UK time is: 07:42:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blackburn Rovers 1 - Sunderland 2

Ewood Park

Saturday 15th November 2008, 3:00pm

Attendance: 21,798

Cats fightback stuns Rovers

Sunderland produced a fantastic 2nd half display to come from a goal down to win at Ewood Park. Christopher Samba had given Blackburn a deserved lead in the first half before Sunderland hit back with goals from Kenwyne Jones and Djibril Cisse to win the game.

The win ends a run of 4 straight defeats for Keane's man and lifts them from 19th in the table to 11th, although just 4 points seperate the bottom half of the table.

Blackburn were much the better team early on, dominating possession and creating chances. They could of taken the lead when Martin Fulop produced a good save from Morten Gamst Pedersens free kick.

However, as Rovers failed to take advantage of their early dominance, Sunderland played their way back into the game with chances for both Jones and Cisse. Martin Fulop made another good save, this time from a free kick from ex MK Dons star Keith Andrews.

However, as both sides thought they would be going in all square, Samba powered in a header just before the break from Pedersens corner.

Sunderland didn't take long to respond as Kenwyne Jones equalised just 4 minutes after the restart with a clever overhead kick, despite Rovers keeper Paul Robinson claiming he was impeded in the build up. Sunderlands much improved 2nd half performance was rewarded with another goal in the 71st minute when Steed Malbranque released striker Cisse with a cushioned header, with the striker getting to the ball ahead of the on rushing Robinson to chip the ball over the keeper into the net. The striker then celebrated what was to be the winner by running straight to manager Roy Keane on the dugout as Sunderland hung on for those vital 3 points.

Star Player

Kenwyne Jones - fired his 2nd goal in 4 days against Rovers to inject life into what had been a lacklustre first half performance. He and striker partner Cisse caused problems in what looks to be a promising partnership.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: JordGall Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 15 2008

Time: 6:42PM

Your Comments

A great result for us even better that we came back from a goal down.
KEV1N
good result lads........well fought .....never gave up .....and got the reward
lincolnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. smegma 31
2. 8barcodes 19
3. Poyets Pet 11
4. Wattsy44 11
5. pookie 11
6. Book Thief 10
7. treader 8
8. Terrified Tomato 6
9. Freaky Teeth 6
10. thomas bjorn 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Terry Set to Play!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:26:00
Ramires Get 4 Game Ban!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:25:00
Courtois - SOS Call!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:24:00
Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay up?
Suggested By:  
Yes, I also believe in Santa 38%
No, more chance of knitting fog 62%