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Liverpool sneak past Blackburn

2012-04-10 23:13
Liverpool celebrate Andy Carroll's goal (AP)

Blackburn - Andy Carroll scored an injury-time header to give 10-man Liverpool a 3-2 win at relegation-threatened Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday but they lost another goalkeeper to suspension ahead of this weekend's FA Cup semi-final.

Liverpool looked headed for an easy victory after Maxi Rodriguez scored twice to leave the visitors up 2-0 by the 16th minute. But the game changed completely when Liverpool goalkeeper Alexander Doni was given a straight red card for bringing down Junior Hoilett in the area.

While substitute goalkeeper Brad Jones stopped Ayegbeni Yakubu's tame spot kick, the striker made up for it by scoring twice to draw Blackburn level by the 61st minute. Jones was lucky not to get sent off himself when he pushed Yakubu over in the area for another penalty for the second goal.

But Carroll's leaping header in injury time gave Liverpool the win.

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