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Blackburn Rovers 0 - Manchester City 2

Barclays Premier League

Ewood Park


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
Keith Andrews
Stephen Ireland
Steven Nzonzi
Gareth Barry
Gamst Pedersen
De Souza Robinho
Jason Roberts
Emmanuel Adebayor
Benedict McCarthy
Craig Bellamy
Jason Brown
Stuart Taylor
Vincenzo Grella
Nedum Onuoha
Zurab Khizanishvili
Pablo Zabaleta
Paul Gallagher
Martin Petrov
Martin Olsson
Carlos Tevez
David Hoilett
Nigel De Jong
Franco Di Santo
Vladimir Weiss
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Our first away win at our first attempt. Blimey, things are looking up!

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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