Saturday December 4, 2010 16th Day Finished Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Dunn 29’
  • Emerton 43’
  • Nelsen 55’

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  1. Rovers send Wolves bottom

    Rovers send Wolves bottom

    Blackburn put last Saturday's humiliation behind them with a comfortable 3-0 Premier League win over struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
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    • 90'+3 And that's the final whistle!! It's finished Blackburn 3 Wolves 0!! Thanks for joining us!
    • 90'+3 And straight up the other end, Diouf with an effort!! Desperate defending sees it fall to PEDERSEN!! Straight at Hennessey!
    • 90'+3 HUNT!! Twists and turns and fires a superb shot!! It's looping in!! NO!!! Great save by Robinson to tip it over!!
    • 90'+2 Wolves win a late corner. Cleared away again. The blue and white shirts have stood firm this afternoon.
    • 90' Three minutes of time added on for Wolves to find a goal and prevent them hitting the bottom of the league!
    • 90' Last minute. Diouf elscts to shoot this time from distance. Easily blocked.
    • 89' Benjani breaks. Diouf is ambling and Wolves are back in position. Howls from the Ewood faithful.
    • 89' Ebanks-Blake tries to bundle his way into the box. No way through this time. He's well-marshalled by two Rovers defenders.
    • 87' They have a free-kick midway in the Rovers half. Floated in by Hunt. Headed away. Hunt again. Samba rises and Robinson claims.
    • 86' We're in the last five minutesm, but it's all over for Wolves at Ewood.
    • 84' Booking for Hunt for a clumsy challenge.
    • 83' Robinson with another comfortable catch as Roberts earns his rest on the touchline.
    • 83' Sub for Rovers. Roberts jogs off and on comes Benjani.
    • 82' Poor header by Wolves. Roberts chases but Hennessey is out quickly to smother the danger.
    • 81' Emerton and Roberts link up. The ex-Wolves man can't quite make that one and Milijas will mop up.
    • 80' We're in the last 10 minutes. Wolves trail 3-0. Is there even a consolation in this game for them?
    • 78' Berra to HUNT!!! Left-footed and that's a superb save from Robinson low down to his right!! No wonder Hunt holds his head!!
    • 77' Easy take for Robinson, but again Wolves come forward.
    • 76' Hunt for Wolves. Finds Samba in the way and that'll go all the way back to Hennessey.
    • 75' Oooh! That's woeful. Great opportunity to test the Rovers backline and in the end it's an easy header away.
    • 74' Jarvis goes down easily to win a free-kick just wide of the box. It's technically a short corner!
    • 73' Hennessey collects a wayward Rovers pass and thumps the ball forward as we head towards the last quarter of the match.
    • 72' Change for Rovers. Josh Morris is on for his home debut as El Hadji Diouf makes way.
    • 71' ELOKOBI!! Almost out of nothing!! His shot takes a wicked deflection and Robinson makes a fantastic save to deny Wolves!!
    • 70' Again Rovers come forward and again that's less than confident defending by the visitors.
    • 69' And Berra is the first man in the box for complaining about the decision.
    • 68' PEDERSEN!! Poor effort and that flies well wide!! Great opportunity for four!!
    • 67' Berra is beaten by Mame Biram Diouf and concedes another free-kick in dangerous territory! Some 20 yards out and central!!
    • 66' Wolves win a corner to relieve the pressure. Good flick-on but that's too far for Hunt.
    • 64' ROBERTS!! Almost bundles his way through a static Wolves defence again. This time the gold shirts do just enough to snap at his heels and snatch the ball.
    • 63' No way past Selgado for Wolves. They'll have another chance. Falls to JARVIS!! Elects to cross, cleared as far as Milijas. Good work by the Serbian. Finds Jarvis again!! Awful shot!! What a waste!!
    • 62' Jarvis now for Wolves. Good cross in and Samba takes responsibility in a hesitant defence to put the ball out for a throw.
    • 61' Long ball into the box for Ebanks-Blake to chase. Brings down Samba in his eagerness to get the ball. Free-kick to Rovers.
    • 60' Quick word from Howard Webb for Roberts for a flailing arm. No bookings yet in the match from England's number one ref.
    • 59' Rovers are rampant as Emerton just strays offide as Mame Biram Diouf delays the pass a fraction too long!
    • 58' If it stays like this. Wolves will go bottom without West Ham kicking a ball!
    • 57' This time it's away, but Ebanks-Blake is on his own at the other end and has nowhere to go. Rovers win it back.
    • 56' Wolves have had trouble all day from set-pieces. And instantly they have another to defend!
    • 55' GOAL ROVERS!!! Nelsen bundles Pedersen's delivery home from close-range!! It's Rovers 3 Wolves 0!! Game over surely?
    • 55' But Rovers win a free-kick. Pedersen over it. Curls it into the penalty spot...
    • 54' Poor cross by El Hadji Diouf that barely makes into the box!
    • 53' Hunt is into the action. Tries to cut the ball back into the box. Cleared away.
    • 52' Subs fro both sides. Dunn is replaced by Mame Biram Diouf for Rovers. Hunt comes on for Mancienne for the visitors.
    • 52' Meanwhile, Jarvis is deep in Rovers territory. Samba cuts it out.
    • 51' The veteran Selgado can't get his cross away. Long run back to the other end for the Spaniard!
    • 50' That'll please McCarthy. Ebanks-Blake into the action straight away to good effect.
    • 49' Doyle to Ebanks-Blake. Good work to ruffle Selgado and he wins the corner for the visitors.
    • 48' Shot there of Mick McCarthy. He looks less then happy! No surprise there!
    • 47' Rovers win an early corner. Headed out and Samba is penalised for a push. Disappointing for Rovers. Cheap free-kick.
    • 46' Chnage at half time for Wolves. Sylvan Ebanks Blake is on for the second half for Mouyokolo.
    • 46' And we're underway again.
    • 45'+2 And that's the half-time whistle! Rovers are in the driving seat as they lead 2-0 at the break!!
    • 45'+1 Launched forward to Diouf. Good work by Berra to snuff out the Senegalese.
    • 45' There'll be two minutes of added time.
    • 45' There's a shoving match in the box but Hennessey flies out to punch the ball to safety!!
    • 45' Last minute of normal time as Selgado does well to win a corner!
    • 44' McCarthy will be furious and Stephen Hunt is told to warm up immediately by the stung Wolves manager!!
    • 43' GOAL ROVERS!!! Roberts is onside from a long hoisted ball !! He holds off Mouyokolo. Lays it off to Emerton and he thumps it past Hennessey!! Blackburn lead 2-0!!
    • 40' Jones is back on as we move into the last five minutes.
    • 39' Jones is ok to jog off the pitch as Jarvis wastes a reasonable opportunity with Rovers down to ten-men! Needed to show a little bit more composure there!
    • 38' Phil Jones goes down after an accidental arm from Mancienne across the throat! No intent though and Webb stops the game immediately.
    • 37' Wolves have it again. Elokobi is seeing a lot of the ball. Here comes the delivery, Samba with a slightly dodgy clearance to sarcastic cheers from the Wolves supporters. Still, it did the job!
    • 36' Elokobi has it down the Wolves left. Overrun and the ball falls to Pedersen. Neat footwork deep in his own half and Elokobi's winging boot brings the Norwegian down.
    • 34' Cleared by Wolves. Diouf is unable to get a ahot away.
    • 33' Floats it in!! Good defending by Cristophe Berra, but it's another corner to Rovers!
    • 33' Givet wins a free-kick. Pedersen will fancy this.
    • 31' Oooh! Almost an instant reply by Wolves! Robinson beats out an awkwardly swerving snapshot from Milijas!! The keeper looked less than assured but did enough - just!
    • 30' That's Dunn's first goal of the season!
    • 29' GOAL ROVERS!!!! Nelsen nods the corner back into the box and there's Dunn to head home despite the presence of two Wolves defenders who hack it clear, but not before the ball crossed the line!! Rovers lead 1-0!!
    • 29' Handbags in the area. The ref intervenes between Samba and Mouyokolo.
    • 28' Pedersen has the opportunity to launch a Delap-esque long throw. Into the near post and Berra concedes the corner!
    • 26' The combative Doyle is fouled now. Wolves have a free-kick in the centre circle. Mouyokolo to Doyle again. Beats Selgado in the air, but can't get any direction on it. Rovers goal kick.
    • 25' Hennessesy throws it out to Michael Mancienne. Drives down the Rovers left. Poor cross and an easy claim for Paul Robinson!
    • 24' So not too much goal-mouth action since the first five minutes. Blackburn look the most likely at the moment though!
    • 23' Emerton to Diouf. Awkward pass into the corner. Diouf does well to deliver any sort of cross from there, but it's gone behind for a goal kick.
    • 22' We're halfway through the first period. Wolves have hit the woodwork twice but Rovers have weathered the early storm and come back into it.
    • 21' Foul by Kevin Foley. Hangs on to Givet's arm like they're engaged! His complaints wil fall on deaf ears!
    • 20' David Dunn races away! Goes down under Mouyokolo's challenge, no foul says the ref.
    • 19' Hennessey's kick is flicked on. Doyle races after it, but can't reach it. Rovers break!
    • 18' Goes for it!! Left-foot curler but that drifts wide as Hennessey watches it to safety.
    • 17' Handball against Jarvis. Rovers have a free-kick some 30 yards out. Pedersen is over it, slightly wide of the box..
    • 16' This has been a good response to Wolves' early pressure. Pedersen finds Roberts. Looks for Diouf but that's well-read by Zubar.
    • 15' Robinson takes it. Nenad Milijas picks it up. Emerton bundles him to the floor.
    • 14' Knocked away for a Wolves throw. George Elokobi with it. Doyle is penalised.
    • 12' Another corner for Blackburn! Christopher Samba leaps highest, but not high enough and ref Webb blows for a free-kick to Wolves.
    • 11' In it comes. Falls to El Hadji Diouf. Crosses it and again Hennessey claims. Confident start by the keeper.
    • 10' That's how to do it! Pedersen whips a cross into the box and Steven Mouyokolo has to put it behind for a corner.
    • 9' Blackburn have it back. It's with Emerton. Tries a shot but that's way, way off-target. Hennessey watches it fly into the crowd.
    • 8' Poor ball in by Dunn. Claimed by Hennessey.
    • 7' That's better for Rovers as a thumping Michel Selgado tackle breaks up a Wolves attack.
    • 6' Wolves have come out of the blocks her!! Rovers need to get a foothold.
    • 5' INCREDIBLE!! Great football by Wolves!!. Stephen Ward cracks it past Robinson and off the post and then Ronald Zubar curls a shot against the bar!! What a start!!
    • 4' Jason Roberts for Blackburn. The ex-Wolves man looks for Pedersen. Brett Emerton now, floats one into the box and that's a good take by Hennessey.
    • 3' They have a corner. In it comes!! Robinson misses it!! And that's a good header out by Givet to his keeper's relief!!!!
    • 2' MATT JARVIS!! Cuts into the box!! Shoots!! Straight at Robnson!! Early chance for Wolves!!
    • 1' Thumped long into Wolves territory. Early touch for Wayne Hennessey in the Wolves goal.
    • 1' And it's Rovers who get us underway at Ewood!
    • 14:59 Our ref today is Howard Webb.
    • 14:58 There's been a lot of comment about players' winter attire this season! The fashion-conscious at Eurosport say the scarf thing some are sporting is called a snood, while gloves, tights and undershirts have become a staple. Can't see any snoods on the pitch at the moment, but wonder what the legendary Derek Dougan - The Doog - would have made of it all. Probably unreportable!
    • 14:57 And here come the teams! Both sides in their traditional kits. Rovers in blue and white halves, Wolves in gold and black.
    • 14:37 So who's your money on today? Tim reckons 0-0, oconstantin86 thinks Rovers will edge it 2-1, while Garry W is going for a 2-0 Wolves victory!
    • 14:36 But a Wolves win will earn the Midlanders their first back-to-back league victories for the first time in a year – since winning 2-1 at home to Bolton and away, 1-0, at Tottenham in December 2009.
    • 14:34 Instead, Rovers will be looking to Pedersen today. The Norwegian international has scored in Rovers' last three Premier League wins.
    • 14:32 Pascal Chimbonda would have made his 150th Premier league appearance today, but it looks like the Frenchman's days in a Rovers' shirt are numbered as Allardyce leaves him out of the squad. Read 'Chimbonda free to leave Rovers' here!
    • 14:31 April's return at Molineux ended 1-1. Ryan Nelsen put the visitors ahead, but Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rescued a point with a late equaliser.
    • 14:30 Blackburn took the points last season in September's Ewood clash. Matt Jarvis opened the scoring for Rovers, with Jason Roberts adding a second after the break. David Dunn made the points safe before Stefan Maierhofer netted a late consolation for the visitors.
    • 14:28 We're expecting some goals today! Wolves are the only club in the division without a clean sheet in all 15 matches, while Rovers have only failed to score twice this season - equal with Manchester United, Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers.
    • 14:26 Allardyce is unbeaten in all four previous Premier League matches against McCarthy, while Wolves have failed to win in their last seven top flight meetings at Ewood Park. They've also lost the last three, with their last win at Ewood way back in 1960.
    • 14:25 Blackburn are unbeaten in their last six league matches against Wolves, including all four Premier League meetings. Wolves have only won one of the last eight encounters, a 2-1 Championship win at Molineux in April 2000.
    • 14:24 Rovers have just edged it in past meetings. The Lancashire side have won 33 of their 64 league encounters, with Wolves victorious in 32. The points have been shared in 19 matches.
    • 14:21 And there are two changes for Wolves. Christophe Berra is back after suspension and Steven Mouyokolo comes in for the injured David Jones.
    • 14:20 So Allardyce makes two changes from the side that were thrashed at Old Trafford. Gael Givet returns to the side after illness, while Morten Gamst Pedersen has recovered from his hamstring injury.
    • 14:18 And the Wolves XI: Hennessey, Elokobi, Ward, Berra, Jarvis, Milijas, Mancienne, Mouyokolo, Zubar, Doyle, Foley. Subs: Hahnemann, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Hunt, Bent, Winnall, Doherty.
    • 14:17 And the teams are in! Rovers line up as: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, E H Diouf, Dunn, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Kalinic, Benjani, Hoilett, Hanley, Morris, M B Diouf.
    • 14:17 Meanwhile, struggling Wolves remain just above rock-bottom West Ham on goal difference, despite Wanderers' last-gasp winner against Sunderland.
    • 14:16 Both managers will be feeling the pressure today. Rovers' boss, Sam Allardyce, apologised to supporters after their 7-1 humiliation at Manchester United last time out.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this afternoon's Premier League clash between Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers from Ewood Park.
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 And straight up the other end, Diouf with an effort!! Desperate defending sees it fall to PEDERSEN!! Straight at Hennessey!
    • 90'+3 HUNT!! Twists and turns and fires a superb shot!! It's looping in!! NO!!! Great save by Robinson to tip it over!!
    • 78' Berra to HUNT!!! Left-footed and that's a superb save from Robinson low down to his right!! No wonder Hunt holds his head!!
    • 71' ELOKOBI!! Almost out of nothing!! His shot takes a wicked deflection and Robinson makes a fantastic save to deny Wolves!!
    • 68' PEDERSEN!! Poor effort and that flies well wide!! Great opportunity for four!!
    • 64' ROBERTS!! Almost bundles his way through a static Wolves defence again. This time the gold shirts do just enough to snap at his heels and snatch the ball.
    • 63' No way past Selgado for Wolves. They'll have another chance. Falls to JARVIS!! Elects to cross, cleared as far as Milijas. Good work by the Serbian. Finds Jarvis again!! Awful shot!! What a waste!!
    • 55' GOAL ROVERS!!! Nelsen bundles Pedersen's delivery home from close-range!! It's Rovers 3 Wolves 0!! Game over surely?
    • 31' Oooh! Almost an instant reply by Wolves! Robinson beats out an awkwardly swerving snapshot from Milijas!! The keeper looked less than assured but did enough - just!
    • 29' GOAL ROVERS!!!! Nelsen nods the corner back into the box and there's Dunn to head home despite the presence of two Wolves defenders who hack it clear, but not before the ball crossed the line!! Rovers lead 1-0!!
    • 18' Goes for it!! Left-foot curler but that drifts wide as Hennessey watches it to safety.
    • 5' INCREDIBLE!! Great football by Wolves!!. Stephen Ward cracks it past Robinson and off the post and then Ronald Zubar curls a shot against the bar!! What a start!!
    • 2' MATT JARVIS!! Cuts into the box!! Shoots!! Straight at Robnson!! Early chance for Wolves!!
    • 14:18 And the Wolves XI: Hennessey, Elokobi, Ward, Berra, Jarvis, Milijas, Mancienne, Mouyokolo, Zubar, Doyle, Foley. Subs: Hahnemann, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Hunt, Bent, Winnall, Doherty.
    • 14:17 And the teams are in! Rovers line up as: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, E H Diouf, Dunn, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Kalinic, Benjani, Hoilett, Hanley, Morris, M B Diouf.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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    • Starting line-up

      • P. Robinson
      • Míchel Salgado
      • C. Samba
      • R. Nelsen Goal
      • G. Givet
      • D. Dunn Goal Substitution Out (52′)
      • M. Gamst Pedersen
      • B. Emerton Goal
      • P. Jones
      • E. Diouf Substitution Out (72′)
      • J. Roberts Substitution Out (83′)

      Subs

      • B. Mwaruwari Substitution In83′
      • N. Kalinic
      • D. Hoilett
      • M. Bunn
      • M. Diouf Substitution In52′
      • G. Hanley
      • J. Morris Substitution In72′
    • Starting line-up

      • W. Hennessey
      • R. Zubar
      • S. Mouyokolo Substitution Out (45′)
      • C. Berra Yellow Card
      • G. Elokobi
      • M. Mancienne Substitution Out (52′)
      • S. Ward
      • N. Milijaš
      • K. Foley
      • M. Jarvis
      • K. Doyle

      Subs

      • M. Bent
      • S. Hunt Substitution In52′ Yellow Card
      • M. Hahnemann
      • S. Ebanks-Blake Substitution In45′
      • R. Stearman
      • S. Winnall
      • M. Doherty
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