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So this game was insane - Blackburn vs. Liverpool, English Premier League Highlights

Blackburn Rovers v Liverpool - Premier League

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Paul Robinson of Blackburn Rovers is unable to stop Andy Carroll of Liverpool scoring the winning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool at Ewood park on April 10, 2012 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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I’m not going to just expose you to this without some kind of buffer. This match was insane:


  • After looking terrible since 2011, Liverpool was up two within 16 minutes, Maxi Rodríguez apparently intent on replicating last spring’s returns. Then,
  • Doni, Liverpool’s second-choice `keeper (Pepe Reina’s suspended) got a red card in the 26th minute, leading to
  • Yakubu mistaking his penalty kick for a chance to play a slow pass to Brad Jones. But,
  • the Yak responded with two goals, including
  • a penalty kick near the hour-mark awarded after Jones
  • temporarily adopted tetherball rules when he could have caught a blocked clearance, then
  • offering to become the second Liverpool `keeper to be dismissed by pushing Yakubu in the box (the offer was declined). Finally
  • Andy Carroll ended the game by heading home the winner, giving 10-man Liverpool three points (and three goals) in a match where
  • Kenny Dalglish didn’t use Luis Suarez or Steven Gerrard.

Yeesh.

Also fun, Kenny Dalglish’s post match interview, where he can’t be bothered to pay attention for a full two minutes: