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Blackburn Rovers 0 - Manchester City 2

Barclays Premier League

Ewood Park

15/08/09

Attendance: 29,584

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Blackburn Rovers
0 - 2
Manchester City
 
Adebayor (3) Ireland (90)
 
Venue: Ewood Park
 
Attendance: 29,584
The Teams
Paul Robinson
 
 
 
Shay Given
 
 
Lars Jacobsen
 
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
Christopher Samba
 
 
 
Richard Dunne
 
 
Gael Givet
 
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
Stephen Warnock
 
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
El-Hadji Diouf
 
 
(86)
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
Keith Andrews
 
 
(75)
 
Stephen Ireland
 
 
Steven Nzonzi
 
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Gamst Pedersen
 
 
 
De Souza Robinho
 
 
(69)
Jason Roberts
 
 
(65)
 
Emmanuel Adebayor
 
 
Benedict McCarthy
 
 
 
Craig Bellamy
 
 
(67)
Substitutes
Jason Brown
 
 
 
Stuart Taylor
 
 
Vincenzo Grella
 
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
Zurab Khizanishvili
 
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
Paul Gallagher
 
 
(75)
 
Martin Petrov
 
 
Martin Olsson
 
 
 
Carlos Tevez
 
 
(69)
David Hoilett
 
 
(86)
 
Nigel De Jong
 
 
Franco Di Santo
 
 
(65)
 
Vladimir Weiss
 
 
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
8
9
On Target
5
5
Corners
4
3
Offside
3
12
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
42.4
%
57.6
Comments...
Our first away win at our first attempt. Blimey, things are looking up!




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Date:Saturday August 15 2009

Time: 7:40PM

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Blackburn were not awful, but they just don't have any real attackers in their squad. I am glad it was only 2-0, as a big win might have led us into false pretences. We have work to do at the back, and the midfield didn't quiet work, did it? But we have started and it was a win.
BlueWolfie
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15/08/2009 19:51:00

Not a bad start at all. Could have looked better in all around, but still, a win is a win.
severedgein
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15/08/2009 20:03:00

BW, Blackburn created Chances but the difference was that we were more disciplined than we were last season and defended as a unit rather than last ditch tackles. You could see Toure throughout the match directing players to where they should be and Richards will benefit for having Toure in the team. Dunney has upped his game because like the rest of us he thought his place was and is under threat and that is good because you have to be on top of your game to retain your place.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/08/2009 21:57:00

Dunne put in one of his player of the season games and with nedum doing so well it will push him to continue his fine form. Blackburn did well to create so many chances although we coped with the occassion well and discipline saw us through. I can't see many teams working as hard as rovers so good luck to them for the rest of the season.
eighthsin
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16/08/2009 00:06:00

A good game in my opinion fellas, You took your chances well, something we need to start doing fast as the season progresses. And I have to agree, your defensive solidarity yesterday was pretty strong, something I can see that will only get better, especially with Barry just in front. Enjoy the season, im sure it will be a rollercoaster of a ride for both clubs!
im_a_blackburn_rover
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