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  • Date:01 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:20,817
  • Scott Dann - og (11) Obertan (90)
Goal!

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95mins

Danny Guthrie takes a short corner.

94mins

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Shola Ameobi. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

93mins

Steven Nzonzi challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Guthrie takes the free kick.

92mins

Gabriel Obertan finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 0-2 Newcastle.Assist by Peter Lovenkrands.

91mins

Jonas Gutierrez handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

90mins

Anthony Modeste takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

88mins

Gabriel Obertan comes on in place of Ryan Taylor.

88mins

Ruben Rochina sends in a cross, save by Tim Krul.

88mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line.

87mins

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Gael Givet takes a shot. Blocked by James Perch.

86mins

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in.

83mins

Anthony Modeste is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.

83mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Tim Krul makes a save.

82mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Peter Lovenkrands results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

81mins

Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Gael Givet takes the indirect free kick.

80mins

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Taylor. Shot from close range by Mauro Formica misses to the right of the goal.

80mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Mike Williamson.

80mins

Martin Olsson crosses the ball, clearance by Mike Williamson.

78mins

Danny Simpson challenges Anthony Modeste unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson. Ruben Rochina is brought on as a substitute for David Dunn.

77mins

Peter Lovenkrands joins the action as a substitute, replacing Leon Best.

76mins

Effort on goal by Steven Nzonzi from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

75mins

The referee blows for offside. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

73mins

Shola Ameobi is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

73mins

Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Leon Best by Scott Dann results in a free kick. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Nzonzi on Danny Guthrie. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.

68mins

Mike Williamson challenges Anthony Modeste unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Mike Williamson for unsporting behaviour. The ball is sent over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Scott Dann takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

67mins

Shot by Anthony Modeste from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul. Mauro Formica joins the action as a substitute, replacing Radosav Petrovic.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson, clearance made by Davide Santon.

65mins

David Hoilett takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.

64mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Tim Krul makes a clearance.

64mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Shola Ameobi goes wide of the left-hand upright.

62mins

Danny Guthrie takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

61mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.

57mins

Davide Santon crosses the ball, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

56mins

Jason Lowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie. Jason Lowe goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

55mins

David Hoilett sends in a cross, James Perch makes a clearance.

55mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

54mins

Anthony Modeste takes a shot.

52mins

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save made by Tim Krul.

51mins

Fabricio Coloccini concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Modeste. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from right wing, clearance by Davide Santon.

50mins

Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Nzonzi. Gael Givet takes the indirect free kick.

50mins

Unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.

48mins

Ryan Taylor sends in a cross.

47mins

David Hoilett delivers the ball, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.

46mins

Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot.

46mins

James Perch joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hatem Ben Arfa.

44mins

Gael Givet takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.

43mins

Anthony Modeste fouled by Danny Simpson, the ref awards a Penalty. A save by Tim Krul from penalty by David Dunn. Blackburn 0-1 Newcastle.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Radosav Petrovic by Shola Ameobi. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

Anthony Modeste takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

41mins

Shola Ameobi is ruled offside. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

40mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Modeste. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Leon Best manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Steven Nzonzi takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.

38mins

David Dunn produces a cross, Davide Santon manages to make a clearance.

37mins

Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, Paul Robinson makes a save.

36mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.

34mins

Ryan Taylor challenges David Dunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

33mins

Radosav Petrovic takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

33mins

Leon Best is caught offside. Gael Givet takes the free kick.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Leon Best manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Short corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

31mins

Fabricio Coloccini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Ryan Taylor is booked. Strike on goal comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen from the free kick.

28mins

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Shola Ameobi.

27mins

Anthony Modeste takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.

25mins

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

David Hoilett has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

24mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

24mins

David Dunn is ruled offside. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, save made by Tim Krul.

22mins

Shola Ameobi challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from left channel, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Davide Santon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Modeste. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

21mins

Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Modeste.

21mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Taylor, David Dunn manages to make a clearance.

20mins

Shot from outside the area by Radosav Petrovic misses to the left of the goal.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Tim Krul.

19mins

Anthony Modeste delivers the ball, blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.

18mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Modeste. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.

16mins

Ryan Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Morten Gamst Pedersen shoots direct from the free kick.

16mins

Shot from deep inside the area by David Dunn clears the bar.

14mins

Gael Givet produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

14mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Gael Givet takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Simpson.

12mins

Own goal by Scott Dann. Blackburn 0-1 Newcastle.Ryan Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

12mins

Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

11mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by David Dunn. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Davide Santon by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Shola Ameobi from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

8mins

The official flags Shola Ameobi offside. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

7mins

A cross is delivered by David Hoilett, clearance made by Davide Santon.

6mins

Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.

3mins

Radosav Petrovic fouled by Leon Best, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

1mins

The offside flag is raised against Anthony Modeste. Fabricio Coloccini takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

No fresh problems for Rovers Blackburn manager Steve Kean has no new injury worries ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle at Ewood Park. Centre-back Christopher Samba could return to the starting line-up after Kean reiterated he would not be leaving the club before the transfer window closes. Striker Ayegbeni Yakubu is suspended and defender Ryan Nelson is one step closer to making a return after he trained with the squad on Tuesday. Kean is confident his side can get a result. "We know Newcastle very well," Kean said. "We know they're a team who could miss a few players (with the African Nations Cup), but we've only lost one game in the last five and we were unlucky we didn't get a draw in that Stoke game. "We went to the tough away games - Anfield, Old Trafford and Everton, got points from that and managed to beat Fulham with 10 men. "We're in a good vein of form and we're confident we can keep the run going. "If we can get fresh faces and people that are excited about being here added to the ones we're getting back, that will give us a massive boost." Newcastle's Senegal due Demba Ba and Papiss Demba Cisse will not be involved in the squad. Alan Pardew had hoped to have his 15-goal hitman and his January signing available following their country's swift departure from the African Nations Cup, but they will not be back in time. Central defender Fabricio Coloccini will be available after shaking off the groin injury which kept him out of Saturday's 1-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat at Brighton, and the club's decision to contest midfielder Yohan Cabaye's FA charge for violent conduct means he too could yet figure. Pardew was hoping for a quiet phone as the January transfer window drew to a close. Pardew has spent much of this month hoping against hope that the kind of call his club received on this day 12 months ago, when Andy Carroll made a sensational #35million move to Liverpool, did not materialise again. Goalkeeper Tim Krul, skipper Fabricio Coloccini, midfielder Cheick Tiote and striker Ba have all found themselves the subject of speculation of moves away from Tyneside. However, as he conducted his pre-match press conference ahead of their Barclays Premier League trip to Blackburn with around 10 hours of the window still to run, he was keeping his fingers crossed. Asked if Newcastle's resolve had yet been tested, Pardew said: "Not really, no, if I am honest. "We have had a few enquiries, but not of our big key players, some of the lesser players who are trying to find some experience, and one or two of those might go out - [James] Tavernier, for example. "Alan Smith has obviously gone and we wish him well because he is a fantastic professional. I hope he does really well for MK Dons. He's a big signing for them."

Formation:451Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Pardew

Newcastle

  • Paul Robinson
  • Jason Lowe
  • Scott Dann
  • Gael Givet
  • Martin Olsson
  • David Hoilett
  • David Dunn
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Radosav Petrovic
  • Anthony Modeste
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Mauro Formica
  • Jordan Slew
  • Ruben Rochina
  • Simon Vukcevic
  • Grant Hanley
  • Adam Henley

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Match Report

Toon punish wasteful Rovers Newcastle climbed to fifth place in the Barclays Premier League after a 2-0 victory over Blackburn that left Steve Kean's strugglers rueing a host of missed chances. The visitors went ahead in the 12th minute when Ryan Taylor's speculative 25-yard effort took a wicked deflection off Scott Dann, but Rovers dominated the rest of the first half, with Danny Simpson clearing off the line and Leon Best heading against his own bar before David Dunn saw his penalty saved by Tim Krul. The second half was a quieter affair but Anthony Modeste, Scott Dann and Mauro Formica all missed good chances to earn Rovers what would have been a deserved share of the spoils before Gabriel Obertan rubbed salt into the wound with a late second. There was still no Christopher Samba for Blackburn, the captain having been out of the side since his transfer request was turned down, but new signing Modeste did make his full debut while Fabricio Coloccini was back for Newcastle after injury. Rovers had shown encouraging form of late, picking up eight points from their previous five games, but Newcastle dominated the early possession and took the lead in the 12th minute, albeit with a huge slice of luck. A mix-up between Radosav Petrovic and Dann let in the visitors but Taylor's shot was speculative at best before it took a wicked deflection off the defender, leaving Paul Robinson helpless. Rovers reacted well and were almost level immediately but Gael Givet's volley from Morten Gamst Pedersen's corner was cleared off the line by Simpson and the defender poked the rebound wide. Modeste, a loan signing from Bordeaux, then beat the offside trap but Coloccini did well to get back and block his cross, with Petrovic volleying just wide after Newcastle struggled to clear their lines. Rovers were certainly looking the brighter side now and Krul was nowhere near a curling Junior Hoilett shot that just missed the far post while Coloccini produced another timely block to deny Modeste. The Argentinian was then penalised for bringing down Hoilett on the edge of the box - a decision that infuriated Newcastle, who felt the winger had dived. Taylor was booked for confronting Hoilett in the heated aftermath but Coloccini escaped further punishment despite arguably being the last man. Pedersen could not take advantage of the situation, though, seeing his free-kick deflected wide. Newcastle's luck continued to hold in the 38th minute as Best headed a Pedersen corner against his own crossbar while a mix-up between Krul and Mike Williamson presented Modeste with an open goal from 35 yards but he fired way over. Rovers at last saw something go their way two minutes before the break when referee Phil Dowd awarded a penalty after Simpson barged into Modeste. But Dunn's spot-kick was weak and easily saved by Krul, who also stopped Givet's tame follow-up. Blackburn failed to find the same fluency after half-time and were relying mostly on long balls. Steve Kean attempted to inject a bit more creativity by replacing Petrovic with Formica, and they created a glorious chance with 67 minutes gone. Pedersen released Modeste with a lovely ball but the striker showed a lack of composure in rushing his shot and screwed it well wide with only Krul to beat. It was at least a glimmer for the Blackburn fans to cheer and moments later Dann headed Pedersen's free-kick straight at Krul from close range. Rovers fans were celebrating with 10 minutes to go when Martin Olsson's deflected shot fell into the path of Formica, but they then realised the Argentinian had in fact fired into the side netting. Blackburn were throwing everything at Newcastle and James Perch produced a great block to keep out a Givet shot after Krul had flapped at a corner while Modeste's well-struck volley was straight at the keeper. But their hopes were ended in injury time when substitute Obertan ended a quick break with the sort of clinical finish Rovers had been so sorely lacking.

Form Guide

    LDWLWD
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Newcastle
  • LWLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Newcastle
  • 3 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 24/09/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Newcastle
  • 12/02/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 9
  • M Formica 3
  • D Hoilett 3
  • M Pedersen 2
  • C Samba 2
  • D Goodwillie 2
  • R Rochina 2
  • D Dunn 1
  • S Dann 1
  • S Vukcevic 1
  • G Hanley 1

Newcastle

  • D Ba 13
  • L Best 4
  • R Taylor 2
  • H Ben Arfa 2
  • Y Cabaye 2
  • S Ameobi 1
  • JM Gutierrez 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • D Gosling 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 33
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Newcastle

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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