Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Years Eve LIVE EPL Match Special:

Today's EPL Matches:

Arsenal vs QPR: LIVE at 15:00pm
Norwich vs Fulham: LIVE at 15:00pm
Bolton vs Wolves: LIVE at 15:00pm
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: LIVE at 15:00pm
Stoke City vs Wigan Athletic: LIVE at 15:00pm 
Swansea City vs Tottenham Hotspur: LIVE at 15:00pm

Manchester United vs Blackburn Rovers: LIVE NOW

United vs Blackburn :Top vs Bottom

Manchester United vs Blackburn Rovers:


De Gea, Rafael, Carrick, Jones, Evra, Nani, Valencia, Park, Welbeck, Berbatov, Hernandez. Subs: Lindegaard, Diouf, Anderson, Pogba, Cole, Fryers, Keane.

FACT: Phil Jones plays against his former club today.

FACT: Today is Sir Alex Ferguson's 70th birthday.
FACT: If United avoid defeat today, they will go top on the last day of 2012.

Bunn, Samba, Lowe, Hanley, Pedersen, Formica, NZonzi, Henley, Rochina, Petrovic, Yakubu.
Subs: Kean, Slew, Vukcevic, Goodwillie, Morris, Blackman, Linganzi.
FACT: Blackburn have not beaten Manchester United since September 2005.
FACT: Blackburn Rovers' starting X1 is their youngest ever in a EPL match, averaging 23 years and 320 days of age. 
FACT: Blackburn have conceded 32 goals this season.

0: The referee blows the whistle to start the match here at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers.
3: Blackburn keep giving the ball away here... not a good start for the away side.
6: Manchester United forwards Danny Welbeck and Nani are finding it easy to get into the penalty area here.
15: Dimitar Berbatov is pulling defender Christopher Smaba's shirt inside the penalty area.... he's gone down in the box.... PENALTY AWARDED!!!
16: Yakubu to take the penalty against keeper David De Gea..... he shoots.... GOAL!!! Yakubu breaks the deadlock!!!
FACT: Yakubu has now scored 11 goals this season for Blackburn, the most goals by a Blackburn player for 14 seasons.
20: Shot by United full-back Rafael Da Silva from 20 yards out.... save by Mark Bunn.
23: Foul by Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick on Blackburn's Mauro Formica. Michael Carrick booked for a late challenge.
27: Shot by midfielder Ruben Rochina from 40 yards out..... SAVE!!! by goalkeeper David De Gea.
27: Corner by Luis Nani into the Blackburn box, attacked by Phil Jones.... blocked by keeper Bunn!!!
32: Shot by Manchester United's Nani from 18 yards... OVER THE BAR!!!!!
42: Shot by Blackburn midfielder Ruben Rochina from 20 yards out... MISS!!
44: Nani with a shot from 18 yards out...!!!!! PARRIED by Mark Bunn!
45+3: The referee blows the whistle for half-time here at Old Trafford.
United will feel disappointed after conceding a penalty that they should not have.
Blackburn will hope they can keep on pressing United and win the game.

45: The referee blows the whistle to start the second half here.
Manchester United SUB:
Anderson ON
Javier Hernandez OFF

47: Foul by defender Jason Lowe on United's Luis Nani. Jason Lowe booked for a mistimed tackle.
51: Blackburn striker Yakubu with the ball at his feet.... he spins past the United defence and takes a shot from 12 yards out.... the ball goes past De Gea, GOAL!!! Blackburn are 2-0 ahead!!
52: Rafael passes the ball into the box for Berbatov who heads the ball towards the goal.... HE SCORES!!!! 2-1! 
FACT: Berbatov scores Manchester United's 1500th goal in the EPL.

55: Blackburn SUB:
Josh Morris ON
Ruben Rochina OFF

56: Foul by Blackburn midfielder Radosav Petrovic on Manchester United's Anderson.
Petrovic booked for a bad tackle.
62: Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia with the ball at his feet..... he runs down the wing with electric pace and crosses the ball into the 16 yard box for Dimitar Berbatov who shoots from 12 yards out.... HE SCORES!!!!! and equalises for United!
68: Cross by Valencia to defender Phil Jones who heads the ball... MISS!!! Goal-kick taken long by Mark Bunn.
80: Shot by Blackburn defender Adam Henley from 12 yards out... blocked by United defender Phil Jones.... Corner swung into the box by midfielder Morten Gmst Pedersen..... defender Grant Hanley who heads the ball.... GOAL!!! Blackburn are in-front again!
10 minutes left of the match for United to salvage something here.
90+4: The referee blows the whistle for full-time here at Old Trafford.

Now onto the 15:00pm kick-offs:

Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Hutchinson.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Clark, N'Zogbia, Ireland, Agbonlahor. Subs: Marshall, Hutton, Bent, Delfouneso, Bannan, Weimann, Gardner.

The London derby between Arsenal and QPR:

Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Ramsey, Arshavin, Van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Chamakh, Benayoun, Coquelin.

QPR: Cerny, Young, Connolly, Gabbidon, Traore, Faurlin, Barton, Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Bothroyd. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Hill, Derry, Campbell, Smith, Helguson.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Ricketts, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Ngog, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Robinson, Eagles, Sanli, Kevin Davies, Wheater, O'Halloran.

FACT: Sam Ricketts makes his 1st EPL appearance for ten months today after a bad Achilles injury.

Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Hunt, Henry, Ward, Jarvis, Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Edwards, Hammill, Doyle, Doherty, Foley, Guedioura.

FACT: Nenad Milijas misses the match against Bolton due to a suspension from the Arsenal match in midweek.

Over the Wales where Swansea host high-flying Spurs side which includes £45million rated midfielder Gareth Bale.

Swansea: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Monk, Taylor, Dyer, Dobbie, Allen, Gower, Sinclair, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Britton, Graham, Routledge, Lita, Rangel, Agustien.

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Assou-Ekotto, Kaboul, Gallas, Modric, Parker, Sandro, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Defoe, Dawson, Kranjcar, Rose, Livermore, Pienaar.

Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Pilkington, Johnson, Fox, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison.
Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Bennett, Barnett, Wilbraham.

Fulham: Stockdale, Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Dempsey, Frei, Orlando Sa, Dembele.
Etheridge, Sidwell, Baird, Kasami, Duff, Hughes, Etuhu.