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English FA Cup

Saturday, 24 January 2015,

Blackburn
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Swansea
  • Kickoff: 13:45 BST
  • Stadium: Ewood Park
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Ewood Park
  • Attendance: 5,928
  • 23' Chris Taylor
  • 78' Rudy Gestede
  • 89' Craig Conway
  • 7' Kyle Bartley
  • 21' Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 91' Gylfi Sigurdsson

Blackburn Rovers

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Swansea City

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In-demand Gestede set to feature

Blackburn expect to have Crystal Palace target Rudy Gestede in their squad for Swansea's visit in the FA Cup.

The Eagles had an initial offer for the striker, who was left out of last Saturday's game against Wigan, rebuffed last week, but he has trained with Rovers all week with a view to being involved against the Swans.

Loanee Alex Baptiste does not have permission to play but fellow full-back Tommy Spurr (groin) could be included in the squad as he bids to make his first senior appearance of the season.

Rovers have no other injury doubts and could turn to Simon Eastwood in goal again after he got the nod over Jason Steele in the previous round.

Kyle Naughton stands to make his Swansea debut after completing his move from Tottenham on Thursday.

Naughton was on the bench for Tottenham's third-round games against Burnley - both in the original tie and the replay - but did not come on in either game and is therefore not cup-tied.

Wayne Routledge (calf) misses out and skipper Ashley Williams (shoulder) is set to be rested, but Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero is in contention after a month out with hamstring trouble and Jonjo Shelvey has completed a four-match ban as manager Garry Monk prepares to make several changes from the side beaten 5-0 at home by Chelsea last weekend.

Monk has promised Swansea will respond in the FA Cup at Blackburn following their Chelsea embarrassment last weekend.

Swansea suffered their worst home defeat for 24 years as Jose Mourinho's Barclays Premier League leaders ran riot to win 5-0 at the Liberty Stadium, but Monk says his players have been impatient for Saturday's fourth-round cup tie at Ewood Park to come around.

"I've been on the end of those results as a player and you can't wait for the next game to come - it doesn't matter if it's a friendly," Monk said.

"You want to get out on the pitch and put things right.

"The players know the first 45 minutes against Chelsea was unacceptable but we can't make a massive meal about it.

"We've been fantastic this season and we just have to show what we have done in the majority of the games.

"I had a good chat with the players when they came back into training and we will respond at Blackburn.

"Everything we wanted to achieve at the start of the season is still there in our own hands and that's been the message to the players this week."

91'+2

Throw-in: Adam Henley takes it (Attacking)

91'+2

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 93'

91'+1

Gylfi Sigurdsson

91'+1

Gylfi Sigurdsson commits a foul on Chris Taylor resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

91'

Throw-in: Adam Henley takes it (Attacking)

91'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

89'

3 - 1

Goal!! Craig Conway hits a right footed shot to the lower left corner from the centre and scores!! Blackburn Rovers now leads 3 - 1

89'

Craig Conway hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

89'

That last goal was assisted by Marcus Olsson

89'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Jordan Rhodes commits a foul on Dwight Tiendalli resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

89'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

88'

Nélson Oliveira hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

85'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Rudy Gestede commits a foul on Dwight Tiendalli resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

85'

Simon Eastwood (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Nathan Dyer

85'

Nathan Dyer commits a foul on Matthew Kilgallon resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

84'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Defending)

82'

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 82'

82'

Nélson Oliveira commits a foul on Chris Taylor resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

81'

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Federico Fernández commits a foul on Jordan Rhodes resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

80'

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

78'

2 - 1

Goal!! Rudy Gestede hits a right footed shot to the upper left corner from the left 6 yard and scores!! Blackburn Rovers now leads 2 - 1

78'

Rudy Gestede hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

78'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

77'

Swansea City makes a sub: Nélson Oliveira enters for Bafetimbi Gomis. Reason: Tactical

77'

Blackburn Rovers makes a sub: Jordan Rhodes enters for David Dunn. Reason: Tactical

76'

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) Free Kick at 76'

76'

Craig Conway commits a foul on Angel Rangel resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

75'

Adam Henley crosses the ball.

75'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

73'

Jefferson Montero crosses the ball.

71'

Lukasz Fabianski makes the save (Block)

71'

Matthew Kilgallon hits a good header. Outcome: save

71'

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

71'

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Bafetimbi Gomis commits a foul on Marcus Olsson resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

70'

Chris Taylor clears the ball from danger.

70'

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball.

69'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

68'

Angel Rangel clears the ball from danger.

68'

Marcus Olsson crosses the ball.

68'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Free Kick at 68'

67'

Shane Duffy commits a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

67'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

67'

Throw-in: Jonjo Shelvey takes it (Defending)

66'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 66'

66'

Offside called on Rudy Gestede

65'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

65'

Angel Rangel clears the ball from danger.

65'

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 64'

64'

Bafetimbi Gomis commits a foul on Craig Conway resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

64'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

64'

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

63'

Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 63'

63'

Gylfi Sigurdsson commits a foul on Marcus Olsson resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

63'

Dwight Tiendalli (Swansea City) Free Kick at 63'

63'

Shane Duffy commits a foul on Nathan Dyer resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

62'

Swansea City makes a sub: Jefferson Montero enters for Modou Barrow. Reason: Tactical

62'

Lukasz Fabianski clears the ball from danger.

62'

Marcus Olsson crosses the ball.

61'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

60'

Blackburn Rovers makes a sub: Rudy Gestede enters for Joshua King. Reason: Tactical

59'

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) Free Kick at 59'

58'

Matthew Kilgallon commits a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

58'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

58'

Marcus Olsson hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

57'

Throw-in: Adam Henley takes it (Defending)

57'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

56'

Throw-in: Adam Henley takes it (Defending)

56'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Defending)

55'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

55'

Chris Taylor hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

54'

Throw-in: Chris Taylor takes it (Defending)

54'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Attacking)

53'

David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 53'

53'

Jonjo Shelvey commits a foul on David Dunn resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

53'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 53'

53'

Joshua King commits a foul on Angel Rangel resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

52'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

50'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

50'

Tom Cairney hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

50'

Federico Fernández clears the ball from danger.

50'

Adam Henley crosses the ball.

49'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

48'

Lukasz Fabianski makes the save (Catch)

48'

Joshua King hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

48'

Throw-in: Jonjo Shelvey takes it (Defending)

47'

Shane Duffy blocks the shot

47'

Bafetimbi Gomis hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

47'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

46'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

46'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

46'

The second half is under way

46'+2

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

46'+1

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Attacking)

46'

Nathan Dyer crosses the ball.

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

44'

Throw-in: Adam Henley takes it (Attacking)

43'

Joshua King crosses the ball.

42'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

41'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

41'

Blackburn Rovers makes a sub: David Dunn enters for Lee Williamson. Reason: Injury

40'

Craig Conway hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

39'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

39'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Defending)

39'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

38'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

38'

Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 38'

37'

Offside called on Bafetimbi Gomis

37'

Matthew Kilgallon crosses the ball.

36'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

34'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Defending)

34'

Nathan Dyer hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

32'

Joshua King hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

32'

Jordi Amat clears the ball from danger.

32'

Chris Taylor crosses the ball.

31'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Defending)

31'

Simon Eastwood (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 31'

31'

Offside called on Modou Barrow

30'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

29'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 29'

29'

Lee Williamson

29'

Lee Williamson commits a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

29'

Jordi Amat clears the ball from danger.

29'

Joshua King crosses the ball.

28'

Matthew Kilgallon (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 28'

28'

Bafetimbi Gomis commits a foul on Matthew Kilgallon resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

28'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

27'

Adam Henley blocks the shot

27'

Dwight Tiendalli hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

27'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 27'

26'

Lee Williamson commits a foul on Bafetimbi Gomis resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

26'

Jordi Amat clears the ball from danger.

26'

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

26'

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) Free Kick at 26'

26'

Marcus Olsson commits a foul on Modou Barrow resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

23'

Marcus Olsson crosses the ball.

23'

1 - 1

Goal!! Chris Taylor hits a right footed shot to the upper right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! The game is now tied at 1

23'

Chris Taylor hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

23'

That last goal was assisted by Tom Cairney

21'

0 - 1

Goal!! Gylfi Sigurdsson hits a right footed shot to the upper left corner from the centre and scores!! Swansea City now leads 1 - 0

21'

Gylfi Sigurdsson hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

20'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Defending)

20'

Shane Duffy clears the ball from danger.

20'

Gylfi Sigurdsson crosses the ball.

20'

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) Free Kick at 20'

20'

Craig Conway commits a foul on Modou Barrow resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

18'

Simon Eastwood takes a long goal kick

17'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

17'

Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 17'

16'

Offside called on Bafetimbi Gomis

16'

Lee Williamson clears the ball from danger.

15'

Jason Lowe clears the ball from danger.

15'

Dwight Tiendalli crosses the ball.

15'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Defending)

14'

Tom Cairney hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

13'

Tom Cairney crosses the ball.

13'

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 13'

12'

Jonjo Shelvey commits a foul on Lee Williamson resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

12'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Defending)

11'

Jonjo Shelvey clears the ball from danger.

11'

Craig Conway crosses the ball.

11'

Throw-in: Dwight Tiendalli takes it (Attacking)

10'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

10'

Throw-in: Chris Taylor takes it (Attacking)

9'

Swansea City makes a sub: Federico Fernández enters for Thomas Carroll. Reason: Tactical

9'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Attacking)

8'

Lukasz Fabianski takes a long goal kick

8'

Lukasz Fabianski makes the save (Parry)

8'

Tom Cairney hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

8'

Tom Cairney (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 8'

7'

Kyle Bartley

7'

Angel Rangel commits a foul on Joshua King resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

6'

Simon Eastwood (Blackburn Rovers) Free Kick at 6'

6'

Jonjo Shelvey commits a foul on Lee Williamson resulting on a free kick for Blackburn Rovers

5'

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) Free Kick at 5'

5'

Joshua King commits a foul on Dwight Tiendalli resulting on a free kick for Swansea City

5'

Simon Eastwood takes a long goal kick

4'

Lee Williamson clears the ball from danger.

4'

Modou Barrow crosses the ball.

3'

Throw-in: Angel Rangel takes it (Attacking)

2'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Attacking)

1'

Throw-in: Marcus Olsson takes it (Attacking)

1'

Game on!

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Possession

64%
36%
  • Blackburn Rovers
  • Swansea City

Shots

15
6

Shots on target

11
3

Fouls

12
12

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

1
1

Red Cards

0
2

Head to Head

Blackburn3 - 1Swansea
Swansea3 - 0Blackburn
Blackburn4 - 2Swansea
Blackburn4 - 1Swansea
Swansea0 - 1Blackburn
Swansea2 - 0Blackburn

Blackburn

  • 13Simon Eastwood
  • 22Shane Duffy
  • 14Marcus Olsson
  • 2Adam Henley
  • 4Matthew Kilgallon
  • 19Chris Taylor
  • 32Craig Conway
  • 6Jason Lowe
  • 17Lee Williamson
  • -> David Dunn
  • 7Joshua King
  • -> Rudy Gestede
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • Subs
  • 5Grant Hanley
  • 12Ben Marshall
  • 9Chris Brown
  • 30Jason Steele

Swansea

  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 19Dwight Tiendalli
  • 27Kyle Bartley
  • 22Angel Rangel
  • 2Jordi Amat
  • 58Modou Barrow
  • -> Jefferson Montero
  • 8Jonjo Shelvey
  • 23Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 12Nathan Dyer
  • 14Thomas Carroll
  • -> Federico Fernández
  • 18Bafetimbi Gomis
  • -> Nélson Oliveira
  • Subs
  • 26Kyle Naughton
  • 11Marvin Emnes
  • 25Gerhard Tremmel
  • 56Jay Fulton

Rudy Gestede strikes to send Blackburn past nine-man Swansea

Rudy Gestede showed why he is reported to be interesting a number of Premier League sides with the crucial goal as Blackburn sent nine-man Swansea tumbling out of the FA Cup in the fourth round.

Kyle Bartley was sent off in only the seventh minute for a denying a clear goalscoring opportunity but Gylfi Sigurdsson put the 10 men ahead in the 21st minute with a glorious strike.

However, Rovers levelled two minutes later through Chris Taylor and substitute Gestede, formerly of Cardiff, put the hosts ahead with 12 minutes left. There were fewer than 6,000 fans at Ewood Park but they went home happy after Craig Conway made it 3-1 in the 89th minute.

And there was still a sting in the tail to come for Swansea as Sigurdsson showed his frustration with a reckless lunge at Taylor to become the second visiting player sent off.

Both teams made changes, with Swansea boss Garry Monks naming only six of the same side that were hammered by Chelsea last weekend and leaving new signing Kyle Naughton on the bench.

The Blackburn side featured six changes and their fans may have wondered where the goals were going to come from with Gestede and Jordan Rhodes only among the substitutes.

But Josh King set about ensuring the pair were not missed early on and his pace was crucial in Bartley seeing red.

The defender looked favourite to get to a long ball from Matt Kilgallon but he hesitated and an arm hooked over King's shoulder as he burst through on the edge of the box was enough to persuade Craig Pawson to send him off.

Tom Cairney's free-kick had Lukasz Fabianski in trouble as he pushed the ball back into the middle and was fortunate that King screwed his shot wide when he should have scored.

Monk responded by taking off the unlucky Tom Carroll and sending on defender Federico Fernandez.

Swansea's defence were really struggling to cope with King and he beat them for pace again with a break down the right before slipping at the crucial moment.

The ball found its way to Cairney 25 yards out and his shot was heading for the top corner before Fabianski intervened.

The pitch was hard and bobbly but Sigurdsson took the tricky surface out of the equation by blasting a shot into the top corner for the opener.

The midfielder picked up the ball on the left and drove into the middle before letting fly past a helpless Simon Eastwood from 30 yards out.

Two minutes was all it took for Rovers to equalise, though, and it was a fine move that ended with Taylor hooking in.

The hosts switched play from right to left and good interplay sent Markus Olsson scampering away. His cross was headed down by Cairney and Taylor showed great control on his chest before finishing smartly.

Bafetimbi Gomis had been ineffective in the first half but he set up a shooting chance in the opening moments of the second before being foiled by a good block by Shane Duffy.

With an hour gone, Bowyer sent on top scorer Gestede, who was left out entirely last weekend following reports of a bid from Crystal Palace, and in the 77th minute Rhodes entered the fray.

A minute later Blackburn were ahead. The cross came in after the hosts played a corner short and, although Gestede did not make good connection with his initial header, he reacted well to volley in.

Rovers still needed Duffy to make another superb block to preserve their lead, the defender denying Angel Rangel when he looked to be clean through, while Nelson Oliveira shot straight at Eastwood.

But the result was put beyond doubt with a minute of normal time left as Conway's shot found its way under Fabianski, and two minutes into added time Sigurdsson became the eighth Swansea player to be shown a red card this season.




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