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Rovers win Lancashire Derby

Blackpool
1 - 2
Blackburn

Bloomfield Road

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Blackburn made the short trip to Blackpool, and brought back home all 3 points after a comical own goal and a late Brett Emerton winner either side of Matt Phillips' lovely strike for the Tangerines

With 3 key absentees, Vince Grella, Jason Roberts and David Dunn, Sam Allardyce welcomed back Steve Nzonzi, hopefully recovering from the 15 minutes of fame getting to his head!

Robinson
Salgado
Nelsen
Samba
Givet
Jones
Nzonzi
Pedersen
EH Diouf
MB Diouf
Kaliic

Blackpool almost got off to a dream start. A well struck corner drifted towards the far 6 yard box corner, David Vaughan rising highest, with his pin point header cleared of the line by Salgado. Blackpool looked threatening down either flanks, managing to overlap our normally well structured wide men. Brett Ormerod followed with a neat cross, cleared by Gael Givet.

For all their early persistence, Blackpool could not find the net, well actually, they found the wrong net! A darting run down the left flank by EH Diouf saw a whipped cross hit the penalty spot. Kalinic flicked it on to the far post where Adam tried to head it back to Gilks in goals. However, Gilks was wrong footed and the ball rolled into the goal....Are the footballing Gods looking over Rovers this year or what???? Blackburn 1-0....

Blackburn almost doubled their lead immediately. Gamst stepped up for the free kick, Samba powering a header into the post and Kalinic blasting wide from the rebound. Diouf started to look extremely dangerous, teeing up Emerton, Kalinic and Jones, however Gilks was up to the task, making the necessary saves.

Then it was Paul Robinsons turn to make the vital saves, pulling off a remarkable stop from Adam then Taylor-Fletcher. Blackpool had started to up the tempo and were taking the game to Blackburn.

And they were rewarded in the 85th minute with 19 year old Phillips scoring a goal he will remember for years to come. Picking up the ball on the right edge, Phillips dashed inwards, skipping past Givet and unleashing a powerful strike from the 18 yard box and into the bottom corner of the net....1-1

However there was a twist in the game in the 3rd minute of extra time. The ball bobbled up for Benjani in the box, who attempted to strike on goal, with the Blackpool defence scrambling to block it. The rebound fell to Brett Emerton, curling a shot from 16 yards with his left foot, inch perfect, into the bottom corner of the net....

2-1 Blackburn!!!!!!

Blackburn had managed their first away win of the campaign, thanks to a bit of loving from the footballing Gods, and Rovers legend, Brett Emerton...

Next stop, Stoke City!

Star Player

El Hadji Diouf

Yet again Dioufy absolutely tore up. Beat his man all the time, deliveries were amazing, work effort outstanding, Dioufy is by far having his season of a lifetime!


Writer:Sasman!
Date:Sunday September 26 2010
Time: 12:36AM

Comments

0
brilliant result, up the rovers!!
ropers rovers
26/09/2010 02:51:00
0
Great stuff to win a game in extra time like that!! Brett was great in a forward playing role and i hope he can stay off the bench and keep playing there, It's worked for the Aussie team so well over the years. And Diouf was yet again amazing!!!
oziroversfan
26/09/2010 04:15:00
0
The shot by Emo was a bit on the slow side but the placement couldn't have been any better at all... just shows you don't have to smash it to score if you have the skill to place it like that.
Mikey Delap
26/09/2010 09:14:00
0
And it was off his left boot too! Classy, Very classy. I thought we were in for another draw for sure!!! Nothing like a last minute winner!! And i must admit its great to see one of your old pals score one for the team you love!! :D
oziroversfan
26/09/2010 09:30:00
0
Good result, we really needed that. Was fearing the worst when it stayed at 1-0 for so long and then they got the equalizer. We did get another fortunate goal though but at least we scored twice at long last.
ITSALLROVER
26/09/2010 11:50:00
0
Emerton in that advanced role has got potential as well...
Mikey Delap
26/09/2010 11:59:00
0
the goal makes a world of difference given our poor run of results going in. hopefully, this will give us some momentum. great strike Emo.
DommyWalker
26/09/2010 15:19:00
0
As Dommy says hopefully it will give us some momentum. Especially as we all remember what happened away at Stoke last season! Should be a good game!
fransavarese
27/09/2010 08:40:00
0
An important win - valuable three points - and back into the top half of the table.
FreidelNo.1
27/09/2010 14:02:00
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