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Mikel Arteta Arteta was the hero for Everton, scoring the winner in injury-time

A controversial last-gasp penalty by Mikel Arteta handed Everton their first win of the season after Blackburn dramatically missed two spot-kicks.

Tim Howard was Everton's earlier hero when he saved a 46th-minute penalty from Blackburn's Junior Hoilett.

The giant American keeper then watched Mauro Formica's 77th-minute spot-kick slam against the post.

Arteta's late winner came after referee Lee Mason ruled Chris Samba had flattened Marouane Fellaini.

Despite a host of complaints from incensed Blackburn players, the penalty was awarded in the second minute of stoppage time and Arteta's confident finish condemned Steve Kean's men to their third successive league defeat.

Kean praises Blackburn in defeat

Rovers had only themselves to blame, though. They had a chance of opening their Premier League account just after the restart after Everton's inexperienced Ross Barkley brought down Formica for a clear penalty.

Hoilett took careful aim but Howard gambled correctly, dived to his left, and kept the visitors in what was, until that point, a pretty mediocre game.

Blackburn, who dominated the game from a statistical point of view, got a second chance from the spot when Formica was brought down by Phil Jagielka.

But the otherwise impressive Formica could only watch in horror as his penalty hit the foot of the post and bounce away to safety.

Earlier, in a quiet first half, David Dunn hit the woodwork on 10 minutes after lively play from Hoilett.

At the back, Samba made his presence felt after returning from injury. His dominant performance left Everton with few scraps.

Fellaini should have scored for the struggling Merseysiders in the 73rd minute though, but he delayed his shot and sent the ball well over the bar.

Blackburn brought on new signing David Goodwillie who soon had a golden chance to score but the Scot hit the post after being released by Formica.

Formica 'dived' to win penalties - Moyes

And Goodwillie, captured from Dundee United this summer, then set up for Formica who brought another world-class save from Howard.

But there was nothing the Everton keeper's opposite number Paul Robinson could do when Arteta broke Blackburn's hearts with virtually the last kick of the game.

Blackburn boss Steve Kean:

"It [the penalty conceded by Samba] was a tough one to take. I thought Chris Samba had got his head on the ball. I couldn't see what was wrong with his header. I've spoken to Chris and he's gutted.

"Don't forget, we hit the woodwork three times and missed two penalties. I know we should always put away penalties but both spot-kick takers showed a lot of bottle in standing up to hit them.

"Losing two of our main players to injury early in the game did not help but we applied ourselves well, looked good in the final third and I was pleased with the opportunities we created."

Everton boss David Moyes:

"I think the two [penalties] Blackburn got were both dives and I think ours was a penalty kick. Then Samba definitely had two hands on Fellaini's shoulders going for the header.

"The game lasts for however long it lasts. You have to take your chances whenever you get them.

"We didn't get an awful lot but when we did, the one penalty kick we got we took it."

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackburn 0-1 Everton FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Arteta (pen) 90+2

    Blackburn

    Substitutes

    Everton

    Substitutes

    Ref: MasonAtt: 22,826
    BLACKBURN
    EVERTON

    Possession

    • Blackburn 51%
    • Everton 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Blackburn 6
    • Everton 4

    Attempts off target

    • Blackburn 8
    • Everton 5

    Corners

    • Blackburn 5
    • Everton 4

    Fouls

    • Blackburn 17
    • Everton 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:45 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+3:05 David Hoilett takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
    • 90:00+2:45 Booking Christopher Samba is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:53 GOAL - Mikel ArtetaBlackburn 0 - 1 Everton Mikel Arteta scores a placed penalty. Blackburn 0-1 Everton.
    • 90:00+1:14 Assist on the goal came from Marouane Fellaini.
    • 90:00+0:15 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Christopher Samba.
    • 88:44 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov crosses the ball.
    • 87:37 Handball by Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
    • 85:41 The official flags David Hoilett offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 85:23 The ball is swung over by Victor Anichebe, clearance by Christopher Samba.
    • 84:29 Substitution Jermaine Beckford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Heitinga.
    • 83:49 The ball is crossed by Radosav Petrovic, Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 82:40 Penalty missed by Mauro Formica.
    • 82:40 Foul by Phil Jagielka on Mauro Formica, Penalty awarded.
    • 81:24 David Goodwillie takes a shot. Leighton Baines gets a block in.
    • 80:38 Tim Cahill challenges Christopher Samba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:25 The offside flag is raised against David Goodwillie. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:17 Mauro Formica takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 77:55 Leighton Baines sends in a cross.
    • 76:25 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
    • 75:46 Michel Salgado challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
    • 75:07 Radosav Petrovic delivers the ball, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
    • 73:45 David Goodwillie takes a shot.
    • 72:15 Unfair challenge on David Hoilett by Phil Neville results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 71:43 Substitution David Goodwillie replaces Jason Roberts.
    • 69:55 Effort from the edge of the box by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 68:52 Shot on goal by Marouane Fellaini from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • 67:41 Shot from a long way out by Radosav Petrovic goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 67:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Christopher Samba. Steven Nzonzi restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:47 Jason Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:33 Leighton Baines takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.
    • 66:04 The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Christopher Samba.
    • 63:11 Tim Cahill is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
    • 62:44 Brett Emerton concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Fellaini. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
    • 61:44 Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 61:44 Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov comes on in place of Leon Osman.
    • 61:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Tim Cahill.
    • 60:59 The ball is crossed by Johnny Heitinga, Paul Robinson makes a save.
    • 59:55 The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
    • 59:12 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance by Gael Givet.
    • 59:06 Phil Neville sends in a cross, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.
    • 57:08 The ball is crossed by Mauro Formica, Brett Emerton has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
    • 55:57 Foul by Jason Roberts on Phil Jagielka, free kick awarded. Phil Neville takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:08 Mauro Formica takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
    • 54:04 Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
    • 54:04 Booking Steven Nzonzi is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
    • 54:00 Tim Cahill fouled by Steven Nzonzi, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 53:36 A cross is delivered by Phil Neville, save made by Paul Robinson.
    • 52:51 Substitution Tim Cahill on for Ross Barkley.
    • 52:05 Booking Mikel Arteta receives a yellow card.
    • 51:49 Mikel Arteta challenges Christopher Samba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Olsson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 51:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton, clearance by Marouane Fellaini.
    • 50:37 A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson, blocked by Phil Neville.
    • 50:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton, Marouane Fellaini makes a clearance.
    • 48:58 Johnny Heitinga challenges David Hoilett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Martin Olsson from the free kick, Victor Anichebe gets a block in.
    • 48:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Jason Roberts. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
    • 47:39 The referee penalises Leighton Baines for handball. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:49 Corner taken by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Centre by David Hoilett, save made by Tim Howard.
    • 46:34 Power penalty taken by David Hoilett saved by Tim Howard. Blackburn 0-0 Everton.
    • 45:42 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Mauro Formica by Ross Barkley.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:26 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+1:29 Sylvain Distin fouled by Mauro Formica, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:10 Leon Osman sends in a cross.
    • 45:00+0:15 Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
    • 45:00+0:15 Booking Radosav Petrovic receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+0:07 Radosav Petrovic challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 44:35 Michel Salgado produces a cross, save by Tim Howard.
    • 43:59 Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brett Emerton from left wing, save by Tim Howard.
    • 43:49 The ball is delivered by Michel Salgado, Phil Jagielka makes a clearance.
    • 42:39 Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta, Gael Givet fouled by Victor Anichebe, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:28 Phil Jagielka sends in a cross, clearance by Michel Salgado.
    • 41:59 Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by Christopher Samba results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
    • 40:52 Centre by Brett Emerton, Michel Salgado challenges Phil Jagielka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:52 Leon Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Samba. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
    • 38:21 Shot from 20 yards by Brett Emerton. Save by Tim Howard.
    • 37:04 The ball is crossed by David Hoilett, save by Tim Howard.
    • 36:31 Martin Olsson delivers the ball, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
    • 35:52 The official flags Victor Anichebe offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 35:33 Mikel Arteta produces a cross, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.
    • 33:54 Substitution Mauro Formica joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Dunn.
    • 33:54 Substitution Radosav Petrovic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morten Gamst Pedersen.
    • 33:40 Phil Neville crosses the ball, Paul Robinson makes a save.
    • 30:35 Long distance shot from Johnny Heitinga misses to the left of the net.
    • 30:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Dunn on Leon Osman. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:00 A cross is delivered by Brett Emerton, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
    • 28:34 The offside flag is raised against David Hoilett. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
    • 26:23 Leon Osman crosses the ball, Gael Givet gets a block in.
    • 23:16 Tim Howard takes the free kick.
    • 23:16 Booking David Hoilett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 23:11 David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Leighton Baines.
    • 22:10 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Close range headed effort by Christopher Samba goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 21:51 Victor Anichebe is caught offside. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:42 David Hoilett takes a shot. Jason Roberts gets a block in.
    • 19:48 Leighton Baines delivers the ball, Effort from inside the area by Leon Osman misses to the left of the goal.
    • 19:18 Leighton Baines fouled by Brett Emerton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
    • 17:55 Ross Barkley crosses the ball, Header on goal by Leon Osman from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 17:41 Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:25 Ross Barkley crosses the ball, clearance made by Christopher Samba.
    • 17:06 Steven Nzonzi challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
    • 15:38 Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.
    • 15:31 Centre by Mikel Arteta, blocked by Michel Salgado.
    • 14:31 Leighton Baines takes the outswinging corner, Gael Givet makes a clearance.
    • 13:44 Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:44 Booking Victor Anichebe goes into the referee's book.
    • 13:38 Booking Michel Salgado is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 12:57 Michel Salgado concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Anichebe.
    • Correction - 12:00 Centre by David Hoilett, Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 11:58 David Dunn takes a short corner.
    • 11:52 The ball is delivered by David Hoilett, save by Tim Howard.
    • 9:42 Leon Osman takes a shot. Christopher Samba gets a block in.
    • 9:21 The ball is delivered by David Dunn, Brett Emerton takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
    • 9:03 David Dunn produces a left-footed shot from inside the box and hits the post.
    • 7:58 Johnny Heitinga challenges David Dunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Dunn.
    • 5:34 Ross Barkley takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.
    • 4:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by David Dunn. Mikel Arteta has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Christopher Samba gets a block in.
    • 1:59 Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Brett Emerton manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:46 Centre by Victor Anichebe, Martin Olsson gets a block in.
    • 0:38 Christopher Samba fouled by Victor Anichebe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Premier League table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Liverpool 3 4 7
    2 Chelsea 3 3 7
    3 Wolves 3 3 7
    4 Man City 2 5 6
    5 Man Utd 2 4 6
    6 Aston Villa 3 2 5
    7 Wigan 3 2 5
    8 Newcastle 2 1 4
    9 Bolton 3 1 3
    10 Everton 2 0 3
    11 QPR 3 -5 3
    12 Stoke 2 0 2
    13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
    14 Norwich 3 -2 2
    15 Swansea 3 -4 2
    16 Arsenal 2 -2 1
    17 Fulham 2 -2 1
    18 West Brom 2 -2 0
    19 Tottenham 1 -3 0
    20 Blackburn 3 -4 0

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