Saturday August 14, 2010 Day 1 Finished Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 0 Everton

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    Time:90'
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • Everton
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Kalinic 14) EVERTON 0
    • 90+3' PEEEEEEEEEP!PEEEEEEEEEEEP!PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The referee blows his whistle and Blackburn Rovers have secured a massive result on the opening day. Their goal may have been fortunate but their defence was resolute and deserved something from the game. Hard luck on Everton. They had all the ball but could not do a thing with it.
    • 90+2' WONDERFUL SAVE!!! Jagielka is set up by Beckford and Robinson makes a tremendous save high to his right. That might cement the three points.
    • 90+1' Rovers break...N'Zonzi just has to pick out Mama Diouf but the midfielder's ball is awful and Everton survive.
    • 90' Three minutes of additional time
    • 90' Rovers are doing a great job here. Everton just cannot break them down.
    • 89' Everton are now camped in the Blackburn half...Arteta clips it into the box but Rodwell can only flick it out for a goal kick.
    • 87' Everton have plenty of the ball but can do nothing with it. Baines crosses from the left but it's cleared. Again.
    • 85' Five minutes to go...Mama Diouf breaks but after beating Distin a couple of times he loses it...Pienaar is fouled and Everton have another chance to launch it forward and rescue a point.
    • 84' Baines on the left again...Arteta... Bilyaletdinov...Pienaar...long ball forward and Rovers come away with it. But El Diouf loses possession.
    • 82' Everton look increasingly distraught. Rovers, on the other hand, cannot believe their luck and continue to defend with great discipline.
    • 80' With ten minutes to go Howard's howler is the difference. What a way to settle a game!
    • 80' Everton win a corner...Baines to take...Rovers clear...but Arteta chips it back in and Everton try to fashion a shot but Rovers hold firm.
    • 77' GREAT CHANCE FOR BLACKBURN!!!! Steven N'Zonzi heads over from six yards after El Diouf's cross from the right. Should. Have. Scored.
    • 76' SUB FOR EVERTON : JACK RODWELL replaces FELLAINI
    • 74' Not long to go and Jack Rodwell is about to come on for Everton...
    • 72' SUB FOR EVERTON: DINIYAR BILYALETDINOV replaces LOUIS SAHA
    • 71' Everton win a corner on the left...but Rovers clear...it's an Everton throw...cleared...then Mama Diouf concedes a free-kick...which finds its way through to Robinson.
    • 70' CAUTION: MICHEL SALGADO cautioned for fouling Steven Pienaar.
    • 68' Rovers' corner...it falls to Nelsen wide on the right of the penalty area and the New Zealand skipper lashes a volley over...and maybe back down under.
    • 67' ...Great save from Howard!!! Mama Diouf plays a one-two with Pedersen and the striker's effort is saved by the keeper's legs.
    • 66' Arteta takes the kick...it's a terrible training ground moves that wins a throw on the left..Rovers break with Mama Diouf...
    • 65' Rovers have burst into life again. Pedersen is at the heart of it - he really is a class act. Arteta draws the foul from Jones about 35 yards out on the right for Everton.
    • 64' CAUTION: TIM CAHILL of Everton cautioned for handball.
    • 63' Blackburn get a free-kick on halfway after Pienaar fouls Salgado...
    • 62' Mama Diouf already has the legs on Sylvain Distin. Beckford has hasn't even sniffed the ball yet.
    • 61' Both sides prove they want to win this with very attacking substitutions. Can either step up for their new clubs?
    • 59' SUB FOR BLACKBURN: MAMA DIOUF replaces NIKOLA KALINIC
    • 57' SUB for EVERTON: JERMAINE BECKFORD replaces LEON OSMAN
    • 57' The crowd have gone a bit flat...they realise the home side are up against it despite leading.
    • 56' Baines takes a throw on the left...as Jermaine Beckford is readied to come on for his Premier League debut...
    • 55' ...Everton clear...it's head tennis for a bit then Osman collides with Diouf and the referee gives a free-kick...
    • 54' Howard launches it forward...Kalinic picks up the pieces and Fellaini concedes a free-kick...Robinson to take inside the Blackburn half...
    • 52' Everton look the livelier but Rovers are a constant threat on the break...
    • 51' ...Pedersen with it...Howard punches clear...Saha tries to get away from Samba but the big defender is having no of it and puts it out for a throw...
    • 49' Jones feeds Kalinic on the right but it breaks down...Everton break...Osman crosses from the left and it is Rovers who break...Olsson wins a throw on the left...
    • 47' Everton look up for this game now. It is just a shame they are 45 minutes late...Rovers get a free-kick on halfway...it causes all kinds of problems but Everton eventually clear...
    • 46' It is as you were at the start of the half with Everton on top...Diouf is fouled by Baines on the right wing...Rovers have a free-kick...Pedersen to take...Howard claims...
    • 46' And we're off in the second half...
    • 15.49 HALF TIME: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Kalinic 14) - 0 EVERTON
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes with Blackburn leading thanks to Tim Howard's comedy goalkeeping. Everton are by no means out of it and you fancy the next goal will be crucial.
    • 45+2' Blackburn will be glad for half-time. They may lead but Everton are on top. Pedersen with a throw on the left...Everton clear...
    • 45' Two minutes of additional time
    • 45' Meanwhile in sunny Blackburn...Phil Neville down the right...
    • 43' If you are a fan of upsets then check out WIGAN ATHLETIC vs BLACKPOOL
    • 43' Pienaar fouls Diouf on the right. Pedersen with it from the touchline. It's cleared...
    • 41' CAUTION: Morten Gamst Pedersen of Blackburn Rovers
    • 41' Everton build again and it's down the left again. Arteta is caught by Pedersen.
    • 40' The free-kick from inside Rovers' half goes straight through to Howard...
    • 39' Another Pedersen long throw...Howard punches...Baines crosses from the left and Givet heads it out for a throw on the right...Rovers clear and Fellaini fouls Pedersen.
    • 37' Rovers fail to clear. Pienaar shoots and Robinson saves but only after spilling the ball first.
    • 36' ...Mikel Arteta, Cahill and Pienaar are all around the kick. It's central and about 25 yards out...Arteta takes....deflected wide for a corner off the wall...
    • 34' Much better from Everton but Blackburn are holding firm...Osman is fouled by Samba on the edge of the box...
    • 33' Everton have it at the back again...Distin, Baines and Jagielka before the England man gives away possession. But Everton win it back. Saha gets in front of Samba but his right-footed effort is weak and Robinson saves with ease.
    • 32' Kalinic wins a throw on the right near the penalty area. Pedersen with the long throw...Howard flaps but Mr Dowd says Diouf fouled him.
    • 30' 15 minutes to the break and this is flying by. After Rovers early goal it's all Everton now as David Moyes' side strive for an equaliser.
    • 29' First chance for Everton. After a scramble in the penalty area Cahill scuffs a shot which Robinson could throw his cap over...if he had one.
    • 27' Kalinic gives away the free-kick...Distin finds Jagielka who fires it wide left to Baines. Rovers are able to clear but Everton have it back...Pedersen concedes a throw down the left.
    • 26' Cahill tries to get Everton going forward but Samba clears up.
    • 25' Salgado with a throw on halfway. Diouf wins another throw on the right...Pedersen to launch it...but Fellaini clears...
    • 24' More long ball stuff from Rovers. Baines clears and Everton go forward. Rovers look sharper all over the pitch and nick the ball back.
    • 22' Everton are rattled. Jones fouls Pienaar and is lucky not to be cautioned. The free-kick floats through to Robinson. Blackburn's long ball theory may not be pretty but Everton cannot deal with it.
    • 19' Fellaini concedes the free-kick. Robinson with the kick inside his own half. Everton clear. Phil Jones flicks it into the box, Diouf with the flick but Kalinic launches it over from the angle on the right side.
    • 17' Everton have it all to do...Jagielka swings in a free-kick...it's cleared. Good possession from Everton. Baines with the throw on the left. It's also cleared.
    • 14' GOAL FLASH: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 0 EVERTON
    • 14' GOAL FOR BLACKBURN!!! Nicola Kalinic scores after a terrible error from Tim Howard. The keeper came to grab the ball at the edge of the area. But, somehow, let it slip out of his hands and Kalinic strokes it home from 18 yards. Utterly bizarre.
    • 12' Tim Cahill is fine after that clash of heads. He fact he hardly appear to notice that it happened. Salgado has gone off for treatment.
    • 10' Leighton Baines releases Steven Pienaar down the left but his cross is blocked by Michel Salgado. Salgado is down now. He clashed heads with Tim Cahill.
    • 8' SUB for BLACKBURN: Steve N'Zonzi replaces David Dunn
    • 7' David Dunn is holding his groin...now he's stretching it out. It doesn't look good for the Rovers' skipper. Steve N'Zonzi is warming up.
    • 6' SeanF predicts: "Blackburn 2 - 1 Everton. Dunn & Kalinic to open­ their account, Saha to score from the penalty spot."/// A brave call Sean. I just hope we get a good game.
    • 5' Rovers havea free-kick in their own half...Robinson launches it forward and Howard claims with ease...
    • 4' Long ball out of defence by Everton but it only finds Ryan Nelsen at the back for Rovers. But he thumps the ball behind for a goal kick.
    • 3' Lots of early pressure from Blackburn. Everton look a little shell-shocked.
    • 2' Great chance for Blackburn!!! Martin Olsson is released by Kalinic through the middle but he lifts his effort over Tim Howard's bar with the American keeper rushing off his line.
    • 1' We're off with Blackburn kicking off from left to right. Phil Jagielka concedes and early throw but Chris Samba commits a foul in the Everton box.
    • 14.58 Brilliant sunshine in Lancashire and both sets of supporters are making a heck of a racket. This could be an opening day cracker.
    • 14.57 Both teams are out at Ewood Park and don't Everton look pretty in their pink shirts? Blackburn stick with tradition and wear blue and white.
    • 14.56 Everton have lost five of their last seven opening day matches, including the last two. Their last victory was 2-1 at home against Wigan Athletic in 2007. They lost 6-1 at Goodison Park to Arsenal in their opening match last season.
    • 14.55 Seriously excited now...Blackburn have scored 22 goals in their opening day Premier League matches – one fewer than today’s opponents Everton (21).
    • 14.50 The Monk says: "Come on Everton, lets get the season started with a­ bang."/// Any Rovers' fans out there who fancy predicting the score?
    • 14.48 Louis Saha has scored six Premier League goals on the opening day of the season – more than any other current player – one ahead of Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Manchester United’s Michael Owen.
    • 14.47 Blackburn have not kept a clean sheet in each of their last seven opening Premier League fixtures – since a goalless home draw against Sunderland in 2002.
    • 14.42 Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has switched promising defender Phil Jones into midfield while on-loan striker Mame Biram Diouf is a substitute.
    • 14.42 Everton midfielder Tim Cahill takes his place in David Moyes' team for this season opener after shaking off the knee problem that caused him to miss Australia's match in midweek. He slots in behind loan striker Louis Saha, who is preferred to new recruit Jermaine Beckford at Ewood Park. Jack Rodwell also has to settle for a place on the bench despite being tipped for a full England cap.
    • 14.37 Blackburn: Robinson, Samba, Salgado, Jones, Olsson, Givet, Nelsen, Dunn, Kalinic, El-Hadji Diouf, Pedersen Subs: Bunn, Emerton, Nzonzi, Andrews, Hoilett, Chimbonda, Mame Diouf /// Everton: Howard, Baines, Distin, Neville, Jagielka, Arteta, Cahill, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini, Saha Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Gueye, Rodwell
    • 14.36 This afternoon's referee is Phil Dowd of Staffordshire. Team news to follow...
    • 14.33 A very good afternoon and welcome to a brand new season of Premier League football. Not long to go now before kick-off. Keep your comments coming in, we'll be using the very best during today's live commentary.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Kalinic 14) EVERTON 0
    • 77' GREAT CHANCE FOR BLACKBURN!!!! Steven N'Zonzi heads over from six yards after El Diouf's cross from the right. Should. Have. Scored.
    • 15.49 HALF TIME: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 (Kalinic 14) - 0 EVERTON
    • 43' If you are a fan of upsets then check out WIGAN ATHLETIC vs BLACKPOOL
    • 37' Rovers fail to clear. Pienaar shoots and Robinson saves but only after spilling the ball first.
    • 33' Everton have it at the back again...Distin, Baines and Jagielka before the England man gives away possession. But Everton win it back. Saha gets in front of Samba but his right-footed effort is weak and Robinson saves with ease.
    • 29' First chance for Everton. After a scramble in the penalty area Cahill scuffs a shot which Robinson could throw his cap over...if he had one.
    • 14' GOAL FLASH: BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 0 EVERTON
    • 14' GOAL FOR BLACKBURN!!! Nicola Kalinic scores after a terrible error from Tim Howard. The keeper came to grab the ball at the edge of the area. But, somehow, let it slip out of his hands and Kalinic strokes it home from 18 yards. Utterly bizarre.
    • 6' SeanF predicts: "Blackburn 2 - 1 Everton. Dunn & Kalinic to open­ their account, Saha to score from the penalty spot."/// A brave call Sean. I just hope we get a good game.
    • 2' Great chance for Blackburn!!! Martin Olsson is released by Kalinic through the middle but he lifts his effort over Tim Howard's bar with the American keeper rushing off his line.
    • 14.58 Brilliant sunshine in Lancashire and both sets of supporters are making a heck of a racket. This could be an opening day cracker.
    • 14.57 Both teams are out at Ewood Park and don't Everton look pretty in their pink shirts? Blackburn stick with tradition and wear blue and white.
    • 14.56 Everton have lost five of their last seven opening day matches, including the last two. Their last victory was 2-1 at home against Wigan Athletic in 2007. They lost 6-1 at Goodison Park to Arsenal in their opening match last season.
    • 14.55 Seriously excited now...Blackburn have scored 22 goals in their opening day Premier League matches – one fewer than today’s opponents Everton (21).
    • 14.50 The Monk says: "Come on Everton, lets get the season started with a­ bang."/// Any Rovers' fans out there who fancy predicting the score?
    • 14.48 Louis Saha has scored six Premier League goals on the opening day of the season – more than any other current player – one ahead of Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Manchester United’s Michael Owen.
    • 14.47 Blackburn have not kept a clean sheet in each of their last seven opening Premier League fixtures – since a goalless home draw against Sunderland in 2002.
    • 14.42 Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has switched promising defender Phil Jones into midfield while on-loan striker Mame Biram Diouf is a substitute.
    • 14.42 Everton midfielder Tim Cahill takes his place in David Moyes' team for this season opener after shaking off the knee problem that caused him to miss Australia's match in midweek. He slots in behind loan striker Louis Saha, who is preferred to new recruit Jermaine Beckford at Ewood Park. Jack Rodwell also has to settle for a place on the bench despite being tipped for a full England cap.
    • 14.37 Blackburn: Robinson, Samba, Salgado, Jones, Olsson, Givet, Nelsen, Dunn, Kalinic, El-Hadji Diouf, Pedersen Subs: Bunn, Emerton, Nzonzi, Andrews, Hoilett, Chimbonda, Mame Diouf /// Everton: Howard, Baines, Distin, Neville, Jagielka, Arteta, Cahill, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini, Saha Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Gueye, Rodwell
    • 14.36 This afternoon's referee is Phil Dowd of Staffordshire. Team news to follow...
    • 14.33 A very good afternoon and welcome to a brand new season of Premier League football. Not long to go now before kick-off. Keep your comments coming in, we'll be using the very best during today's live commentary.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • P. Robinson
      • Míchel Salgado Yellow Card
      • C. Samba
      • R. Nelsen
      • G. Givet
      • P. Jones
      • D. Dunn Substitution Out (10′)
      • E. Diouf
      • M. Gamst Pedersen Yellow Card
      • M. Olsson
      • N. Kalinic Goal Substitution Out (60′)

      Subs

      • B. Emerton
      • K. Andrews
      • P. Chimbonda
      • D. Hoilett
      • M. Bunn
      • S. N'Zonzi Substitution In10′
      • M. Diouf Substitution In60′
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Howard
      • P. Neville
      • P. Jagielka
      • S. Distin
      • L. Baines
      • M. Arteta
      • M. Fellaini Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Osman Substitution Out (59′)
      • T. Cahill Yellow Card
      • S. Pienaar
      • L. Saha Substitution Out (73′)

      Subs

      • T. Hibbert
      • D. Bilyaletdinov Substitution In73′
      • J. Beckford Substitution In59′
      • M. Gueye
      • J. Mucha
      • J. Heitinga
      • J. Rodwell Substitution In78′
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