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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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86:17

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.

85:01

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.

80:48

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.

80:30

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

79:53

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

79:22

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

78:44

Ashley Young comes on in place of Paul Scholes.

78:34

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

76:55

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

76:29

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

75:52

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.

75:42

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

73:20

Centre by Ryan Giggs, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

71:39

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

71:11

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

70:02

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.

69:50

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

68:23

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

67:15

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.

66:45

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

66:12

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.

64:14

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra.

62:38

Ryan Giggs replaces Phil Jones.

61:36

David Hoilett crosses the ball.

60:18

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.

59:54

Antonio Valencia produces a cross, clearance by Jason Lowe.

59:02

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

58:30

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

57:04

Outswinging corner taken by Antonio Valencia.

56:31

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.

56:12

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

53:43

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.

53:00

Antonio Valencia delivers the ball.

52:05

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

51:51

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

51:05

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

49:32

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball, clearance by Bradley Orr.

48:35

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.

48:04

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

45:01 +0.01

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.

44:22

David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Evans.

43:23

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

41:49

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

41:02

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.

40:45

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

39:58

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

39:01

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.

38:45

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

37:29

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

36:49

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

36:12

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

35:04

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

34:53

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

33:58

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

32:36

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

31:41

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

29:54

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.

28:09

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

25:43

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

23:45

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

23:18

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

20:29

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

20:01

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

17:43

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

17:06

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

16:02

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

14:06

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

13:07

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

11:33

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

10:40

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

10:08

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

7:30

A cross is delivered by Phil Jones.

7:00

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

5:40

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

5:09

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

4:34

Martin Olsson sends in a cross.

3:57

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

1:30

Phil Jones delivers the ball.

0:24

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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