Saturday August 27, 2011 Day 3 Finished Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers 0 - 1 Everton

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  1. Arteta penalty seals Everton win

    Arteta penalty seals Everton win

    Everton scored a penalty in stoppage time after Blackburn had missed two second-half penalties to seal a 1-0 win at Ewood Park. More

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    Time:90'
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • Everton
    • 90+3' The full time whistle blows.
    • 90+2' GOAL FOR EVERTON!! Arteta sends Robinson the wrong way and has now surely won the game for the visitors.
    • 90+1' PENALTY TO EVERTON!! Samba climbs all over Fellaini to head away. Lee Mason deems it a foul.
    • 90' We'll have three minutes of added time.
    • 89' Calm defending by Samba. The defender is under pressure by Anichebe following a long ball but he calmly chests back to Robinson.
    • 88' Cahill is penalised for a handball on the edge of the penalty area. The Aussie then swings his foot through the ball and it flies past Robinson. Nice finish. Shame the whistle had gone two seconds earlier.
    • 87' Everton and attacking well and holding the ball up as they exert considerable pressure on the Blackburn backline.
    • 85' Heitinga is replaced by Jermaine Beckford as Everton search for their first win of the season.
    • 84' MISSED PENALTY!! Formica hammers the ball off the left-hand post.
    • 83' PENALTY TO BLACKBURN!! Formica goes down under the challenge of Jagielka.
    • 82' Goodwillie tries too much on the edge of the penalty area as he elects not to pass butto go on his own. Jagielka and Distin double up on him and clear.
    • 81' Formica drops deep to collect the ball and beats two men before spraying the ball out wide into the path of Salgado. Nice.
    • 80' Goodwillie does well with a long but that Distin looks destined to win. The Scot nicks it off him and cuts inside before trying to square to Formica. The pass isn't great but the striker gets a foot on it and sends it goalwards, but Howard sticks out a hand and makes the save.
    • 79' The game has opened more now. It's pretty end to end.
    • 78' Anichebe chases down a soft back pass. His is inches away from it with his slide but Robinson clears.
    • 77' Bily is furious. He is penalised for a foul on Hoilett but replays show the Blackburn man went down very easy.
    • 76' The attack breaks down when Salgado's pass out wide is too firm for Petrovic and runs out of play.
    • 75' Everton are really on the back foot now. They've got almost all of their players inside the penalty area.
    • 74' CHANCE!! CROSSBAR!! Hoilett finds Formica with a slick pass inside the penalty area and the Argentinean superbly flicks the ball into the path of Goodwillie. The Scot shoots from 10 yards but it cannons off the bar.
    • 73' David Goodwillie comes on for Roberts.
    • 72' Bily collects the ball on the edge again and could cross but tries to find Cahill on the ground. It's not a bad idea but the pass is cut out.
    • 71' Bilyaletdinov tries to shoot first time on the right of the penalty area. The ball flies well wide and hits row z. WOW!
    • 70' GOT TO SCORE!! Baines charges down the flank again and picks out Fellaini 15 yards from goal. The Belgian tries to side-foot it into the net and blazes it over. Shocking!
    • 69' Formica looks to play in Roberts with a small ball around the corner. Jagielka is in front of Roberts and ushers the ball back to Howard.
    • 68' Petrovic picks up the ball on the right and shoots from about 30 yards. It dribbles wide of the goal. That is the first thing he has done since coming on...
    • 67' Baines cuts in from the left wing and skips past Salgado before shooting at goal with his right foot. It's a superb effort that requires Robinson to punch away.
    • 66' Hoilett looks to make his way into the penalty area but can't find a pass. He attempts a difficult pass with the outside of his foot and it's cut out.
    • 64' Anichebe is floored bu Nzonzi. The Blackburn man doesn't think he's done anything wrong but Everton's striker is clutching his head.
    • 63' Emerton flies into the back of Fellaini with his elbow raised. It's a free kick, but nothing else. Lucky.
    • 62' Osman makes way for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
    • 61' Everton are trying to force their way into the game. Their back four is passing it around looking for some space to open up.
    • 60' The hosts are really pressuring Everton when the visitors have possession. They don't look all too comfortable with it. Howard just clears as Roberts closes the keeper down.
    • 59' Everton are struggling to get into this second half. Their passing isn't as crisp as it was in the first half and they are losing possession easily.
    • 57' Hoilett bursts throught the Everton half and looks to feed Roberts inside the box but the striker's touch lets him down. Formica crosses to Emerton on the edge of the box. The Aussie attempts a scissor kick but it flies wide.
    • 57' Blackburn have had the better of the second half so far. They have currently had 60% of the possession.
    • 56' Formica collects the ball 40 yards from goal and takes one big touch before rifling the ball at goal. Howard is equal to it and holds on with ease.
    • 55' Neville overlaps down the right wing and looks to cross for Cahill. The cross is too close to Robinson and allows the keeper to claim.
    • 54' Barkley is replaced by Tim Cahill.
    • 53' Olsson has another pop from a free kick just outside the penalty area. It beats the wall, the keeper and the top of the crossbar.
    • 52' Emerton's deep corner is headed away at the far post by Fellaini. It's sent back in and Roberts attempts an acrobatic finish but his execution is all wrong.
    • 51' Great stuff from Olsson who bursts into the Everton box after hurdling a number of rather high challenges. He wins his side a corner.
    • 50' Olsson is the man to take the set piece, but it cannons of the head of Fellaini in the wall and flies out for a corner.
    • 49' Hoilett is brought down on the edge of the penalty area by Heitinga. The Dutchman is livid with the decision.
    • 48' It really wasn't a great penalty. It was a great height for Howard to save and wasn't in the corner.
    • 47' MISSED PENALTY!! Tim Howard guesses the right way and saves the penalty from Hoilett. Justice?
    • 47' PENALTY TO BLACKBURN!! Formica goes over under the challenge of Barkley, but there was very little in it.
    • 46' The second half is under way.
    • 45+2' That's the end of the first half.
    • 45+2' Osman is sent down the right with an intelligent chipped pass. He cross from the byline towards Fellaini, but Salgado beats the giant in the air to clear.
    • 45+1' Petrovic is booked after pulling on the shirt of Arteta as the visitors looked to break.
    • 45 We'll have two minutes of added time.
    • 44' Neville gives away a needless free kick in his own half. Givet is going nowhere but the Everton captain flies into the back of the Frenchman.
    • 43' Baines' corner looks to be headinf for Fellaini at the far post, but the whistle sounds when Barkley is penalised for a push.
    • 42' Anichebe has caused Samba trouble all day. It's the battle of the two monsters on the pitch and the Everton man is winning so far. Samba is penalised for another foul.
    • 41' The whistle is blown but Salgado hammers the ball away. Lee Mason isn't interested despite the protests of Jagielka.
    • 40' Samba goes into a challenge with Osman as stays down. He's holding his left hamstring. We're not going to need another change are we?
    • 39' Petrovic advances down the right before having a pop at goal with his left foot. The effort is weak and drops into the hands of Howard.
    • 38' Everton have been the better side so far. Just. It's not been a great spectacle and we've not really had a great deal of chances.
    • 37' Poor. Hoilett has a number of chances to cross from the right but attempts to take on his man twice, and is tackled twice. The ball finally goes in but is too near Howard and the keeper claims.
    • 36' The ball is shifted from left, to right and then into the path of Arteta. The Spaniard attempts to beat his compatriot Salgado, but the former Galactico stays with him all the way and blocks the cross.
    • 35' No, Dunn can't continue either. Radoslav Petrovic and Mauro Formica are introduced.
    • 34' Howard is out of his area to put his boot through the ball. It goes long and is chased down by Anichebe. Givet does well under pressure to head back to Robinson.
    • 33' Pedersen will indeed have to go off. It looks like Mauro Formica is warming up on the touchline.
    • 32' Both Dunn and Pedersen are struggling for the hosts. It looks like Pedersen will have to make way, but it looks like Dunn will try and run it off.
    • 31' Heitinga collects the ball 30 yards from goal and has a pop. It's hit superbly well but flies high and wide.
    • 30' Salgado bursts down the right and exchanges a number of one-twos before looking for another return ball inside the box. It doesn't come and the ball is cleared.
    • 29' Pedersen's long throw is cleared to Nzonzi, on the edge of the penalty area, who shoots first time. But the whistle is blown for a foul in the aerial challenge between Hoilett and Distin.
    • 28' It's turned a little scrappy. The ball is stuck in the centre of the park and a number of heavy challenges are being thrown in. The ref allows play to continue.
    • 27' Everton play the ball around on the right of the Blackburn penalty area. They're looking for a chance to cross but the hosts are defending tightly and the attack breaks down.
    • 25' Hoilett is booked for a late, studs-up challenge on Baines.
    • 24' Pedersen's corner is met by the head of Samba but the defender can't direct his effort on target.
    • 23' Robinson's long ball nearly catches Jagielka and Howard out, but the defender superbly heads the ball out for a corner when falling backwards. Great defending, that!
    • 22' Anichebe is clear through from a long ball. The flag is up for offside though.
    • 21' Hoilett looks to shoot from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball rockets off the shoulder of Roberts and out to safety.
    • 20' Half chance for Osman. The ball is sent in by Baines from the left and isn't cleared inside the penalty area. Osman picks it up 18 yards from goal and swivels to shoot. But it flies a long was wide.
    • 19' Everton have anjoyed a good spell of possession in the last ten minutes. They'll look to build on it as they search for their first win in the Premier League this season.
    • 18' Arteta shows great footwork on the left touchline to send Baines on his way. The defender crosses but it's only sent as far as Barkley on the right, who crosses instantly. Osman rises highest but can only head over from 10 yards.
    • 17' Blackburn break through Roberts who looks to go himself rather than pass. He's not the quickest and is tackled. It is met by a large groan throughout Ewood Park.
    • 16' Only Howard is in the Everton half and has been for the last few minutes. Blackburn are sitting deep.
    • 15' Baines' corner is dangerous. It's sent into the six yard box and is failed to be cleared, causing havoc in the Blackburn defence. Samba smashes it away.
    • 14' Salgado catches Anichebe with a high foot and the two players square up to each other. They're both booked. Handbags.
    • 13' Slack pass from Neville, who tries to find Baines on the far side of the pitch but the ball flies out of play. Rushed.
    • 12' Nzonzi bursts down the middle and looks to play in Roberts, but Howard is out quickly an clears the ball, taking the Rovers striker with him.
    • 11' That was a real let-off for Everton. They'll not want to get caught out so easily again.
    • 10' CHANCE!! How has that stayed out? Nzonzi does well down the left before cutting inside and feeding Dunn on the edge of the penalty area. The midfielder takes the ball past his man before firing towards the far post. It cannons off the inside of the upright and across the goal line to safety.
    • 9' Pedersen looks to find Roberts again with a cheeky dink over the top. Distin reads the play though, and clears well.
    • 8' Roberts is released down the right by Pedersen. The striker dwells on the ball, taking too long to cross and when he does it is blocked. Waste.
    • 7' Great stuff from the youngster Barkley, who controls well on the edge of the penalty area to turn Pedersen and Roberts before getting the ball out of his feet and shoot at goal. Robinson is down well to save.
    • 6' It's not Baines, it's Arteta who takes the free kick and smashes it into the wall. Poor.
    • 5' Dunn bundles over Osman on the edge of the penalty area. This is a promising position for thevisitors. Baines, surely...
    • 4' Blackburn break from the corner with Roberts baring down on the Everton box. He squares the ball to Nzonzi who bursts into the oenalty area before being dispossessed with a wonderful sliding challenge from Baines.
    • 3' Fellaini and Osman link up well down the left before the latter feeds Anichebe on the wing. Olsson is across to turn the centre out for a corner.
    • 2' Samba contemplates leaving the ball to roll back to Robinson, but then changes his mind and passes it back to the keeper who is already sprinting out of goal. It nearly catches the Rovers custodian out.
    • 1' Referee Lee Mason gets the game under way. Everton kick off.
    • 14:55 Before the game gets under way this afternoon, what are your predictions? You can either comment at the bottom of the screen or get in touch @JoshuaHayward99
    • 14:50 So, Brett Emerton is making his farewell appearance for Blackburn today. He is making the move home to Sydney FC and he is captain for the day. The Aussie moved to Rovers in 2003 and has made 247 appearances for the club.
    • 14.45 Everton boss David Moyes believes the club can be successful this season despite their financial difficulties. "In football at this moment in time, I think the league table will tell you that what you tend to pay in wages (is a major factor in) where you finish," said Moyes. "But I'd like to think that football wasn't always about spending money and that there could still be a bit of romance - that people could take teams to finals and get high up the league without having too much to spend."
    • 14.40 Blackburn boss Steve Kean is hoping the 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the Carling Cup will kickstart Swansea's Premier League campaign. "We have worked hard in both the games so far and just not managed to get anything out of them. I don't think there was anything dramatically apparent where we were miles off the pace - quite the opposite," said Kean. "The stats will tell you that it was a very close game with Villa and with Wolves."
    • 14.35 Everton failed to win in the opening six Premier League matches of last season. They have won only one of their last eight league matches in August and have failed to win in their opening two league matches of the season in each of the last two seasons.
    • 14.30 Everton have won one of their last five Premier League visits to Blackburn – a 3-2 victory in April 2010. In the 16 Premier League meetings between the two at Ewood Park, Everton have won six, Blackburn five, and there has been five draws.
    • 14.25 Everton have won three of their last four Premier League meetings. Their only defeat in the last five was 1-0 at Ewood Park last season.
    • 14.20 Everton team news: Simon Vukcevic will be eligible to make his debut after receiving his visa and work permit. Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is back in the Everton squad having completed a suspension. Tim Cahill and Jermaine Beckford feature after missing the midweek Carling Cup victory over Sheffield United due to sickness and a knee problem respectively. Seamus Coleman (ankle) and Magaye Gueye (broken toe) remain sidelined.
    • 14.15 Blackburn team news: Blackburn boss Steve Kean has skipper Christopher Samba available for the first time this season for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. The central defender has missed the start of the campaign with a groin injury, but is likely to be included after getting a full week of training under his belt. Ryan Nelsen will undergo a late fitness test on a knee problem, although Grant Hanley is fit after receiving a blow to the head on Wednesday.
    • 14.10 Teams: Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Roberts..Subs: Bunn, Formica, Petrovic, Rochina, Goodwillie, Hanley, Lowe////Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Heitinga, Arteta, Barkley, Fellaini, Anichebe..Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Cahill, Vellios, Baxter////Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)
    • 14.10 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Blackburn Rovers v Everton from Ewood Park.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' GOAL FOR EVERTON!! Arteta sends Robinson the wrong way and has now surely won the game for the visitors.
    • 90+1' PENALTY TO EVERTON!! Samba climbs all over Fellaini to head away. Lee Mason deems it a foul.
    • 84' MISSED PENALTY!! Formica hammers the ball off the left-hand post.
    • 83' PENALTY TO BLACKBURN!! Formica goes down under the challenge of Jagielka.
    • 80' Goodwillie does well with a long but that Distin looks destined to win. The Scot nicks it off him and cuts inside before trying to square to Formica. The pass isn't great but the striker gets a foot on it and sends it goalwards, but Howard sticks out a hand and makes the save.
    • 74' CHANCE!! CROSSBAR!! Hoilett finds Formica with a slick pass inside the penalty area and the Argentinean superbly flicks the ball into the path of Goodwillie. The Scot shoots from 10 yards but it cannons off the bar.
    • 70' GOT TO SCORE!! Baines charges down the flank again and picks out Fellaini 15 yards from goal. The Belgian tries to side-foot it into the net and blazes it over. Shocking!
    • 67' Baines cuts in from the left wing and skips past Salgado before shooting at goal with his right foot. It's a superb effort that requires Robinson to punch away.
    • 56' Formica collects the ball 40 yards from goal and takes one big touch before rifling the ball at goal. Howard is equal to it and holds on with ease.
    • 53' Olsson has another pop from a free kick just outside the penalty area. It beats the wall, the keeper and the top of the crossbar.
    • 47' MISSED PENALTY!! Tim Howard guesses the right way and saves the penalty from Hoilett. Justice?
    • 47' PENALTY TO BLACKBURN!! Formica goes over under the challenge of Barkley, but there was very little in it.
    • 18' Arteta shows great footwork on the left touchline to send Baines on his way. The defender crosses but it's only sent as far as Barkley on the right, who crosses instantly. Osman rises highest but can only head over from 10 yards.
    • 10' CHANCE!! How has that stayed out? Nzonzi does well down the left before cutting inside and feeding Dunn on the edge of the penalty area. The midfielder takes the ball past his man before firing towards the far post. It cannons off the inside of the upright and across the goal line to safety.
    • 7' Great stuff from the youngster Barkley, who controls well on the edge of the penalty area to turn Pedersen and Roberts before getting the ball out of his feet and shoot at goal. Robinson is down well to save.
    • 14.10 Teams: Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Emerton, Nzonzi, Dunn, Pedersen, Hoilett, Roberts..Subs: Bunn, Formica, Petrovic, Rochina, Goodwillie, Hanley, Lowe////Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Heitinga, Arteta, Barkley, Fellaini, Anichebe..Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Cahill, Vellios, Baxter////Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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