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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by David Hoilett. Shot on goal comes in from Chris Brunt from the free kick, Christopher Samba gets a block in.
Effort from deep inside the area by Roque Santa Cruz misses to the right of the goal.
Jason Roberts takes a shot. Gabriel Tamas gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Headed effort from inside the area by Christopher Samba misses to the left of the goal.
Martin Olsson takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
Jason Roberts is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line to the near post, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Gabriel Tamas, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Somen Tchoyi delivers the ball, clearance by Christopher Samba.
The referee cautions Jerome Thomas for unsporting behaviour.
Effort on goal by Morten Gamst Pedersen from 20 yards. Blocked by Paul Scharner.
Centre by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Chris Brunt.
Shot by David Hoilett. Gabriel Tamas gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Martin Olsson.
The ball is delivered by Roman Bednar, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Chris Brunt has a drilled shot. Blocked by Christopher Samba.
Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in.
Somen Tchoyi takes a shot. Blocked by Jermaine Jones. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance made by Jermaine Jones.
James Morrison leaves the field to be replaced by Roman Bednar. Grant Hanley on for Michel Salgado.
The ball is delivered by Marek Cech, save by Paul Robinson.
Drilled left-footed shot by Chris Brunt. Save by Paul Robinson.
Somen Tchoyi has an effort at goal. Christopher Samba gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by James Morrison misses to the left of the target.
Centre by Jerome Thomas.
Effort from deep inside the area by Jonas Olsson misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Jones on Peter Odemwingie. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Brunt.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Somen Tchoyi on Steven Nzonzi. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
Somen Tchoyi produces a cross.
Nikola Kalinic goes off and Jason Roberts comes on. Steven Nzonzi replaces David Dunn.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance by Roque Santa Cruz.
Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Martin Olsson makes a clearance. Drilled right-footed shot by James Morrison. David Hoilett gets a block in.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Blocked by Christopher Samba.
A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
Roque Santa Cruz delivers the ball.
Effort on goal by Martin Olsson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot by Michel Salgado. Save by Boaz Myhill.
Youssouf Mulumbu goes off and Somen Tchoyi comes on.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the outswinging corner, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, blocked by Gonzalo Jara.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt, Header on goal by Gabriel Tamas from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from 25 yards by Jerome Thomas. Save made by Paul Robinson.
Gonzalo Jara crosses the ball.
Youssouf Mulumbu crosses the ball, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by David Dunn, clearance by Chris Brunt.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
Jonas Olsson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.
Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by David Dunn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Brunt.
David Hoilett grabs a goal from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Blackburn 2-0 West Brom.Assist by Nikola Kalinic.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Brunt, clearance by Martin Olsson.
Paul Scharner takes a shot. Blocked by Christopher Samba.
Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, clearance by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Gonzalo Jara.
Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen to the near post, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Roque Santa Cruz takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
Centre by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Chris Brunt.
Headed own goal by Gabriel Tamas. Blackburn 1-0 West Brom.Centre by David Dunn, the assist for the goal came from David Dunn.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line, Shot by James Morrison from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in.
Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Givet.
Shot by Jerome Thomas from 20 yards. Blocked by Michel Salgado.
Shot from just outside the box by Christopher Samba misses to the left of the target.
David Dunn produces a cross.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, save made by Boaz Myhill.
The ball is delivered by Chris Brunt, save by Paul Robinson.
The ball is swung over by Jerome Thomas, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.
Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, save made by Boaz Myhill.
Jermaine Jones produces a cross, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
Christopher Samba takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Martin Olsson has an effort at goal. Save by Boaz Myhill.
Jermaine Jones crosses the ball, Marek Cech makes a clearance.
Jermaine Jones crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Jermaine Jones.
David Hoilett sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Jermaine Jones. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.
David Dunn fouled by Paul Scharner, the ref awards a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen.
The ball is swung over by Gonzalo Jara.
David Hoilett takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Foul by Jonas Olsson on Nikola Kalinic, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, clearance made by Gael Givet.
Paul Scharner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roque Santa Cruz. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Peter Odemwingie is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson. Shot from 20 yards from Jerome Thomas. Gael Givet gets a block in.
Corner from right by-line taken by James Morrison.
Jerome Thomas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Paul Robinson.
Jerome Thomas produces a cross, Paul Robinson makes a save.
Effort on goal by Nikola Kalinic from 20 yards. Blocked by Marek Cech.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, David Dunn takes a shot. Blocked by Marek Cech.
Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
David Dunn delivers the ball, clearance by Chris Brunt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nikola Kalinic by Chris Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Jermaine Jones. Chris Brunt produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Brunt.
Effort from 25 yards by Peter Odemwingie. Save by Paul Robinson.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Pedersen pleased with Kean deal
Blackburn midfielder Morten Gamst Pedersen claims harmony has now been restored at Ewood Park and is looking forward to a bright future under Steve Kean.
Pedersen has seen plenty of change since joining the club in 2004 having worked for four previous managers in Graeme Souness, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince and Sam Allardyce.
Yet little of that can compare to the upheaval which has engulfed the club since November, with Indian firm Venky's taking over and sacking Allardyce.
Bold but futile statements naming Ronaldinho and David Beckham as transfer targets followed as Venky's surprisingly handed the manager's job to Allardyce's former assistant Kean.
But after a steady start, Kean was this week confirmed in the post until 2013 and Pedersen believes Rovers can now start looking up the Barclays Premier League.
The Norway international said: "It will bring a bit more stability as we know he is going to be here for a while.
"We can start to look forward more and work hard every day to get better.
"We have got a few new players in now and we will try to do as best as we can for the rest of the season.
"Then hopefully we can move on next season after we've had a full pre-season together.
"I know Steve. He is a very good coach, he is a good guy.
"We like the way he plays football and we work on this every day."
Pedersen has been one of Blackburn's most influential attacking forces since Souness brought him in from Tromso for #1.5million.
He remains thoroughly committed to the club and is happy to work under whoever they believe should be the manager.
The 29-year-old added: "For me as a player I just have to be a professional and work hard.
"It is not fun when people lose their job but it is part of the game, that is football now, you need results."
Captain Ryan Nelsen has delivered a vote of confidence by agreeing a one-year extension.
The inspirational 33-year-old New Zealand international, signed from DC United in 2005, is now committed until 2013.
Kean will now hope Nelsen's fellow defender Christopher Samba, linked with a move away since quotes attributed to him after Allardyce's departure suggested he was unhappy, follows.
The club spoke to the player this week and are expected to make him a written offer over the weekend.
New signing Jermaine Jones is in contention after his midweek move from Schalke and David Dunn has overcome the leg injury which forced him off early in last week's loss at Chelsea.
Nelsen is a slight doubt with a knee injury but Roque Santa Cruz is poised for his first start since rejoining the club on loan from Manchester City.
Boaz Myhill insists there is no problem between him and Scott Carson despite the former Hull goalkeeper taking his captain's place in the West Brom team.
Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo made the decision to drop Carson ahead of last weekend's 3-2 victory over Blackpool and Myhill will keep his place for the Barclays Premier League trip to Blackburn.
The 28-year-old said: "I think we get on very well. Ultimately I'm just pleased to have been given a chance by the manager but my relationship with Scott and Dean (Kiely) hasn't changed."
The Wales international joined West Brom in the summer after more than 250 appearances in seven years at Hull, and he had no doubts he had made the right decision even before being given his chance by Di Matteo.
"When you're a goalie you're either in or you're out and that's just the way it is," he continued. "The skill is to try to retain a level head and work hard. It can get demoralising but there's a lot worse places to get demoralised than at a Premier League football club.
"Everybody's goal is to get in the starting XI and it's up to you as a player to make the most of the opportunities you get given. I enjoyed coming to work every day at the beginning of the season, I enjoyed the training when I wasn't in the team.
"The fact that currently I've been given a chance doesn't make it any more enjoyable, it's just that extra bit of icing on the cake. It's all you can ask for as a player."
Carson had made a number of costly mistakes prior to being left out of the team but Myhill had nothing but praise for his friend and rival.
He said: "I don't think he can do much more than what he has been doing. Scott's always a very hard-working trainer. We bounce off each other with Dean. It's great to be involved in."
Seven-up Rovers beat Baggies
Blackburn manager Steve Kean celebrated his long-term contract with a third home victory in a row as Rovers saw off West Brom at Ewood Park to climb up to seventh place in the Barclays Premier League.
Kean this week signed a deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2013 and, after a hotly-contested 40 minutes, he watched as Gabriel Tamas gave Rovers a huge helping hand with a powerful header into his own net.
The hosts' second came less than two minutes into the second half, Junior Hoilett sending a blistering shot into the roof of the net, and Blackburn held on reasonably comfortably, although West Brom should have had a penalty for a foul on Peter Odemwingie.
Kean handed starts to January signings Roque Santa Cruz and Jermaine Jones while Albion welcomed back key defender Jonas Olsson after injury and suspension.
Paul Robinson was forced to make a decent save from Odemwingie's fierce shot with only 30 seconds gone, and that set the tone for a lively first half.
In the 13th minute, the Rovers goalkeeper was almost caught out when Paul Scharner nipped in front of him to collect a deflected cross and laid the ball back to Jerome Thomas, whose shot nicked off Robinson and drifted a yard wide of the far post.
Approaching the half-hour mark it was the hosts who were building momentum as Boaz Myhill, who was again preferred to Baggies captain Scott Carson, produced two smart stops in quick succession from Martin Olsson and Christopher Samba.
The big defender then fired another 20-yard effort inches wide of the post but West Brom continued to look dangerous and Thomas drove into the box before seeing his shot deflect off Samba and drop just off-target.
In the 41st minute, though, the Baggies undid all their hard work as Tamas inexplicably headed David Dunn's cross into the top corner under only slight pressure from Santa Cruz.
Rovers could even have been two up at half-time had Myhill not thrown a hand out to push behind a stinging shot from the Paraguayan, who was coming more into the game after a quiet start.
Blackburn deserved their lead, even if the goal was somewhat fortunate, but there was nothing lucky about their second, which came only 78 seconds into the second half.
A neat touch on his chest from Nikola Kalinic set Hoilett on his way and the 20-year-old jinked past Tamas before unleashing a shot from 20 yards that flew over Myhill and into the net.
It was the Canadian's first Premier League goal and it may be some time before he scores a better one.
At the other end, the impressive Thomas continued to threaten the Rovers defence and he curled in a 25-yard effort that would have nestled in the far corner had Robinson not got fingertips to it.
Blackburn right-back Michel Salgado then went after his first league goal, striking a volley that was punched away by Myhill, while Thomas and Robinson continued their battle, again the goalkeeper coming out on top.
Having made a good impression on his debut, Jones should have blotted his copybook by conceding a penalty in the 68th minute for an inadvisable lunge on Odemwingie, only for referee Mark Clattenburg to inexplicably award a free-kick instead.
The offence was clearly a yard inside the area but the Baggies' protests were in vain and Chris Brunt slammed his kick into the wall.
West Brom continued to press but they were reduced to long-range efforts as Rovers comfortably kept the visitors at bay, and indeed it was Kean's side who came closest to adding to their lead.
With the clock ticking into three minutes of injury time, Olsson drove into the box and tested Myhill with a stinging shot, with substitute Jason Roberts just failing to convert the rebound.
And the day almost ended in perfect fashion when Santa Cruz, looking suspiciously offside, curled a shot just over the crossbar with Myhill rooted to the spot.
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