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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:28,985
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93:28 +3.28

The offside flag is raised against Tamir Cohen. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

93:08 +3.08

The ball is sent over by Martin Petrov, save by Paul Robinson.

92:36 +2.36

Martin Olsson produces a cross, Header on goal by Steven Nzonzi from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:47 +0.47

Nikola Kalinic takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

90:07 +0.07

Martin Olsson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

90:02 +0.02

Centre by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

88:47

Effort from outside the box by Steven Nzonzi goes wide right of the target.

87:48

Ivan Klasnic has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

86:48

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

85:44

Morten Gamst Pedersen has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

85:15

A cross is delivered by Martin Petrov, Martin Olsson makes a clearance.

84:29

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Steven Nzonzi makes a clearance.

83:22

The ball is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, clearance by Brett Emerton.

82:35

Martin Petrov produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

81:50

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Jones.

80:37

The ball is sent over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Shot on goal by Mame Diouf from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

78:40

Mame Diouf challenges Paul Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen replaces Jason Roberts. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

77:39

Header by Martin Olsson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

76:54

Tamir Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Kalinic. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

71:59

Ivan Klasnic fouled by Jermaine Jones, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Jermaine Jones for unsporting behaviour. Paul Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Steven Nzonzi makes a clearance.

71:15

Foul by Kevin Davies on Phil Jones, free kick awarded. Kevin Davies shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

70:15

Chung-Yong Lee is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Phil Jones takes the free kick.

67:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tamir Cohen by Steven Nzonzi. Martin Petrov replaces Matthew Taylor. (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Ivan Klasnic coming on for Johan Elmander. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

65:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet by Zat Knight. Jermaine Jones shoots direct from the free kick.

64:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher Samba by Matthew Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

63:47

Nikola Kalinic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Benjani Mwaruwari.

63:33

Martin Olsson produces a cross.

62:16

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

61:22

Martin Olsson crosses the ball, clearance by Tamir Cohen.

59:12

The referee blows for offside against Benjani Mwaruwari. Chung-Yong Lee is brought on as a substitute for Rodrigo Moreno. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

55:52

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Michel Salgado.

55:28

Jermaine Jones takes a shot. Save by Adam Bogdan.

52:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Roberts. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

51:30

The ball is crossed by Rodrigo Moreno.

50:40

Johan Elmander is ruled offside. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

48:53

Unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Rodrigo Moreno results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Brett Emerton from the free kick.

47:29

Centre by Paul Robinson, Shot by Rodrigo Moreno from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

47:14 +2.14

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Taylor, free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Elmander on Christopher Samba. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

45:29

Foul by Johan Elmander on Phil Jones, free kick awarded. Phil Jones takes the direct free kick.

45:13 +0.13

Foul by Benjani Mwaruwari on Ricardo Gardner, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.

44:19

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Martin Olsson.

42:28

The ball is sent over by Brett Emerton, Adam Bogdan makes a save.

37:36

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

34:39

Foul by Kevin Davies on Steven Nzonzi, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

34:06

Brett Emerton is ruled offside. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

32:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Benjani Mwaruwari. Adam Bogdan takes the free kick.

31:32

Jason Roberts is ruled offside. Adam Bogdan takes the indirect free kick.

31:09

Martin Olsson crosses the ball, Zat Knight makes a clearance.

29:32

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Headed effort on goal by David Wheater from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

27:11

Michel Salgado produces a cross, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

25:28

Michel Salgado crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steven Nzonzi misses to the left of the goal.

25:01

Corner taken by Brett Emerton from the left by-line.

24:43

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bogdan.

24:34

Centre by Brett Emerton, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

23:09

Johan Elmander has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

21:48

The offside flag is raised against Benjani Mwaruwari. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

19:50

Martin Olsson finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Michel Salgado.

19:31

Brett Emerton delivers the ball.

18:33

Corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, clearance by Zat Knight.

18:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Rodrigo Moreno. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

16:46

Phil Jones challenges Rodrigo Moreno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Jones goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David Wheater.

15:36

Unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Benjani Mwaruwari results in a free kick. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.

14:18

Benjani Mwaruwari gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Bogdan. Free kick taken by Adam Bogdan.

13:41

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Clearance made by Paul Robinson.

11:44

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Jones by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

9:32

Gael Givet sends in a cross, clearance by Gary Cahill.

8:11

Long range effort by Rodrigo Moreno goes wide right of the net.

7:41

Jason Roberts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Bogdan restarts play with the free kick.

6:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line, Effort from inside the area by Tamir Cohen misses to the left of the target.

6:04

Martin Olsson crosses the ball, Brett Emerton takes a shot from 18 yards. Adam Bogdan makes a comfortable save.

4:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Gael Givet makes a clearance.

4:49

The ball is sent over by Kevin Davies, clearance made by Martin Olsson.

3:46

Rodrigo Moreno takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jones. Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Jermaine Jones.

2:57

Martin Olsson has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

1:15

Centre by Martin Olsson.

Match Preview

Jones would cost massive fee - Kean Any club interested in Blackburn's brilliant young defender Phil Jones will have to pay a "massive fee" if they want to land the 18-year-old, Rovers manager Steve Kean has warned. Jones has already attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester United while Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was at Ewood Park on Monday to see another superb performance from England Under-21 star. Jones, likened to a young John Terry "but better" by Spanish team-mate Michel Salgado, signed a new five-year deal with Blackburn earlier this season and Kean hopes his plans for new signings will persuade the teenager that his future lies with his local club. Kean said: "It's going to be difficult for Phil but we are confident. This is where he started, where he got his first chance and we believe we have rewarded him very well. "He wants to play as high up the league as everybody else does and he's a star in the making. "He's on a five-year contract and if we can sit down at the end of the season and discuss what players we are trying to bring into the club then hopefully we can keep the big hitters away. "We want to sit down with all the younger ones and explain what we want to do as a club over the next two, three or four years and if they stay with us they are going to part of that story. "If they decide they want to move on then the clubs concerned will have to pay top dollar because they are under very, very long contracts and the fees we would be demanding would be massive." The key to any discussions will be Blackburn avoiding relegation, and the visit of Bolton on Saturday has now assumed an importance of gigantic proportions. A return of just four points out of a possible 30 in the last 10 league matches tells its own story and victory on Saturday is a must given that Rovers' remaining games after that are home to Manchester United and away at relegation rivals West Ham and Wolves. Kean added: "A win against Bolton would lift us into a very good position. It wouldn't be done and dusted but it would be a massive step forward in taking us a step closer to being where we want to be." Steven Nzonzi is back from suspension for Blackburn when Bolton visit on Saturday but striker Junior Hoilett remains 50-50 with a hamstring problem. Blackburn's struggles to find goals will not be helped by doubts over Roque Santa Cruz (hamstring) while midfielder David Dunn misses out with a calf injury. Bolton manager Owen Coyle insists mental fatigue cannot be allowed to derail their season in the final few weeks of the campaign. Having had their FA Cup dreams shattered with the 5-0 semi-final defeat by Stoke, the team picked themselves up to beat Arsenal last weekend but then lost disappointingly at Fulham in midweek. That defeat ended any outside chance Wanderers had of sneaking into European qualification, and Coyle is keen not to allow months of hard work go to waste in the final few matches. "There is no doubt, given how hard the players have worked since pre-season, that physical and mental fatigue play a part," he said. "It absolutely comes in but you have to be strong and give everything you can and recognise there are four games to go, and we have to make sure whoever is asked to play gives everything they can. "The margins are so fine and when you have that lack of concentration for any given moment you can be punished - it happened the other night at Fulham - so we have to make sure we address that. "We have to make sure the group we have fit and available give everything they can to win the next game. "We don't want the season to peter away in the last few weeks after giving everything we have this season. "We are sitting eighth in the league, having had a great season, and we want to finish it strongly." On-loan Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, scorer of seven goals in nine matches, is a doubt for Saturday with an ankle injury which forced him to miss the midweek defeat at Fulham. Full-back Gretar Steinsson's knee problem sustained at Craven Cottage rules him out of the clash.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

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

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Match Report

Rovers edge towards safety Blackburn claimed their first win since January to move a step closer to Barclays Premier League survival with a 1-0 victory over Bolton at Ewood Park. Martin Olsson's low first-half strike, just reward for a display in which he had David Wheater all at sea, sealed a win that could and should have been more comfortable. Bolton might have gone in front earlier with Rodrigo Moreno's snap-shot coming back off a post, but they were always second best. The Bolton fans taunted the hosts with chants of 'You should've kept big Sam' in reference to Steve Kean's predecessor Sam Allardyce, but this was perhaps the Blackburn boss' most important win since taking charge. And, after two straight defeats without scoring, his side were well worth it. Bolton boss Owen Coyle made four changes to his side following the 3-0 defeat at Fulham in midweek, most notably Hungarian Adam Bogdan coming in for Jussi Jaaskelainen in goal, the veteran Finn dropping to the bench. But the new faces failed to breathe new life into the visitors, who looked every inch a side with little left to play for this season. Rovers came into the game just a point above the bottom three, but they started brightly. Olsson sent in a deep cross from the left which was headed back inside by Brett Emerton and Benjani stabbed the ball wide under pressure from Zat Knight. Olsson was looking dangerous down the left and he got to the byline, putting in another cross which Brett Emerton, under pressure, hit low straight at Bogdan. Blackburn almost went in front in the 15th minute when Olsson beat Wheater on his outside in the area to give himself a shooting chance, but his effort was blocked on the line by Paul Robinson before a free-kick allowed Wanderers to clear their lines. The woodwork came to Blackburn's rescue moments later, though, when Michel Salgado's misdirected header fell to the feet of Moreno, whose snap-shot came back off the near post. But fittingly it was Olsson who scored the first goal in the 22nd minute to put the hosts ahead. He picked the ball up 25 yards out and, with Wheater backing off, cut inside before toe-poking the ball into the near bottom corner from just outside the area. Olsson appeared on a one-man mission to save Blackburn from the drop and, after having an effort blocked, saw his follow-up shot turned round the post by Bogdan. Rovers were dominant now and only a fine sliding tackle from Knight prevented Emerton from breaking into the area. There was a scare for the hosts when Olsson had to go off after taking a blow to his ankle, but after treatment he was fit to continue. Emerton had Bogdan worried soon after the restart when, instead of crossing, he went for the near top corner with a free-kick way out on the left, but it dropped just over the bar. Benjani should have doubled Rovers' lead after the ball fell to him in the six-yard box, but he could not bring it under control and Bogdan smothered. Salgado was then forced off after hurting himself in a challenge with Gardner and Mame Diouf came on. Steven Nzonzi almost added to Blackburn's lead when he got to Paul Robinson's long free-kick ahead of Bogdan but his looping header dropped wide. Mame Diouf, on for Benjani, was guilty of a glaring miss when the ball fell to him 10 yards out and with time to measure his shot, but he miscued it horribly high and wide. Rovers were opening their opponents up almost at will, though, and the impressive Jermaine Jones sent a cross-shot just wide after a swift break. Nzonzi then inexplicably headed over when unmarked after Olsson had again skipped past Wheater and crossed as Rovers finished with a flourish.

Form Guide

    LDDDLL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • WLLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 12/12/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 21/02/2010
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 22/11/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 28/01/2009
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 18/10/2008
  • Blackburn
  • 4 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 24/02/2008

Top Scorers

Blackburn

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

Bolton

  • J Elmander 10
  • D Sturridge 7
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 3
  • G Cahill 3
  • C Lee 3
  • S Holden 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • T Cohen 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • RM Moreno 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 40
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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