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Nottm Forest   0 - 1   Blackburn

Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers

Nottingham Forest 0-1 Blackburn

Benni McCarthy
McCarthy celebrates his fortunate goal as Rovers win at the City Ground

Benni McCarthy's fortuitous free-kick saw Blackburn scrape into the last 16 of the Carling Cup at the expense of an unfortunate Nottingham Forest.

The Rovers striker's attempted first-half cross floated past everyone and into the far corner to settle the tie.

The hosts had the better of the match and should have levelled after Steven Reid's handball, but Jason Brown saved from Dexter Blackstock's spot-kick.

Robert Earnshaw also hit the bar but Forest could not find a breakthrough.

The Championship side certainly deserved something from a match they largely controlled, although Rovers boss Sam Allardyce will undoubtedly point to a "job done" performance from a side that featured 10 changes to the one that lost 3-0 to Everton on Sunday.

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And Forest manager Billy Davies will bemoan his front men's profligacy, with Blackstock, Earnshaw and substitute Dele Adebola all guilty of missed chances - the latter having a last-minute header mistakenly cleared off the Blackburn line by his own player.

Not that Blackburn were without chances of their own and McCarthy should have done better when he headed wide from Steven Reid's cross early in the second half.


Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I am disappointed at the result for the fans and everyone at the club.

"We should have been 4 or 5-1 up at half-time, easily by the way we played.

"I am not downbeat, because I genuinely feel this side is playing good football, creating many chances, showing excellent bits of possession but not getting the chances they deserve and for whatever reason not getting the breaks. And that is not an excuse but an absolute fact."

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Nottm Forest 0-1 Blackburn FT
(HT 0-1)
    • McCarthy 37

    Nottm Forest

    • 21 Smith
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Wilson
    • 16 Gunter
    • 33 Lynch
    • 15 Cohen
    • 18 McKenna (McGugan 82)
    • 10 Earnshaw
    • 11 Tyson
    • 14 Garner (Anderson 82)
    • 23 Blackstock (Adebola 74)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Camp,
    • 04 Chambers,
    • 07 Anderson,
    • 08 McGugan,
    • 19 Moussi,
    • 09 Adebola,
    • 17 McGoldrick

    Blackburn

    Substitutes

    Ref: OliverAtt: 11,553
    NOTTM FOREST
    BLACKBURN

    Possession

    • Nottm Forest 57%
    • Blackburn 43%

    Attempts on target

    • Nottm Forest 0
    • Blackburn 1

    Attempts off target

    • Nottm Forest 4
    • Blackburn 7

    Corners

    • Nottm Forest 8
    • Blackburn 8

    Fouls

    • Nottm Forest 16
    • Blackburn 17
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:50 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+3:20 Foul by Joel Lynch on Nicola Kalinic, free kick awarded. Lars Jacobsen takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+0:56 Substitution Benedict McCarthy leaves the field to be replaced by Pascal Chimbonda.
    • 89:41 Chris Cohen takes the inswinging corner, Dele Adebola takes a shot.
    • 89:30 The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, clearance by Brett Emerton.
    • 89:07 Steven Nzonzi challenges Paul Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joel Lynch restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:38 The referee blows for offside. Jason Brown takes the free kick.
    • 87:26 The ball is delivered by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Phil Jones.
    • 87:01 Lewis McGugan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.
    • 85:58 Unfair challenge on Dele Adebola by Ryan Nelsen results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:17 Joel Lynch crosses the ball.
    • 83:05 Foul by Robert Earnshaw on Phil Jones, free kick awarded. Phil Jones takes the free kick.
    • 81:48 Substitution Joe Garner goes off and Paul Anderson comes on.
    • 81:48 Substitution Lewis McGugan is brought on as a substitute for Paul McKenna.
    • 80:28 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 79:52 Chris Gunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Hoilett.
    • 79:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Gunter on David Hoilett. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Hoilett.
    • 78:17 Joel Lynch fouled by Brett Emerton, the ref awards a free kick. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:44 Foul by Martin Olsson on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
    • 76:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by David Hoilett, Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.
    • 76:28 Lars Jacobsen sends in a cross.
    • 73:33 Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:33 Substitution Keith Andrews joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Reid.
    • 73:33 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Dele Adebola coming on for Dexter Blackstock.
    • 73:33 The referee blows for offside.
    • 72:47 Joel Lynch challenges Nicola Kalinic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brett Emerton.
    • 71:42 Penalty taken by Dexter Blackstock is saved by Jason Brown. Nottm Forest 0-1 Blackburn.
    • 71:42 Steven Reid is penalised for a handball.
    • 71:06 Brett Emerton concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Chris Cohen crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lars Jacobsen manages to make a clearance.
    • 70:33 The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, Brett Emerton manages to make a clearance.
    • 70:23 Short corner taken by Nathan Tyson.
    • 70:13 Chris Cohen sends in a cross, Jason Brown makes a save.
    • 69:04 Dexter Blackstock fouled by Ryan Nelsen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.
    • 68:46 The referee gives a free kick against Chris Cohen for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 68:02 The referee penalises Robert Earnshaw for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.
    • 67:11 The official flags Benedict McCarthy offside. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:35 Nicola Kalinic has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 65:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lars Jacobsen by Joel Lynch. Free kick crossed by Brett Emerton, Nathan Tyson makes a clearance.
    • 63:37 Nathan Tyson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 62:30 The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson.
    • 61:58 The ball is sent over by Joel Lynch, save made by Jason Brown.
    • 60:37 Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.
    • 60:37 Substitution Michel Salgado goes off and Lars Jacobsen comes on.
    • 60:37 The offside flag is raised against Nicola Kalinic.
    • 59:42 Nathan Tyson produces a cross, save by Jason Brown.
    • 58:43 Corner taken right-footed by Paul McKenna.
    • 58:13 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Earnshaw, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:26 Joel Lynch delivers the ball, Jason Brown makes a comfortable save.
    • 54:09 A cross is delivered by Steven Reid, Header by Benedict McCarthy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 53:20 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton, save by Paul Smith.
    • 53:12 Martin Olsson crosses the ball, clearance by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 51:59 Joel Lynch produces a cross, Foul by Robert Earnshaw on Jason Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.
    • 50:10 Centre by Martin Olsson, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.
    • 48:33 Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Jason Brown takes the free kick.
    • 48:00 Foul by Steven Reid on Chris Cohen, free kick awarded. Chris Cohen takes the free kick.
    • 47:38 Shot by Steven Reid from outside the box goes over the target.
    • 46:36 The referee blows for offside against Nicola Kalinic. Wes Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 46:07 The official flags Nicola Kalinic offside. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.
    • 45:13 Brett Emerton fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Reid.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:38 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+2:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Martin Olsson. Direct free kick taken by Jason Brown.
    • 45:00+1:52 Centre by Joel Lynch, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+0:05 Martin Olsson sends in a cross.
    • 43:23 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Emerton from the right by-line, Benedict McCarthy produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
    • 43:18 The ball is delivered by Brett Emerton, clearance made by Chris Cohen.
    • 43:07 Unfair challenge on Brett Emerton by Joel Lynch results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michel Salgado.
    • 41:39 The referee blows for offside against Nicola Kalinic. Paul Smith takes the indirect free kick.
    • 41:05 Dexter Blackstock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Reid. Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:48 Unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Steven Reid results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Earnshaw,
    • 36:41 GOAL - Benedict McCarthyNottm Forest 0 - 1 Blackburn Benedict McCarthy scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Nottm Forest 0-1 Blackburn.
    • 36:12 Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Olsson.
    • 35:26 Unfair challenge on David Hoilett by Dexter Blackstock results in a free kick. Steven Reid takes the direct free kick.
    • 32:41 The ball is crossed by Ryan Nelsen, Nicola Kalinic has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
    • 32:30 Brett Emerton produces a cross.
    • 32:10 Outswinging corner taken by Brett Emerton, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
    • 31:53 Short corner taken by Brett Emerton from the right by-line.
    • 27:22 Outswinging corner taken by Brett Emerton, Ryan Nelsen has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 26:51 Corner taken by Brett Emerton from the left by-line, comfortable save by Paul Smith.
    • 26:46 A cross is delivered by Martin Olsson.
    • 26:19 Centre by Michel Salgado, save by Paul Smith.
    • 26:12 Centre by Steven Reid, Joel Lynch manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:37 Unfair challenge on Martin Olsson by Paul McKenna results in a free kick. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:45 Unfair challenge on Wes Morgan by Benedict McCarthy results in a free kick. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.
    • 23:49 Brett Emerton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Lynch. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:49 The ball is crossed by Chris Gunter, save made by Jason Brown.
    • 21:09 The referee blows for offside against Nathan Tyson. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Brown.
    • 20:57 The ball is sent over by Joel Lynch.
    • Correction - 19:46 Wes Morgan challenges Nicola Kalinic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:46 Nicola Kalinic fouled by Wes Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Reid takes the direct free kick.
    • 19:09 Martin Olsson sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nicola Kalinic goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 16:46 Foul by Ryan Nelsen on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 15:43 The ball is swung over by Chris Cohen, Effort on goal by Wes Morgan from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
    • 15:43 Booking Michel Salgado is booked.
    • 15:28 Nathan Tyson fouled by Michel Salgado, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 14:38 Robert Earnshaw delivers the ball in from the corner, clearance by Phil Jones.
    • 14:31 Robert Earnshaw crosses the ball, clearance by Martin Olsson.
    • Correction - 13:29 Foul by Joe Garner on Brett Emerton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Phil Jones.
    • 13:29 Joe Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Emerton. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Nelsen.
    • 12:09 Paul McKenna takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Foul by Wes Morgan on Ryan Nelsen, free kick awarded. Jason Brown takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:47 Corner taken by Paul McKenna played to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.
    • 11:39 Joel Lynch delivers the ball, blocked by Michel Salgado.
    • 10:24 David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Garner. Chris Cohen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Benedict McCarthy makes a clearance.
    • 9:41 Nicola Kalinic concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Wilson. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:22 Nathan Tyson produces a cross, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.
    • Correction - 8:02 Phil Jones challenges Dexter Blackstock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson.
    • 8:02 Foul by Phil Jones on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
    • 3:24 Phil Jones challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Benedict McCarthy on Chris Gunter. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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