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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 15,490
BlackburnBlackburnvNottm ForestNottm Forest
3
  • Rochina, 48
  • Rhodes, 75
  • Kazim-Richards, 78
0

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Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Nottingham Forest 0.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Nottingham Forest 0.

90+3 mins:Offside, Blackburn Rovers. David Goodwillie tries a through ball, but David Goodwillie is caught offside.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. David Goodwillie replaces Jordan Rhodes.

90+1 mins:Foul by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

90+1 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jordan Rhodes tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

86 mins:Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

86 mins:Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

85 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Andy Reid.

84 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84 mins:Hand ball by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

80 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Nottingham Forest 0. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Henley with a cross.

77 mins:Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

77 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Nottingham Forest 0. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

74 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

74 mins:Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces Adlène Guédioura.

72 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Marcus Olsson replaces Joshua King.

72 mins:Attempt missed. Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Reid.

72 mins:Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

71 mins:Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Attempt blocked. Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70 mins:Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

70 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Danny Murphy (Blackburn Rovers).

69 mins:Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Hand ball by Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest).

67 mins:Attempt blocked. Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

64 mins:Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Henri Lansbury.

63 mins:Foul by Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest).

63 mins:Scott Dann (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

61 mins:Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Morten Gamst Pedersen replaces Rubén Rochina.

59 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Rochina.

58 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

57 mins:Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved.

55 mins:Foul by Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers).

55 mins:Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

53 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Simon Cox is caught offside.

51 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

51 mins:Daniel Ayala (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

48 mins:Goal! Blackburn Rovers 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

46 mins:Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

46 mins:Andy Reid (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

45+1 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt missed. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

43 mins:Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

43 mins:Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

41 mins:Foul by Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest).

41 mins:Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34 mins:Foul by Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest).

34 mins:Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

33 mins:Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

33 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Rochina.

32 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

32 mins:Attempt saved. Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

29 mins:Corner, Nottingham Forest.

27 mins:Foul by Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers).

27 mins:Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Murphy.

22 mins:Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers).

22 mins:Danny Collins (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

17 mins:Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11 mins:Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

11 mins:Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8 mins:Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Nottingham Forest).

8 mins:Rubén Rochina (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5 mins:Foul by Daniel Harding (Nottingham Forest).

5 mins:Colin Kazim-Richards (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Offside, Nottingham Forest. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Billy Sharp is caught offside.

2 mins:Corner, Blackburn Rovers.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 15,490
BlackburnBlackburnvNottm ForestNottm Forest
3
  • Rochina, 48
  • Rhodes, 75
  • Kazim-Richards, 78
0

match report

Managerless Blackburn secured back-to-back wins for the first time since October by overwhelming Nottingham Forest 3-0 with a sparkling second-half performance at Ewood Park.

Both sides struggled for clear-cut opportunities in the first period but Ruben Rochina put the home side ahead in the 48th minute.

Rovers goalkeeper Jake Kean saved brilliantly from Billy Sharp to crucially preserve his side's advantage before Jordan Rhodes and Colin Kazim-Richards applied gloss to the scoreline.

Eric Black was in temporary charge following Steve Kean's departure the last time Rovers' took six points from six and current caretaker Gary Bowyer maintained his 100 per cent record following Saturday's 3-1 win at Barnsley in the wake of Henning Berg's sacking.

Alex McLeish was swiftly installed as Sean O'Driscoll's successor at Forest last week but has only managed one point from his first two games in charge.

The hosts started in lively fashion but required an excellent goal-saving tackle from Grant Hanley in the 10th minute with Forest striker Simon Cox poised to finish from close range.

Rovers sprung up the other end and Reds goalkeeper Lee Camp needed two attempts to grasp Rochina' shot following slick interplay from Martin Olsson and Josh King.

In the 17th minute, Henri Lansbury was inches away from giving Forest the lead as he crashed a 25-yard volley past the post.

Camp handed Blackburn a golden opportunity midway through the half, handling Danny Collins' backpass inside the area. From the resulting indirect free-kick Kazim-Richards drilled Danny Murphy's lay off into a well-stocked wall.

King had a speculative effort pushed around the post by Camp after the half-hour but, as half-time approached, an increasingly scrappy contest developed and it was a moment of fortune rather than quality that handed Rovers the lead three minutes into the second period.

Rochina took on the attack following an enterprising run by King and when the resulting shot was blocked by Daniel Ayala the ball rebounded back against his shin and flew past Camp.

Rhodes flashed a shot wide moments later before Camp's opposite number Kean produced a superb fingertip save to keep out Sharp's close-range header.

Morten Gamst Pedersen, on for Rochina, was found by Kazim-Richards on the overlap and played in Rhodes, who finished in composed fashion despite being driven away from goal.

A fine individual display from Kazim-Richards was capped in the 78th minute when he exchanged passes with full-back Adam Henley before lashing home emphatically.

team line-up

34Jake Kean
31Grant Hanley
27Adam Henley
16Scott Dann
3Martin Olsson
13Danny Murphy
6Jason Lowe
11Jordan Rhodes92
39Colin Kazim-Richards
15Joshua King72
23Rubén Rochina61

substitutes

38Diogo Rosado
14Marcus Olsson72
12Morten Gamst Pedersen61
24Josh Morris
30Sebastian Usai
21Nuno Gomes
25David Goodwillie92

referee

Geoff Eltringham

team line-up

1Lee Camp
15Greg Halford
5Danny Collins
3Daniel Harding
26Daniel Ayala
22Henri Lansbury64
11Andy Reid
7Adlène Guédioura73
6Guy Moussi
24Billy Sharp
19Simon Cox

substitutes

23Dexter Blackstock73
18Brendan Moloney
10Lewis McGugan
8Chris Cohen64
4Simon Gillett
31Dimitar Evtimov
28Radoslaw Majewski

referee

Geoff Eltringham

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target53
shots off target57
corners34
tackles won00
offsides23