A memorable hat-trick from Demba Ba ended the seven year losin' 'jinx' against Blackburn @ St. James' Park today.
It was a fine performance from the 'black 'n' whites' which kept us in a Champions League position umtil at least the beginnin' of October.
Demba opened the scorin' in the 27th minute, when, with his back to the goal at The Leazes End he torned and fired a fierce drive into the top corner of the net past the dispairin' Paul Robinson in the visitors goal and then knelt doon on his 'honkers' and kissed the hallowed St. James' turf in celebration!
'Ba' then doubled wor lead bearly three minutes later with a simple heeder from five yards oot, when Steven Taylor heeded the baall back to him from the far post.
But just ten minutes later a daft mistake from Ryan Taylor ultimately let Blackburn's Hoilett in and he took his chance to half the defaecate.
However!---with just nine minutes gone of the second period Demba Ba got his hat-trick when he latched onto a Cheik Tiote cross to heed home at The Gallowgate End.
Rovers then had Olsson sent off for a second bookable offence and it was 'game ower' az far az we were concorned!
Amazingleee!--we are nuw anly fower points behind the Manchester clubs at the top of the league and are unbeaten in wor last ELEVEN! games gannin back to last season!---Who needs a F*****' centre forward!?---like!
Attendance: A very 'healthy' (and happy!) 46,236 (1,000 or so unhappy Rovers!)
Unbelievably!---we have been drawn away to Rovers in the next roond of the League Cup az well!---wor thord successive away game in the competition this season!