FA Premiership
Blackburn Rovers 3 West Ham United 2

Saturday, 10th December 2005
by East Stand Martin

It almost seems beyond belief but the last time I went to Blackburn was during the 1980/81 season, almost 25 years ago to the day. That’s only just a tad longer than Joey Barton’s brother went down for the other week ...



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Player Ratings

Roy Carroll
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Tomas Repka
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Paul Konchesky
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Danny Gabbidon
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Anton Ferdinand
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Hayden Mullins
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Mark Noble
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Yossi Benayoun
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Matthew Etherington
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Bobby Zamora
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Marlon Harewood
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Substitutes

Christian Dailly
(Replaced Gabbidon, 21) Comments to follow.


David Bellion
(Replaced Noble, 61) Comments to follow.


Jeremie Aliadiere
(Replaced Zamora, 76) Comments to follow.


Shaka Hislop
Did not play.


Sean Newton
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Roy Carroll, Tomas Repka, Paul Konchesky, Danny Gabbidon, Anton Ferdinand, Hayden Mullins, Mark Noble, Yossi Benayoun, Matthew Etherington, Bobby Zamora, Marlon Harewood.

Goals: Bobby Zamora 45 Marlon Harewood 62                .

Booked: Mark Noble 5 Paul Konchesky 44 Tomas Repka 66 Anton Ferdinand 68 Marlon Harewood 86 Roy Carroll 89.

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Blackburn Rovers: Friedel, Neill, Khizanishvili, Gray, Reid, Emerton, Savage, Tugay, Pedersen, Bentley, Dickov.

Subs not used: Enckelman, Thompson, Jansen.

Goals: Dickov (55 pen, 57), Kuqi (76).

Booked: Tugay (78), Gray (87).

Sent off: None.

Referee: M.Riley.

Attendance: 20,370.

Man of the Match: Roy Carroll.