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Blackburn Rovers 1 Liverpool 2

The Reds reserves beat Blackburn by two goals to one thanks to a double from Ramon Calliste. A stoppage time goal from on loan Red Sinama Pongolle could not rescue anything for Rovers.

The Reds were missing Lee Peltier through suspension but were able to welcome Besian Idrizaj back from injury and he took his place on the bench.

Blackburn had some early chances in the game but the eye of Shefki Juqi wasn't quite in on each occassion. The Reds had the ball in the net on twelve minutes when Calliste slotted hom an Anderson cross but the offside flag had gone up. Three minutes later and Adam Hammill had penalty appeals turned down.

The Reds were ahead after just 24 minutes when Ramon Calliste latched on to a Guthrie through ball and finished cooly past Lee in the Rovers goal. Calliste doubled the lead just six minutes later and the Reds were in control of the game.

The Reds could have gone further ahead before half time as both Anderson and Guthrie nearly scored. It hadn't been all one way traffic though as just before the Anderson chance he had cleared off his own line.

The second half saw fewer chances and it wasn't until stoppage time at the end of the game when Rovers pulled a goal back. Florent Sinama Pongolle who had earlier missed a good opportunity slotted the ball home from close range. With time up though Rovers had no way back in to the game.


Liverpool Dudek, Barragan, Smith, Antwi, O'Donnell, Hobbs (C), Anderson, Roque (Flynn 81), Calliste (Idrizaj 85), Guthrie (Foy 80), Hammill
Unused Subs Martin, Woods
Goal Calliste 2 (25, 31)

Blackburn Rovers Lee, Kane, Amuroso, Nolan, Olsson (king 73), Woods, Stopforth, Byrom (Treacy 65), Peter, Kuqi, Sinama-Pongolle
Unused Subs Jones, Barr, Garner
Goal Pongolle (90)

Referee P.Quinn
Att 401
Venue Ewood Park