long free-kick from Robinson and Hoilett headed over keeper and defence to secure a priceless point for the hosts.

Form Guide

    WLLDLL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • LLDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 25/09/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 3
  • Blackpool
  • 02/05/1966
  • Blackpool
  • 4 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 25/12/1965
  • Blackburn
  • 4 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 02/09/1964
  • Blackpool
  • 4 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 24/08/1964
  • Blackpool
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 30/03/1964

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • N Kalinic 5
  • M Pedersen 4
  • J Roberts 3
  • R Nelsen 3
  • B Mwaruwari 3
  • C Samba 3
  • MB Diouf 3
  • B Emerton 2
  • D Hoilett 2
  • D Dunn 1
  • G Givet 1
  • M Olsson 1
  • S Nzonzi 1
  • G Hanley 1

Blackpool

  • D Campbell 9
  • L Varney 5
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • A Baptiste 2
  • J Puncheon 2
  • C Adam 2
  • B Ormerod 1
  • I Evatt 1
  • E Grandin 1
  • C Cathcart 1
  • N Eardley 1
  • M Phillips 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 86
    • Goals per game 37
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 14 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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