Saturday, 17 September 2011

Barclays Premier League Matches LIVE:

Today's LIVE 3:00 BPL Matches:
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs QPR
Bolton Wanderers vs Norwich City
Everton vs Wigan Athletic
Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion

LIVE 12:45 Kickoff:
Blackburn Rovers vs Arsenal:
Teams will be up shortly.
*Both teams will be looking to win today, Blackburn will fancy their chances against a average Arsenal side who have only won one of their last 4 games in the BPL this season. They are both under pressure to get good results with Blackburn in 20th place and Arsenal in 12th. Arsenal will want to build confidence and I expect them to get a comfortable win at Ewood Park.*


Sunday's LIVE BPL Matches:
Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool: 13:30
Fulham vs Manchester City: 15:00
Stoke City vs Sunderland: 15:00
Manchester United vs Chelsea: 16:00


Blackburn vs Arsenal 
Just over 30 minutes to go until the first BPL weekend kickoff....

*Teams:*
*Blackburn Rovers:*
*Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Dann, Holiett, Givet, Lowe, Nzonzi, Yakubu, Rochina, Formica. Subs: Bunn, Olsson, Grella, Petrovic, Vukcevic, Roberts, Hanley.*

*Arsenal:*
*Scszesny, Mertesacker, Sagna, Kosicelny, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Gervinho, Ramsey, Van Persie, Arshavin. Subs: Fabianski, Walcott, Gibbs, Djourou, Chamakh, Benayoun, Coquelin.*

Gervinho returns from his three match ban and Andre Santos makes his first PL appearence.
*A strong Arsenal side... and I expect Gervinho and Arteta to score .....*

BREAKING NEWS: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs QPR may be cancelled today. There has been a power cut. More news when I get it.

Just under 10 minutes until kick-off at Ewood Park.....
Blackburn Rovers fans are staging a protest march calling for Steve Kean to be removed as their manager.

Blackburn Rovers vs Arsenal:

0: Kick-off here at Ewood Park.
1: Bacary Sagna takes a throw-in for Arsenal.
2: Cross by David Holiett. Save by Szczesny.
4: Shot by Rochina from 30yards..... missed.
4: Arsenal Goal kick.
5: Cross by Bacary Sagna, finds Robin Van Persie into the box...... missed.
6: BLACKBURN FOUL: Yakubu on Mertesacker.
10: Good pass by Alexandre Song..... to Gervinho in the box... he shoots...... GOAL!!!!

Blackburn Rovers 0 Arsenal 1
Gervinho scores his first goal in the BPL.
Song with the assist.

18: ARSENAL FOUL: By Mikel Arteta on Michel Salgado. Injury: Salgado.
Blackburn SUB:

Radosav Petrovic ON
Michel Salgado OFF

25: GOAL. David Holiett passes to Yakubu and he shoots from 18yards out and beats Szczesny.

Blackburn Rovers 1 Arsenal 1

33: Cross by David Holiett... saved by Szczesny.
33: BLACKBURN FOUL: Steven Nzonzi with the foul on Aaron Ramsey.

BREAKING NEWS: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs QPR may still continue as normal as the power cut has been restored.

34: Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal. Plays the ball to Mikel Arteta in the 18yard box. He shoots.... GOAL!!!

Blackburn Rovers 1 Arsenal 2
Mikel Arteta with his first goal for Arsenal in the 34th minute.
Aaron Ramsey with the assist from his freekick.

36: BLACKBURN FOUL: Mauro Formica with a foul on Alex Song.
36: Many tackles flying in here at Ewood Park with just under 10 minutes until half-time.

41: ARSENAL FOUL: Alex Song with a foul on David Holiett.
43: Cross by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.... clearance away by Jason Lowe.
43: Throw-in by Andre Santos for Arsenal.
44: Gervinho moving into the 18yard box for Arsenal.... takes a shot..... blocked by Scott Dann to deny Gervinho of a second goal in this game.
44: Very fast paced first half....
44: Robin Van Persie delivers a corner but Paul Robinson catches the ball for Blackburn.
44: SHOT COUNT: Blackburn: 5 Arsenal: 9
45: ARSENAL FOUL: Handball by Gervinho.

45+1: The referee blows for half time at Ewood Park.
HALF TIME:
Blackburn Rovers 1 Arsenal 2

45: The second half begins at Ewood Park.
47: Throw-in by Andre Santos for Arsenal.
47: ARSENAL FOUL: Andrey Arshavin was beaten by Jason Lowe but he tackled late. Freekick to Blackburn Rovers.
49: GOAL. Blackburn have pulled level again! Own goal by Alex Song.

Blackburn Rovers 2 Arsenal 2
*Come on Arsenal. 40 minutes to score...... We need a win. Especially against Blackburn....*

50: Arsenal are about to make a sub.
50: It's pouring down with rain here at Ewood Park.
50: ARSENAL SUB:
Johan Djourou ON
Bacary Sagna OFF

55: Gervinho running with the ball.... cleared away by Petrovic.
56: BLACKBURN SUB:
Martin Olsson ON
Ruben Rochina OFF

57: ARSENAL FOUL: Johan Djourou fouls David Holiett. He has been booked. Yellow Card.
58: Blackburn are piling on the pressure on Arsenal.
58: *Steve Kean has obviously done his homework on Arsenal during midweek against German opposition.*
59: GOAL. Yakubu scored for Blackburn Rovers. 3-2 to Rovers. Hint of offside from Yakubu but Nzonzi assists Yakubu's goal.
60: *WOW..... Very disappointing... We dominated the first half but we are trailing.... 2-1 to 3-2.*
62: Theo Walcott looks to be coming on for Arsenal soon..
63: ARSENAL SUB:
Theo Walcott ON
Andrey Arshavin OFF

BLACKBURN SUB:
Simon Vuckevic ON
Mauro Formica OFF

65: *Walcott should have started instead of Arshavin.....*

66: BLACKBURN FOUL: Scott Dann fouled Theo Walcott close to the penalty area. 24 yards out.
66: Aaron Ramsey shoots but deflected..... Corner.
68: OWN GOAL. Laurent Kosicelny scores an own goal to make it 4-2 to Blackburn. *They started in 20th place...... I am upset now...... What a terrible performance by Arsenal in this second half.... I could have done better and I am a goalkeeper...*

*Wolverhampton Wanderers vs QPR:*
*Team News:*
*Wolves:*
*Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Kightly, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis,Ward,Doyle. SUBS: De Vries, Hunt, Vokes, Hammill, Milijas, Foley, Guedioura.*
*QPR:*
*Kenny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore, Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips,  Bothroyd, Taarabt. SUBS: Murphy, Hall, Campbell, Buzsaky, Connolly, Smith, Puncheon.

85: Arsenal have late hope! Robin Van Persie with the cross to Chamakh who heads the ball into the Blackburn net.

88: Blackburn Rovers 4 Arsenal 3....
*We should have won..... Disappointing...... Two own goals and a Yakubu offside goal.....
89: Blackburn Rovers are time wasting.....*I hate this when this happens......*
90: 4 minutes of stoppage time to play. Arsenal need an equaliser but is it too late??
90+1: CHANCE: Per Mertesacker heads Andre Santos just over the bar. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(
90+2: Arsenal passing into the penalty area.... Corner to Arsenal. Last gasp.....
Cross to Chamakh.... OH MY!!!! HOW DID HE MISS THAT!!!! That's why I say he is a terrible player...
90+3: Seconds to play....
90+4: The referee blows for the final whistle.... We should have thrashed Rovers at least 5-1.... I am absolutely speechless.... I am in disbelief..... I am going to cry.. :(  5matches played and only 4 points.
Blackburn Rovers 4 Arsenal 3 FT

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United LIVE
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs QPR LIVE
Bolton Wanderers vs Norwich City LIVE
Everton vs Wigan Athletic LIVE
Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion LIVE

GOAL

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 QPR 1
Joey Barton scores his first goal since 2007. 8 minutes gone. 1-0 to QPR.

GOAL
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 QPR 2
Alejandro Faurlin scores for QPR to make it 2-0! Away from home plus 2 goals in 2 minutes.

GOAL
Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 0
Gabriel Agbonlahor scores his 3rd goal of the season for Villa.
Villa 1 Newcastle 0.

PENALTY
Swansea City vs West Bromwich Albion:

Scott Sinclair to take the penalty for Swansea...... GOAL!!!
He scores Swansea's first goal of the BPL season in the 14th minute.

Swansea City 1 West Bromwich Albion 0