Saturday December 17, 2011 Day 16 Finished Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

  • Dann 72’
  • Morrison 52’
  • Odemwingie 89’

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    WBA pile pressure on Kean

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 West Brom. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' Robinson comes up for the corner but West Brom survive.
    • 90+2' Odemwingie comes off for Dawson. Chance for Goodwillie is blocked.
    • 90+1' West Brom eventually clear their lines. Attacking throw to Blackburn.
    • 90' The fans are flooding out of Ewood Park now. Three added minutes. Corner to Blackburn from Roberts strike.
    • 89' He cut in from the right, beat Pedersen and curled it into the corner of the net.
    • 88' GOAL West Brom. A cracking strike from Odemwingie who has been the best player on the pitch.
    • 88' Long range shot from Lowe saved by Foster. Yakubu shot saved by Foster.
    • 87' Fierce shot from Morrison beaten away by Robinson.
    • 86' Shorey causing problems down the left. Blackburn defend.
    • 85' Shot from Odemwingie deflected away for a corner. Good chance.
    • 84' Odemwingie nearly sent clear but Blackburn defend well. They win a throw. Throw to Blackburn.
    • 83' Shot from Goodwillie easily saved.
    • 82' Morrison tries his luck from outside the box but it dips over the bar.
    • 81' Attacking throw taken by Pedersen. West Brom defend.
    • 80' Blackburn have actually had more shots than West Brom. They win a free kick. Dorrans comes on for Scharner.
    • 79' Odemwingie threatens again but drags his shot just wide.
    • 78' Odemwingie caught offside. Goodwillie on for Rochina.
    • 77' Blackburn eventually scramble it into the hands of Robinson.
    • 76' Odemwingie is fouled by Pedersen who goes in the book. Free kick Blackburn.
    • 75' Odemwingie again crosses but Blackburn defend well.
    • 74' Odemwingie threatens down the right, his cross is cut out.
    • 73' Long goes down in the box but it's a free kick the other way.
    • 72' It's game on now. Can Blackburn press for victory?
    • 71' GOAL! Blackburn. It's Scott Dann who fires it home from Samba's knock down.
    • 71' Blackburn fans looking very disgruntled in the crowd but plenty of time to turn this around.
    • 70' Foul by Scharner concedes a free kick.
    • 69' Cross from Nicky Shorey cut out.
    • 68' Great challenge from Lowe. Goal kick Blackburn.
    • 67' Guess what? Yakubu is caught offside.
    • 66' Rochina looks to get something going for Blackburn but West Brom defend.
    • 65' West Brom finally have some defending to do. They have a throw deep in their own half.
    • 64' Back come West Brom. All the action in Blackburn's half at the moment.
    • 63' Scott Dann clears the ball just wide of Robinson's net midway inside his own half. That could have been very embarrassing!
    • 62' Attacking throw to Blackburn.
    • 61' West Brom all over Blackburn now. They have an attacking throw. Dunn comes off for Roberts.
    • 60' Odemwingie again dangerous down the left but nobody there for his cross.
    • 59' West Brom look to have a foothold and Blackburn have offered little up front this half.
    • 58' It falls to McAuley who heads over the bar.
    • 57' Morrison threatens again and West Brom have a corner.
    • 56' You have to say West Brom have been the better team so far.
    • 55' Blackburn fans are unhappy, venting their fury at Steve Kean.
    • 54' Back come Blackburn and Rochina fires a shot wide.
    • 53' That was the 1000th Premier League goal of the year.
    • 52' That was pure class and Blackburn must respond now.
    • 51' GOAL West Brom. It falls to james Morrison on the edge of the box from the corner and he rifles a volley into the bottom corner of the net. What a strike!!
    • 51' Long is played in but his shot is deflected for a corner.
    • 50' Blackburn threaten at the other end but West Brom defend well.
    • 49' Best chance of the match as Paul Scharner is played in but drags his shot just wide of Robinson's post.
    • 48' Attacking throw-in to Blackburn Rovers. Pedersen takes. West Brom clear.
    • 47' The ball is back with Paul Robinson.
    • 46' Early spell of possession for Blackburn Rovers. They could really do with a win here. Yakubu holds it up for Nzonzi who drags his shot tamely wide.
    • We're underway again in the second half here, let's hope for a little more goalmouth action. No changes as yet.
    • 45+3' HALF TIME: Blackburn 0-0 West Brom.
    • 45+2' Lowe comes forward for Blackburn. Ball out for a West Brom throw in.
    • 45+1' The good news is Dunn is back on. Blackburn defend and Robinson has the ball.
    • 45' There will be three added minutes.
    • 44' Dunn is helped off the field.
    • 43' Dunn groggily hets to his feet holding his cheekbone. No blame on Reid for that one.
    • 42' Dunn is still down. Looks like whiplash. Reid just caught him with his shoulder.
    • 41' Great tackle from Reid foils Dunn who is played in by Yakubu, who goes down after the collision. Totally accidental but Dunn looks hurt.
    • 40' Long fouled by Pedersen. West Brom free kick. Brunt whips it in but Long heads over. Decent chance.
    • 39' West Brom attack through Brunt.
    • 38' Pedersen shot tipped over by Foster. Good save. Now Blackburn win a throw. Their best spell.
    • 37' Rochina brought down by Scharner on the edge of the box. Free kick.
    • 36' Cross from Odemwingie finds Long, who is offside although Robinson won't have known. His shot is saved point blank.
    • 35' Fairly cagey stuff so far. West Brom looking the more likely.
    • 34' Surprise, surprise, Yakubu is offside again! Rochina nearly wriggles into a shooting position.
    • 33' Rochina looks like he caught an errant elbow in the head but he is okay.
    • 32' And Yakubu is offside for the fourth time.
    • 31' Morrison corner cut out by Robinson.
    • 30' West Brom win a corner through Brunt.
    • 29' West Brom cross out for a throw in to Blackburn. Goal kick Blackburn.
    • 28' Samba defends well from Long, who is penalised for a shirt pull.
    • 27' Yakubu offside yet again.
    • 26' Rochina nearly breaks clear but West Brom threaten through Odemwingie.
    • 25' West Brom break through Shorey, Long caught offside.
    • 24' Attacking throw to Blackburn. They play it back. West Brom have the ball back.
    • 23' West Brom with 55% of possession so far. Blackburn attack through Lowe down the right.
    • 22' Blackburn have a throw on the half way line.
    • 21' Blackburn slowly coming back into this now. Free kick taken by Robinson.
    • 20' Rochina wriggles into the box but dallies too long before getting his shot away. Best spell for Blackburn.
    • 19' Shot from Odemwingie bundled behing by Robinson for a corner. West Brom claim hand ball from Nzonzi. Nothing given.
    • 18' Reid's cross is cut out. He wins a throw.
    • 17' Odemwingie looking dangerous. His cross is cut out.
    • 16' Blackburn put some passes together but it's been all West Brom so far.
    • 15' Rochina cross cut out by Ben Foster.
    • 14' Glancing header from Odemwingie from Brunt's cross flashes wide across the face of goal. Good stuff from the visitors.
    • 13' Blackburn scramble the ball clear but back gome the Baggies.
    • 12' Yakubu fails to keep it in. Throw to West brom. Dunn concedes a free kick in a dangerous area for a foul on Odemwingie.
    • 11' West Brom have done all the attacking so far. Blackburn need to get some passing moves together.
    • 10' Attacking throw to West Brom. They're playing nicely now. Long goes down in the box. Nothing given.
    • 9' Paul Robinson plays it out from the back. West Brom counter and win an attacking throw. Morrison can't keep the ball in and Blackburn have a throw in.
    • 8' Attacking throw to West Brom. Mulumbu tries to break down the left wing, Blackburn defend.
    • 7' Throw in to Blackburn deep in their own half. And now a free kick on the half way line. Yakubu again caught offside.
    • 6' Blackburn win a free kick, Yakubu caught offside.
    • 5' Mulumbu just fails to play in Shane Long.
    • 4' Blackburn passing it around nicely but West Brom break and Odemwingie has an early sight of goal but smashes it over the bar.
    • 3' West Brom have won the first corner of the match. Blackburn clear their lines.
    • 2' Attacking throw to Blackburn, Yakubu just fails to play in Rochina.
    • 1' Goal kick to Blackburn Rovers. A lively start from the visitors.
    • 15.00 Referee Mark Clattenburg blows the whistle and gets us underway here at Ewood Park. West Brom in their change strip of red. Blackburn employing a 4-4-2 with Formica and Yakubu up front, similarly West Brom with Long and Odemwingie up front. West Brom win an early free kick for a foul from Yakubu on McAuley.
    • 14.55 MATCH ODDS: Blackburn 11/8, West Brom 2/1, Draw 23/10.
    • 14.50 Blackburn will be looking for Yakubu to provide the goods today. He has scored twice in four career PL matches against West Brom, his last coming in Everton’s 2-1 victory in August 2008.
    • 14.45 West Brom have never won a single PL away match in the month of December – 12 defeats and 2 draws.
    • 14.40 Steve Kean is a man under pressure. Blackburn have conceded 34 PL goals – only Bolton (36) have conceded more in the division. They have the worst record against fellow bottom half clubs this season – winning one of seven matches and conceding 12 goals.
    • 14.35 Expect goals today. Blackburn have conceded in all 15 PL matches this season – their outright longest run without a clean sheet from the start of a PL season and longest in the top flight in 80 years since an 18-match streak from the start of the 1931-32 season.
    • 14.30 TEAMS: Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Samba, Dann, Pedersen, Formica, Dunn, Nzonzi, Vukcevic, Rochina, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Petrovic, Blackman, Goodwillie, Roberts, Hanley, Henley /// West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Thomas, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Tamas, Cox.
    • 14.25 Head to Head: Blackburn are unbeaten in their last four PL matches against West Brom, winning both meetings last season. Their only defeat in all 10 PL meetings was 2-0 at West Brom in February 2006 when Kevin Campbell and Jonathan Greening scored the goals.
    • 14.20 Roy Hodgson: "How you deal with such things depends on the individual but it requires enormous mental strength. It requires determination and focus and not allowing yourself to be too swayed by things you are hearing from the outside. You've got to hope the players you are working with are still listening and trying to do the type of things you feel are necessary for the team to do well. You've got to hope they are not being swayed by a lot of the outside noises and judgements they w
    • 14.15 Steve Kean: "I immediately spoke with the owner and categorically she has told me to get across to the players there won't be any problems financially on salaries or moving forward in the transfer window. I relayed that back to all the players directly when I came off the phone - that was the way to communicate it, straight from the owners, straight back to the players. The players have just got on with their jobs and prepared for Saturday's game. We are all professional and I don't
    • 14.10 West Brom team news: Defender Steven Reid is West Brom's only injury doubt. The former Rovers player is battling to overcome a knee injury and will be assessed in the next 24 hours. Five-goal leading scorer Shane Long has recovered from his recent groin problem.
    • 14.05 Blackburn team news: Gael Givet is having further tests on the heart condition that saw him forced to leave the field last weekend and is expected to miss out. Givet's pulse rate rose to 250 against Sunderland and the French defender is having extensive tests in a Manchester hospital and could be out for a month if he is not given the all-clear. Meanwhile, Martin Olsson and Junior Hoilett are also doubtful for Rovers with hamstring injuries but Steven Nzonzi returns from suspension.
    • 14.00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Blackburn Rovers v West Bromwich Albion at Ewood Park. Kick off 15.00 GMT. Check out the current Premier League table here.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL West Brom. A cracking strike from Odemwingie who has been the best player on the pitch.
    • 87' Fierce shot from Morrison beaten away by Robinson.
    • 85' Shot from Odemwingie deflected away for a corner. Good chance.
    • 71' GOAL! Blackburn. It's Scott Dann who fires it home from Samba's knock down.
    • 63' Scott Dann clears the ball just wide of Robinson's net midway inside his own half. That could have been very embarrassing!
    • 51' GOAL West Brom. It falls to james Morrison on the edge of the box from the corner and he rifles a volley into the bottom corner of the net. What a strike!!
    • 49' Best chance of the match as Paul Scharner is played in but drags his shot just wide of Robinson's post.
    • 41' Great tackle from Reid foils Dunn who is played in by Yakubu, who goes down after the collision. Totally accidental but Dunn looks hurt.
    • 38' Pedersen shot tipped over by Foster. Good save. Now Blackburn win a throw. Their best spell.
    • 36' Cross from Odemwingie finds Long, who is offside although Robinson won't have known. His shot is saved point blank.
    • 20' Rochina wriggles into the box but dallies too long before getting his shot away. Best spell for Blackburn.
    • 19' Shot from Odemwingie bundled behing by Robinson for a corner. West Brom claim hand ball from Nzonzi. Nothing given.
    • 14' Glancing header from Odemwingie from Brunt's cross flashes wide across the face of goal. Good stuff from the visitors.
    • 4' Blackburn passing it around nicely but West Brom break and Odemwingie has an early sight of goal but smashes it over the bar.
    • 14.30 TEAMS: Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Samba, Dann, Pedersen, Formica, Dunn, Nzonzi, Vukcevic, Rochina, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Petrovic, Blackman, Goodwillie, Roberts, Hanley, Henley /// West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Thomas, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Tamas, Cox.

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