UK time is: 16:50:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gunners Break down the Fortress

Goals to Theo Walcott and Arshavin ensured Arsenal scraped all 3 points at Ewood Park, despite a gallant effort from the home boys, and a first Rovers Premier League goal for starlet, M B Diouf...

It was built up all week as a game of 2 styles of football, with both managers making claims, and defending the opposing claims. However it was on the pitch were the game was settled, and unfortunately for Blackburn, luck favoured the Gunners.

Allardyce sent out the tried and tested 4-4-2, with Phil Jones and Vince Grella playing the central midfield position. MB Diouf and Kalinic were paired up together up front in a sign of intent.

Both teams had early opportuities to open the scoring. An Abou Diaby strike from the 18 yard mark struck Vince Grella, taking a wicked deflection, however Robinson managed to pull of a save. Blackburn then had a chance on the other end, with Nelsen having the keeper beaten with a header, however Fabregas was on the line to clear to safety.

Blackburn started peppering the Arsenal box,however El Hadji Diouf could not find his namesake open in the box, a good chance gone begging.

Arsenal did manage to score though, a fast counter saw Fabregas split the Rovers defence with a through ball into Theo Walcotts path, the young Englishman striking into the far corner of the net, 1-0 Arsenal

It did not take Blackburn too long to restore parity, and it was the Diouf show! El Hadji Diouf carved up his man, running around him, then cutting the ball for MB Diouf, who out foxed his man, striking into an open net..... 1-1

The second half continued the exciting encounter, with both teams pushing for the lead. Unfortunately for Rovers, luck favoured the Gunners, with Arshavin pouncing on a blocked Fabregas shot,beating the approaching Robinson to the ball, and into the back of the net...2-1 Arsenal

Dunn came on for Grella in an attempt to add some creativity in midfield, however this rather had the opposite effect, with the Blues losing their bite in midfield, leaving Arsenal to carry out the final 30 minutes with little threat to their goal.

So a home loss for Rovers, with Sam Allardyce left dissapointed at the lack of opportunities created, and a loss to his nemesis Mr Wenger




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Sasman! Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 29 2010

Time: 10:06AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Nice one Sas! good skills. Rovers were very good and didn't deserve to lose but Arsenal were clinical and that is what you get when you play a top side. This should give us confidence for the rest of the season...
Mikey Delap
Report Abuse
29/08/2010 12:11:00

we looked real good for the most part, and the ball was kept on the ground much more than usual. amazing defending
the shire
Report Abuse
29/08/2010 13:16:00

Good game. Combative and full of action. A correction to the article - it was Robin van Persie's pass which split the Blackburn defence for the 1st goal - not Fabregas's.
Deltaforce
Report Abuse
29/08/2010 15:03:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers Preview: Derby (A) (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Ram Raid? (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Team News: Derby County v Blackburn (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Blackburn MotM Against Swansea (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Rovers At Home Again (Monday January 26 2015)

No Rhode To Swansea (Monday January 26 2015)

Cardiff City Trip Rearranged (Monday January 26 2015)

Could We Go All The Way?? (Sunday January 25 2015)

Paying The Price (Sunday January 25 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dallydally 41
2. Walker 18
3. roverjoy 17
4. rover50 13
5. Rye of the Rovers 11
6. rovers2011 11
7. marshinrover 3
8. Tombo1984 2
9. cboyer 2
10. ptholt 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Wolves 27 12 8 7 -2 44
8. Norwich 27 12 7 8 16 43
9. Sheff Wed 26 9 10 7 -2 37
10. Blackburn 26 9 9 8 1 36
11. Birmingham 26 9 8 9 -8 35
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34

Breaking League News

Rovers Preview: Derby (A)
Blackburn : 27/01/2015 16:32:00
Gray: Let's maintain play-off push
Sheff Wed : 27/01/2015 16:01:00
Four Fired Up Town Strikers
Ipswich : 27/01/2015 15:43:00
Winger slightly disappointed
Middlesbrough : 27/01/2015 15:27:00
Just champion says Karanka
Middlesbrough : 27/01/2015 15:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Derby v Blackburn
Suggested By:  
Blackburn win 30%
Derby win 40%
Draw 30%