Saturday, 31 December 2011

Rovers start to get a bit of Christmas luck.

It was all doom and gloom at Ewood after Bolton beat Rovers just before Christmas to out them bottom of the table on Christmas day.

Anti Kean and Venkys protest were the order of the day. However going into two big away games the Rovers hadn't changed a thing.

The boxing day game at Anfield was the first that Rovers were going to lose. However in the first half the Blackburn team had not read the script. An own goal by former Blackpool striker Charlie Adam saw the Rovers lead one goal to nil at half time. Liverpool got a go back when the teams came back onto the field but one point from that game was great.

It was a trip to Old Trafford on New Years Eve to take on Manchester Utd that was the second of the two Christmas games that Rovers couldn't win. It was 2nd v bottom. All Utd had to do was draw to be top of the table on January the first.

Again, Rovers didn't read the script, the Yak taking the first half lead. In the second half Rovers even got a second but that two goal lead only lead for less than a minute as Utd got one back.

It wasn't long before Utd drew level. 2-2. With not long to go Manchester United piled on the pressure looking for the goal that would see them 3 points clear at the top. But it was Blackburn that got the goal. And managed to see out the rest of the game.

Blackburn taking 4 away points from 6.

- Adrian Chenery

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