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Wednesday 09 October 2013

On this day in 1994: Blackburn Rovers denied by Tim Flowers own goal

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Newcastle and Blackburn's 1-1 draw

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

9 October 1994 – Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

A late Tim Flower own goal denied Blackburn Rovers victory at St James’ Park and a chance to close the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Newcastle United.

Kenny Dalglish’s visiting side took the lead through Alan Shearer’s 58th-minute penalty and looked set to end Newcastle’s unbeaten start to the season as well as go only three points behind the leaders but, with two minutes of normal time remaining, Steve Howey’s shot from a corner was cleared off the line by Jason Wilcox but only on to the back of Flowers and the ball rebounded into the net.

“We don't seem to get much good fortune at the moment,” Dalglish said. “I am disappointed. We were a wee bit unlucky not to come away with three points.”

Dalglish was not rueing his luck by the season’s end as his Rovers side were crowned champions.

  • Flowers makes a save as St James' Park watches on

  • Newcastle's Rob Lee has a shot on the Blackburn goal

  • Newcastle forward Peter Beardsley takes on the Rovers defence

  • Despite his own goal denying his team a win Flowers was celebrating at the season's end

  • How the top of the table looked after the match

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when two of the top teams, Newcastle and Blackburn, fought out an exciting 1-1 draw