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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 January 2006, 19:43 GMT
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Wayne Rooney stumbles

Blackburn 1-1 Manchester United: Wayne Rooney stumbles as the hosts dominate the early exchanges at Ewood Park

Darren Fletcher is challenged by Blackburn's Robbie Savage

The entertaining opening sees both sides battling for control with Darren Fletcher and Blackburn's Robbie Savage involved

Manchester United's new signings Serbian centre-half Nemanja Vidic and defender Patrice Evra

Manchester United's new signings Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra are able to watch their new team-mates in action

Louis Saha gives the visitors the lead

Louis Saha gives the visitors the lead against the run of play in the 30th minute with a solid right-footed strike

Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen celebrates

Ewood Park erupts as Morten Gamst Pedersen fires his Blackburn level with a thunderous effort in the 35th minute

Referee Rob Styles takes action during the scuffle

The encounter explodes just minutes after the equaliser as Alan Smith hacks down Savage - leading to several bookings

Smith is forced to have treatment to a cut on his head

Later in the half, Smith suffers a cut to his head after a challenge on Blackburn's keeper Brad Friedel

Rooney has a shot blocked by Blackburn's Ryan Nelsen

The second half sees Manchester United dominating possession with Rooney posing a constant threat in attack

Sir Alex Ferguson urges his men on

Sir Alex Ferguson urges his men on with the match ebbing away but neither side is able to find the winner




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