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  • Date:20 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Attendance:20,056
  • Hoilett (57) Yakubu (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Short corner worked by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Colback on Grant Hanley. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

88mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.

88mins

James McClean produces a cross, clearance made by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

86mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu grabs a headed goal from close range. Blackburn 2-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Bradley Orr.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Nicklas Bendtner results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

83mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by David Hoilett results in a free kick. Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson.

81mins

Nicklas Bendtner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Bradley Orr on for Mauro Formica.

78mins

Close range shot by Dong-Won Ji clears the bar.

77mins

Jack Colback is brought on as a substitute for Wayne Bridge.

77mins

The ball is crossed by James McClean, save by Paul Robinson.

73mins

Sotirios Kyrgiakos challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

72mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against James McClean. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Scott Dann takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on David Hoilett. Dong-Won Ji on for Fraizer Campbell. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

71mins

James McClean crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Olsson.

70mins

The ball is swung over by Nicklas Bendtner, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

68mins

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

68mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson to the near post, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

68mins

James McClean delivers the ball, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Shot from just outside the box by David Hoilett goes over the crossbar.

66mins

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Gardner.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Marcus Olsson. Marcus Olsson takes the free kick.

65mins

James McClean crosses the ball, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, clearance by Grant Hanley.

61mins

Foul by Scott Dann on Sotirios Kyrgiakos, free kick awarded. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

58mins

David Hoilett scores a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Morten Gamst Pedersen.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Nicklas Bendtner. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

56mins

James McClean delivers the ball.

54mins

Effort from a long way out by Steven Nzonzi goes wide right of the target.

54mins

Grant Hanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Turner. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

53mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a short corner.

53mins

Mauro Formica takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

51mins

David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Phillip Bardsley. Free kick taken by James McClean.

51mins

Sebastian Larsson produces a cross, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

50mins

Scott Dann challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

48mins

The referee blows for offside against David Vaughan. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

46mins

Grant Hanley concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

44mins

Handball by Craig Gardner. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

44mins

Wayne Bridge delivers the ball, clearance made by Scott Dann.

43mins

Shot from inside the area by Martin Olsson clears the bar.

42mins

Corner taken left-footed by James McClean.

41mins

Mauro Formica gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.

39mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Nicklas Bendtner. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

James McClean decides to take the corner short. Sebastian Larsson produces a cross, Paul Robinson makes a save.

34mins

Centre by James McClean.

30mins

Mauro Formica has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

27mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraizer Campbell on Martin Olsson. Fraizer Campbell shown a yellow card. Shot on goal comes in from David Hoilett from the free kick. David Hoilett takes a shot. Blocked by David Vaughan.

25mins

Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Marcus Olsson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Michael Turner.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Vaughan on David Hoilett. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

22mins

Foul by Jason Lowe on Fraizer Campbell, free kick awarded. Craig Gardner takes the free kick.

22mins

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the inswinging corner, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

21mins

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Gardner makes a clearance.

19mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu concedes a free kick for a foul on Sotirios Kyrgiakos. Direct free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

16mins

Sotirios Kyrgiakos challenges Ayegbeni Yakubu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, Grant Hanley produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

15mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sebastian Larsson.

11mins

Martin Olsson takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Strike from close range by Martin Olsson clears the bar.

9mins

David Vaughan fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, save by Paul Robinson.

7mins

The ball is crossed by James McClean, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Olsson on Sebastian Larsson. Direct free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

4mins

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Ayegbeni Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mignolet. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

3mins

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, clearance made by Sotirios Kyrgiakos.

3mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

Match Preview

Kean has plenty of options Blackburn manager Steve Kean has virtually a fully-fit squad for the visit of Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League. Defender Bradley Orr missed the win at Wolves last time out with a hamstring problem but has returned to training and played in a practice match last week. Midfielder David Dunn has recovered from an Achilles injury so only Vince Grella is unavailable. Rovers are looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since November 2010. Kean admits opening up a six-point gap over the bottom three would be "massive" and he feels his side will have revenge on their mind after losing to a 90th-minute goal in Martin O'Neill's first match in charge back in December. "We found ourselves on the end of a result in Martin's first game in charge so we feel as if we owe them one and if we continue to play the way we are playing there is no reason why we can't," he said. "We let ourselves down a little bit in terms of defending too deep and in the last couple of minutes we were hanging on for a point until Seb Larsson bent in a free-kick. "We are playing well at the moment so we will get after them. "Martin has done fantastic since he went there but we have got to stop that and make sure we set the tone of the game because Sunderland are coming to our ground." Sunderland full-back Phil Bardsley is fighting to be fit. The former Manchester United defender is battling to shake off a rib injury to retain his place in the team, although left-back Kieran Richardson has been ruled out with the calf problem which kept him out of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final draw at Everton. Striker Stephane Sessegnon completes his three-match ban and will be available for Saturday's league clash with QPR, a game midfielder Lee Cattermole will sit out as he serves the last instalment of his four-match suspension, and defenders Wes Brown (knee) and Titus Bramble (Achilles/calf) remain on the sidelines. Even Martin O'Neill, who has spent much of his time at the Stadium of Light to date insisting his side was engaged in a relegation battle, concedes that victory in Lancashire would complete his first mission. He said: "I think now that 40 points this season will definitely secure survival in the Premier League. "With the sides now in the positions that they are in, I think it would take a lot now for those sides to achieve 40 points. "The truth is this year, if you were to give any of the bottom five 40 points, obviously they would take that in a trice." Blackburn, of course, are one of those bottom five teams despite a recent rally which has lifted them three points clear of the drop zone, although O'Neill believes their cause is far from forlorn. He said: "Their run has been great. They won at Old Trafford and I am quite sure with the best will in the world, they wouldn't have been expecting to have done that, and that will have given them a big boost. "The results just after that might not have gone their way, but to win that game, that's three points you wouldn't have expected. "During the course of the season, teams will be able to find a game where something turned for them, either positively or negatively. "From their viewpoint, that win at Old Trafford was theirs."

Formation:4231Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

Formation: 442Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • Paul Robinson
  • Jason Lowe
  • Scott Dann
  • Grant Hanley
  • Martin Olsson
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • Mauro Formica
  • David Hoilett
  • Marcus Olsson
  • Ayegbeni Yakubu
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Gael Givet
  • David Dunn
  • Anthony Modeste
  • Radosav Petrovic
  • Bradley Orr
  • David Goodwillie

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWLDW
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • WWLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 11/12/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 01/01/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/10/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 28/12/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 22/08/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 26/12/2008

Top Scorers

Blackburn

  • A Yakubu 10
  • D Hoilett 5
  • M Pedersen 3
  • M Formica 3
  • D Dunn 2
  • D Goodwillie 2
  • R Rochina 2
  • S Dann 1
  • S Vukcevic 1
  • S Nzonzi 1
  • G Hanley 1

Sunderland

  • S Sessegnon 6
  • S Larsson 5
  • N Bendtner 4
  • J McClean 3
  • C Gardner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • F Campbell 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 40
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 14 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 36
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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