Barclays Premier League highlights
Everton 1-1 Blackburn highlights
“Only time will tell how important this point at Everton will prove for Blackburn – who in truth deserved more. Everton continue to look like a side that will struggle to score goals, while Blackburn’s defence is as leaky as a rusty old Ford Escort.”
Blackburn boss Steve Kean on his side’s 1-1 draw at Everton: “We’ve kept our record of scoring in every away game. I think we shaded it so I’m a bit disappointed, but it’s a good point and we’ll take it.” On the handball in the build-up to Everton’s goal: “Their goal shouldn’t have been allowed but it is easy to say that after watching it on TV, but it hard to spot for a referee.” And on want-away defender Chris Samba, who Rovers say is not for sale: “I thought it was better for Chris to not be involved after everything that has happened. But he will be back in next week and we want him to stay.”
Everton v Blackburn
Everton: Howard, Neville, Duffy, Heitinga, Baines, Donovan, Gibson, Fellaini, Anichebe, Cahill, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Gueye, Vellios.
Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Dann, Givet, Olsson, Nzonzi, Hoilett, Petrovic, Dunn, Pedersen, Goodwillie. Subs: Bunn, Modeste, Formica, Rochina, Vukcevic, Hanley, Henley.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
GOALH Everton 1-0 Blackburn (Tim Cahill)
Everton goal: Controversial this, because replays show it shouldn’t have stood. Marouane Fellaini clearly handles as he tries to control Landon Donovan’s cross which is bouncing round the box, and helps it into the path of Tim Cahill, who gratefully gobbles it up for his first goal in over a year.
GOAL Everton 1-1 Blackburn (David Goodwillie)
Blackburn goal: There’s been some spectacular strikes in the Premier League today, and some soft ones too. This one falls into the latter category with Morten Gamst Pedersen’s free-kick somehow eluding Tim Howard and bouncing goalwards. Tim Cahill tries to clear and only succeeds in firing the ball into David Goodwillie’s stomach and seeing the ball ricochet over the line.