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Blackburn Rovers 0 - Manchester City 2 - Stats

Blackburn Rovers
0 - 2
Manchester City

Barclays Premier League

Ewood Park

15/08/09

Attendance: 29,584

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

Blackburn RoversManchester City
Adebayor (3) Ireland (90)
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!

Writer:Tudor
Date:Saturday August 15 2009
Time: 7:40PM

Comments

0
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
15/08/2009 19:51:00
0
Not a bad start at all. Could have looked better in all around, but still, a win is a win.
severedgein
15/08/2009 20:03:00
0
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
15/08/2009 21:57:00
0
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
16/08/2009 00:06:00
0
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
16/08/2009 12:37:00
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