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banner Wednesday, 12 September, 2001, 21:17 GMT 22:17 UK
Blackburn 2-0 Oldham
Three players were sent off as a late brawl marred Blackburn's win.

Blackburn striker Marcus Bent and Oldham's Darren Sheridan and Mark Allott all saw red.

Bent's red card came only 11 minutes after he came on as a second-half substitute.

Blackburn took the lead in the 14th minute when Craig Hignett and Corrado Grabbi combined to set up Matt Jansen.

Jansen went on a weaving run and turned inside Oldham defender Stuart Balmer to register his first goal of the season.

Oldham were unbeaten this term prior to the game and they were denied an equaliser when Brad Friedel parried a John Eyre volley.

Mark Allott sidefooted into the goal but the assistant referee flagged for offside.

Blackburn began to exert more control as the first half wore on and Grabbi put an effort wide when clear on goal.

Jansen then had a second ruled out, again for offside, before Darren Dunning finally settled the match in the 78th minute, turning in as he turned in Damien Johnson's cross.


Blackburn: Friedel, Greer, Berg, Taylor, Dunning, Tugay, Johnson, Mahon, Hignett, Jansen, Grabbi. Subs: Bent, Duff, Hughes, Gillespie, Miller.

Oldham: Kelly, Prenderville, Balmer, Garnett, McNiven, Rickers, Duxbury, Darren Sheridan, Eyres, Allott, Eyre. Subs: John Sheridan, Tipton, Corazzin, Hotte, Miskelly.

Referee: A Bates (Stoke on Trent)

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