We went minute-by-minute as Kenny Dalglish and Liverpool headed to Ewood Park to face Steve Kean’s Blackburn Rovers.
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Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Liverpool
20.45 – Interesting fact (to balance out earlier, non-interesting one) — if you rambled down to Dalymount Park once upon an October evening in 2001, you would’ve seen a young Brad Jones in goal for Shelbourne against Bohemian. He played two games for the Drumcondra side while on loan from Middlesbrough… but you knew that, right?
21.16 – Craig Bellamy and Daniel Agger have a bit of a pow-wow over who should take a free-kick. In the end, Bellamy takes and turns back to Agger with a cheeky grin on his face, the only appropriate reaction when you’ve fired the ball into Row Z.
21.37 – Watching Liverpool tonight is pure comedy goal. Frustrated by his inability to score past Paul Robinson (or any of the league’s 18 other goalkeepers), Andy Carroll tries to stick one over Brad Jones’s head. His back-header very nearly creeps under the bar but Jones is alert enough to get back and tip it over.
22.12 – Well that’s all from me this evening. What more could you want on Tuesday evening? Plenty of drama, an equal amount of laughs and a late winner for the £35m man Andy Carroll.
A huge lift for Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s cup semi-final against Everton, but with five games to play, Blackburn still have it all to do if they want to be playing Premier League football next season.
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