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A cross is delivered by Simon Vukcevic.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Britton on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Richards, Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Luke Moore. Luke Moore restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Williams by Jason Roberts results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Moore. The ball is sent over by Ashley Richards, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.
Jason Roberts on for Ayegbeni Yakubu.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Scott Dann. Free kick taken by Ashley Richards.
Neil Taylor challenges Simon Vukcevic unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Ayegbeni Yakubu scores a placed penalty. Blackburn 4-2 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Simon Vukcevic.
Foul by Joe Allen on David Hoilett, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Allen shown a red card.
Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.
Short corner worked by Scott Sinclair.
Neil Taylor sends in a cross, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Leroy Lita, blocked by Christopher Samba. Corner taken by Joe Allen from the left by-line played to the near post, Gael Givet makes a clearance.
Morten Gamst Pedersen concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Taylor. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Richards sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Centre by Ashley Richards, blocked by David Hoilett.
David Dunn challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Dunn by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.
Neil Taylor sends in a cross, Jason Lowe gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Luke Moore results in a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Samba on Garry Monk. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Wayne Routledge, save made by Paul Robinson. Luke Moore finds the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Blackburn 3-2 Swansea.Wayne Routledge provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Joe Allen played to the near post, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Allen from the right by-line, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.
Neil Taylor delivers the ball, blocked by Jason Lowe.
Luke Moore is brought on as a substitute for Mark Gower.
David Hoilett has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Mark Gower concedes a free kick for a foul on Morten Gamst Pedersen. Joe Allen is given a yellow card. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Ayegbeni Yakubu scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Blackburn 3-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Christopher Samba.
Foul by Ashley Richards on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Ayegbeni Yakubu is caught offside. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.
Mauro Formica has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Scott Sinclair has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Leroy Lita misses to the right of the target.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball, save by Paul Robinson.
David Dunn sends in a cross, save by Michel Vorm.
Wayne Routledge replaces Nathan Dyer.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Garry Monk manages to make a clearance. Centre by Simon Vukcevic, Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Blackburn 2-1 Swansea.Assist by Simon Vukcevic.
David Hoilett has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
David Hoilett receives a yellow card for dissent.
Scott Sinclair has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Mark Gower takes a shot. Scott Dann gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Gael Givet. Simon Vukcevic on for Ruben Rochina. Ashley Richards takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Neil Taylor, clearance by Christopher Samba.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Gower by David Dunn. Free kick crossed by Mark Gower.
Mark Gower delivers the ball, Leroy Lita grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Blackburn 1-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Mark Gower.
Christopher Samba takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a comfortable save.
Nathan Dyer challenges Morten Gamst Pedersen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Jason Lowe produces a cross, Mauro Formica produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Jason Lowe on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
Mauro Formica takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the box by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the left of the goal.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Garry Monk gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Joe Allen. Direct free kick taken by Joe Allen.
Ruben Rochina fouled by Leon Britton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen. David Dunn delivers the ball, Gael Givet takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.
Ayegbeni Yakubu grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Gael Givet.
Foul by Ruben Rochina on Scott Sinclair, free kick awarded. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauro Formica. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk.
Unfair challenge on Mauro Formica by Neil Taylor results in a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Taylor on Ruben Rochina. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair, Christopher Samba gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Nathan Dyer.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Scott Sinclair goes wide of the left-hand post.
Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, save by Michel Vorm.
Morten Gamst Pedersen fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Dyer delivers the ball, clearance by Scott Dann.
Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Ruben Rochina results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Allen.
Kean seeks home comforts
Blackburn boss Steve Kean is targeting maximum points from a trio of home games before Christmas as the team prepare for a potentially season-defining period.
Rovers have performed creditably at Ewood Park against the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, but a dramatic 4-3 win over the Gunners in September remains their only victory in 13 Barclays Premier League matches and they are currently bottom of the table.
On paper the next four fixtures look promising, with Blackburn hosting newly-promoted Swansea before visiting Sunderland and then taking on West Brom and Bolton at home.
And they are games Kean feels Rovers must make the most of.
"We really need to make sure over the next four games that we put points on the board," said Kean, whose side lost to Cardiff in the Carling Cup quarter-finals this week.
"When we've been at home this season, I think we've played very well in a number of games.
"We've played against a lot of big clubs. We've beaten Arsenal, played well against Tottenham (a 2-1 defeat) where I feel we should have got something, and played very well against Chelsea, where we narrowly lost (1-0).
"But it is about victories now. There are times when you can take positives from playing well against these clubs, but what we need to do now is get points.
"Three out of these next four games are like cup finals for us. We deprived ourselves the opportunity to go forward in a tournament (the Carling Cup) and possibly get to a cup final, so we need to make these games our cup finals.
"I believe we will get the points and that we can go on an unbeaten run.
"I think the lads have shown that they can perform at the highest level against the clubs that will be up there challenging for the title, but now we need to perform in these games and I'm sure we will."
Having made five changes for the Cardiff match, Kean is set to reinstate the likes of goalkeeper Paul Robinson and striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu to the first XI.
He is also hoping to have three defenders available again after hamstring injuries, with Christopher Samba, Michel Salgado and Martin Olsson - none of whom he chose to risk fielding in the cup tie - all in line to return.
Meanwhile, Swansea midfielder Leon Britton has sympathy for Kean's plight but is determined to make life even more uncomfortable for the under-fire Rovers boss.
He said: "If we get an early goal there may be a bit of unrest among the fans and they could get on the players' backs if we did that.
"If we don't it won't be the be all and end all, we want to win the game and if it takes until the 89th, 90th or 91st minute we'll take that, but we are looking for a bright and quick start.
"We are trying to open that gap between us and the bottom of the table. Saturday is another opportunity to push up the table, we don't want to be looking over our shoulders, we want to look ahead and this is a real opportunity to push on and open up that gap."
But Britton, who along with fellow midfielders Joe Allen and Mark Gower has made an impressive start to life in the top flight, admits he feels sorry for Kean and the Blackburn players having experienced life at the wrong end of a league table with Sheffield United last term.
"I have played in teams getting booed off at half-time and it has an adverse effect," he said.
"People pay their money and are entitled to their opinion but if the team are struggling it's not what you want to hear as players."
If Swansea are to record that first away win, and end a scoreless run of three games, they look set to have to do so without top scorer Danny Graham, who is struggling with an Achilles injury.
Four-star Yakubu raises Rovers
Yakubu single-handedly eased the pressure on under-fire Blackburn boss Steve Kean with a spectacular four-goal salvo to sink Swansea 4-0 at Ewood Park.
Yakubu set Rovers on their way to a priceless win with a 20th minute opener and finished the job from the penalty spot eight minutes from time before departing to a hero's reception.
But despite a win which lifted Rovers off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table, Kean still felt the ire of some home fans who continued to chant for his dismissal.
Brendan Rodgers' Swans had hauled themselves back into the game with goals from Leroy Lita and Luke Moore, and were pressing for an equaliser when Joe Allen was sent off and then Neil Taylor gave away the spot-kick in quick succession.
Rodgers' men had started brightly after a minute's applause for Gary Speed, with Scott Sinclair causing problems down the left and drilling an eighth minute shot just wide.
Swansea's early invention sparked the first signs of restlessness with the inevitable chants for Kean's dismissal starting after Sinclair saw another dangerous cross blocked by Chris Samba.
Rovers failed to threaten at all until the 12th minute when Mauro Formica won a free-kick on the edge of the box, but Morten Gamst Morten Gamst Pedersen's set-piece flashed wide.
Swansea keeper Michael Vorm had to punch away a deep free-kick from his opposite number Paul Robinson, as Rovers belatedly began to make an impression in the visitors' half.
And Yakubu grabbed his first in the 20th minute after superb work from Gael Givet, who cut in from the left flank and crossed for the Nigerian to blast home the opener.
But even that goal did not placate some sections of the home support, who booed when Kean celebrated with the goalscorer on the touchline.
It was clear Yakubu was up for the challenge, but after sending another chance squirming wide it was the visitors who grabbed an equaliser in the 35th minute.
Mark Gower sent in a looping cross from the right flank and Lita, in for the injured Danny Graham, rose to angle a fine header in off Robinson's left-hand post.
Yakubu restored Blackburn's lead in first-half injury time when he reacted with a point-blank header after substitute Simon Vukcevic volleyed across the box.
Sinclair was at the centre of almost all Swansea's moves early in the second half, setting up Lita to blaze over the bar then unleashing a shot of his own into the side-netting.
Formica shot just wide for Rovers then Yakubu had the ball in the net for a third time after being fed by Vukcevic, but was rightly adjudged to be inches offside.
Remarkably Robinson, the penalty box hero at Wigan a fortnight ago, played a big part in Rovers' third when his booming goal kick was tipped over the bar by opposite number Vorm.
From the resulting corner Rovers grabbed their third, with Samba heading back Pedersen's set-piece and Yakubu pouncing to finally complete his hat-trick from close range.
But Swansea were far from done and they reduced the deficit in the 66th minute when Moore fired home from inside the box after Robinson had parried an initial effort from Wayne Routledge.
With nerves clearly jangling among the Rovers rearguard, Sinclair was given space to blaze over the bar before Taylor's foul on Vukcevic allowed Yakubu to complete his solo show.
And, with Allen having been shown a second yellow card seconds before the goal, Swansea`s hopes were over.
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