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Rhodes To The Rescue

Jordan Rhodes' injury-time winner spared Colin Kazim-Richards' blushes as Blackburn claimed a 1-0 home win over Watford. Rovers started on the front foot and Bradley Orr had a header deflected wide from Rochina's cross. As the half-hour approach Blackburn forward Kazim-Richards had a penalty appeal waved away by referee Carl Boyeson when Jean-Alain Fanchone appeared to pull him back. Moments ....


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Rhodes On Mark As Rovers Top Table

Jordan Rhodes' first goals for Blackburn book-ended a sensational win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate and sent under-fire manager Steve Kean to the top of the npower Championship. Kean once again had to contend with speculation over his future this week and will have been relieved to see his side claim three points they appeared to have squandered.Albert Adomah gave City a flying start after 48 ....


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Blackburn 1-1 Boro

Blackburn snatched a draw with a last minute goal against unlucky Boro.Former team mates Paul Ince and Gareth Southgate went head to head in the battle of the young managers.Roque Santa Cruz passed a late fitness test to line up with with his team mates but Mido picked up a groin strain and ruled himself out of Middlesbrough's line-up.The visitors needed a big performance after their hammering at ....


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Bolton 0-0 Blackburn

Blackburn and Bolton drew 0-0 at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday in a north-west local derby. Paul Ince's men began slowly and were put under pressure by a Matt Taylor free-kick although Paul Robinson was equal to it. Robbie Fowler was making his first league start for Rovers but he did not enjoy the best of games and was kept very quiet by the Bolton back-line. Bolton threateneded again when ....


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Blackburn 0-4 Arseanl Match Report

Blackburn Rovers conceded four goals for the second game in a row as they were beaten at home by Arsenal. Paul Ince felt his side did not deserve to be on the receiving end of a 4-0 defeat beacuse his side contributed a lot to the game. It was always going to be tough for Rovers after they found themselves a goal down after just 8 minutes. Last week's England hat-trick hero Theo Walcott played ....


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Rovers Get Hammered

Paul Ince's Blackburn lost 4-1 to West Ham at Upton Park, as the Hammers once again proved to be Blackburn's Bogey team.Rovers went into the game knowing that history and statistics were not on their side but the final 4-1 scoreline somewhat flatters the Hammers.Paul Ince's first defeat as Blackburn manager came courtesy of four goals, two in stoppage time and one an unfortunate own goal from ....


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Blackburn Rovers 4-1 Grimsby Town Match Report

Blackburn Rovers came back from a goal down to comfortably beat Grimsby Town 4-1 to reach the Carling Cup 3rd Round. The Premiership side suffered a scare against their League Two counterparts but they managed to turn things around to send the Mariners out of the cup. Tom Newey must have been dreaming of a giant killing when he gave Grimsby the lead after only seven minutes.  The defender ....


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Blackburn 1-1 Hull: Honours Even

Rovers and Hull went into this head to clash unbeaten, and both teams remain so after sharing the points at Ewood Park.Blackburn started the target practice after ten minutes when Steven Reid's shot took a deflection and Myhill saved comfortably.Next up was Morten Gamst Pedersen, who was unlucky not to score when his shot floated just wide.Hull were also trying to break the deadlock and Dean ....


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Blackburn 1 Spurs 1 - Report And Post Match Reaction

Blackburn manager Mark Hughes felt his side should have been awarded a late penalty during their 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Saturday. Hughes thought Rovers midfielder David Bentley was fouled by Spurs substitute Gilberto eight minutes before full-time. Rovers had come from behind with Bentley setting up a Pedersen equaliser after Berbatov had given Spurs the lead. Hughes said: "It ....


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Hughes Blasts Clattenburg

Mark Hughes felt that Saturday's goalless draw at Reading game did not warrant the flurry of yellow cards shown by refree Mark Clattenburg. "I didn't think the game merited that amount of cards," said Hughes. "As players and managers you review your performance and things that need to be addressed at half-time. Maybe that is what Mr Clattenburg did. "I am sure Steve ....


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Hughes Hails 10-man Rovers

Mark Hughes praised his side highly after the 10-men secured a 3-1 victory over Wigan to keep alive their hopes of UEFA Cup football. Wilson Palacios was sent off with 20 minutes to go for a second bookable offence but Rovers were by far the better side and Hughes was delighted. "I thought we were excellent, a lot of big performances today," said the Rovers boss. "We got ....


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Linesman Rescues Rovers

Everton left Ewood Park yesterday feeling a bit hard done by after a late goal from Andy Johnson was disallowed when there looked like there was absolutely nothing wrong with the goal. If the goal had been allowed to stand and Rovers ended up with nothing from the game then you couldn’t argue that Everton had deserved the three points after they dominated much of the game and hit the ....


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Rovers Share Points With Villa

Blackburn put in a much better performance than last week and could have come away from Villa Park with a win had it not been for a penalty save by Scott Carson. As it was Rovers still took the lead and it was looking like three valuable points would have been picked up when Ashley Young scored with a free kick and gave Villa a share of the spoils. Chances in this game were few and far between, ....


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Bolton 1-2 Rovers: Supersub Roberts!

This was one of those games you could have fallen asleep for the first 40 minutes and not missed anything because it really was dire stuff the two sides were serving up, it was like they were trying to bore each other to death. Fabio Capello’s assistant Franco Baldini was in attendance, he was supposed to be watching David Bentley, but even a Blackburn fan wouldn’t begrudge him ....


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Rovers 1 Coventry City 4

Nobody seemed to be bothered that it was Coventry who had knocked Man United out of the League Cup that Rovers were playing in the FA Cup mainly because it was United’s reserve side. But Rovers learned a lesson from Coventry in how to put your chances away when they came along. This result might just be the kick up the arse that Rovers need to get their season back on track and they need ....


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Rovers 1 Sunderland 0

It wasn’t pretty stuff tonight at Ewood Park but Rovers did enough to win the game with Sunderland thanks to a Benni McCarthy penalty in the second half. There wasn’t a great lot else to get excited about but the three points were very nice to receive. Well, when we say not a lot to get excited about there was a penalty save for Brad Friedel and Dwight Yorke was sent off, but ....


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Rovs Back On Track At Derby

Blackburn Rovers hammered another nail in the coffin of Derby County this afternoon when they came from a goal down to win the game 2-1. But it could have been a different score had Brad Friedel not saved a Howard penalty. In the end Blackburn ended up easy winners but they could have had a few more goals had the chances they created been taken. Rovers had made all the running before Derby took ....


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Rovers 2 Arsenal 3 Aet

Blackburn Rovers were knocked out of the Carling Cup last night by Arsenal’s wonder kids, but in the end they had nobody to blame but themselves for not taking advantage of the Gunners being reduced to ten men just before extra time.  Blackburn started looking like the side that had been struggling in the league of late and the Arsenal kids took control of the game early on sweeping ....


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Youth Team Bow Out Of Cup

Blackburn Rovers youngsters got off to a slow start in the FA Youth Cup last night and in the end paid for it by being knocked out at the first hurdle by Leicester City. The lads were still finding their feet when Leicester scored in the fourth minute when Robbie Burns netted giving Andreas Arestidou no chance of saving. That was a bad start but it could have been a lot worse as the home side ....


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