Wednesday November 10, 2010 Day 12 Finished St. James' Park

Newcastle United 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers

  • Carroll 47’
  • Gamst Pedersen 3’
  • Roberts 82’

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    Blackburn continued their winning record at St. James' Park and consigned Newcastle to their first loss in four league games with a 2-1 win. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • 90+5' And that's it! Full time! Blackburn continue their winning record at St. James' Park!
    • 90+4' Barton takes the corner but Blackburn defend it well. There's a handball shout on Dunn as Routledge grapples with him on the left hand side of the penalty area, but a foul to Blackburn is given.
    • 90+3' Gutiererz does really well down the left hand side, but his cross is poor. Chimbonda tries to see the ball out for a goal kick but Carroll runs into him and Chimbonda concedes a corner.
    • 90+2' Ranger handballs in the Blackburn penalty area.
    • 90+1' Four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Blackburn look to break forward, and Roberts on the right hand side just holds the ball up instead of pressing forward. Coloccini catches him as he breaks past him. Roberts reacts angrily to the foul and remonstrates with Coloccini who holds up a hand in Roberts face. This angers him even more! Both players get a booking and Samba tries to tell Roberts to call down. He won't and tries to push his captain away.
    • 88' Tiote is replaced by Wayne Routledge for Newcastle
    • 87' Barton crosses, Carroll rises on the back of Samba and heads back across the goal, Tiote can't connect though and when Barton crosses in a second time Carroll is penalised for manhandling Samba.
    • 86' Good defending from Nelsen. He gets a head to a cross which Carroll looked to be heading home. Corner to Newcastle.
    • 84' Blackburn sub: Hoilett is replaced by David Dunn.
    • 83' Newcastle win a free kick on the left again. Barton to take, but his delivery fails to beat the first man.
    • 82' And it's a goal! For Blackburn! Jason Roberts gets it after battling hard to beat Gutierrez and then Williamson in the air before slotting it through Krul's legs! He refuses to celebrate the goal and just shakes his head looking really angry! Not sure what's going on there - but it's 2-1 to Blackburn!
    • 80' Barton takes, and aims for Williamson at the far post, but it's not a great delivery and the defender can't get near it.
    • 79' Samba fouls Carroll on the left and Newcastle have a free kick.
    • 78' Newcastle painstakingly tried to pass their way down their left hand side. The cross, when it does come in, is a poor one, and Blackburn can clear, but they can't hold on to the ball and Newcastle come straight back at them.
    • 75' Gutierrez bursts forward in that, looks like he's moving really fast but he's not way of his, and finds Carroll down the left. The big man can't find anyone with his cross though and Blackburn can clear.
    • 72' Gutierrez slips a neat ball in behind the Blackburn defence who gets their offside trap horribly wrong, but Ranger's cross is woeful and he can't find anyone in the box.
    • 71' From the free kick Newcastle win a corner. Barton's delivery is cleared well by Samba. Newcastle all of a sudden look really fired up for this.
    • 70' Blackburn get back in numbers, and defend the throw well. Roberts fouls Barton on the half way line.
    • 69' Pedersen and Emerton preside over the free kick... and Emerton hits it straight into the Newcastle wall. Newcastle break, and Ranger is tracked well by Chimbonda, but Newcastle win a throw.
    • 68' Nolan gives away a free kick when he runs into the back of Hoilett after Blackburn break quickly following a rare (in the second half anyway) spell of Newcastle possession.
    • 65' It's all Blackburn at the moment and Newcastle are being forced to defend pretty deep. Ranger chases down lots of lost causes when balls go long, but Newcastle are looking quite flat at the moment.
    • 64' Down on the comments board coty1664 remarks: Barton, dirty cheating little bloke. Nice. He's having a pretty good game bar the little incident with Pedersen though.
    • 63' Pascal Chimbonda really isn't a left wing back. He's getting up and down his side well enough, but the lack of a left foot is really putting a halt to some of Blackburn's attacks. This time after good play, he cuts back onto his right foot rather than putting in a ball with his weaker foot. By the time he does Newcastle have set their defence and the ball is cleared.
    • 62' Carroll is down in a heap after a challenge from Nelsen. He looks really fed up does Carroll.
    • 60' Emerton gets down the right hand side and finds Roberts with the cross - the striker brings the ball down and is on his own in the area.... and the referee blows for offside. That was close, but probably the right decision.
    • 59' Blackburn win a free kick down the left. Pedersen plays it down the line to Hoilett who creates space and chips in a cross. Samba, towers above everyone to win the header but can only direct it wide.
    • 58' Lovely ball from Nolan as he picks out Simpson who is in space down the right, but a woeful touch from Simpson and the ball is out for a throw
    • 57' Gutierrez shoots from distance, and Carroll tries to deflect the wayward looking shot goalwards, but Robinson keeps an eye on the ball and saves well.
    • 55' Hoilett twists and turns down the left hand side, but Williamson does well and stays with him and forces Hoilett into shanking a cross out for a goal kick.
    • 54' Nice attacking football from Blackburn. emerton nearly finds Roberts with a cross from the right but Krul bounds out of his goal to collect.
    • 52' The ref gives a talking to Barton and Pedersen, as the Norwegian is asking Barton why he did that. Barton is claiming that he just pushed him. It was rather more violent than that. Watch this space.
    • 51' Kalinic is replaced by Jason Roberts for Blackburn
    • 50' Oh dear. As the referee was booking Hoillett there Pedersen protested and Joey Barton turned round and sort of open palm jabbed him in the chest. Pedersen goes down. The referee was unsighted.
    • 49' Hoillett dances his way past three Newcastle challenges in the area before collapsing in a big heap. The referee is perfectly placed and immediately blows his whistle. Booking for Hoillett. Great run, crap dive.
    • 46' And Newcastle get the equaliser! And it's that man, Andy Carroll with the goal - of course it's with his head! Barton fires in a free kick from just inside the Blackburn half, and Carroll crashed it back across goal and into the far corner. 1-1
    • 46' Newcastle kick off as a jovial Big Sam takes his seat in the dugout for the second half.
    • 46' Newcastle sub: Nile Ranger has been brought on for Shola Ameobi
    • 45+3' And that's half time. Blackburn go in a goal up and have probably looked the more dangerous side on the break. Hughton might have to make some tactical changes at the break.
    • 45+3' The referee blows for a foul as Kalinic shadows Krul trying to block any quick throw. Not sure what that was for to be honest. He didn't actually touch the keeper. Strange decision.
    • 45+2' The Norwegian goes for goal, but Krul watches the ball all the way safely into his arms.
    • 45+1' Three minutes added. Blackburn have a free kick on the left hand side of the penalty are after Williamson fouls Hoillett.
    • 45' Robinson launches it long, aiming at Samba. It's a bit too long and the captain just jumps into Krul as the keeper tries to collect the ball. That's a foul and a booking against Samba.
    • 44' Blackburn link up play well, and win a free kick when Tiote fouls Kalinic by trying to slide tackle him with his head. Comical stuff.
    • 42' Hoillett looks really lively, he gets the ball in his own half, and just accellerates and accellerates leaving Simpson and Barton trailing in his wake. He eventually feeds Chimbonda but on his left foot, the Frenchman can't deliver a decent enough cross.
    • 41' A cross comes into the Blackburn box and Nolan tries a bicycle kick. He only succeeds in kicking Samba in the head, but the referee doesn't deem that high foot - and waves play on. Hmm, definitely not sure about that one.
    • 41' Up at the other end, some dodgy defending by Samba and a poor backpass to Robinso put a bit of pressure on the Rovers defence, but they deal with it well enough and clear their liness
    • 40' Pedersen takes the free kick, but hits it long and Samba can't connect with his header.
    • 39' Hoillett wins a free kick on the left hand corner of the Newcastle area after being brought down by Tiote. The Ivorian goes in the book for his challenge.
    • 38' The free kick is aimed long at Samba, and he fights of Carroll, Nolan AND Williamson to win the header! That's some feat! The referee doesn't think so though as he gives a free kick against the Blackburn captain.
    • 37' Kevin Nolan is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Jones. The ball was high and both players went with their feet, but Nolan's studs connected with Jones' leg.
    • 35' Salgado pulls down Gutierrez and Newcastle take the free kick short while there big men have gone up for a cross. That's a waste, but a sign of how well Blackburn have defended set pieces so far.
    • 33' Blackburn get forward well, and a chipped ball finds Chimbonda in space down the left. He backheels and finds Pedersen whose chipped cross is collected by Krul at the second attempt.
    • 31' Robinson collects a high ball into the box and launches it upfield looking for Hoillett's run. Simpson just manages to get there ahead of the Blackburn winger to clear the ball.
    • 30' Phil Jones goes down after making a really good challenge on Gutierrez down the right hand side. He is helped off the pitch very gingerly.
    • 29' Cool defending by Newcastle. Coloccini is chased down by Kalinic and the Argentine does well to pass back under pressure to Krul, who calmly plays it out to Williamson.
    • 27' Nolan gets Newcastle's first shot away with an effort from distance that he drags past the left hand post. He looks to have been caught late there though and is limping about now.
    • 26' Barton's cross is well defended and Blackburn trry to break with Kalinic playing in Emerton who races away behind the Newcastle back line! The linesman's flag goes straight up, but that was very close. His leg might just have been over the halway line by a matter of inches.
    • 26' Jones goes in the book for bundling over Tiote.
    • 25' Blackburn again go close! Krul punches clear a Pedersen cross, but it only goes as far as Phil Jones who tries a first time effort, but it's always curling away from Krul.
    • 24' Carroll very nearly sneaks in at the back post to nod the ball home, but Samba does well to track his run and prevent the big striker from getting anything on Barton's cross.
    • 22' Saying that Blackburn are going very direct on the break and Kalinic is a willing runner. He hassles Luis Enqrique into allowing the ball to bounce over him, but Enrique recovers and takes the ball away from the Blackburn striker on the left hand touchline.
    • 21' Tiote is looking a lot more composed now and keeps play moving nicely. Ameobi eventually scuppers the move with some poor control, but Newcastle are trying to take the upper hand here.
    • 20' This game is being played at a frantic pace, and has only just begun to slow down with Newcastle stringing a few passes together.
    • 18' The free kick comes to nothing when Mr. Jones blows up for a foul. Nolan accused of jumping into Samba.
    • 17' Newcastle defend the corner well, and immediately get the ball down the other end and win themselves a free kick wide on the right.
    • 16' Pedersen nearly makes it two! The Norwegian latches onto a loose ball in the box and smashes a volley with his left foot which is flying towards the top corner before Williamson gets his body in the way. Corner to Blackburn
    • 15' Cor, there are some real tasty aerial battles going on in the Blackburn back line - Nelsen v Carroll and Samba v Ameobi. This time Samba jumps through the back of Ameobi to win a header, but the referee blows up for offside.
    • 14' Ryan Nelsen is down and looking pretty groggy after heading the back of Carroll's head as the two big men went up for a header. He's going off for some treatment and Blackburn are down to 10 men for the minute.
    • 13' I'm still not sure how Blackburn have lined up, but Hoillett is playing on the left hand side, and he's certainly got some pace on him. He knocks the ball past Barton and is body checked as he tried to run onto it. The free kick is wasted though.
    • 12' Barton chips the ball in and Carroll, challenging for the ball flies through the back of Chimbonda. Free kick to Blackburn.
    • 11' Newcastle win a free kick in a central position after Pedersen is judged to have fouled Carroll. Not sure he did really, as he won the ball first and Carroll tried to head it when it was about two foot off the ground but there you go.
    • 10' Robinson flaps at the corner and the ball flies straight up into the air. It's eventually cleared though. Frantic start to this match!
    • 9' Luis Enrique gets forward really well, cuts inside and shoots with his right foot - only to see Nelsen throw himself at the ball and deflect it behind for a corner.
    • 8' Newcastle are hitting Carroll at every opportunity and you can see why. He's winning every header - and after holding off Emerton with ease he turns and drives at the Rovers defence. Nelsen makes the tackle though and clears his lines.
    • 5' Blackburn are pressing really well here! Jones catches Tiote a little late, and it's a free kick. Tiote though, has started terribly here and his quickly taken free kick is closed down by Emerton, and the ball bounces off him and Kalinic finds himself running at Coloccini! He goes one way, then the other, feints a shot and Coloccini dives to block it - he then has to just walk round him and shoot but instead gets the ball caught under his feet and is dispossed! Great chance to make it two there!
    • 4' Big Sam is of course up in the stands for the first half, and he's all smiles at this start from his side.
    • 3' And it's a goal! Blackburn take the lead very early on! Pedersen whipped the ball in and it was cleared to Tiote, who inside his own area tries to dribble past Emerton. Pedersen ran in, dispossed him and slotted him with his right foot! 1-0 to Blackburn!
    • 2' Pedersen winds up for a long throw which Coloccini clears, but not very far. Nolan helps the ball on and Gutierrez fouls Pedersen. Free kick to Blackburn.
    • 1' Barton gives away a free kick in midfield and Blackburn pump the ball into the box but it's cleared out for a throw in on the left.
    • 1' And we're off with Blackburn kicking off. Proceedings are delayed slightly as Joey Barton isn't yet on the pitch for some reason.
    • 19:44 both sides are out on the pitch and we're about ready to get underway here.
    • 19:43 The overall head to head record between these two sides is as follows: Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers have met 122 times in the league. Newcastle have won 49, Blackburn 48 and there have been 25 draws.
    • 19:42 If Blackburn win it will be the first time they've won back to back matches since the last two games of last season.
    • 19:41 If Newcastle win and Manchester City slip up against Manchester United then Newcastle could move up into fourth place.
    • 19:40 How will Blackburn line up? On paper, they've named six players who usually play in defence, however young Phil Jones has been playing in midfield this season. Newcastle look to be sticking with their 4-4-2 formation, with Ameobi playing as more of a front man tonight than they did against Arsenal at the weekend when he dropped in to midfield.
    • 19:35 Chris Hughton names an unchanged Newcastle side even though there's a slight worry about Shola Ameobi who took a knock against Arsenal, but Sam Allardyce makes three changes with Pascal Chimbonda, Junior Hoilett and Niko Kalinic coming in for El Hadji Diouf, Mame Biram Diouf and Jason Roberts.
    • 19:30 And the referee tonight is Michael Jones (Cheshire)
    • 19:30 TEAM NEWS BLACKBURN: Robinson, Givet, Samba, Nelsen, Salgado, Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, Chimbonda, Hoilett, Kalinic. Subs: Bunn, Dunn, El-Hadji Diouf, Goulon, Roberts, Hanley, Mame Diouf.
    • 19:30 TEAM NEWS NEWCASTLE: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Barton, Nolan, Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi. SUBS: Soderberg, Campbell, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Smith, Steven Taylor, Ranger.
    • 19:30 Joey Barton has three assists in the Premier League this season. All three have been to tee up Andy Carroll for headers.
    • 19:25 Blackburn start games very strongly. They are one of two times to have never been behind at half time in the Premier League - the other side is Manchester United - and Blackburn have conceded just two first half goals all season. However, they have a very poor record in the second half of games, having 'won' just one of their 11 second halves and conceding 11 goals in the process.
    • 19:20 Kevin Nolan (7) and Andy Carroll (6) have scored 13 of the club's 20 Premier League goals this season. Just Chelsea(27), Manchester United (24) and Arsenal (22) have scored more.
    • 19:15 Newcastle have now won three straight Premier League matches with wins over West Ham, Sunderland and Arsenal. However, they've not won four in a row since early 2006.
    • 19:10 Blackburn have won just 6 of 34 away matches under Sam Allardyce, but their manager will certainly have his players fired up for this one as Big Sam still feels like he wasn't given a fair chance at Newcastle and will be aching to get one over on the Toon Army.
    • 19:05 Newcastle are in fine form and flying high in fifth place but Blackburn have won the last four matches between these two at St. James' Park.
    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to Eurosport for live coverage of tonights Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers!
  • Summary

    • 82' And it's a goal! For Blackburn! Jason Roberts gets it after battling hard to beat Gutierrez and then Williamson in the air before slotting it through Krul's legs! He refuses to celebrate the goal and just shakes his head looking really angry! Not sure what's going on there - but it's 2-1 to Blackburn!
    • 46' And Newcastle get the equaliser! And it's that man, Andy Carroll with the goal - of course it's with his head! Barton fires in a free kick from just inside the Blackburn half, and Carroll crashed it back across goal and into the far corner. 1-1
    • 16' Pedersen nearly makes it two! The Norwegian latches onto a loose ball in the box and smashes a volley with his left foot which is flying towards the top corner before Williamson gets his body in the way. Corner to Blackburn
    • 5' Blackburn are pressing really well here! Jones catches Tiote a little late, and it's a free kick. Tiote though, has started terribly here and his quickly taken free kick is closed down by Emerton, and the ball bounces off him and Kalinic finds himself running at Coloccini! He goes one way, then the other, feints a shot and Coloccini dives to block it - he then has to just walk round him and shoot but instead gets the ball caught under his feet and is dispossed! Great chance to make it two there!
    • 3' And it's a goal! Blackburn take the lead very early on! Pedersen whipped the ball in and it was cleared to Tiote, who inside his own area tries to dribble past Emerton. Pedersen ran in, dispossed him and slotted him with his right foot! 1-0 to Blackburn!
    • 19:00 Hello and welcome to Eurosport for live coverage of tonights Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers!

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Krul
      • D. Simpson
      • F. Coloccini Yellow Card
      • M. Williamson
      • José Enrique
      • K. Nolan Yellow Card
      • C. Tioté Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • J. Barton
      • J. Gutiérrez
      • A. Carroll Goal
      • S. Ameobi Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • S. Campbell
      • W. Routledge Substitution In88′
      • S. Taylor
      • N. Ranger Substitution In45′
      • A. Smith
      • P. Løvenkrands
      • O. Söderberg
    • Starting line-up

      • P. Robinson
      • Míchel Salgado
      • R. Nelsen
      • C. Samba Yellow Card
      • G. Givet
      • P. Jones Yellow Card
      • P. Chimbonda
      • B. Emerton
      • M. Gamst Pedersen Goal
      • D. Hoilett Yellow Card Substitution Out (84′)
      • N. Kalinic Substitution Out (52′)

      Subs

      • D. Dunn Substitution In84′
      • J. Roberts Substitution In52′ Goal Yellow Card
      • H. Goulon
      • M. Bunn
      • E. Diouf
      • M. Diouf
      • G. Hanley
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