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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ewood Park
  • Nelsen (50)
  • Stanislas (77)
Goal!

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92:24 +2.24

Luis Boa Morte is booked. Luis Boa Morte challenges Brett Emerton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen from the free kick.

91:24 +1.24

Brett Emerton produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

90:52 +0.52

James Tomkins receives a caution. James Tomkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from left wing, clearance made by Carlton Cole.

88:54

Matthew Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Benjani Mwaruwari. Morten Gamst Pedersen has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

88:24

Effort from inside the area by Frederic Piquionne misses to the right of the goal.

87:36

Scott Parker delivers the ball.

87:20

Frederic Piquionne crosses the ball, clearance by Grant Hanley.

87:00

The ball is sent over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by James Tomkins.

86:53

Corner taken short by El-Hadji Diouf.

86:37

David Dunn delivers the ball.

86:22

The ball is sent over by Michel Salgado, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

85:21

Junior Stanislas produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

84:55

Outswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line played to the near post, David Dunn manages to make a clearance.

84:22

Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Junior Stanislas crosses the ball in from the free kick, Morten Gamst Pedersen makes a clearance.

83:11

Centre by El-Hadji Diouf.

81:13

Benni McCarthy is brought on as a substitute for Kieron Dyer. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the outswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Daniel Gabbidon by Ryan Nelsen results in a free kick. Ruud Boffin restarts play with the free kick.

80:18

A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, blocked by Luis Boa Morte.

80:04

Short corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

79:02

David Dunn has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

78:55

David Dunn takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.

77:08

Junior Stanislas finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-1 West Ham.

77:00

The ball is sent over by Tal Ben-Haim, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

76:48

The ball is sent over by Kieron Dyer, Gael Givet gets a block in.

74:24

The official flags Mame Diouf offside. James Tomkins takes the indirect free kick.

73:45

James Tomkins fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

72:43

Outswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Frederic Piquionne goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

70:47

Matthew Upson has an effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.

70:01

Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

69:18

The ball is swung over by Michel Salgado, Headed effort from inside the area by Benjani Mwaruwari misses to the left of the goal.

68:06

The ball is crossed by Brett Emerton, clearance made by James Tomkins.

66:47

Grant Hanley is brought on as a substitute for Phil Jones.

64:39

The ball is crossed by Kieron Dyer, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Carlton Cole goes wide right of the goal.

60:45

Gael Givet is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Gael Givet results in a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

59:57

Centre by El-Hadji Diouf, James Tomkins makes a clearance.

59:35

James Tomkins challenges Mame Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

59:22

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Michel Salgado gets a block in.

58:51

A cross is delivered by Carlton Cole, clearance made by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

58:26

Daniel Gabbidon produces a cross.

55:53

Junior Stanislas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Pablo Barrera. Jonathan Spector leaves the field to be replaced by Carlton Cole. Christopher Samba goes off and Phil Jones comes on. The assistant referee signals for offside against Kieron Dyer. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

55:22

Brett Emerton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Brett Emerton on Tal Ben-Haim, free kick awarded. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.

54:45

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line, Ruud Boffin makes a save.

53:27

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

52:53

Centre by Pablo Barrera, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

52:39

Pablo Barrera produces a cross, clearance made by Michel Salgado.

50:07

Ryan Nelsen finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 West Ham.

50:06

Ryan Nelsen takes a shot. Save by Ruud Boffin.

49:29

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

49:13

The ball is crossed by Mame Diouf, James Tomkins gets a block in.

46:45

The referee shows Tal Ben-Haim a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Tal Ben-Haim on El-Hadji Diouf. The ball is crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Christopher Samba takes a shot.

45:12

Pablo Barrera produces a cross.

45:08 +0.08

Benjani Mwaruwari is ruled offside. Tal Ben-Haim takes the free kick.

43:46

Corner taken by Kieron Dyer, clearance made by Christopher Samba.

43:34

Luis Boa Morte takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

43:04

El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross, Matthew Upson manages to make a clearance.

42:55

The ball is sent over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Matthew Upson.

42:41

Centre by El-Hadji Diouf, save by Ruud Boffin.

40:42

Effort from inside the area by Frederic Piquionne misses to the left of the target.

40:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michel Salgado on Luis Boa Morte. Daniel Gabbidon takes the direct free kick.

39:53

The ball is delivered by Brett Emerton, Daniel Gabbidon makes a clearance.

38:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kieron Dyer. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.

37:40

The ball is delivered by Luis Boa Morte, clearance by Ryan Nelsen.

35:18

Centre by Michel Salgado, clearance by Daniel Gabbidon.

34:18

Mame Diouf fouled by James Tomkins, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

33:38

Benjani Mwaruwari is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

32:14

Daniel Gabbidon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michel Salgado. Morten Gamst Pedersen shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Ruud Boffin.

30:14

Benjani Mwaruwari fouled by Tal Ben-Haim, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

30:06

The ball is sent over by Pablo Barrera, clearance made by David Dunn.

29:52

Short corner taken by Pablo Barrera.

29:43

A cross is delivered by Pablo Barrera, Gael Givet gets a block in.

28:26

Unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Brett Emerton results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Pablo Barrera, save made by Paul Robinson.

26:45

Long range shot by Luis Boa Morte goes wide right of the goal.

26:06

David Dunn crosses the ball.

24:35

Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line.

24:05

Pablo Barrera is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Salgado.

22:06

Kieron Dyer is ruled offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

21:27

Christopher Samba concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins. Direct free kick taken by Ruud Boffin.

20:51

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

20:46

The ball is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

20:31

Corner taken short by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

20:19

The ball is delivered by Gael Givet, blocked by Scott Parker.

17:11

Jonathan Spector produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

16:32

Unfair challenge on Luis Boa Morte by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

15:01

Christopher Samba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. James Tomkins takes the free kick.

13:29

Shot on goal by Frederic Piquionne from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

12:55

A cross is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

10:07

David Dunn produces a cross, Shot from just outside the box by Michel Salgado goes over the crossbar.

9:37

Jason Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Benjani Mwaruwari.

9:31

The ball is swung over by Brett Emerton, clearance made by James Tomkins.

6:02

A cross is delivered by Pablo Barrera, clearance made by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

4:55

Unfair challenge on Luis Boa Morte by Morten Gamst Pedersen results in a free kick. Scott Parker takes the free kick.

3:42

Matthew Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mame Diouf. Morten Gamst Pedersen fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

3:10

Corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line to the near post, Luis Boa Morte makes a clearance.

2:04

Mame Diouf fouled by Daniel Gabbidon, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Morten Gamst Pedersen from the free kick, blocked by Matthew Upson.

0:15

Pablo Barrera is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Nelsen restarts play with the free kick.

The match has kicked off.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Formation:4141Manager:

Blackburn

Formation: 433Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Paul Robinson
  • Michel Salgado
  • Christopher Samba
  • Ryan Nelsen
  • Gael Givet
  • Brett Emerton
  • Mame Diouf
  • David Dunn
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen
  • El-Hadji Diouf
  • Jason Roberts
  • SUBS
  • Mark Bunn
  • Nikola Kalinic
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • David Hoilett
  • Phil Jones
  • Martin Olsson
  • Grant Hanley

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Match Report

Stanislas earns Hammers point Substitute Junior Stanislas earned West Ham a priceless point with a 78th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park to deny Blackburn caretaker manager Steve Kean a win in his first game in charge. With West Ham boss Avram Grant enduring another week of speculation about his future, it was an important match for both managers, and, after a woeful first half, it was Blackburn who made the breakthrough in the 51st minute thanks to the scrappiest of goals from Ryan Nelsen. Defeat would certainly have been harsh on the visitors, who were easily the more creative side, and they got their reward when Stanislas fired an unstoppable shot into the far corner. The point was not enough to lift West Ham off the bottom of the table but they did close to within two points of Wolves. Staff at Ewood Park had spent all morning clearing the pitch, stands and surrounding areas of snow and their efforts were rewarded as the match was the only one of the scheduled 3pm kick-offs in the Barclays Premier League to go ahead. Grant was forced into a change in goal after Robert Green underwent a minor operation to remove a cyst earlier this week, meaning a West Ham debut for 23-year-old Belgian Ruud Boffin. It was the first time Green had failed to start a league game for the Hammers for almost four years, and Grant's problems continued to mount before kick-off as Valon Behrami, who had been a doubt, was replaced by Jonathan Spector at the 11th hour. The first half was a poor spectacle, with Blackburn's bright start petering out and West Ham managing only sporadic bursts forward. The first decent opening did not arrive until the 41st minute as Luis Boa Morte played in Frederic Piquionne on the left of the area but the striker fired his effort towards the near post and into the side-netting. West Ham were by then looking quite dangerous and moments later it was Boa Morte on the end of a through-ball. This time he did find the target, forcing Paul Robinson into a good block. Half-time came at the right time for Rovers, who had a new energy about them in the second half and soon gained the lead. A shot from the lively Mame Biram Diouf was deflected behind by James Tomkins and, from the resulting corner, the ball was cleared to Brett Emerton wide on the right. The Australian did brilliantly to work space for a cross, which caused havoc in the West Ham penalty area. Poor defending saw the ball drop to Benjani Mwaruwari three yards out only for the striker to completely miss his kick. Waiting was Nelsen, though, and, after his first effort was superbly saved by Boffin, the Rovers captain forced the ball inside the right post off his thigh. It was tough luck on the rookie goalkeeper, who did all he could but was let down by the men in front of him. Grant responded by bringing on Carlton Cole and Stanislas for Pablo Barrera and Spector, while for Rovers injury saw Christopher Samba replaced by Phil Jones. Cole was immediately involved, appealing unsuccessfully for a penalty after a challenge by Gael Givet and then poking his shot wide under pressure from Jones following good work by Kieron Dyer. That proved to be the last involvement for Jones, though, as he limped off barely 10 minutes after coming on, with teenager Grant Hanley given his chance by Kean. Blackburn and referee Mike Dean earned the wrath of the West Ham fans when they failed to put the ball out after Matthew Upson went down clutching his face, and in the 71st minute the Hammers defender almost took revenge in the best possible way. This time it was the Rovers defence that did not deal with a cross but Upson curled his shot against the outside of a post. The Hammers created another decent opening moments later, Piquionne heading Stanislas' corner over the bar. They certainly deserved an equaliser, and 12 minutes from time they got one. Scott Parker, so often at the heart of West Ham's best moments, drove into the box and Givet could only divert the ball into the path of Stanislas, who smashed his shot into the far right corner. Blackburn had been poor but they upped their level again and thought they had gone straight back in front only for David Dunn to be denied by an offside flag. Both sides pushed for a winner and Morten Gamst Pedersen almost caught out Boffin with an audacious 40-yard free-kick, while the Norwegian had the final chance with another set-piece from the edge of the area but sent his shot just the wrong side of the far left post. endM

Form Guide

    WLWLWL
  • Blackburn
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DDLWLL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 30/01/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 29/08/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 21/03/2009
  • West Ham
  • 4 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 30/08/2008
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 15/03/2008
  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 09/12/2007

Top Scorers

Blackburn

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

West Ham

  • S Parker 4
  • F Piquionne 3
  • V Behrami 2
  • C Cole 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • VN Obinna 1

Goals

Blackburn

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 15
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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