Wednesday 09 October 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
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.