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Football: Gascoigne nips in for a swift half

Blackburn Rovers 0

Football: Sherwood set to shed tag of nearly man

Adam Szreter meets the former Blackburn captain facing a surprise call-up to England duty on Saturday

Football: Keegan's zeal the tonic for England

AS RIO FERDINAND collected the ball near his own goal yesterday he spotted a silver-haired figure sprinting up the right calling for the ball. Ferdinand quickly pinged a perfectly-weighted pass forward and Kevin Keegan, 28 years his senior, took it on his chest and raced off down the wing like a teenager.

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Blackburn Rovers 3 Wimbledon 1

Football: Sutton rises to the sublime

Blackburn Rovers 3 Wimbledon 1 Ward 7, Euell 65 Jansen 18, 26 Half-time: 3-0 Attendance: 21,754; Kidd's expensive Blackburn collection at last play like a team that cost pounds 18m

Football: The cavalier with a sound head

Keegan, short on time but high on ambition, ushers in an era of adventure allied to common sense

Football: Owen injury blow to Keegan

MICHAEL OWEN'S chances of making Kevin Keegan's first England team were rated remote last night on his return from a Liverpool trip to France.

Football: Keegan gives Sutton his chance

KEVIN KEEGAN sprang a surprise when he unveiled his first England squad yesterday: he named a balanced party with nine defenders and only six forwards.

Football: Keegan may pick Parlour

HAVING TAKEN one of his teams to a 12-point lead at the top of the Nationwide League's Second Division on Tuesday night, Kevin Keegan will today begin the task of lifting the other one towards the summit of Group Five of the European Championship qualifying tournament.

Football: Coventry City 1 Blackburn Rovers 1 - Kidd's kids thrown in at deep end

AS EVENTS across the Atlantic underlined this weekend not everyone judges a sports contest the same way. A few hours before the Big Apple turned sour on Lennox Lewis a very different slugging contest in the mud of Highfield Road finished with a similar divergence of views.

Football: Wilcox supplies a lifeline

Coventry City 1 Aloisi 22 Blackburn Rovers 1 Wilcox 67 Half-time: 1-0 Attendance: 19,701

Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - West Ham v Blackburn Last season: 2-1

WEST HAM, cheered by last week's fightback at Anfield to steal a point, should have Rio Ferdinand at the heart of their defence as usual for the visit of Blackburn to Upton Park. The England defender has been troubled by a back problem since the 2-2 draw at Anfield but he came through a training session yesterday. Further good news for manager Harry Redknapp is that Paolo Di Canio and Paul Kitson are fit again to add some much- needed guile to the Hammers front line. Joe Cole has thrown off a virus to declare himself fit for action.

Football: Rovers reeling as Rudi romps

Blackburn Rovers 1

Football: Filan's dazzling display solves mystery

Newcastle United 0 Blackburn Rovers 0
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