BLACKBURN

  • Philippe Coutinho goal sends Liverpool into FA Cup semi-final April 9, 2015

    Philippe Coutinho thumped home a second-half winner as Liverpool broke the resistance of Championship Blackburn Rovers to reach the FA Cup semi-finals with a gritty 1-0 replay victory on Wednesday. Brendan Rodgers's side, who came into the game after back-to-back Premier League defeats that all but ended their hopes of a...
  • Liverpool target FA Cup glory in bid to salvage season April 7, 2015

    London: With Premier League results on the slide and Champions League qualification hanging in the balance, Liverpool's season seemingly rests on FA Cup glory, starting with a quarter-final replay against Championship side Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday. Back-to-back league defeats by Manchester United and Arsenal have slowed Liverpool's pursuit of a top-four...
  • Liverpool forced to play FA Cup replay after being held to draw March 8, 2015

    Liverpool were left frustrated by Championship side Blackburn Rovers who defended heroically to draw 0-0 at Anfield on Sunday and force a replay in their FA Cup quarter-final. After an even first half Liverpool dominated after the break but wave after wave of attack was thwarted by a Blackburn side who...
  • Breaking from top-4 tussle, Liverpool host Blackburn in FA Cup March 8, 2015

    London: The priority is returning to the Champions League for Manchester United. Winning the FA Cup, though, would provide a bonus prize at the end of a first stuttering season in England for coach Louis van Gaal. Knock out Arsenal in the quarter-finals and the path to Wembley Stadium would become...
  • Fivestar Manchester City crush Blackburn in FA Cup January 16, 2014

    Manchester: Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko scored twice each as Premier League highfliers Manchester City comprehensively quashed second tier Blackburn Rovers' hopes of causing an FA Cup shock with an emphatic 50 thirdround replay win on Wednesday. After being held to a surprising draw 11 days ago, City proved far too...
  • Manchester City held by Blackburn in 3rd round of FA Cup January 4, 2014

    London: Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon gifted Blackburn an equalizer as 10man Manchester City were held to a 11 draw in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday. City broke the secondtier side's resistance just before halftime when Alvaro Negredo put last season's runnersup in front. But Blackburn earned a replay by...
  • Blackburn striker Campbell arrested in matchfixing probe December 9, 2013

    London: Former English Premier League striker DJ Campbell has been arrested as part of a matchfixing investigation, his club Blackburn Rovers said on Monday. "Following reports in today's national media, Blackburn Rovers can confirm that striker DJ Campbell has been arrested," the Championship (second division) club said in a statement. "The club...
  • Bowyer confirmed as Blackburn boss May 25, 2013

    Caretaker manager Gary Bowyer has been rewarded for keeping Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship (second tier) by being giving the job permanently on a oneyear rolling contract. "It is a huge honour and a proud moment for me," the 41yearold said in a statement on Friday. "I have been at...
  • Blackburn ordered to pay former manager Berg $3.5M April 29, 2013

    Manchester: A British court has ordered Blackburn to pay 2.25 million pounds ($3.5 million) in compensation to former manager Henning Berg. The former Blackburn defender's spell in charge of the secondtier club was brought to an end 57 days into a threeyear deal in December, following a run of one win...
  • Millwall see off Blackburn to set up Wigan FA Cup semi-final March 14, 2013

    Millwall beat fellow second-tier club Blackburn Rovers 1-0 in an FA Cup quarter-final replay on Wednesday to set up a last-four clash at Wembley with Premier League Wigan Athletic. Captain Danny Shittu, who opted to miss Nigeria's African Nations Cup triumph last month so he could stay with Millwall, powered home...
  • Blackburn's Edinho Junior arrives in Shillong March 13, 2013

    Shillong: Edinho Junior arrived here and joined I-League club Shillong Lajong on a short-term loan from English championship side Blackburn Rovers. Edinho, the son of former Brazilian international footballer Edon do Amaral Neto, moved to Blackburn Rovers from Portuguese club Olhanense last year. Edinho will play his first I-League match...
  • Millwall, Blackburn draw to set up FA Cup replay March 10, 2013

    London: Blackburn and Millwall will have to play their FA Cup quarter-final again after drawing 0-0 on Sunday. The second-tier clubs will meet on Wednesday at Ewood Park as they chase a place in the semi-finals at Wembley Stadium. Manchester City and Wigan reached the semi-finals on Saturday, while Manchester United hosts...
  • Shocking defeat for Arsenal against secondtier Blackburn February 16, 2013

    London: Arsenal face an eighth straight season without silverware after losing 10 to secondtier Blackburn in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, the latest big surprise in the famous old competition. Colin KazimRichards grabbed the 72ndminute winner at Emirates Stadium in a rare attack by the visitors,...
  • Manchester City's Karim Rekik loaned out to Blackburn Rovers February 15, 2013

    London: Dutch teenager Karim Rekik could make his Blackburn Rovers debut against Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday after being loaned to the Championship side from Manchester City. The 18yearold, who made his Premier League debut for City's first team in December, has joined Rovers until the...
  • Wenger unwilling to risk Wilshere against Blackburn February 15, 2013

    London: England midfielder Jack Wilshere is unlikely to be risked by Arsenal in the FA Cup against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday ahead of next week's Champions League clash at home to Bayern Munich. The 21yearold has been in great from since returning from a serious ankle problem and shone for England...
  • Shillong Lajong sign Blackburn Rovers striker on loan February 13, 2013

    Shillong: Edinho Junior, a striker from former English Premier League champions Blackburn Rovers, will be donning the red of Shillong Lajong football club, the ILeague club announced Wednesday. Edinho will be joining the Shillongbased club on a shortterm loan beginning Feb 16. He is a Portuguese national of Brazilian origin who...
  • Blackburn Rovers' Indian owners abused by fans January 22, 2013

    London: Blackburn Rovers' Indian owners from the Venky's group were subjected to abuse and attacked with snowballs by fans before the side's defeat by Charlton Athletic at home. Jitendra Desai, husband of owner Anuradha, was hit in the face as he got out of their limos at the entrance to...
  • Appleton joins Blackburn as manager from Blackpool January 12, 2013

    London: Blackburn Rovers appointed Michael Appleton as manager on Friday with the 37yearold leaving Blackpool after 66 days in charge. Indianowned Rovers, Premier League champions in 1995 but relegated from the top flight last season, confirmed the news on Twitter having sacked Henning Berg last month after 57 days. Blackburn are...
  • Blackburn apologizes to Allardyce for Kean's slur January 8, 2013

    Blackburn: Blackburn has apologized to former manager Sam Allardyce for the false allegations about his firing made by his successor. Steve Kean, who was promoted to replace Allardyce in 2010, was filmed by fans in a Hong Kong bar the following year questioning Allardyce's integrity. Blackburn said on its website on...
  • Indianowned Blackburn fire manager, Forest name McLeish December 28, 2012

    London: Blackburn Rovers sacked Henning Berg on Thursday after only 57 days and 10 games in charge, becoming the second manager to depart a foreignowned English Championship (second division) club in the space of a few hours. The Norwegian was axed by Blackburn's Indian owners after a 10 defeat at...
  • Blackburn fire manager Henning Berg after only 57 days December 27, 2012

    Blackburn Rovers sacked manager Henning Berg on Thursday after only 57 days and 10 games in charge of the troubled English Championship (second division) club. The decision comes after the resignation of predecessor Steve Kean at the end of September following relegation from the Premier League and months of angry...
  • Blackburn Rovers hire Henning Berg as manager November 1, 2012

    Blackburn: Blackburn has hired former player Henning Berg as its new manager. The secondtier club said on Wednesday that the Norwegian has accepted an offer to take the vacant position and will be officially presented on Thursday. Blackburn have been without a fulltime manager since Steve Kean resigned in September,...
  • Redknapp denies links to Blackburn Rovers October 30, 2012

    London: Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out any interest in taking over English second tier side Blackburn Rovers. Media reports had said the 65yearold, sacked by Spurs in the close season despite a fourth place Premier League finish last term, was holding talks with Indianowned Rovers as...
  • Kean quits Blackburn, says "forced" to resign September 29, 2012

    London: Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean, who is highly unpopular with the English Championship (second division) club's fans, resigned on Friday, saying he had been "forced" to quit. "For reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club...
  • Blackburn name Shebby Singh as football director June 20, 2012

    London: Indianowned English club Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday appointed former Malaysian defender and football expert Shebby Singh as their director of football. The decision to appoint Singh was taken by the club's Indian owners Venky's, the Daily Mail reported. The Indianorigin former footballer became well known while appearing as an expert...
  • Venky's will not sell Blackburn Rovers May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian owners Venky's will not sell relegated English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers even as they sacked deputy chief executive Paul Hunt to cut costs, the poultry company said on Thursday. "It is a company of ours and there is nothing whatsoever [in rumours of a sale]. These...
  • Blackburn relegated after losing to Wigan May 8, 2012

    Blackburn: Blackburn joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in being relegated from the English Premier League after losing 10 at home to Wigan who ensured their survival with sixth win from their past eight matches on Monday. Blackburn, the 1995 champion, needed to win to have any chance of staying up, but Wigan defender...
  • United beat Blackburn to extend lead over City April 3, 2012

    Blackburn: Manchester United moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Blackburn Rovers 20 with dramatic late goals from Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young. The Old Trafford club dominated for long periods of the game, but had to wait until the last 10 minutes to score...
  • Tevez hattrick takes impressive City to fourth January 12, 2010

    London: Carlos Tevez scored a superb hattrick as impressive Manchester City crushed Blackburn Rovers 41 to move into fourth place in the Premier League on Monday. Their victory preserved manager Roberto Mancini's perfect start at his new club with a fourth successive win, which was inspired by Tevez who put City...
  • Chelsea knocked out of English League Cup December 3, 2009

    London: Blackburn Rovers dumped 10man Chelsea out of the League Cup 43 on penalties on Wednesday after a quarterfinal thriller ended 33 following extra time at Ewood Park. In a rollercoaster match that saw the Premier League leaders twice fall behind only to grab a dramatic 122ndminute equaliser, it was left...