Saturday February 12, 2011 Day 27 Finished Ewood Park

  1. Newcastle held at Blackburn

    Newcastle held at Blackburn

    Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United shared a drab goalless draw in their Premier League clash at Ewood Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • Newcastle United
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at Ewood Park, and it has been a pretty dour, disappointing goalless draw between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+2' Pardew and Kean are both out on the touchline barking orders desperately at their players, but to no avail.
    • 90+1' Barton is showing more urgency than any other player as he battles away furiously in midfield.
    • 90' Right, here comes Kuqi, and Leon Best is the man to make way as the giant Finn has three added minutes to make an impact.
    • 89' Kuqi is finally told to warm up, and the Finn will be on the field imminently by the looks of things.
    • 88' Coloccini continues to do more attacking than defending, and he heads wide from a Barton cross.
    • 87' Tiote meets the corner from Barton, but he cannot direct his header on target.
    • 86' Barton has a corner now after the midfielder surges down the left and draws Salgado into a challenge...
    • 85' Samba has been immense for Blackburn today, and the defender rises imperiously to head upfield.
    • 83' Enrique produces another marauding run into the Blackburn box before showing incredible footwork to evade three challenges, but his shot is courageously blocked by Michel Salgado in front of Robinson.
    • 82' Barton continues to scrap away furiously in a heavily-congested midfield, and Newcastle have the upper hand.
    • 81' Harper commands his box well as Emerton whips over a delivery which forces the keeper to punch clear.
    • 80' Emerton shows his fresh legs with a powerful run as Blackburn break, but Roberts loses the ball tamely to Williamson.
    • 79' Barton whips over a testing delivery into the Blackburn box, but again the hosts manage to clear.
    • 77' Nile Ranger comes on to replace Lovenkrands now as the Dane's afternoon is cut short.
    • 76' When will Pardew introduce new signing Shefki Kuqi? The striker's presence could be required now...
    • 75' James Perch comes on to replace Danny Simpson, and Pardew makes his side's first change.
    • 74' Pedersen flies forward in attack for Blackburn, but the winger cannot get his shot on target.
    • 73' A long ball towards Kalinic causes havoc inside the Newcastle box, but the forward cannot stop it running out of play.
    • 72' Robinson shows his confidence, leathering the ball upfield with the outside of his boot with Tiote rushing on.
    • 71' Coloccini intervenes as the pair continue to show their frustration with each other.
    • 69' Enrique is furious with Lovenkrands as the forward mistimes his run to be ruled offside from the defender's delivery.
    • 68' Newcastle are enjoying 60 per cent of the possession in this second half, and Blackburn are having to defend.
    • 67' Best combines with Barton, but the move peters out as the forward falls over attempting to control the return pass.
    • 65' Brett Emerton is introduced with David Dunn making way for the Australian.
    • 64' Williamson screams at the referee after sustaining a blood injury following a clash with Samba in the Newcastle box.
    • 63' Pedersen has been very quiet since coming on for Blackburn, but he wins a free kick for the hosts at the expense of Nolan.
    • 61' Salgado is playing increasingly well in this second half and he produces another powerful run down the right.
    • 59' Gutierrez is booked for a mistimed challenge on Nzonzi, and that was the right decision.
    • 57' Salgado and Olsson combine down the left, but Blackburn's deliveries into the box has been poor all game.
    • 56' Dunn and Barton continue to scrap it out in midfield as the pair look to win possession for their sides.
    • 54' What a save from Robinson! Coloccini powers a header on target as the corner comes in from Barton, and Robinson pulls off a quite stunning reflex save!
    • 52' Enrique marauds down the left once more as he looks to find a crucial delivery, but he settles for a corner.
    • 51' Pardew is yet to make a substitution, but the Newcastle boss has his subs warming up now...
    • 50' Olsson hammers a long ball upfield towards Kalinic, but Williamson sweeps up superbly.
    • 49' Pardew is suddenly very animated on the touchline as he looks to discover the reason behind that free kick.
    • 47' Barton is given a stern talking to by the referee after he protests against being penalised for a foul on Jones.
    • 46' The second half gets underway at Ewood Park, and the hosts have made two changes with Jason Roberts and Morten Gamst Pedersen replacing Santa Cruz and David Hoilett.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Ewood Park, and it is goalless between Blackburn and Newcastle with Santa Cruz having hit the post, and Lovenkrands having hit the crossbar!
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this goalless first half.
    • 44' Lovenkrands runs himself ragged in attack for Newcastle, harrying the Blackburn back four.
    • 43' Nolan clashes with Jones in midfield and wins a free kick, and unsurprisingly Barton gets involved and has his say!
    • 42' Best challenges with Samba, but there is only one winner as the Blackburn defender outjumps the forward to head away.
    • 41' Tiote shows tremendous composure as he intervenes to challenge Jones, then brings the ball forward from the edge of the Newcastle box.
    • 40' Dunn apologises to Barton after a late challenge, and he gets away without a booking.
    • 39' It's that man again: Enrique gets down the left at pace before whipping over a devilish delivery, but Robinson does well to dive at the feet of Lovenkrands and claim the ball!
    • 37' Blackburn enjoy a good period of possession, but Nzonzi wastes a good opening with a shocking overhit cross to the back post.
    • 36' Barton plays a superb Hollywood pass out to Tiote on the right, but his cross is poor as Blackburn can clear.
    • 35' Some desperate defending from Blackburn denies the visitors as Gutierrez dictates the move with a flurry of quick passes.
    • 34' Salgado loses the ball to Enrique, who produces yet another pacey run and precise cross into the box, but Best cannot latch on to the delivery.
    • 33' Kalinic brings a high ball down in his stride superbly inside the Newcastle box, but can only turn his volley over the bar!
    • 32' Nzonzi dispossesses Gutierrez with a strong challenge on halfway, and Blackburn are not allowing their opponents any time on the ball.
    • 31' Santa Cruz is working very hard in attack for Blackburn, but appears to be devoid of confidence.
    • 30' Barton is having a very good game, but his end product his horrendous as he blasts a wild shot into the stands after a driving run.
    • 28' Robinson punts another enormous long ball close to the Newcastle box, and this time it is Barton who heads clear under pressure.
    • 27' Samba wins a towering header in the Blackburn box to thwart Best, and that is cracking defending.
    • 25' Dunn fouls Barton in midfield, and this pair continue to battle it out in what is a very scrappy period.
    • 23' Gutierrez, who seems to have shaken off that early knock, powers down the left at pace before drilling a low cross into the box.
    • 22' Robinson's long balls up to Kalinic continue to cause havoc for Newcastle's back four.
    • 21' Jones and Barton battle it out in midfield once more, and this time the Newcastle man comes out best with a driving run to follow.
    • 19' Enrique looks by far the best player on the pitch, and he forces his way down the left once more before drilling a cross to the back post.
    • 18' Simpson and Coloccini combine at the back to frustrate Kalinic, and the pair battle well for the visitors.
    • 17' Dunn fires a wild shot over the crossbar as a long ball from Robinson drops dangerously once more.
    • 16' Tiote shows supremely good footwork to jink inside three challenges in midfield, before finally losing the ball to Jones.
    • 15' The Magpies continue to battle extremely hard in midfield as Blackburn struggle to get on the ball.
    • 14' LOVENKRANDS HITS THE BAR! Enrique dispossesses Santa Cruz before providing a quite stunning long ball through to Lovenkrands, who lofts a lob over Robinson, only for the ball to dip on to the bar!
    • 13' Gutierrez remains off the field as Dunn has to go off the pitch to change his shirt! Goodness knows why?
    • 11' Olsson gets down the left at pace, but he cannot get a cross into the box as Simpson defends well.
    • 10' Gutierrez is hobbling about very gingerly on halfway as he makes his way to the touchline - he must have sustained a knock to his thigh.
    • 9' SANTA CRUZ HITS THE POST! It's a glorious chance for Blackburn as Samba heads on a long ball from Robinson, but Santa Cruz can only head against the post from close range - he should have done much better! He's only scored once in 14 Premier League games...
    • 7' Nolan and Dunn clash in midfield and have a rather petulant scrap on halfway following it.
    • 6' What a run from Enrique! The left back flies down the flank before driving a low cross into the six-yard box, but Nolan slides agonisingly short of turning the ball into the net!
    • 5' Williamson gets a very heavy knock as he bravely puts his head in the line of fire with Dunn applying the pressure.
    • 4' Simpson, a former Newcastle loanee, gets down the right with a powerful run before being tackled by N'Zonzi.
    • 3' Robinson lumps a long ball upfield towards Kalinic, but Williamson wins his header on this occasion.
    • 2' Jermaine Jones lashes a wild shot over the crossbar as he flies into the Newcastle box, but that was a good opening.
    • 1' We're underway at Ewood Park as Martin Olsson immediately flies down the left and wins a free kick for the hosts.
    • 14:55 Right, we're five minutes from kick off now at Ewood Park, and Kuqi gets a huge ovation from the visiting fans as he takes his place among the substitutes....
    • 14:50 Blackburn's owners insist they have a number of options as they search for a new chairman following the departure of John Williams. Last week Williams stepped down, ending a 13-year association with Rovers. Full story
    • 14:40 Blackburn manager Steve Kean is looking for his side to show more ruthlessness at both ends of the pitch at home to Newcastle. Rovers were on the end of a 4-3 defeat at Wigan last week and have conceded eight goals in their last three matches. Read more
    • 14:30 Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
    • 14.25 Blackburn's away trip to Wigan wasn't short of drama either as they contested a seven-goal thriller. Wigan 4 - 3 Blackburn Rovers
    • 14:25 TEAMS - Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Olsson, Hoilett, Nzonzi, Jermaine Jones, Dunn, Kalinic, Santa Cruz; Subs: Bunn, Emerton, Grella, Pedersen, Mwaruwari, Roberts, Hanley /// Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best, Lovenkrands; Subs: Krul, Campbell, Guthrie, Perch, Ranger, Ferguson, Kuqi
    • 14.20 For those that you that might have been on another planet last week here's how Newcastle claimed a famous point at home versus Arsenal. Newcastle Utd 4 - 4 Arsenal
    • 14:20 Newcastle currently occupy 10th place, while Blackburn have 31 points and sit one spot lower in 11th. Premier League table
    • 14:15 Blackburn Rovers host Newcastle United in their Premier League clash at Ewood Park, with both sides sitting in mid table.
  • Summary

    • 83' Enrique produces another marauding run into the Blackburn box before showing incredible footwork to evade three challenges, but his shot is courageously blocked by Michel Salgado in front of Robinson.
    • 54' What a save from Robinson! Coloccini powers a header on target as the corner comes in from Barton, and Robinson pulls off a quite stunning reflex save!
    • 14' LOVENKRANDS HITS THE BAR! Enrique dispossesses Santa Cruz before providing a quite stunning long ball through to Lovenkrands, who lofts a lob over Robinson, only for the ball to dip on to the bar!
    • 9' SANTA CRUZ HITS THE POST! It's a glorious chance for Blackburn as Samba heads on a long ball from Robinson, but Santa Cruz can only head against the post from close range - he should have done much better! He's only scored once in 14 Premier League games...
    • 6' What a run from Enrique! The left back flies down the flank before driving a low cross into the six-yard box, but Nolan slides agonisingly short of turning the ball into the net!
    • 14:25 TEAMS - Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Olsson, Hoilett, Nzonzi, Jermaine Jones, Dunn, Kalinic, Santa Cruz; Subs: Bunn, Emerton, Grella, Pedersen, Mwaruwari, Roberts, Hanley /// Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Barton, Tiote, Nolan, Gutierrez, Best, Lovenkrands; Subs: Krul, Campbell, Guthrie, Perch, Ranger, Ferguson, Kuqi

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • P. Robinson
      • Míchel Salgado Yellow Card
      • C. Samba
      • R. Nelsen
      • M. Olsson
      • J. Jones
      • S. N'Zonzi
      • D. Dunn Substitution Out (65′)
      • D. Hoilett Substitution Out (45′)
      • N. Kalinic
      • R. Santa Cruz Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • J. Roberts Substitution In45′
      • B. Emerton Substitution In65′
      • M. Gamst Pedersen Substitution In45′
      • B. Mwaruwari
      • M. Bunn
      • V. Grella
      • G. Hanley
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Harper
      • D. Simpson Substitution Out (76′)
      • M. Williamson
      • F. Coloccini
      • José Enrique
      • C. Tioté Yellow Card
      • K. Nolan
      • J. Barton Yellow Card
      • J. Gutiérrez Yellow Card
      • L. Best Substitution Out (90′)
      • P. Løvenkrands Substitution Out (77′)

      Subs

      • S. Campbell
      • S. Kuqi Substitution In90′
      • J. Perch Substitution In76′
      • D. Guthrie
      • T. Krul
      • N. Ranger Substitution In77′
      • S. Ferguson
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      Midfielders
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