Stale Draw at West Ham
The goals just weren't big enough for both teams, with both sides counting their chickens after missing chances to gain a valuable 3 points
Christopher Samba returned to the starting line up after serving a 1 match suspension, whilst on song striker, Nikola Kalinic held his starting spot as the lone striker.
Without being too negative, the first half was an epic bore. 1 decent strike on goal in 45 minutes, with Morten Gamst Pedersen's sweetly struck free kicking striking the woodwork 40 minutes in. Apart from this rare opportunity, a real dull first half.
The second half started relatively quietly, almost sending yours truly to sleep. However, play started to liven up in the 60th minute. West Ham, buoyed by the return of Carlton Cole, started to apply the pressure on the Rovers goal. Succesive corners were cleared by Ryan Nelsen, whilst Cole tried his luck from distance, over and out....
Blackburn could then count themselves unlucky. After a goal mouth scramble, Gael Givet toe poked towards goal, with his effort cleared off the line in a desperate last ditch lunge. Martin Olsson tried his luck from just outide the 18 yard box, his powerful drive tipped over the goal.
Blackburn's best opportunity came through Jason 'couldnt score in a brothel' Roberts. The powerful striker brilliantly turned his man after recieving a long ball, however, once through 1 on 1 with the keeper, his tame attempt of shooting the ball into the back of the net, was easily saved.....
West Ham almost nicked the points late, however Robinson was on hand to tip Diamanti's 25 yard swerving free kick over the goal.
0-0 it ended, with Blackburn having the better of the chances, 2 points dropped really.....
Paul Robinson 7
Blackburn Back 4....
Martin Olsson 7.5
Morten Gamst Pedersen 6
Brett Emerton 5
Steven Nzonzi 6
El Hadji Diouf......3
Nikola Kalinic 6.5