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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,440
  • Thomas (16)
  • Kalinic (2) Kalinic (2)
    Kalinic (52)
    Diouf (61)
Goal!

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94:09 +4.09

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the left by-line, Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.

93:02 +3.02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.

92:46 +2.46

Simon Cox takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Olsson.

91:16 +1.16

Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

90:52 +0.52

Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen.

90:04 +0.04

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.

88:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Somen Tchoyi on David Hoilett. David Hoilett takes the free kick.

86:58

The referee sends off Gabriel Tamas for professional foul. Gabriel Tamas challenges Mame Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

82:22

Somen Tchoyi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

81:20

El-Hadji Diouf leaves the field to be replaced by Benjani Mwaruwari.

80:50

Effort on goal by Graham Dorrans from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

79:56

Grant Hanley challenges Peter Odemwingie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans, Paul Scharner takes a shot.

78:58

Peter Odemwingie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

78:27

Shot by Mame Diouf. Scott Carson makes a comfortable save.

78:27

Mame Diouf takes a shot. Save made by Scott Carson.

77:52

Giles Barnes challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

76:26

Mark Bunn receives a caution.

75:14

Simon Cox has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

74:02

Jerome Thomas fouled by Brett Emerton, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Shorey restarts play with the free kick.

73:24

Giles Barnes is brought on as a substitute for Gonzalo Jara. Shot from 18 yards by Simon Cox. Simon Cox produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

73:24

Gonzalo Jara leaves the field to be replaced by Giles Barnes. Shot by Simon Cox. Header from deep inside the penalty area by Simon Cox goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Save by Mark Bunn.

70:05

Booking for El-Hadji Diouf for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Paul Scharner.

69:09

Gonzalo Jara delivers the ball.

68:28

Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Mame Diouf results in a free kick. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.

63:53

Nikola Kalinic is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. (West Brom) makes a substitution, with Simon Cox coming on for James Morrison. Nikola Kalinic concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Scharner. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.

61:37

Mame Diouf finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Brom 1-3 Blackburn.Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line. El-Hadji Diouf provided the assist for the goal.

60:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.

59:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, Mark Bunn makes a save.

59:00

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, Mark Bunn gets a block in.

57:33

Shot from just outside the box by Graham Dorrans goes over the bar.

56:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Mame Diouf. Graham Dorrans takes the free kick.

55:40

A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

52:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by El-Hadji Diouf, Goal scored by Nikola Kalinic from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. West Brom 1-2 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Nelsen.

52:17

Corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf.

51:26

Michel Salgado leaves the field to be replaced by David Hoilett. Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line.

47:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by David Dunn. Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Mark Bunn.

46:36

Graham Dorrans takes a short corner.

46:20

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save by Grant Hanley.

46:16 +1.16

Graham Dorrans decides to take a short corner.

45:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

45:01

Mark Bunn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Robinson.

43:44

Michel Salgado is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Michel Salgado results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Graham Dorrans from left wing.

43:22

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball, save by Scott Carson.

42:34

The official flags Somen Tchoyi offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.

40:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Ryan Nelsen. Graham Dorrans shoots direct from the free kick, Mame Diouf gets a block in.

39:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf Mulumbu on Mame Diouf. Grant Hanley takes the free kick.

39:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, Brett Emerton makes a clearance.

39:11

The ball is swung over by Peter Odemwingie, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

38:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Kalinic on Paul Scharner. Paul Scharner takes the free kick.

34:36

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball.

33:35

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the outswinging corner, Scott Carson manages to make a clearance.

31:35

Jerome Thomas has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:49

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graham Dorrans.

29:05

Nikola Kalinic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas. Free kick taken by Scott Carson.

27:57

Jerome Thomas fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.

23:14

The ball is delivered by Michel Salgado, Scott Carson makes a comfortable save.

21:05

Michel Salgado challenges Jerome Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Shorey takes the free kick.

20:32

The offside flag is raised against Peter Odemwingie. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

18:33

The referee shows Gonzalo Jara a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara on Martin Olsson. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

18:33

Gonzalo Jara is given a yellow card. Martin Olsson fouled by Gonzalo Jara, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

16:26

Jerome Thomas gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. West Brom 1-1 Blackburn.Assist by Somen Tchoyi.

15:43

James Morrison takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

14:41

Shot on goal by Nikola Kalinic from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

14:41

Effort on goal by Nikola Kalinic from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

14:41

Nikola Kalinic takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

12:44

David Dunn has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

12:02

Mame Diouf fouled by Jerome Thomas, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.

10:11

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Nelsen restarts play with the free kick.

9:56

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

9:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line.

8:50

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

8:50

Graham Dorrans produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

8:50

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

8:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jerome Thomas by Michel Salgado. Nicky Shorey takes the direct free kick.

6:30

Jerome Thomas has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

2:22

Nikola Kalinic finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Blackburn.Assist by El-Hadji Diouf.

2:22

Nikola Kalinic gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Brom 0-1 Blackburn.Morten Gamst Pedersen provided the assist for the goal.

1:04

Nicky Shorey challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free kick.

0:48

Foul by Paul Scharner on Nikola Kalinic, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Baggies still naive - Di Matteo Boss Roberto Di Matteo feels West Brom are still paying for their Premier League inexperience as they prepare to face Blackburn at The Hawthorns. The Baggies will take to the field against Rovers fresh from a fruitless trip to Bolton after losing 2-0. There was certainly no disgrace in defeat against a team pushing for a top-six finish but the frustration for Di Matteo and his players was they gave a terrific performance and probably should have been heading back down to the midlands with the three points. Instead, they were left to reflect on a host of missed chances and a missed opportunity, not for the first time this season, to claim points that could well be vital in their bid to do something they have not managed since the great escape of 2005 - stay in the Premier League. Di Matteo said: "We need to score the chances that we have because, if you score the goal, the whole momentum of the game changes and it makes defending easier. "The defending was good. We were playing away and I think they had two chances. And they're good. (Kevin) Davies and (Johan) Elmander cause a lot of problems. "We're still learning. The decision making on our final pass wasn't right or we would have had even more chances. We are new in this Barclays Premier League and other teams are maybe a little bit more experienced and take advantage. "But we're creating chances and that means the team is healthy. We know we need to improve and hopefully we'll get rewarded for what we're producing. "The performances are good and we're always very close to getting a point or three. I remember at the start of the season somebody said enjoy the wins because they are very hard to get, and unfortunately he was right." The Baggies will, though, be without one of their key players this season in Chris Brunt, with the midfielder serving a one-game suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card at the Reebok. Di Matteo, who will check on the health of Jerome Thomas after he missed out through illness, said of Brunt: "He's a very important player for us. We will miss him but the others will have to step up. There's going to be a change and we'll have to see who is okay. "It's going to be hard for the players because to fully recover in 48 hours will be impossible but every club is in the same situation. "We'll just have to do our best and try to raise ourselves for Tuesday and take advantage of our home ground and home form and our supporters. "Hopefully they'll be behind us like they've always been and, if we can get some points, it will make a wonderful 2010." New Blackburn boss Steve Kean believes the promise of new faces in the January transfer window can convince wantaway defender Christopher Samba to stay. Kean stripped Samba of the club captaincy ahead of the Boxing Day defeat at Stoke but will bring him back for the trip to West Brom provided he passes a fitness test. Kean jetted out to India to meet Rovers' new owners before Christmas and says the news he brought home to his squad has eased the fears of senior players. He said: "When I told Chris the plans for the transfer window he was very positive so hopefully he can look at it in a different light now and hopefully he will stay. "Since I came back and explained what is going to be happening they [senior players] have been reassured and I don't think there has been anything negative. "We will be submitting a list to the owners and it is inevitable we will be bringing in at least a few bodies, because we are thin on the ground a bit in key positions." Kean knows he has to work just as fast to ease the fears of Rovers fans since the shock dismissal of Sam Allardyce, with many voicing their displeasure after the dismal loss to Stoke. But despite the prospect of two consecutive away games Kean - given the job until at least the end of the season - believes the spirit in the squad will soon get them back to winning ways. "Everybody is under pressure when you lose games but we will be looking forward," said Kean. "I just hope the fans can see we're being positive and working as a team. "We've got two away games that are not easy on paper because West Brom and Sunderland play very well at home but it's about time we stuck together as players when we are on the road."

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

West Brom

Formation: 343Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

  • Scott Carson
  • Gonzalo Jara
  • Paul Scharner
  • Gabriel Tamas
  • Nicky Shorey
  • Somen Tchoyi
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • James Morrison
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Jerome Thomas
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • SUBS
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Marek Cech
  • Ibanez Pablo
  • Giles Barnes
  • Ishmael Miller
  • Steven Reid
  • Simon Cox

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Match Report

Kalinic at the double in win Nikola Kalinic scored twice and was sent off as Blackburn won for the first time under new manager Steve Kean - 3-1 at West Brom. Kalinic twice gave Rovers the lead at The Hawthorns before being dismissed for a poor challenge on Paul Scharner shortly after Mame Biram Diouf added a third. The Baggies had been level midway through an eventful Barclays Premier League encounter after Jerome Thomas cancelled out Kalinic's first goal, but later on their misery was compounded when Gabriel Tamas was also sent off. Until his red card, the afternoon had looked like being one of Kalinic's best in a Rovers shirt since being signed by Sam Allardyce last year. And the lively Blackburn performance eased fears the players do not want to play for Kean. The visiting fans also voiced their support for Kean, although they were clearly not behind the club's controversial new Indian owners. Blackburn also achieved their win without wantaway defender Christopher Samba who, after being stripped of the captaincy recently, failed a fitness test on an ankle injury. The game got off to an explosive start with Blackburn claiming the lead after just three minutes. Kalinic showed great pace as he raced on to a long ball down the left from the returning El-Hadji Diouf. The Croatian then kept his composure as Scott Carson advanced and coolly slipped the ball past him low into the far corner. Graham Dorrans had a similar chance to equalise at the opposite end after being put through by Peter Odemwingie but Paul Robinson got down to palm away. Kalinic could have doubled Blackburn's lead after combining well with David Dunn on the edge of the area but his shot curled narrowly over. West Brom responded to level with a superb goal from Thomas after 17 minutes. James Morrison freed the dangerous Somen Tchoyi down the right and the Cameroon player delivered a perfect first-time ball into the area for Thomas to turn in at the far post. The contest remained open and exciting and Blackburn attacked again down the left as El-Hadji Diouf fed Kalinic but Youssouf Mulumbu turned his cross behind for a corner. Odemwingie then broke clear for the Baggies only to have a cross blocked at the expense of a corner. The hosts finished the first half in the ascendancy as Michel Salgado was booked for a late challenge on Odemwingie. The resulting Dorrans free-kick created some uncertainty in the Rovers box but the visitors hacked clear. Blackburn were forced into a half-time change with substitute goalkeeper Mark Bunn coming on to replace Robinson. Bunn was soon into the action as Odemwingie broke clear and tested him with a fierce shot which he turned behind for a corner. Blackburn reclaimed the lead after 53 minutes as Kalinic grabbed his second. Nelsen headed an El-Hadji Diouf corner back across goal and Kalinic jumped above the defence to nod home. Kalinic almost pounced for a hat-trick moments later as Carson miscontrolled a backpass from Tamas but the goalkeeper recovered. Another corner routine led to Blackburn's third just after the hour. Pedersen took it short to El-Hadji Diouf and the Senegal international delivered a fine cross for namesake Mame Biram Diouf to head in from close range. But just as Blackburn seemed to have taken a firm grip on the game, they found themselves a man down as Kalinic was dismissed. The goalscorer tangled with Scharner just inside the hosts' half and referee Phil Dowd showed a straight red card after he crudely caught the Austrian below the knee with his studs. That gave West Brom an incentive and they threatened to pull a goal back as Tchoyi again got wide to cross but Bunn produced a fine save to beat out substitute Simon Cox's first-time shot. The Baggies came back again and Scharner produced a deft header that looked goalbound from a Dorrans free-kick but the ball rebounded off the crossbar. It proved their last chance and their hopes evaporated when Tamas was dismissed for a professional foul on Mame Biram Diouf.

Form Guide

    LLWWLL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • WLWLDL

Last Meetings

  • Blackburn
  • 0 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 24/05/2009
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 01/11/2008
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 04/02/2006
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 01/10/2005
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackburn
  • 26/04/2005
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 14/08/2004

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 5
  • S Tchoyi 3
  • Y Mulumbu 3
  • P Scharner 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • J Thomas 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • IT Pablo 1
  • J Morrison 1
  • GA Jara 1
  • J Olsson 1

Blackburn

  • M Pedersen 4
  • R Nelsen 3
  • J Roberts 2
  • B Emerton 2
  • C Samba 2
  • N Kalinic 2
  • MB Diouf 2
  • D Dunn 1
  • G Givet 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • S Nzonzi 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 24
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 23
  • 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
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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