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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:26,781
Goal!

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93mins

Jason Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

92mins

Joey Barton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

91mins

Joey Barton sends in a cross.

90mins

A cross is delivered by Brett Emerton, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

90mins

Shefki Kuqi comes on in place of Leon Best.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Nile Ranger takes a shot. Blocked by Christopher Samba.

89mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball, save made by Steve Harper.

88mins

Brett Emerton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

86mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joey Barton, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Nikola Kalinic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

84mins

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.

81mins

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save made by Steve Harper.

81mins

Cheik Tiote booked. Foul by Leon Best on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

80mins

Fabricio Coloccini crosses the ball, blocked by Martin Olsson.

79mins

Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

78mins

Joey Barton takes the inswinging corner, save by Paul Robinson.

77mins

Nile Ranger replaces Peter Lovenkrands.

76mins

James Perch is brought on as a substitute for Danny Simpson. Danny Simpson challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

74mins

A cross is delivered by Peter Lovenkrands, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

70mins

The ball is sent over by Danny Simpson, save by Paul Robinson.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Cheik Tiote by Brett Emerton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Nolan.

67mins

Centre by Joey Barton, Shot on goal by Jonas Gutierrez from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

66mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique produces a cross.

64mins

David Dunn leaves the field to be replaced by Brett Emerton.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Nikola Kalinic by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Centre by Joey Barton, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Peter Lovenkrands fouled by David Dunn, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.

62mins

Corner taken by Joey Barton, Paul Robinson makes a save.

61mins

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

61mins

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Joey Barton crosses the ball, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

60mins

Michel Salgado goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Michel Salgado. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

58mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Roberts. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

55mins

Jonas Gutierrez receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jason Roberts fouled by Jonas Gutierrez, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Corner taken by Joey Barton played to the near post, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton, Effort from 12 yards by Fabricio Coloccini. Save made by Paul Robinson.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

53mins

Foul by Martin Olsson on Leon Best, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joey Barton.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Leon Best takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.

52mins

Danny Simpson produces a cross.

50mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, Martin Olsson fouled by Leon Best, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

48mins

Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Joey Barton from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

48mins

Martin Olsson sends in a cross, save by Steve Harper.

47mins

Jermaine Jones produces a cross, save by Steve Harper.

46mins

Danny Simpson sends in a cross, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

46mins

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Morten Gamst Pedersen coming on for David Hoilett. Jason Roberts comes on in place of Roque Santa Cruz.

43mins

Centre by Michel Salgado, save by Steve Harper.

43mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Dunn from the right by-line, clearance made by Cheik Tiote.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Leon Best. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

The ball is delivered by David Dunn.

38mins

The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson.

37mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, save by Paul Robinson.

36mins

Kevin Nolan crosses the ball, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

36mins

Peter Lovenkrands produces a cross, blocked by Michel Salgado.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson.

34mins

Nikola Kalinic is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.

33mins

Effort from inside the area by Nikola Kalinic misses to the left of the target.

33mins

Martin Olsson fouled by Peter Lovenkrands, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Dunn.

32mins

Joey Barton takes the outswinging corner, Close range shot by Leon Best goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique produces a cross, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson.

30mins

The ball is delivered by Joey Barton, Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.

28mins

Corner taken by Joey Barton, Headed effort from close range by Mike Williamson goes wide left of the goal.

27mins

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson.

27mins

The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Jonas Gutierrez has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

24mins

Cheik Tiote takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen.

23mins

Outswinging corner taken by Joey Barton.

23mins

The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

23mins

Cheik Tiote fouled by David Dunn, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.

22mins

The offside flag is raised against Nikola Kalinic. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.

21mins

Centre by David Hoilett, save by Steve Harper.

20mins

The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

18mins

David Hoilett sends in a cross, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.

17mins

David Hoilett produces a cross, clearance made by Mike Williamson.

17mins

Joey Barton crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

15mins

Mike Williamson fouled by David Hoilett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

15mins

Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot.

14mins

Danny Simpson produces a cross.

13mins

Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton to the near post, Jermaine Jones manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Joey Barton produces a cross.

12mins

Foul by David Dunn on Joey Barton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

12mins

The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson, blocked by Danny Simpson.

10mins

Headed effort from close in by Roque Santa Cruz bounces off the post.

9mins

Foul by Kevin Nolan on David Dunn, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Nikola Kalinic challenges Kevin Nolan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

7mins

Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Kalinic. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

6mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joey Barton, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

5mins

A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.

4mins

Foul by Jermaine Jones on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Harper.

2mins

Jermaine Jones has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

1mins

Foul by Danny Simpson on Martin Olsson, free kick awarded. Ryan Nelsen takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Roque boost for Rovers Striker Roque Santa Cruz returns to Blackburn's squad for the visit of Newcastle. The Paraguay international has missed the last two matches with a groin injury but has now fully recovered. Defender Gael Givet (groin) is still not fit, although utility player Phil Jones' rehabilitation from a knee operation is ahead of schedule and he is set for a possible return in April. January signings Mauro Formica, who arrived from Argentinian side Newell Old Boys, and Ruben Rochina, from Barcelona, are still a few weeks away from featuring as they continue their integration into the squad. Blackburn manager Steve Kean is looking for his side to show more ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch. Rovers were on the end of a 4-3 defeat at Wigan last week and have conceded eight goals in their last three matches. It was a similar situation for the Magpies, although they produced one of the best second-half performances seen in the Barclays Premier League by fighting back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Arsenal. Despite the entertainment factor, Kean is hoping there will not be a repeat this weekend. "When you look back on our recent games it has been a little bit frustrating not to get anything out of them because we have played well," said the Rovers boss, whose side have won just two of the last six in the league. "We know the areas of the pitch we need to work on: we have been predominantly working on finishing, obviously, and defending in the final third so we have split the group with the limited time we have had this week. "It was more of a domino effect in terms of conceding the goals against Wigan, with the exception of one they were not great goals to concede. "But the amount of chances we had we have to be more ruthless. Box-to-box and the build-up play is okay but we need to be a bit more ruthless in each box." Newcastle strikers Leon Best and Nile Ranger will be fit to take their places in the squad. Best withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad with a tight hamstring, while Ranger did not report for duty with England Under-20s because of a back problem, but both men will be available at Ewood Park. They will be joined in the squad by new recruit Shefki Kuqi, while Shola Ameobi hopes to return from a fractured cheekbone in as little as three weeks' time after being fitted for a protective mask. Central defender Steven Taylor will return to training after a hamstring injury on Monday, while loan signing Stephen Ireland continues his recovery from the knee problem he picked up while with Aston Villa.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

  • Paul Robinson
  • Michel Salgado
  • Christopher Samba
  • Ryan Nelsen
  • Martin Olsson
  • David Hoilett
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Jermaine Jones
  • David Dunn
  • Nikola Kalinic
  • Roque Santa Cruz
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Brett Emerton
  • Vincenzo Grella
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • Jason Roberts
  • Grant Hanley

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Match Report

Robinson to the rescue for Rovers Paul Robinson pulled off a superb second-half save to deny Newcastle victory at Ewood Park on a day both sides had cause to be dissatisfied with a goalless draw. Robinson's lightning reflexes helped him push a blistering Fabricio Coloccini drive over the bar in the 54th minute as the visitors dominated after the break. Roque Santa Cruz had headed a ninth minute effort against the post for Rovers, who toiled for much of the afternoon while Peter Lovenkrands lofted a 14th minute effort onto the top of the bar. Magpies boss Alan Pardew had been able to name an unchanged side following the stunning comeback against Arsenal last week, with stop-gap striker and former Rovers star Shefki Kuqi on the bench. With Rovers having come off worse in a seven-goal thriller at Wigan, it was not surprising both teams started where they left off and produced a richly entertaining first quarter-hour. Jermaine Jones' attempt at a Wayne Rooney-style overhead kick in the third minute failed to have quite the same impact as the American missed the ball and clattered Mike Williamson. Newcastle came close two minutes later when Lovenkrands played in Jose Enrique down the left and his ball across the face of goal was palmed clear by Paul Robinson. In what was warming into a feisty encounter, Cheik Tiote was warned for a rash challenge on Nikola Kalinic, and Kevin Nolan and David Dunn almost came to blows on the half-way line. Rovers should have grabbed the lead in the ninth minute when captain Christopher Samba's flick in the box set up Santa Cruz for a header which struck Steve Harper's right-hand post. Lovenkrands had an even better chance for the visitors on 14 minutes when he was put clear by Enrique but his left-foot lob over Robinson dropped onto the top of the bar. As the fast pace continued Rovers had another chance when Dunn blazed over the bar after good work from Junior Hoilett down the Rovers left. Michel Salgado gifted Newcastle an opening in the 25th minute with a wayward cross-field pass which let in Lovenkrands, but the Dane ran into Ryan Nelsen who cleared. Nelsen headed away another cross from the dangerous Enrique as the game's early excitement faded with a series of minor infringements ruining any momentum the game could gather. The visitors dominated from the start of the second period against a Blackburn side forced to make two changes due to injuries to Santa Cruz and Junior Hoilett. Joey Barton had the first chance of the second half for Newcastle after Jonas Gutierrez's charge down the left, but Barton's swept left-foot effort sailed well over the bar. Newcastle came closer on 54 when Coloccini chested down a Barton corner from the left and rammed a rising left-foot shot which Robinson did superbly to tip over the bar. Barton almost found Best in the box on the end of a neat one-two and as Rovers struggled to clear it was Gutierrez's turn to fire the loose ball over the bar. Rovers were being pinned back in their own half with captain Samba outstanding. But without the presence of Santa Cruz they were struggling to create anything in the visitors' half. After completely dominating for the first half hour of the second half, Newcastle lived on their nerves in the 81st minute when a deep Pedersen corner caused chaos in the box. If the near-miss was designed to belatedly stir the home side into life it failed to work as both Barton and Gutierrez were only let down at the other end by the quality of their final balls. Pardew threw Kuqi into the fray for the three minutes of added time no doubt in the hope of a fairytale start in the black and white stripes but referee Stuart Atwell had other ideas.

Form Guide

    LWLWLL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Newcastle
  • WWDDLD

Last Meetings

  • Newcastle
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 10/11/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 0
  • Newcastle
  • 17/01/2009
  • Newcastle
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 27/09/2008
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 01/03/2008
  • Blackburn
  • 3 - 1
  • Newcastle
  • 01/12/2007
  • Newcastle
  • 0 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 05/05/2007

Top Scorers

Blackburn

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

Newcastle

  • K Nolan 9
  • L Best 4
  • S Ameobi 3
  • F Coloccini 2
  • P Lovenkrands 2
  • J Barton 2
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • H Ben Arfa 1
  • CI Tiote 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 34
  • 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) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Newcastle

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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