FT It's all over! Blackburn have claimed a vital win here at Ewood Park. Formica and Hoilett with the goals. Norwich were not at the races today. Thanks for your company
Pilkington has been bright since coming on for Norwich. He skips down the right but with only one man to aim at in the box, his cross is cleared
The fourth official indicates four minutes of added time
Givet comes across and snuffs out a promising Norwich attack. The Frenchman has been rock solid today
More frustration for Norwich and their fans as the final ball fails to go to a man in yellow inside the box. It looks like the points are heading Blackburn's way here...
Ward gets in at the back post for Norwich but rather than opting to score he looks for Morison, but can't find him
Hoilett gets a standing ovation as Petkovic replaces him
Blackburn almost make it 3-0 when Dann heads narrowly wide from a corner
Blackburn are keeping the ball well and running down the clock nicely. The Canaries are running out of time at Ewood Park
76 Yakubu's shift is over and he's replaced by Modeste
The resulting corner is met by Ryan Bennett and his volley flashes inches wide of both the post and Wilbraham, who was so close to getting on the end of it
Norwich continue to press and Robinson reacts well to keep out Wilbraham's low shot on the turn
Pilkington wriggles into the box, crosses, but it evades Wilbraham, who was completely unmarked
The Norwich fans are trying to lift their team but they can't get the ball! Rovers are knocking it about very nicely and remain in total control
67 A final throw of the dive from Paul Lambert as Wilbraham replaces Holt
Blackburn have taken the life out of the game since the second goal and Norwich don't look like scoring whatsoever. This would be a big win for Rovers with Bolton and Wigan currently drawing
Rovers continue to press and force another corner, however the delivery from Pedersen is poor and Norwich clear
62 Martin Olsson replaces Dunn for Rovers
Norwich have improved since the changes. Morison and Holt will play together up front and Blackburn can expect plenty of long balls into the box now
59 A double change for Norwich as Vaughan and Hoolahan are replaced by Morison and Pilkington
Hoilett is running the show now. Norwich are firmly on the back foot and struggling to make any impression in the Rovers box
Another scare for Norwich as Hoilett races down the left wing before crossing just ahead of Yakubu, who would have had a simple tap-in had he got there
That goal has lifted the crowd no end and Blackburn are beginning to play with a swagger. Chants of 'Kean Out, still echo around Ewood Park, though...
What a strike from Hoilett. Cutting inside, there didn't seem much danger, however his fizzing right-foot curler sailed into the top corner. Rovers lead 2-0!
49 HOILETT! 2-0 Rovers
Surman's dangerous free-kick is headed away by Givet with Holt lurking
Norwich, attacking their large away following, get the game back under way...
Here come the players. Stay tuned for second half updates...
HT Blackburn lead 1-0 at the break thanks to Formica's well-taken volley
Norwich win a free-kick in a dangerous position and Surman's delivery is perfect, however Holt and Ryan Bennett get in each other's way and the ball sails out for a goal-kick. The Canaries will be wondering how they are losing this...
Norwich respond well but Surman's pass is just too short for Holt, who would have been clean through
A superb cross from Pedersen is met on the volley by Formica and Ruddy is beaten from close range. Top class finish from the Rovers attacker and Blackburn are ahead
41 FORMICA! 1-0 Rovers!
Post! Yakubu comes so close for Rovers. Hoilett crossed, Pedersen nodded back across goal, however Yak sliced his attempted overhead kick and it trickled on to the post!
Chance! Holt heads wide at the back post after getting above Orr. Robinson was beaten
End-to-end stuff yet again here in the last couple of minutes. You feel a goal is around the corner, who for, i'm not so sure!
34 Howson is cautioned for a tug with Rovers threatening to break
Ryan Bennett meets Surman's inswinging corner but heads wide. Another great chance for the visitors
Howson drives at the Blackburn defence before unleashing a ferocious left-foot shot which Robinson does well to palm over the bar
Formica continues to cause Norwich problems down the right. He finds space and Drury does well to divert his goal-bound shot away for a corner
Norwich win a corner from the resulting free-kick but Ryan Bennett is penalised for a foul
28 Dunn picks up the first yellow card of the game after hacking down Elliott Bennett
Better from the Canaries. Holt and Drury both deliver dangerous crosses from the left but Vaughan is just unable to get on the end of either
Rovers are certainly winning the midfield battle at present. The stronger frames of Dunn and Lowe are outmuscling Hoolahan and Howson. Yakubu strays offside when he looked to be through
Blackburn are certainly growing in confidence here. They are targeting the Norwich left-back Drury. Hoilett skips by him, curls dangerously into the box and Ruddy is lucky to see his spillage bounce off Ward and away to safety, just!
So close! Rovers come within a whisker of breaking the deadlock when a dangerous, curling cross takes a touch off a Norwich head and flashes wide
Norwich will have to keep a closer eye on Dann. The big centre half is causing them all sorts of problems from set-pieces. Ryan Bennett has been tasked with marking him so far but he may need some more help...
It's turned rather scrappy in the last couple of minutes after a lively start. Still pretty even at Ewood Park
Robinson saves Rovers there. Vaughan looked to be in but the former England stopper was quickly, and bravely out to dive at the striker's feet and win the ball
Formica slices a left foot shot horrible wide from the edge of the area. Norwich fans then taunt Blackburn with a chant of 'There's only one Keano' much to the displeasure of the home fans
An injury to Givet, nothing serious I might add, brings about a break in play. Rovers win a free-kick deep in the Norwich half when play resumes
A snapshot from Holt forces a sprawling save from Robison. The ball comes back in and falls perfectly to Vaughan on the penalty spot but he takes a complete air shot! Huge chance for Norwich goes begging!
Whoever selected minute No.8 for the first 'Kean Out' chants of the day can collect their winnings
Another brave header from Martin averts the danger. Such an open start here
Hoilett forces another corner. Rovers cranking it up...
It's very open in the early stages here. Formica breaks down the right and Russell Martin has to be on his mettle to head behind for a corner with Pedersen closing in
It's all yellow at the moment, as Coldplay once sang... Holt has another half chance blocked inside the box and Elliott Bennett then fires wide from 20 yards
Blackburn make an early break into the Norwich half but Yakubu is flagged for offside. It's a huge boost for Rovers to have their Nigerian marksman fit for this game
Norwich start brightly and James Vaughan wins an early corner. Surman delivers and Holt, unmarked, heads over from six yards! Great chance early for the visitors
Not much in the way of a 'protest' to report, well inside the stadium anyway. Negativity from the home supporters will do their team no good as Rovers aim to stop a run of five successive defeats.
The sun is shining at Ewood Park and we are around 15 minutes from kick-off. It really is do-or-die for Blackburn today and three points is absolutely key if they are to survive. Norwich, however, can relax. Their top-flight status has been assured and Paul Lambert's men have been one of the surprise packages of the season.
Norwich: Ruddy, R Martin, R Bennett, Ward, Drury, Surman, Hoolahan, E Bennett, Howson, Vaughan, Holt.
Blackburn: Robinson, Givet, Dann, Lowe, Orr, Olsson, Pedersen, Dunn, Formica, Hoilett, Yakubu.
Hello everyone and welcome to text commentary of Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City from Ewood Park!