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Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Wednesday

Blackburn Rovers
3 - 1
Wednesday

Ewood Park, Blackburn

24/08/11 - 8pm

Attendance: 8,607

Referee:

A CRAZY opening seven minutes at Ewood Park saw Wednesday gift Blackburn Rovers three goals and put paid to any hopes of a Carling Cup shock on Wednesday night.

The hosts made a blistering start to the second round clash and took full advantage of Wednesday's defensive frailties as a brace from Ruben Rochina David Goodwillie strike put them 3-0 up.

It could have been more for Steve Kean's men, who also saw two goals chalked off by the officials in the first-half. The Owls at least salvaged some pride from the contest when Clinton Morrison netted what turned out to be a consolation strike early after the break.

Both sides made changes for the cup clash, although Rovers may have looked at the game as the chance to kick-start their season after a sluggish start in the Premier League.

Kean named a strong-looking squad and Rovers simply blew their visitors away in a scintillating opening seven minutes.

Rovers came flying out of the traps and Rochina slotted his first home in the third minute, diverting home a Brett Emerton cross, before the Spanish strike broke free of a shell-shocked Wednesday defence just a minute later to double Blackburn's lead.

Wednesday were rattled and Rovers made matters worse in the seventh minute, this time Goodwillie cashing in on some poor Wednesday defending to make it 3-0 and give the visitors a huge mountain to climb.

O'Donnell could do little about any of the three goals as his defence simply crumbled in front of him. The Owls struggled to get back into the game but Goodwillie's strike was, at least, to be Rovers' last of the game.

The Scottish striker could have made it four had another effort not been ruled out for offside as the Owls were living dangerously in defence.

The early set-back prompted Megson to make a change to his formation but it wasn't helped by an injury to Jon Otsemobor, who was taken off injured, Chris Lines taking his place midway through the half and Liam Palmer dropping to right-back.

Giles Coke issued Wednesday's real shot in anger before half-time, but Rovers were in total control when the referee blew for half-time.

Half-Time: Blackburn 3-0 Wednesday

Wednesday made one change for the second-half, with Morrison coming on to replace Gary Madine in a like-for-like change.

Things couldn't have got much worse for the Owls, but the visitors actually grabbed a lifeline not long after the restart and it was through that man Morrison, latching on to a Lines ball to score for Wednesday.

It gave Wednesday a lift and they started playing better football after the goal - things couldn't have got much worse - although the goal threat was still there from Rovers as Radoslav Petrovic had two good chances to extend the hosts' lead.

Goodwillie also had a good chance to bag his second of the night but O'Donnell came racing from his line to produce a top-drawer save and keep the visitors in the contest.

Time was ticking away though, and Blackburn didn't allow the Owls too many sights on goal. Giles Coke did test Bunn from long-range, while James O'Connor had a couple of half chances to grab Wednesday a second goal, but it wasn't to be.

Full-Time: Blackburn 3-1 Wednesday

Wednesday: O'Donnell, Otsemobor (Lines 26), Batth, R Johnson, Reynolds, Sedgwick, O'Connor, Coke, Palmer, Madine (Morrison 46), Uchechi. Unused substitutes: Weaver, Beevers, Prutton, Bennett, Semedo.

Blackburn: Bunn, Emerton, Olsson, Givet, Hanley (Lowe 46), Nzonzi (Dunn 71), Petrovic, Rochina (Hoillet 81), Pedersen, Formica, Goodwillie. Unused substitutes: Robinson, Salgado, Ribeiro, Roberts.




Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday August 24 2011
Time: 10:38PM

Comments

0
Oh well pick up dust off and bring on scunny. Not our priority at goes for the fa cup aswell IMO.
OWL25
25/08/2011 06:40:00
0
Still look at the bright side according to the sun ALF has handed in a transfer request.With us Coventry,and Reading leading the chase.Is Megson gonna get his man after all?.Plus who is the bigger club out of us 3!!!!
garrymo
25/08/2011 07:29:00
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No Brownie Points for team selection I'm afraid but I blame the ref for starting the match before we were ready. 8:15 kick off and we'd have won 1-0!
OurMaurice
25/08/2011 08:13:00
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I wonder where ALF could be going??
Radon Barrier
25/08/2011 09:13:00
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A strong premiership side wanting to progress vs a weakened league 1 team not bothered, there was always only going to be one winner. That said, some of the fringe players will hardly have given GM food for thought especially on the defensive side, all 3 goals were shocking defending at any level. That's 1 of the 20 plus goals CM said he wanted this season!!! 3-0 after 8 minutes i thought it would be a cricket score so finishing 3-1 isn't too bad, we won the 2nd half!!
sussexowl
25/08/2011 09:51:00
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If Reading are serious I can't see us competing with them, it's a bit of a step up from League 2 to the championship though, I would have thought they'd set their sights slightly higher in an effort to replace Long with a more proven goal scorer at that level.
sussexowl
25/08/2011 09:54:00
0
Hes staying in sheffield
Radon Barrier
25/08/2011 10:40:00
0
Oooh Radon. I hope there isn't a custard pie currently in orbit with your name on it!
OurMaurice
25/08/2011 11:02:00
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Have you seen some of the rumours knocking around! Clinton to Middlesbrough?? Gavin Mahon to add more to centre mid (that's all we have, why would we need another!) Giles Coke to Watford (strange one?) Anyway, this loss is one less distraction to worry about! Not bothered although slightly disappointed with how we conceded 3 goals! Over the course of 90 minutes I can understand, but the first 10 minutes?? Megson would've flipped!!
Owls That!
25/08/2011 12:04:00
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Ourmaurice you should have more faith - he is staying in sheffield but going to the blue half - won't be official this week though.
Radon Barrier
25/08/2011 13:08:00
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