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Frustration! Blackburn v Newcastle United match report (with video highlights and interviews).

February 13th, 2011 | 26 Comments |

Alan Pardew impersonates a teapot.
Alan Pardew impersonates a teapot.
Speaking on this game, and the one that preceded it, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew said that the Arsenal game was one that he would “remember for the rest of his life”. However on the game with Blackburn he commented “This is one I can instantly forget.”

Perhaps he shouldn’t though. Besides being far more exciting than the 0-0 scoreline suggests, there were lessons to be learned.

On with the game itself though. Pardew decided to revert to a 4-4-2 formation with Lovenkrands joining Best upfront. They certainly made a much better start in this game than the last one, with a first chance coming to Newcastle. Captain, Kevin Nolan almost try to get on to a very decent pullback from Joey Barton, but was unable to connect.

The next chance was one of the few that fell to Blackburn though. Around five minutes after the Nolan chance, a clearance from Blackburn’s goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, was headed on by captain, Chris Samba. This in turn found the head of Manchester City misfit, Roque Santa Cruz, who also made a rasping header which hit the post. (more…)