32 Brown 02 Ooijer 04 Samba 06 Nelsen 21 Givet 17 Andrews 11 Grella 03 Warnock 09 Santa Cruz 30 Roberts 18 Diouf Substitutes
38 Bunn 05 Kerimoglu 08 Dunn 10 McCarthy 15 Mokoena 22 Simpson 24 Treacy
24 Howard 06 Jagielka 04 Yobo 05 Lescott 03 Baines 21 Osman 18 Neville 26 Rodwell
20 Pienaar 17 Cahill 11 Jo Substitutes
01 Nash 07 Van der Meyde 08 Castillo 09 Saha 15 Jacobsen 25 Fellaini 32 Gosling
Ref: Alan Wiley
One save by Jason Brown from Joao Alves Jo came just at the end of the half. It's been tight, but Rovers have had chances too, and one from Roque Santa Cruz has just gone wide. Kerimoglu was on for Grella one minute into the second half.
Middlesbrough won't catch us, they've been hammered 3-0 away to Spurs by half-time, but Stoke would dump us back in the R zone if the scores stay as they are: they're 1-0 up at home to Bolton. Still Blackburn are edging possession, look more likely to break the deadlock, Roque Santa Cruz has a headed effort at goal, but misses to the left. Osman's fouled by Gaeil Givet who has to have treatment - concussion? - and Aaron Mokoena is coming on for Gael Givet, who was yellow carded.
Howard's beaten! It hits the crossbar from Stephen Warnock's free kick. Stoke have gone two up.
The switch to 4:4:2: is helping Rovers - Jason Roberts wastes a chance with a toe-poke which didn't go through Howard's legs. Twenty minutes left, and Everton make the change to 4:4:2 as Louis Saha comes on for Jack Rodwell. Elsewhere, Newcastle's impossible 1-0 lead home to Man U was levelled by Rooney, and has now been destroyed by Berbatov, 1-2.
One more change by Sam? Just after Aaron Mokoena has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal. No it's Moyes, Marouane Fellaini replaces Joao Alves Jo.
Stoke & Man U have won, we'll be in the R zone, but a point closer to Newcastle. Middlesbrough go four down.
Jason Brown's indicating a groin strain to the bench. 7 or 8 minutes can be an eternity. Sam's telling the team to get up the pitch for the winner. Has to be admired for sheer bloody-minded resistance. 21,445 attendance mainly with him, but not the 4,000 odd up from Everton. We'll have a tough time squeezing a point out of Fulham away this time next week. They are 0-0 home to Hull right now.
Keith Treacy comes on in place of El-Hadji Diouf, as Sam slows things before the finishing tape.
Everton corner. Header goes over, but not by bloody much. Maybe the point here should be fully appreciated, but we get a corner in the third minute of added time. Treacy centres, no joy.
One last long ball from a free kick down towards the Everton goal in the 6th minute of added time, but there's the whistle. Hull beat Fulham with a very late goal. Alberto Manucho in the 3rd minute of added time. "I've been a wild Rover for many's the year, and I've spent all my money on this seat right here..."
Still a point a game, 27, game in hand on Newcastle 28 points & Stoke 29, but Portsmouth, the team now just above us, have 28 from 27. Sam? "Great effort. Sunday. Hard first half, dominated second half, didn't convert chances. 4 points out of 6, undefeated run. Hull have won at Fulham, broke their dominance at 'ome, we can go and do the same. Everton didn't have any chances to talk about, shows how well we've defended. Fulham has to play in the Cup on Sat'dy, we'll be fresher, hopefully that'll make a difference."
Of course, it's Man Utd in the FA Cup, having put Derby out of two competitions, they've won one, and have the FA Cup in their sights, which won't help Fulham's confidence, or energy levels.
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