Norwich City 3-3 Blackburn Rovers: Last Minute Pen Robs Kean’s Men Of Vital Victory (Photos)

Alan Duffy

30th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Norwich City 3-3 Blackburn Rovers – Premier League – 29th October 2011

Under-pressure Rovers’ boss Steve Kean saw his side come within a whisker of securing a hard-fought victory at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Goals from the ever-impressive Junior Hoilett, Yakubu and Chris Samba looked to have given the visitors their first away win of the season. However, as the game entered injury time, referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the penalty spot after Steven N’Zonzi accidentally handled the ball in the Rovers’ box.  Chunky hitman Grant Holt then fired home to give the home side a share of the points.

The Canaries had to come from behind three times to secure the draw, with Steve Morison and then Bradley Johnson pegging back a very impressive Rovers side. However, Grant Holt’s equaliser and the dodgy decision to award the spot-kick will have left Kean and co. cursing their luck.


Kean watches over a decent Rovers’ display

David “Junior” Hoilett scores a cracker

Morison gets one back

Mauro Formica and David Fox battle in the air

Feed the Yak… and he’ll put on weight. And maybe score.

Kyle Naughton tackles the Yak.

It’s Samba time! The ever-reliable Chris Samba scores again.

Holt’s spot-kick breaks Blackburn hearts.

Photos: PA