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Blackburn   2 - 1   Wigan

Nikola Kalinic
Kalinic had a fine match and was on hand to nod in the winner

By Oliver Brett

Blackburn gave themselves breathing space above the Premier League drop zone in a match where defensive errors accounted for all three goals.

Wigan keeper Vladimir Stojkovic made his debut, but had a torrid time and was at fault for Rovers' first goal.

Morten-Gamst Pedersen pounced on one of his many errors before a Gary Caldwell second-half header made it 1-1.

Pedersen then headed against the crossbar before his own corner was headed home by Nikola Kalinic.

With Chris Kirkland suffering from a collarbone injury, Stojkovic came in but all too often arrived for balls he had no hope of reaching while staying on his line when he should have come to collect.

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Wigan's defence was over-run in the opening exchanges.

David Hoilett, one of three changes from the team that last represented Blackburn in the league, looped a cross from the left which Steven Nzonzi chased, pulling Stojkovic wide of the goalmouth.

When the ball broke to Kalinic, the Croatian's stabbed effort from close range rebounded off an upright and was cleared.

Not long afterwards Wigan were grateful to see Kalinic dubiously flagged offside and the goal that always appeared imminent for the home side duly followed.

Brett Emerton took a free-kick from distance, and chose to lob his delivery to the edge of Stojkovic's penalty area.

Martinez frustrated by soft goals

The goalkeeper, at his sixth club in four years, tried to rise above several bodies to clear the ball but succeeded only in palming it directly into the path of Pedersen.

And the in-form Norwegian, enjoying his recent switch to centre midfield, instinctively fired his shot on the half-volley from way outside the area and found the top left-hand corner.

Hoilett was a consistent menace and when Emerton's intelligent reverse pass found him lurking on the edge of the area the Canadian teenager fired a shot just wide of the near upright.

Through the entire first half, Wigan disappointed.

The French midfield pairing of Charles N'Zogbia and Mohamed Diame looked bereft of inspiration and when Hugo Rodallega finally carved out a chance for the visitors, curling a free-kick tantalisingly across goal, Paul Scharner was unable to deliver the final touch.

Wigan were much more fluent in the second half and picked up their equaliser when Caldwell beat his marker Pascal Chimbonda to James McCarthy's corner, and from such close range Paul Robinson had no chance.

Win boosts Blackburn's confidence - Allardyce

Quite why Chimbonda was unable to put in any sort of meaningful challenge remained a mystery, however.

Although Wigan now enjoyed a period of dominance, Pedersen almost restored Blackburn's lead when rising above two defenders to head Emerton's centre onto the crossbar.

That moment finally brought Blackburn, who had been through a flat period early in the second half, to life.

A series of attacks culminated in a corner from Pedersen which caught the Wigan defence completely flat-footed, and an unchallenged Kalinic stooped low to direct his header past the keeper.


Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce:
"We put enormous pressure on Wigan with the quality of our football, pressing them in their own box and it looked like it was going to be a case of dominating the play without scoring.

"Then all of a sudden Morten came up with an outstanding goal. You would have to go a long way to see a better goal than that in the Premier League this season."

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez:
"In the first half we didn't get going, we had to work hard off the ball, but we weren't ourselves and couldn't get two or three passes together and found it difficult.

"The second half was different. We were much more fluent, dominated in spells and looked comfortable. We got the goal, but lapses in concentration meant we lost a football game we needed to get something out of."

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackburn 2-1 Wigan FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Pedersen 20
  • Kalinic 76
  • G Caldwell 58

Blackburn

Substitutes

Wigan

Substitutes

Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 22,190
BLACKBURN
WIGAN

Possession

  • Blackburn 51%
  • Wigan 49%

Attempts on target

  • Blackburn 7
  • Wigan 8

Attempts off target

  • Blackburn 6
  • Wigan 5

Corners

  • Blackburn 5
  • Wigan 6

Fouls

  • Blackburn 20
  • Wigan 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:38 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+5:16 Foul by Gary Caldwell on Jason Roberts, free kick awarded. Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:39 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Maynor Figueroa misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+3:49 Titus Bramble fouled by Jason Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Titus Bramble takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+3:16 Short corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+2:11 Scott Sinclair challenges Brett Emerton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:40 Booking The referee shows Paul Robinson a yellow card.
  • Correction - 89:32 Martin Olsson takes a shot. Save by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 89:32 Steven Reid takes a shot. Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.
  • 89:14 Brett Emerton takes a shot. Titus Bramble gets a block in.
  • 87:48 Jason Roberts takes a shot. Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.
  • 87:17 Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 85:53 Jason Scotland challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 84:32 Vladimir Stojkovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 84:32 Substitution James McCarthy goes off and Scott Sinclair comes on.
  • 84:32 Substitution Jason Scotland on for Hendry Thomas.
  • 84:32 Unfair challenge on Titus Bramble by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick.
  • 83:48 Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.
  • 82:30 Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:30 Booking The referee cautions Steven Nzonzi for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:04 Unfair challenge on Paul Scharner by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick.
  • 80:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmerson Boyce on Jason Roberts. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from left channel, Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell. Free kick taken by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 78:12 Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Roberts. Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
  • 76:53 Substitution Jason Roberts comes on in place of Nikola Kalinic.
  • 76:46 Substitution El-Hadji Diouf leaves the field to be replaced by Franco Di Santo.
  • 75:42 Assist by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
  • 75:42 GOAL - Nikola KalinicBlackburn 2 - 1 Wigan Nikola Kalinic finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Blackburn 2-1 Wigan.
  • 75:24 Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line played to the near post,
  • 74:51 Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save made by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 73:18 The ball is swung over by Pascal Chimbonda, Paul Scharner makes a clearance.
  • 72:59 El-Hadji Diouf sends in a cross, Hendry Thomas makes a clearance.
  • 72:25 Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance by Paul Scharner.
  • 70:07 A cross is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Pascal Chimbonda produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 70:07 Booking The referee shows Mohamed Diame a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:56 Mohamed Diame gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Olsson.
  • 69:11 The ball is crossed by Paul Scharner, Pascal Chimbonda gets a block in.
  • 68:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf by Mohamed Diame. Steven Reid takes the direct free kick.
  • 67:39 Morten Gamst Pedersen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 65:44 Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 65:44 Substitution Mario Melchiot leaves the field to be replaced by Emmerson Boyce.
  • 65:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Morten Gamst Pedersen.
  • 64:41 Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by El-Hadji Diouf results in a free kick. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:07 The ball is delivered by Brett Emerton, Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a shot.
  • 61:26 The ball is sent over by Gary Caldwell, Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.
  • 60:55 Mario Melchiot fouled by Ryan Nelsen, the ref awards a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.
  • 58:58 Titus Bramble takes the direct free kick.
  • 58:58 Booking Booking for Steven Reid for unsporting behaviour.
  • 58:52 Steven Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Mohamed Diame.
  • 57:58 Hendry Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • 57:04 Assist by James McCarthy.
  • 57:04 GOAL - Gary CaldwellBlackburn 1 - 1 Wigan Gary Caldwell grabs a headed goal from close range. Blackburn 1-1 Wigan.
  • 56:39 James McCarthy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post,
  • 56:22 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.
  • 54:39 The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
  • 53:23 Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Steven Reid coming on for David Hoilett.
  • 51:54 Steven Nzonzi challenges Mario Melchiot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vladimir Stojkovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:23 Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.
  • 47:12 Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Brett Emerton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 45:59 Nikola Kalinic concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Melchiot. Free kick taken by Mario Melchiot.
  • 45:45 Centre by Hendry Thomas.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:04 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:00 Hugo Rodallega is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Robinson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:59 James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Pascal Chimbonda.
  • 40:33 Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on El-Hadji Diouf. Morten Gamst Pedersen has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 39:07 Nikola Kalinic takes a shot. Blocked by Titus Bramble.
  • 38:22 The official flags El-Hadji Diouf offside. Indirect free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
  • 38:08 El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross, Hendry Thomas gets a block in.
  • 36:39 Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Paul Scharner, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from left wing.
  • 36:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Emerton on Mohamed Diame. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 34:15 David Hoilett produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 33:09 Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a save.
  • Correction - 31:02 Foul by Pascal Chimbonda on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Hugo Rodallega from the free kick, save by Paul Robinson.
  • 31:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pascal Chimbonda on Mohamed Diame. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Hugo Rodallega, save made by Paul Robinson.
  • 30:18 James McCarthy takes a shot. Save made by Pascal Chimbonda.
  • 30:03 Inswinging corner taken by James McCarthy from the right by-line played to the near post.
  • 29:38 Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, save made by Paul Robinson.
  • 29:15 Paul Scharner takes a shot. Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.
  • 28:56 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Gael Givet gets a block in.
  • 27:04 Foul by Nikola Kalinic on Hendry Thomas, free kick awarded. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:55 Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikola Kalinic. Free kick crossed by Martin Olsson, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:21 Nikola Kalinic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
  • 23:09 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range header by Paul Scharner goes over the crossbar.
  • 22:35 Hendry Thomas fouled by Martin Olsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mario Melchiot.
  • 22:03 Nikola Kalinic is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.
  • 21:49 The ball is sent over by David Hoilett, clearance by Titus Bramble.
  • 21:09 David Hoilett fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Olsson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
  • 20:19 The offside flag is raised against Hugo Rodallega. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
  • Correction - 19:02 GOAL - Morten Gamst PedersenBlackburn 1 - 0 Wigan Morten Gamst Pedersen gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Wigan.
  • 19:02 GOAL - Morten Gamst PedersenBlackburn 1 - 0 Wigan A goal is scored by Morten Gamst Pedersen from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Wigan.
  • 18:26 Hendry Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on El-Hadji Diouf. Brett Emerton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Vladimir Stojkovic makes a save.
  • 16:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Nikola Kalinic. Vladimir Stojkovic takes the free kick.
  • 14:19 Shot by Steven Nzonzi. Blocked by Titus Bramble.
  • 13:04 Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance made by Pascal Chimbonda.
  • 12:55 The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance by Gael Givet.
  • 12:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Emerton on Hendry Thomas. Free kick taken by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 12:08 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Olsson.
  • 11:10 Gael Givet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Hendry Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 9:25 Centre by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Nikola Kalinic takes a shot.
  • 7:41 Pascal Chimbonda is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 7:32 Centre by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 7:09 El-Hadji Diouf takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Hendry Thomas makes a clearance.
  • 7:04 The ball is delivered by Nikola Kalinic, Mario Melchiot gets a block in.
  • 6:04 The ball is delivered by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:40 Effort from inside the six-yard area by Nikola Kalinic hits the post.
  • 3:08 The official flags David Hoilett offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
  • 0:53 Charles N'Zogbia takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Hoilett makes a clearance.
  • 0:38 Hugo Rodallega has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Premier League results

27 Jan 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 22 37 51
2 Man Utd 23 34 50
3 Arsenal 23 34 49
4 Tottenham 23 20 41
5 Liverpool 23 14 38
6 Man City 21 12 38
7 Aston Villa 22 11 37
8 Birmingham 22 -1 33
9 Everton 22 -2 29
10 Fulham 22 0 27
11 Blackburn 23 -15 27
12 Stoke 21 -7 25
13 Sunderland 22 -10 23
14 Wigan 21 -22 22
15 Bolton 21 -13 21
16 West Ham 22 -9 20
17 Wolves 22 -21 20
18 Burnley 22 -22 20
19 Hull 22 -26 19
20 Portsmouth 21 -14 15

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