Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Missed Chances Almost Cost Rovers

Missed Chances Almost Cost Rovers

After yet another superb performance Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley reflected on the UEFA Cup defeat to Bayer Leverkusen admitting missed chances cost us... almost!

I say missed chances almost costs us, we still went down 3-2 to Leverkusen in Germany but the two away goals, the one at the death from Shabani Nonda in particular could prove priceless as I'm certain that we will win the second leg at Ewood Park next Thursday so having to win by one goal as opposed to two (although I still think we'll do this anyway!) will make the job a lot easier than it could have been.

The 3-2 defeat could and maybe should have been different as Rovers were guilty of missing chances a plenty that could have seen the game out of Leverkusen's reach by half time! As it was the sides went in with Leverkusen 2-1 up, having taken the lead against the run of play only for Bentley to equalise with a deflected free kick; another deflection saw the host's lead resorted on half time. When speaking to Five after the game Bentley said:

"We started very well. We had a lot of chances but we didn't take them - and we conceded some bad goals.

"I am pleased to get on the scoresheet, but it was more important to get the away goals.

"It was a great finish from Nonda - we got a bit lucky, but there you go. Now we are just looking to take it into the second leg."

Leverkusen to their credit also created many openings and maybe could have scored more themselves so we have to be thankful for the fact they didn't.

So it is all set up nicely for the second leg but one man who will definitely not participate is Aaron Mokoena. The South African International picked up his third booking of the competition so will have to sit out the second leg to serve a one match ban.


Don't forget "Walkerbout" this coming Sunday evening in the forum between 6pm & 7pm. For more information click here

Why should you sign up to Vital Blackburn? - Click Here


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

Writer:Walker
Date:Thursday February 15 2007
Time: 11:56AM

Comments

0
3-2 may sound bad on the face of it but it really isn't, the two away goals are vital and I 100% feel they will be enough to see us through to the last 16 as we WILL score goals in the second leg! We may concede but I'm certain we'll win, and win well enough to win on away goals at least.
Hughes Da Man
15/02/2007 12:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Audio - Coyle Thanks The Fans

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle has been given his thoughts following today's victory over Derby County.

Stats: Derby County v Blackburn

All the stats from Derby County (1) vs (2) Blackburn, iPro Stadium, 24/9/16 Att: 26,602

Follow Derby v Blackburn Live On Twitter

Blackburn go to the iPro Stadium as the visitors to Derby today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Pre-Match - Derby v Blackburn

Blackburn recorded a first league win under Coyle when Rotherham were beaten four-two at Ewood Park last Saturday. After the League Cup exit at Leeds a match at Derby awaits tomorrow.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Derby MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Steele0%
Lowe0%
Greer0%
Hoban0%
Williams0%
Marshall0%
Guthrie0%
Evans0%
Conway0%
Gallagher25%
Emnes75%
Sub - Graham0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Norwich 9 6 2 1 20 6
2 Huddersfield 9 6 1 2 19 4
3 Brighton 9 5 2 2 17 6
4 Reading 9 5 2 2 17 0
5 Newcastle 9 5 1 3 16 10
6 Birmingham 9 4 4 1 16 4
7 Barnsley 9 5 0 4 15 6
8 Wolves 9 4 3 2 15 3
9 Brentford 9 4 2 3 14 6
10 Bristol City 9 4 2 3 14 5
11 Sheff Wed 9 4 2 3 14 -1
12 Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 13 -1
13 Fulham 9 3 4 2 13 -2
14 Ipswich 9 3 3 3 12 0
15 Forest 9 3 2 4 11 -2
16 Q.P.R. 9 3 2 4 11 -4
17 Aston Villa 9 1 6 2 9 0
18 Burton 9 2 3 4 9 -2
19 Preston 9 3 0 6 9 -4
20 Blackburn 9 2 2 5 8 -6
21 Cardiff 9 2 2 5 8 -7
22 Derby County 9 1 3 5 6 -6
23 Rotherham 9 1 3 5 6 -12
24 Wigan 9 1 2 6 5 -3
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker5
2.ukabbdav1
3.hmibennett1