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  • Date:08 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:15,625
  • Cairney (39)
  • Jones (17)
Goal!

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The referee ends the match.

92:57 +2.57

The ball is delivered by Guido Burgstaller.

92:01 +2.01

Markus Olsson manages to make a clearance.

91:20 +1.20

Aron Gunnarsson manages to make a clearance.

89:37

Craig Conway takes a brilliant shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

89:36

Tom Cairney takes the free kick.

88:46

Rudy Gestede fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick.

88:08

Free kick crossed by Craig Conway.

87:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Jordan Rhodes.

86:44

Adam Le Fondre leaves the field to be replaced by Magnus Wolff Eikrem.

86:12

Tom Cairney takes a shot and cleared the bar.

85:31

Chance falls to Grant Hanley who heads at goal. Save made by David Marshall.

85:07

The referee books Guido Burgstaller for unsporting behaviour.

84:55

Craig Conway fouled by Guido Burgstaller, the ref awards a free kick.

84:46

Clearance made by Mark Hudson.

81:59

David Marshall takes the free kick.

81:20

Matthew Connolly fouled by Rudy Gestede, the ref awards a free kick.

80:59

Clearance made by Fabio Da Silva.

80:26

Adam Le Fondre produces a cross.

80:21

Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

79:46

Craig Conway takes the free kick.

79:17

Mark Hudson booked.

78:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Rudy Gestede.

78:08

Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

77:35

Lee Williamson fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick.

77:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

76:12

Markus Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre.

75:17

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

74:37

Adam Le Fondre fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick.

74:17

Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

74:05

Guido Burgstaller has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

72:50

Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

70:24

Corry Evans challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Lowe.

69:54

The ball is sent over by Markus Olsson.

69:17

Guido Burgstaller on for Kenwyne Jones.

66:13

Free kick taken by Corry Evans.

65:48

Unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Tom Adeyemi results in a free kick.

64:29

Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

62:34

Centre by Craig Conway.

62:04

Craig Conway decides to take the corner short.

59:44

Clearance made by Mark Hudson.

58:57

The ball is sent over by Markus Olsson.

56:47

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

56:19

Kenwyne Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Baptiste.

55:43

Craig Conway makes a clearance.

54:40

Tom Adeyemi replaces Mats Daehli.

54:13

Markus Olsson manages to make a clearance.

53:00

The ball is sent over by Markus Olsson.

52:29

Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

52:18

Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Adam Le Fondre results in a free kick.

50:30

Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

50:24

Clearance by Mark Hudson.

48:05

Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

47:12

John Brayford manages to make a clearance.

The referee starts the second half.

47:06 +2.06

Fabio Da Silva manages to make a clearance.

46:36

Rudy Gestede takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

46:04 +1.04

John Brayford goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

45:44 +0.44

Foul by John Brayford on Craig Conway, free kick awarded.

45:32

A cross is delivered by Fabio Da Silva.

45:01

Lee Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Kilgallon.

The half-time whistle blows.

41:33

Craig Conway sends in a cross.

39:30

Tom Cairney grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Blackburn 1-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Jordan Rhodes.

35:41

The ball is crossed by Corry Evans.

33:32

Corner taken by Craig Conway from the right by-line.

32:08

Clearance made by John Brayford.

30:55

A cross is delivered by Jason Lowe.

30:12

Mark Hudson takes the free kick.

29:27

Foul by Jason Lowe on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded.

27:46

Corry Evans crosses the ball.

26:16

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.

24:57

Alex Baptiste sends in a cross.

24:42

Free kick taken by Craig Conway.

24:35

Fabio Da Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cairney.

23:19

The ball is delivered by Craig Conway.

21:33

Clearance made by Markus Olsson.

19:47

Shot by Grant Hanley. David Marshall safely holds on.

19:00

Foul by Nicky Maynard on Grant Hanley, free kick awarded.

18:53

Jason Lowe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Matthew Connolly.

18:12

Clearance by Mark Hudson.

17:01

Kenwyne Jones heads the ball into the goal. Blackburn 0-1 Cardiff.Mark Hudson provided the assist for the goal.

16:57

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

16:27

Unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Matthew Kilgallon results in a free kick.

15:07

Shot by Jordan Rhodes cleared the crossbar.

12:58

Kenwyne Jones gets a header at goal. Paul Robinson parries the effort to safety.

12:54

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line.

11:33

Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.

9:15

Nicky Maynard concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Baptiste.

9:01

Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

8:04

Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

7:04

Clearance by Matthew Connolly.

6:22

John Brayford produces a cross.

5:58

Craig Conway makes a clearance.

4:13

Mark Hudson manages to make a clearance.

3:16

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

2:35

Adam Le Fondre challenges Craig Conway unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:04

Clearance made by Mark Hudson.

1:47

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tom Cairney. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

0:41

Centre by Corry Evans.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Rovers ready for Cardiff opener Gary Bowyer hopes to have a full Blackburn squad to choose from when they kick off the new domestic season against Cardiff at Ewood Park. A sickness bug had threatened to derail Bowyer's plans but the likes of winger Ben Marshall and former Bluebirds striker Rudy Gestede appear to have overcome the illness, playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Oldham on Monday. Summer signing Chris Brown has been hampered by a knee injury over the summer but is expected to declare himself available while versatile defender Alex Baptiste is set to make his debut. Midfielder Lee Williamson sat out the friendly draw with Stoke last Sunday but returns from the one-match suspension he accrued following his red card against Bury. Cardiff head to Ewood Park with just two available centre-backs as the promotion favourites look to start life back in the Championship with three points. Spanish defender Juan Cala is suspended for the trip after a red card in their defeat to Sunderland back in April while Ben Turner's ankle injury, sustained during the pre-season win over Yeovil, will keep him out until the international break in September. With Steven Caulker having left for QPR it means Matt Connolly looks set to partner Mark Hudson at the heart of defence. Hudson, linked with a move to Leeds, looked to be a big doubt for the match with a muscle injury but he tweeted on Wednesday that he is 'training and fit'. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is keen to bring in another centre-back, will be without Gary Medel, who looks set to clinch a move to Inter Milan, and winger Craig Noone (groin) but Tom Adeyemi, who arrived from Birmingham on Thursday, is set to be involved in the squad.

Formation:442Manager: Gary Bowyer

Blackburn

Formation: 433Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

  • Paul Robinson
  • Alex Baptiste
  • Grant Hanley
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Markus Olsson
  • Tom Cairney
  • Jason Lowe
  • Corry Evans
  • Craig Conway
  • Jordan Rhodes
  • Rudy Gestede
  • SUBS
  • Joshua King
  • David Dunn
  • Ben Marshall
  • Luke Varney
  • Lee Williamson
  • Chris Taylor
  • Jake Kean

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Form Guide

  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Cardiff

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 01/04/2013
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 4
  • Cardiff
  • 07/12/2012
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 13/04/1985
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 18/09/1984
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 07/05/1984
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 10/12/1983

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